The Vixen Advanced Polaris-M is an easy to use German equatorial mount that is designed to be easily transformed into a variety of configurations. This classic equatorial mount includes the RA Motor module, STAR BOOK ONE hand controller and an adjustable tripod.
The STAR BOOK ONE Controller is a dual axis handheld controller. The 4 buttons on the controller move the mount electrically in the X and Y axis (RA and, if you buy the Dec Motor Module, in DEC). The controller includes a built-in red LED light for illumination to avoid loosing night vision. Versatile tracking options are available; sidereal rate, King Rate, lunar rate, and solar rate. Different tracking speeds are available for time lapse photography. The controller works in both the northern and southern hemispheres. Backlash compensation provides reduced time lag at the point of reverse motion and the controller can be used for auto guiding with an auto guider compatible with SBIG auto guiders. PEC rectifies irregular motion of the tracking gear wheels that affect long exposure astrophotography.
The Advanced Polaris-M German Equatorial Mount is ideally suited for both beginners and experienced observers who want simple equatorial mount with a easy-to-control right ascension drive. To add dual-axis drive functionality to this mount, we recommend adding the DEC Motor Module, which is sold separately.
The Vixen Advanced Polaris-M Mount securely supports your lightweight telescope for comfortable night sky observing. The mount can be quickly moved to your target object in right ascension via the Star Book One controller, or manually in either RA or Declination, and has slow motion controls on both RA and Dec that allow for smooth manual movements once your choice of object is in the field of view. A wide selection of accessories and modules (including a DEC Motor Module) are available to customize the Advanced Polaris mount further. This EQ mount also comes with the Vixen AL130 Tripod and a 2.2 pound counterweight.
- Vixen Advanced Polaris Equatorial Mount
- RA Motor Module
- STARBOOK ONE hand controller and cable
- 2.2 lb. counterweight
- AL130 Tripod
Dimensions & Specifications
RA and DEC Slow Motion:
Worm and Wheel Gears
Number of Teeth:
59mm diameter, aluminum alloy
59mm diameter, aluminum alloy
0° ~ 65 degrees latitude
1.4° per rotation
Number of Bearings:
RA Motor Module
Micro USB or Battery Pack (sold separately)
RA Tracking/ Slewing:
Via Star Book One controller
AL130, adjustable from 21 to 45.5 inches
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