Vixen POLARIE U Star Tracker

Vixen POLARIE U Star Tracker
Vixen POLARIE U Star Tracker
Vixen POLARIE U Star Tracker
Vixen POLARIE U Star Tracker
Vixen POLARIE U Star Tracker
Vixen POLARIE U Star Tracker
Vixen POLARIE U Star Tracker
Vixen POLARIE U Star Tracker
Vixen POLARIE U Star Tracker
Vixen POLARIE U Star Tracker
Vixen POLARIE U Star Tracker
Vixen POLARIE U Star Tracker
Vixen POLARIE U Star Tracker
Vixen POLARIE U Star Tracker

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Suggested retail price: Contact local dealer

An image “full of stars” has never been easier! When you see beautiful things, you may want to take a photo to keep the image. Why not record the beauty of the starry night sky?

When you see beautiful things, you may want to take a photo to keep the image. Why not record the beauty of the starry night sky?


The POLARIE U is an ultra-compact automatic star tracking device that can easily be transported. In addition to functions of conventional star trackers that move a camera for long exposure according to the diurnal motion of the celestial objects, it features a function for customizing rotation speeds using a smartphone and can control the intervals of shots by adjusting the shutter release. By linking the motion of the POLARIE U with the shutter release, you can easily set up complex shooting controls required for interval photography and time-lapse photography with your smartphone.


Lightweight and small yet delivering high performance. You will be able to create fine pieces of work in nature photographs with the state-of-the-art POLARIE U.

Specifications

POLARIE U Star Tracker

  • R.A. slow motion control
    Wheel and worm gears full circle micro movement, 58.4mm in diameter, 144-tooth, made of aluminum alloy
  • Worm gear shaft
    9.8mm in diameter, made of brass
  • R.A. axis (Polar axis)
    40mm in diameter, made of aluminum alloy
  • Number of bearings
    2 pieces
  • Drive
    Pulse motor drive
  • Locading capacity
    2.5 kg(5.5 lbs): Standard / 6.5 kg(14 lbs): Upgraded / 10 kg(22 lbs): Time-lapse
  • Tracking rates
    Celestial speed, 0.5x celestial, solar, lunar, available in N and S hemispheres (Remote setting is possible with a smartphone.)
  • Sight tube finder
    It is used in the northern hemisphere to guide the unit to Polaris. 8.9 degrees field of view with no magnification.
  • Polar scope
    Optionally available Polar alignment scope PF-L II is usable. Polar scope arm bracket sold separately is needed.
  • Leveling
    Bubble lvel is provided for time-lapse photography.
  • Tripod adapter block
    3/8" camera screw sockets (2 places) with a conversion adaper for 1/4" screw, compatible with attachment plates of the standard thin type.
  • Shutter release terminal
    2.5mm female jack for tripolar stereo mini plug, Pin assignment: On order of full shutter, half shautter and common, from center to outward
  • Autoguider Port
    6-pole 6-wired modular jack (for an external autoguider)
  • External Power Supply Port
    USB Type-C
  • Power Source
    4 x AA alkaline batteries, Ni-MH or Ni-Cd rechargeable batteries, USB Type-C external power batteries
  • Working Voltage / Electricity Consumption
    AA batteries: DC 4.8V to 6.0V, Max. 0.6A (at 2.5kg/5.5 lbs. loading weight)External power supply: DC 4.4V to 5.25V, Max. 0.3A (at 2.5kg/5.5 lbs. loading weight)
  • Working Duration
    About 7 hours at 20 degrees C (68 F) temperature, with use of Alkaline batteries (at 2.5kg/5.5 lbs loading weight).
  • Wi-Fi
    Application software for POLARIE U and a smartphone or communication terminal device that works on Wi-Fi are needed.
  • Operating Environment for Application Software
    OS: Android 4.4 and over or iOS 9.9 and over* Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11b/g, Data Encryption Method: WPA2-PSK, *IBe sure to confirm the operation of the application, as some smartphones do not meet the requirements.
  • Operating Temperature
    0 degree to 40 degrees C (104 F)
  • Dimensions
    88.5mm x 72mm x 110.5mm
  • Weiight
    575 g / 1.26 lbs. (without batteries)
  • Optional Accessories
    Polar alignment scope PF-L II, Polar scope arm bracket, Polar fine adjustment unit DX, Polar meter

Configuration

  • POLARIE U Star Tracker

Accessories

  • Sight tube finder
  • Time-lapse direction sticker
  • Allen wrench of 3mm on a side
  • User manual
For availability of products, please contact our local dealers. The specifications are subject to change without notice.

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