Vixen Advanced Polaris-M EQ Mount with Tripod

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  • A solid, lightweight German equatorial mount; perfect for grab and go
  • Includes an RA motor for motorized horizontal movements
  • STAR BOOK ONE controller lets you change speeds and tracking rates
  • Controller features an ST4 autoguider port
  • Manual slow motion controls provide silent, smooth movements
  • Design is easy to upgrade with desired optional components
  • Made with fast refractors and other lightweight OTA’s in mind
  • 13.2 pound weight capacity
  • Comes with one 2.2 pound counterweight
  • AL130 Tripod is metal and has adjustable legs
  • Power with Micro USB AC, Battery Pack, or computer (sold separately)
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  • Description

    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.

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    What's Included

    • Vixen Advanced Polaris Equatorial Mount
    • RA Motor Module
    • STARBOOK ONE hand controller and cable
    • 2.2 lb. counterweight
    • AL130 Tripod

  • Dimensions & Specifications

    Mount Type:

    German Equatorial

    Load Capacity:

    13.2 lb.

    RA and DEC Slow Motion:

    Worm and Wheel Gears

    Number of Teeth:


    RA Axis:

    59mm diameter, aluminum alloy

    Declination Axis:

    59mm diameter, aluminum alloy

    Altitude Adjustment:

    0° ~ 65 degrees latitude

    Azimuth Adjustment:

    1.4° per rotation

    Number of Bearings:


    Counterweight Bar:

    20mm diameter


    2.2 lb.


    RA Motor Module

    RA Motor:

    Pulse motor


    Micro USB or Battery Pack (sold separately)

    RA Tracking/ Slewing:

    Via Star Book One controller


    AL130, adjustable from 21 to 45.5 inches

    Tripod Weight:

    6.6 pounds

    Controller Plug:

    D-SUB9-Pin male

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