Anyone can be an Astrophotographer with the Polarie Star Tracker Mount. Capture amazing images of the Milky Way. This compact mount platform allows you to capture night scopes, star images, and solar events with ease. Set up is simple. The Polarie attaches to a standard camera tripod and can accept any digital camera weighing up to 7 lbs. Using the included compass on the Polarie, orient the mount to face north. The Polarie features a North Star alignment window that you point at Polaris. The Polarie can also use a polar scope or Polar Meter for alignment. Once set, the Polarie tracks with the motion of the stars to eliminate star trailing on your images resulting in sharp images of the Universe.
The Polarie uses very accurate stepping motors and operates on 2 AA batteries. Polarie is designed to not only be functional, but also to be compact and attractive. The Polarie has a smooth, good looking design. The unit has no visible screws and although, not waterproof, it is designed to function in most weather conditions.
The Polarie has various tracking modes: Celestial tracking rate;1/2 of celestial tracking rate;Solar tracking rate; and Lunar tracking rate. Usable in both northern and southern hemispheres. Check out Benjamin Eberhardt's images from the South Pole Here.
Maximum Loading weight 7lbs
Polar sight hole About 8.9x field of view
Standard accessory: Compass Dimensions 95x137x58mm (3.7x5.9x2.3 inches) Weight 1.4 lbs (without batteries)
Optional accessory: A dedicated polar axis scope for Polarie, Polar Meter for Polarie and the Time Lapse Adapter.