Andromeda and Leica Telyt R 400mm

Started Jan 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: 400mm and Vixen Polarie tracker - comments from other users?
In reply to allari, Jan 25, 2013

allari wrote:

NancyP wrote:

is the lens plus camera weight too much for the tracker's specs, or is the tracker just not accurate enough for that focal length? I don't have any experience, but I am shopping for a tracker, have in mind the Vixen Polarie (2 kg load) vs the almost twice as expensive Astrotrac (15 kg load).

a new product, similar to the Polarie, has just been released: the iOptron SkyTracker. Similar price but comes with more accessories in the package. Specs say it accepts up to 3kg loads.

Interesting for traveling. But it does not have solar speed, moon, speed, half speed and a power adapter. But for plain star images it's hard to beat the price. It's also easyer to set up than the Polarie unit. Looks like we will have more people here in the future

There is a short review here at the astronomy site cloudynights:

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