Vixen Compact Mount AP Photoguider

Vixen Compact Mount AP Photoguider —
Vixen Compact Mount AP Photoguider —


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Suggested retail price: Contact local dealer


Exclusive tool for shooting starscape images with camera

There are many subjects for shooting, constellation, metero, comet. The AP photoguider is an equitorial mount designed to shoot starscape images with excellent tracking accuracy in a compact body. The equipped STAR BOOK ONE controller assures high precision tracking.

Vixen Compact Mount AP Photoguider Description

  • Excellent tracking accuracy

    The AP Photoguider allows you to take pinpoint photos of stars and constellation without guiding corrections for the length of several minutes. If you have a digital SLR camera with telephoto lens, shooting nebulae and star clutsters will be fun with the AP Photoguider.

  • Lightweight

    The AP Photoguider includes the sturdy but lightweight APP-TL130 tripod, with the complete system weighing only about 5.4kg, convenient for transporting to a dark location away from light pollution.

  • Shooting

    Attach camera mount on the dovetail slide bar PG first and then camera set for shooting. You can start shooting immediately if you mount lightweight camera. In case of mounting heavy camera, attach a supplementary counterweight bar as well as counterweight 1kg for stable conditions.

  • Polar alignment scope

    The AP Photoguider is equipped with the polar alignment scope where polar axis is aligned at accuracy within 3 ar sec, using auto power off for illumination of the dark field illuminator.

  • Accessory shoe

    The AP Photoguider is provided with an accessory shoe. You can attach an optional poler meter to be able to align where Polaris is not visible.


Main body

  • Slow motion control
    Wheel and worm gears full circule micro movement by electricity
  • Quick slewing motion
    Friction control system
  • Wheel gear
    73.5mm in dia., 144-tooth
  • Worm gear / R.A. gear
    Dia. 11mm, brass / Dia. 59mm aluminum
  • Bearings
    Ball-bearing x 4pcs (RA motor module, AP Polar axis body unit x 2pcs each)
  • Azimuth adjustment
    ±6.5°fine adjustment with twin adjustment screws knobs, 1.4°/rotation
  • Altitude adjustment
    0 to 65°with tangent screw with handle, 1.9°per rotation
  • Polar alignment scope
    6x20mm, 8°actual field of view, auto power off (8 step adjustable). 3 alignment stars system.
  • Drive / Tracking
    Electric drive with pulse motor / High accuracy tracking with STAR BOOK ONE controller.
  • Max. loading capacity
    6kg (150kg-cm torque load)
  • Cable connecting terminal
    D-SUB9PIN male
  • Power contact
    USB Micro-B terminal Male
  • Power supply
    USB Micro B
  • Compatible power supply
    USB external power supply
  • Power consumption
    DC5V 0.2-0.5A (1.0-2.5W)
  • Weight
  • Total weight
  • Optional accessories
    Counterweight bar for GP Photoguider, Counterweight 1kg, Polar meter


  • Material, type
    Aluminum 3-section leg
  • Dimensions / Weight
    L:570⇔1,296mm, H:526⇔1,159mm, closed 598.4mm, Radius: 350⇔710mm, 3.0kg


  • AP polar axis body unit
  • R.A. Motor module and STAR BOOK ONE set
  • PG mount head set
  • Polar alignment scope PF-L
For availability of products, please contact our local dealers. The specifications are subject to change without notice.

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