Super compact camera tracking system for taking wide field long exposures with you DSLR
Using your own Digital SLR camera, get everything you need to take on that trip or into the field to start taking beautiful wide-field portraits of the night sky easily.
Stars and other celestial bodies move across the sky because our planet is in constant motion and because taking photos of the night sky requires long exposure times, this motion shows stars as drifted in the final result.
Vixen Polarie Star Tracker
Vixen Velbon Heavy Duty Tripod with boom
Super tough canvas carry bag with straps
POLARIE STAR TRACKER
The Polarie Star Tracker’s electronic motor drive system allows a mounted camera to move smoothly at the exact same rate the Earth rotates to ensure beautiful deep colourful exposures of the Milky Way, Moon and planets with nice pinpoint stars.
With its sleek, compact & sturdy design, it is the perfect accessory for any professional or hobby photographer and with its ability to work in either hemisphere is also great for outback and overseas traveller / adventurers.
Note: The Polarie Star Tracker uses the very same precision ball bearings as are used in the super high grade SXP equatorial mount.
- Four Tracking Speeds (southern and northern hemisphere switchable)
- Powered by 2 x AA batteries or external USB power
- Can handle spotting scopes or Digital Cameras up to 3 kg
- Fits onto any standard camera tripod
- Built in Tilt Meter (for setting to correct axis of the south celestial pole from current latitude)
- Mini Ball Compass (to aid in finding celestial south or north)
- Detailed instruction manual
Perfect for any spotting scope, Digital SLR or Camcorder this excellent construction, extra sturdy tripod and two ball head adapters in different sizes (QHD-33 and QHD-43), made in collaboration with Velbon for Polarie by Vixen Co.Japan.
Loading weight: 3kg
Working height: Adjustable from 54cm to 178cm
Ultimate camera mounting height 1.81 metres
Elevator pole extension: Geared part 20cm
Friction up and down part (Center column) 29cm
Tripod legs: 4-section legs
Camera thread size: UNC 1/4 inch
Total weight 2.1kgs
The tripod comes as standard with the QHD-43 (pre-installed) and QHD-33 ball head adapters.
Strong portable, grab and go canvas padded field carry bag with 5 compartments for small scope, the tripod you Polarie and other accessories. 3 compartments are soft felt lined.