AP Advanced Polaris Module

Vixen Advanced Polaris Modules are designed to allow users to customize AP mount system according to their needs. By adding extra AP modules, users can upgrade their AP mount system. APZ Mount, AP-SM Mount, AP Photo Guider and AP Portable Mount are just example. 

AP Module

AP R.A. Polar Axis Body (Art. #25809)

Polar axis: Dia. 59mm, made of aluminum alloy

Coarse motion: Friction-control system with clamp lever

Altitude adjustment: Latitude between 0° ~ 65° with a tangent screw bolts about 1.9° per rotation

Azimuth adjustment: Twin screw knobs About 1.4° per rotation

Size: 26x171x98mm

Weight: 1,230g

* Polar alignment scope PF-L is not included.


Declination Body Set for AP Mount (Art. #25812)

This is a set of AP polar axis body unit and AP counterweight bar with vanity ring. Batteries are not included.


R.A. Motor Module STAR BOOK ONE Set (Art. #25804)

This is a set of R.A. motor module and STAR BOOK ONE controller.

 

R.A. motor module and STAR BOOK ONE controller are not sold separately.


Spezifikationen R.A. Motor Modul mit STAR BOOK ONE
Slow Motion

Whole Circle Micro Movement

Zahnrad 73,5 mm Ø, 140 Zähne
Schnecke 11,0 mm Ø, Messing Schnecke
Kugellageranzahl 2 Stück
Rotationsaxe 45 mm Ø, Aluminium
Motor Schrittmotor
Kontrolleranschluss D-SUB 9polig männlich
Stromversorgung USB Micro-B (4,4 - 5,26V)
Abmessung 80 x 136,5 x 51,5 mm
Gewicht 630g
Lieferumfang R.A. Motor, STAR BOOK ONE, D-SUB-Kabel

AP DEC Body for AP Mount (Art. #25811)

A core part which functions as DEC body of the AP mount as well as elevation axis of the APZ Alt-Az mount. Manual Slow Motion Control Module, DEC Motor Module, AP Counterweight Bar and AZ Counterweight can be installed.

 

The built-in battery compartment makes it possible to function as a power supply when the DEC Motor Module is connected.

 

Power: (Battery compartment is built-in)

AA cells x 4 (Alkaline, Ni-Cd, Ni-MH cells are recommended)

Fuse: 125V, 1A Type B, Dia.6x30mm

Size:124.5×81×78mm, without extruded parts

Weight:490g without batteries


AP Portable Set (Art.  #25831)

This consists of the Dovetail Slide Bar PG, AP Clamp Mount Head H, Mount Head Base and AP Polar Axis Bracket. This can be used as the AP Portable System if it is used in combination with the R.A. Motor Module and STAR BOOK ONE Set.

 

Dovetail Slide Bar PG

Slide bar style: Vixen dovetail style bar (W: 44mm)

Screw: 4x UNC 1/4”

Screw hole: 4x M6

Size:182 × 44 × 20 mm without extruded parts

Weight: 200g

 

AP Clamp Mount Head Unit H

Type: Dovetail style with friction-control system, provided with dovetail plate lock screw and stopper

Clamp: Supplied with AP clamp lever

Bearing: 1x ball-bearing

Size: Dia.78×56mm without extruded parts

Weight: 345g

 

AP Polar Axis Bracket

Mount screw: UNC 1/4”

Screw to install Polar Alignment Scope: M34x0.75

Size: 114.5×78×77mm

Weight:230g

 

Mount Head Base

Size:Dia.78×21mm

Weight:90g


PG Mount Head Set (Art. #25814)

This is a set of the AP Mount head unit, mount head base, and dovetail slide bar PG.

 

AP Mount Head Unit

Size: Dia.78x31mm without extruded parts

Weight: 200g

 

Mount Head Base

Size: Dia.78x21mm, Weight: 90g

 

Dovetail Slide Bar PG

Screw: 1/4 inchx10mm, 4 pieces (pre-installed)

Size: 182x44x20mm without extruded parts

Weight: 200g

*Possible to use as an AP Photo Guider in combination with AP-SM Mount.


