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Vixen POLARIE U Star Tracker

Vixen POLARIE U Star Tracker

SKU:X035491

Regular price £565.00
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Vixen POLARIE U Star Tracker

Enhance your astrophotography experience with the Vixen POLARIE U, an ultra-compact automatic star tracker designed for effortless transportation and precision tracking. This device stands out by integrating advanced features beyond those of traditional star trackers. It not only accurately tracks the celestial movements for long exposures but also incorporates a speed adjustment function, making it versatile enough to serve as a panning mount for captivating time-lapse photography.

Controlled conveniently via smartphone, the POLARIE U allows you to manage shutter release intervals seamlessly, facilitating stunning, sharp images of the stars and the Milky Way, free of any star trailing. Its compact and lightweight design is perfect for on-the-go use or air travel, making it an indispensable tool for mobile astronomy enthusiasts.

Delivery 4-9 Days

Detailed Insights into the Vixen POLARIE U Star Tracker:

  • Astrophotography and Star-scape Photography: Capture the ethereal beauty of the night sky paired with earthly landscapes in one photo, opening up new realms of photography for both novices and professionals.
  • Enhanced Load Capacity: Despite being 20% lighter than its predecessor, the POLARIE U boasts a significantly increased load capacity due to its redesigned structure, supporting a range of astrophotography setups.
  • Smartphone Integration: Via the Vixen Polarie U App, adjust settings effortlessly for both star/landscape photography and time-lapse sessions, tailoring interval time, exposure, and rotation speed to your needs.

Versatile Tracking Speeds:

  • Half Star Speed: Ideal for capturing landscapes with the starry sky, tracking stars slightly slower to keep the foreground sharp.
  • Star Speed: Matches the diurnal movement of stars for precise tracking of comets, nebulae, and other celestial wonders.
  • Solar and Moon Tracking: Perfect for long-duration recordings of solar and lunar eclipses.
  • Custom Mode: Offers customizable tracking speeds to suit various photography requirements.

Additional Features:

  • Shoot-Move-Shoot Mode: Pauses camera movement during exposure for clarity, with Wi-Fi-enabled camera shutter control for seamless operation.
  • Autoguider Port: Allows for the use of standard autoguiders in Right Ascension, enhancing tracking accuracy for serious astrophotography projects.

Specifications:

  • Speeds: Sidereal, 0.5x star speed, solar, and lunar, with North/South hemisphere compatibility.
  • Compatibility: Android 4.4+/iOS 9.9+; Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g.
  • Load Capacity: 2.5 kg standard; up to 10 kg with additional accessories.
  • Power: USB Type-C or 4x AA batteries.
  • Dimensions and Weight: Compact at 88.5mm x 72mm x 110.5mm and lightweight at 575g.

Included with the POLARIE U Star Tracker:

  • The POLARIE U device itself
  • An attachable direction finder

The Vixen POLARIE U Star Tracker is a breakthrough in portable star tracking, offering unparalleled ease of use and adaptability for both astrophotography and time-lapse photography, ensuring you capture the cosmos like never before.

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