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Sightron Nano Tracker
May 31, 2013 7:00 AM
Has anyone checked out the Sightron Nano Tracker? It was a a Sky & Telescope Hot Product for 2013. I want to order my tracker, but I'm torn between the Sightron Nano Tracker, StarTracker, and Polarie....
May 31, 2013 7:16 AM
I have the NanoTracker, and was able to take 2-3 minute exposures with very little star trailing at around 35mm. I use a NEX-5 though so it was much less than the maximum load of 2kg.
To be honest, doing the polar alignment at first is a pain: the little hole it has is woefully inadequate - but in the end after a bit of effort (and an AltAz adjuster on my tripod head), it was aligned. Not the most comfortable experience though.
The tracking was as far as I could tell very good, and you can't really beat the portability of that little thing. An it's twice as cheap as the Polarie.
All in all, I am satisfied of that little tracker for my use!
Optics: Meade LS-8, Celestron C90, ETX 125, VMC 110L, SV70ED with Solarmax 40, Vixen Ultima 7x50 Tripods: Benro A3580T & A1350Q1 Mounts: iOptron CubePro & ZEQ25, NanoTracker Cameras: Sony NEX-5, DSI II Pro, DSI III w/ Peltier, NexImage 5, Modded 600D Autoguiding: Kwiq autoguider package
May 31, 2013 8:38 AM
You might read the following thread regarding my experience with the nano Tracker from Sightron:
I find the small tracker quite decent for the price, the only downside is the subpar hole for polar alignment. This is why I added the alignment tool from the Vixen Polarie.
May 31, 2013 9:03 PM
Thanks guys. I think its looking like the Star Tracker for me. The Nano sounds like too much trouble, and the Polarie requires too many extras ($$$) to work well. Any thoughts?
May 31, 2013 10:07 PM
wow I didn't know that Kenko made a little "star tracker" like device.
I own the skymemo and it's really good quality. I pushed it to 400mm unguided with good results. 200mm unguided is very easy.
Tak AP QSI Canon
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