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Product no.: 47789

Mount Advanced Polaris AP

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Product description

More about the series Advanced Polaris...

The Advanced Polaris equatorial mount is ideal for beginners, but also for more experienced observers who are looking for a light travel mount.

The Advanced Polaris not only has a very stylish design, but also some powerful features under the hood, as the illustration on the right shows. An aluminium gearwheel with a 58.4mm diameter and 144 teeth allows fine adjustments to the axes, as well as 9mm diameter worm shafts, each supported by two bearings - that’s precision engineering at its best!

What is special about the Advanced Polaris is the adjustable slipper clutch: without having to unlock anything, you can simply move your telescope in the direction in which you want to point it. The exact centering of the eyepiece is then done using rotary knobs. The slipper clutch works even if your Advanced Polaris is equipped with motors (AP-SM). This allows you to quickly and intuitively navigate the sky.

In order to align the mount to the north, you can use either a polar finder scope, or the compass of the of the Vixen Polarie photo mount. The Advanced Polaris has connectors for both options. The compass has the advantage that you do not need to bend down under the mount, and also don’t need a view of the Polar Star for alignment. The polar finder and compass can be found under “recommended accessories”. In summary: thanks to the extensive accessories available, the mount can be enhanced to suit all your needs.

Specifications

Capacity


Designation
Advanced Polaris
Max. additional load capacity (kg)
6
Worm gear teeth (RA) (piece)
140
Material of worm wheel
Brass
Counterweight(s) (piece)
1 (1kg)
Slow-motion azimuth adjustment (°)
+/- 6,5
Polar elevation setting (°)
0 - 65
Diameter of counterweight bar (mm)
20
Worm gear teeth (DEC) (piece)
140
DEC worm gear diameter (mm)
58
RA worm gear diameter (mm)
58
Weight mount head only (kg)
3,6
Drive type
Worm wheel

Special features


Tracking on DEC axis
manually
Tracking on RA axis
manually

Equipment


Motor-powered
no (optional)
Tripod <p>
without tripod
Pole finder
no

General


Overall size LxWxH (cm)
26,3 x 30,2 x 9,6
Total weight (kg)
4,6
Series
Advanced Polaris
Type
Mount
Type of build
Equatorial

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*All prices include VAT plus shipping costs.

Vixen Mount Advanced Polaris AP
North alignment with optional compass

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