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Vixen Advanced Polaris Photo Guider Equatorial Mount

Vixen Advanced Polaris Photo Guider Equatorial Mount

Vixen's latest Advanced Photo Guider of the Polaris series is a lightweight star tracker meant for long exposure astrophotography providing the same precision as an AP mount and ease of portability of an EQ mount. This AP Photo Guider Mount comes with the Starbook One controller that provides both accurate tracking over long periods, and easy operation. Thanks to a more heavy duty design than other trackers Advanced Polaris Photo Guider works well with a moderate size telephoto lens and large DSLR camera allowing you to capture incredible long exposure images. The included tripod adjusts from 22.4" to 51" with a total height adjustable from 20.7" to 45.6"
The aforementioned Starbook One controller allows the AP Photoguider to produce smooth, accurate tracking no matter the situation. The controller features variable tracking and slewing speeds, as well as backlash compensation and PEC. This gives you the versatility needed to shoot virtually any kind of sky object as you can select from celestial, solar, lunar, and King's rate tracking speeds. Built-in autoguiding port allows you to add your favorite auto-guider for increased accuracy.

This mount was made to travel! Supporting the mount is a three-section, fully adjustable tripod which collapses down to about 2 feet, easily packed in carry-on luggage.
The mount head weighs just 6 pounds, the tripod weights 12 pounds and the included counterweight is 2.2 pounds. That is an easily managed total weight of 20.2 pounds. Powered by a mini USB cable plugged into your choice of DC power adapter.

Mount Features

  • Mount: Advanced Polaris Mount R.A. Body unit with Mount base
  • Motor Drive: R.A. Motor Module and STAR BOOK ONE controller
  • Tripod: APP -TL130 Tripod
  • RA Slow Motion/DEC Slow Motion: Worm and Wheel Gears with 140 Tooth whole circle micro-movement
  • RA Axis: 59mm diameter, aluminum alloy
  • DEC Axis: 59mm diameter, aluminum alloy
  • Azimuth Adjustment:Twin screw knobs About 1.4 deg per rotation
  • Altitude Adjustment:Latitude between 0 deg ~ 65 deg with a tangent screw bolts about 1.9 deg per rotation Number of Bearings:7 Pieces- Ball Bearings
  • PG Mount Head Unit; Dovetail Slide Bar PG, Polar Alignment Scope

Starbook One Features

  • Powered by mount through connector port
  • LED display screen backlight, with night vision friendly red LED keypad. Each has individual dimmer control.
  • ST-4 compatible integrated autoguider port
  • Sidereal tracking with different tracking speeds: Celestial, solar, lunar, and King's rate
  • Variable manual slewing speeds from 0.1x to 999x
  • Backlash compensation and periodic error correction, eliminating natural errors that occur during mount tracking for increased accuracy while imaging.
  • This mount works no matter where you travel! Choose between Northern and Southern hemisphere tracking modes.

SPECIFICATIONS

ComputerizedMotorized
Free ShippingYes
Hand Controller includedVixen Starbook One
Head DesignGerman Equatorial
Instrument Capacity13 lbs
Latitude Range0 degrees to 65 degrees
Leg Length22.4" to 51"
ManufacturerVixen
MaterialAluminum
Mount ElectronicsMotorized/ Dual Drive
Saddle WidthV Series
Tracking ModesEQ North & EQ South
Tracking RatesLunar & Sidereal & Solar
Tripod or Pier includedYes
Warranty5 Year Warranty
Weight CapacityLess than 15 pounds. Specifics not given by manufacturer. Proper balance will affect load capacity.
Weight of Head6 lbs.
Weight of Tripod/Monopod12 lbs.