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Vixen Equatorial Mount AP Photoguider Telephoto Setup Kit


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Vixen Equatorial Mount AP Photoguider Telephoto Setup Kit


  • Motorized Equatorial Mount
  • Pulse Stepper Motor
  • Star Book One Go-To Hand Controller
  • Multiple Tracking and Slew Speeds
  • Dovetail Slide Bar
  • Quick Release Clamp Set
  • 13.2 lb Load Capacity

Compact Equatorial Mount for Astrophotography: AP Photo Guider with Telephoto Lens Compatibility

Elevate your astrophotography experience with the newly enhanced AP Photo Guider, a top-choice equatorial platform designed specifically for capturing the night sky. Now fully compatible with telephoto lenses, this compact and versatile mount includes an advanced dovetail slide bar (DD), a secure quick release clamp set, an additional counterweight bar, and a precision counterweight for unparalleled stability and precision in your celestial photography. Whether you're aiming to photograph distant galaxies, nebulae, or stars, the AP Photo Guider is engineered to deliver exceptional results with ease and reliability.

Exceptional Precision in Celestial Tracking

Designed to deliver high-precision celestial tracking, this device enables you to capture breathtaking images of the stars. Thanks to its superior tracking capabilities, you can achieve flawless long-exposure photographs of celestial bodies without the need for guiding corrections. Whether you're capturing the ethereal beauty of star trails or the intricate details of distant galaxies, the AP Photo Guider ensures your astrophotography adventures are successful, even during exposures that span several minutes.

Effortless Polar Alignment with the PF-LII Scope

Streamline your astrophotography setup with the included PF-LII Polar Alignment Scope, a standard accessory designed to simplify your experience. Achieve precise alignment of your AP Photo Guider to within an accuracy of 3 arc minutes effortlessly. Featuring a user-friendly, red illuminated reticle, the PF-LII Scope ensures easy viewing and alignment adjustments. For added convenience, the reticle's illumination gradually dims and automatically shuts off to conserve battery life and reduce light pollution during your astrophotography sessions.


Versatile Accessory Integration

The AP Photo Guider comes equipped with an accessory shoe, enhancing its functionality. This feature allows for the attachment of an optional polar meter, enabling precise alignment even in locations where Polaris is obscured or not visible. With this addition, you can ensure accurate setup for your astrophotography endeavors under various sky conditions.

Complete Star-Tracking Kit for Advanced Astrophotography

Embark on your astrophotography journey with ease using our all-inclusive star-tracking kit. The AP Photo Guider comes ready for immediate use—simply attach your preferred commercially available ball head to our included dovetail slide bar (DD), mount your camera, and you're set to capture the cosmos. For enthusiasts using heavier camera setups, we've got you covered with an additional counterweight bar and a 1kg counterweight, ensuring your AP Photo Guider is perfectly balanced for optimal performance. This comprehensive kit is designed for both beginners and experienced astrophotographers, offering a seamless setup process and enhanced stability for capturing stunning celestial imagery.

Ideal for Telephoto Lens Astrophotography

The AP Photo Guider kit is meticulously designed for those passionate about astrophotography using telephoto lenses. Equipped with the dovetail slide bar DD and a quick-release clamp set, this kit ensures your setup maintains perfect balance at the center of gravity, providing unwavering stability for your celestial captures. Whether you're planning to use a large telephoto lens, such as the 70-200mm F2.8, the AP Photo Guider handles it with ease. Enjoy the confidence to mount even the most substantial telephoto lenses without compromising on stability or image quality.

Sample photo: M31 Andromeda Galaxy

Equipment used:

  • DSLR Camera: Canon EOS 6D
  • Telephoto Lens: Tamron SP150-600 F5-6.3 Di Vc Use G2 / 600mm F6.7
  • Equatorial Mount: AP Photo Guider Telephoto Setup Kit
  • Shooting Data: ISO1600, 3 minutes x 8 exposures (image composition), Auto white balance

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Vixen Equatorial Mount AP Photoguider Telephoto Setup Kit | ES39999-SO | 4955295399994

Vixen Equatorial Mount AP Photoguider Telephoto Setup Kit






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Adjustable from 570mm to 1296mm in length


12 lb | 5.4 kg
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