AP Mount DEC Motor Module (Art. #25805)

Slow motion: Electrical worm wheel with full circle micro movement

Worm wheel: Dia. 73.5mm, 144-tooth

Worm shaft: Dia. 11mm, made of brass

Number of bearings: 2 pieces

 

Rotating axis: Dia. 45mm, made of aluminum alloy

Motor: Pulse Motor

Size: 80x136.5x5


Spezifikationen DEC Motor Modul
Slow Motion

Whole Circle Micro Movement

Zahnrad 73,5 mm Ø, 140 Zähne
Schnecke 11,0 mm Ø, Messing Schnecke
Kugellageranzahl 2 Stück
Rotationsaxe 45 mm Ø, Aluminium
Motor Schrittmotor
Abmessung 80 x 136,5 x 51,5 mm
Gewicht 630g

Code: #25808

Manual Slow Motion Control Module

 

Slow motion: Manual worm wheel with full circle micro movement

Worm wheel: Dia. 58.4mm, 144-tooth

Worm shaft: Dia. 9.8mm, made of brass

Number of bearings: 2 pieces

Rotating axis: Dia. 45mm, made of aluminum alloy

Size: 8x80.5x38.5mm without extruded parts

Weight: 360g

* AP slow motion control knob is optional


Code: #25815

AP Clamp Mount Head Unit

 

This is a unit to attach Vixen dovetail slide bar (44mm wide).

Size: Dia. 78x56mm without extruded parts

Weight: 340g

*AP Clamp lever is not included in this unit.


Code: #25819 AP Clamp Mount Head Unit H

 

A mount head to fix the「Dovetail Slide Bar」or「Dovetail Tube Plate」.

 

The unique friction-control system allows moving straightly the optical tube by hands. The supplied「AP Clamp Lever」permits fixture securely on demand. It is compatible with the「AP Clamp Mount Head Unit」, but can not be used with the「AP Photo Guider」. The unit with a hole in center for use with the polar alignment scope is called「AP Clamp Mount Head H」.

 

Type: Dovetail style with friction-control system, provided with dovetail plate lock screw and stopper

Clamp: Supplied with AP clamp lever

Bearing: 1x ball-bearing

Size:Dia.78×56mm without extruded parts

Weight:345g


Code: #25816 AP Clamp Lever

 

This is used for RA or DEC clamp lever of the AP mount.

This is used together with AP clamp mount head unit or AP mounting base post.

Size: 23x33x31mm

Weight: 10g


Code: #25821

AP Mount Head Base

 

An adapter which connects the Manual Slow Motion Control Module」(or DEC Motor Module) with the AP Mount Head Unit or the AP Polar Axis Bracket and the Time-Lapse Adapter.

Size:Dia.78×21mm

Weight:90g


Code: #25822

AP Mount Polar Axis Bracket 

 

An unit which is used to mount the AP as a portable equatorial mount on photographic tripod. Ideal to make an entire system as compact as possible. The Polar Meter and the Polar Alignment Scope PF-L can be installed on the body.

 

Mount screw: UNC 1/4”

Screw to install Polar Alignment Scope: M34x0.75

Size:114.5×78×77mm

Weight:230g


Code: #25828

AP Mount Module Base

 

Adapter to attach the Manual Slow Motion Control Module with the Dovetail Slide Bar PG.

Size:Dia.78×12mm, Weight:142g


Code: #25825

AP Tripod Base

 

Used to connect with the APP-TL130 Tripod」in an alt-azimuth variation. 

 

It is integrated in the APZ Alt-Az Mount.

 

Motion Mechanism: Friction-control system

Clamp: Compatible with AP Clamp lever (Option)

Bearing: 1x Ball bearing

Size: Dia.104×58mm without extruded parts

Weight: 560g


Code: #25803

PF-L Polar Finder Scope

 

A new type of polar alignment scope which can set up equatorial mount with very high precision using simple method. The polar axis can be aligned within 3 arc minutes by locating the Polaris and two neighbor stars in the northern hemisphere. It allows simple alignment in a dark place while looking into the scope. Built-in dark-field illuminator with red LED illuminates scales in 8 steps. The illumination goes off in one or two minutes after switched on.

 

Magnification, Aperture, Real field of view: 6x20mm (RFV: 8 degrees)

Scale pattern: 3-star selection, with precision compensation until year 2040

Northern Hemisphere: Polaris, δUMi, and 51Cep

Southern Hemisphere: σOct, τOct, and χOct

Illumination: Automatic light-off dark-field illumination is built-in.(8 steps)

Power supply: CR2032 cell x 1 piece(1 piece for monitoring is supplied.)

Accuracy: within approx. 3 Arc min.

Size: 47x55x142mm

Weight: 155g excluding battery

Applicable mount: AP equatorial mount

Accessories supplied: 1.27mm Allen wrench


Spezifikationen

 

 Illumination

 Automatic Light-Off Dark Field Built-in Illumination

 Power  CR2032 Cell
 Accuracy  Within Approx 3 arc min
 Weight  155g
 Size  47 x 55 x 142mm
 Applicable Mount  AP Mount
 Accessory  1.27mm allen Wrench

APP-TL130 Stativ (Art. #25191)

 

APP-TL130 Tripod was developed for the purpose of achieving upside of both Astronomical Tripod and Camera Tripod. This is newly engineered astro tripod.

