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Vixen Polarie - max focal leght witout polarscope?

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#1 matman-1

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 03:20 PM

Hi everyone,
I'm thinking to pick up the Vixen polarie. does anyone have experience using this? I understand its limited weight capacity but the portability factor is very appealing for me as i need to hike a bit for my viewing site. Would you be able for say 1 min tracking with 85 mm lens without polarscope?

#2 Charlie B

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:26 PM

That should work fine, if you carefully sight through the peephole at Polaris.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:46 PM

Vixen says you can.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:00 PM

Yes you can. I have been able to do more than 5 min at 85mm using the polarscope.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:29 PM

But what about without the polar scope? That is what the OP wants to know.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:57 AM

Sorry. Always use polar scope.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:36 PM

The Polarie manual states that pinpoint stars can be held for a 1 min. exposure at the celestial equator at 85 mm focal length with a 2 degree polar alignment error (assuming a .001 mm camera pixel size). If you think you can get less than a 2 degree error using their default finder window then yes, you can.






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