 

Extended height is 130cm, but when it is folded, APP-TL130 become very compact size of 598.4mm(approx 60cm).

 

Ferrule of this tripod is adjustable so you can use this tripod under variable condition of your star observation.


Spezifikationen

APP-TL130 Stativ

 Leg Section

3 Leg Section

 Maximum Extended Height 1,296mm
 Mimimum Folded Height 598.4mm
 Material Aluminium
 Weight 3.0 kg
 Maximum Height 1,159mm (Height from ground level)
 Minimum Height 526mm (Height from groung level)

Code: #25818

AP Slow Motion Knob

 

The knob is used with the manual slow motion control module for R.A and DEC slow motion control. Supplied with the AP mount.

Compatible with AP, GP2, and GPD2 mount.

Size: Dia.40x51mm, Weight: 18g


Code: #25827

AP Alt Az Counter weight

 

A counterweight used for the「APZ Alt-Az Mount」,

designed to balance the mount for stable movement.

It is supplied with the「APZ Alt-Az Mount」.

Size:Dia.78×60mm without extruded parts

Weight:1.65kg


Code: #25817

AP Counterweight Shaft with Vanity Ring

 

Counterweight bar which is supplied with the「AP Mount」and the 「AP-SM Mount」. It is used to balance with optical tube upon being attached with 「Counterweight 」 and installed on the declination body.

It can be used with the「APZ Alt-Az Mount」.

 

Bar diameter: Dia. 20mm

Size:Dia.78×328mm

Effective bar length: 269mm

Weight:820g

Compatible Counterweights: 1kg, 1.9kg, 2.8kg, 3.7kg


Code: #25826

Supplementary  Counterweight Shaft for AP Photo Guider

 

To use the 「AP Photo Guider」, a camera is attached on one side of the 「Dovetail Slide Bar PG」. In this case the 「Counterweight」 is attached on the other side of the

「Dovetail Slide Bar PG」 while being attached with the 「Supplementary Counterweight Bar」 to balance between the camera and the AP Photo Guider for more stable tracking.

 

Shaft diameter: 20mm

Size: Dia.23x135mm

Effective length of counterweight bar: 130mm

Weight: 330g

* It is installed on the dovetail slide bar PG with 1/4-inch screw


Polar Fine Adjustment Unit (Art.  #35519)

 

The pan-mount head which is exclusively designed to precisely fit to the bottom of star trackers can be secured or removed with a single screw.

 

The twin screw system for both tilt-angle and azimuth adjustment assures fine motion and rigid lock.

 

The widely adjustable tilt-angle from 0゚~85゚ permits a use in variously different location and situations.


Polar Meter (QPL Kompass) (Art. #35511)

 

Dieses Zubehör beeinhaltet einen Kompass mit einer Wasserwaage und einer Höhen Skala. Der Kompass hilft Ihnen,den Polarstern schnell aufzufinden auch wenn dieser durch Bäume oder einen Berg verdeckt ist. Der Kompass wird an dem Zubehörschuh auf dem Polarie Star Tracker oder einem Gerät mit einem Kamera-Zubehörschuh aufgesteckt.

 

Kompass: Ölkompass

 

Azimuth Maßstab: 1°-Schritte

 

Höhenverstellung: 5°-Schritte (max. +/- 70°)

 

Markierungen: mit Leuchtfarbe markiert

 

Wasserwage: Eingebaute Libelle


AP Mount Case (Art. #35658)

 

■ Portable storage case for AP, AP-SM, APZ mount, as well as individual modules.

■ Mount can be simply stored as being set up.

■ The interior with raising material allows attachment of supplied fixing accessories inside the case.

■ The divider in the center protects the mount and other parts in between.

■ The divider provided with mesh pocket accepts storage of small parts like manual.

■ The provided D-rings permits a use of own shoulder strap.

■ The exterior is provided with reflector tape to help in visibility in darkness.


Spezifikationen AP Mount Case
Material Body: Made of EVA resin by extrusion molding method
Size

275mm x 260mm x 130mm

Weight 700g, Net
Accessories Conrtoller mesh case x 1, cord band x 2, counterweight shaft band x 2, divider x 1, neoprene porch x  2 pcs,

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AP Portable Time-Lapse

AP Alt-Az Mount

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