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Vixen Potable Equatorial Mount AP Photoguider Telephoto Setup Kit

by Vixen
SKU ES39999-SO
BARCODE 4955295399994
Original price $ 1,765.99 - Original price $ 1,765.99
Original price
$ 1,765.99
$ 1,765.99 - $ 1,765.99
Current price $ 1,765.99

All pricing in USD


  • High-precision celestial tracking
  • Easy settings with the polar alignment scope PF-LII
  • A complete kit for star-tracking astrophotography


A compact and versatile grab-and-go equatorial platform aimed at doing the imaging with a telephoto lens.

The AP Photo Guider, which is appreciated as a handy platform for shooting celestial objects, has been upgraded for telephoto setup with the addition of the dovetail slide bar DD, quick-release clamp set, supplementary counterweight bar, and counterweight 1.9kg.

High-precision celestial tracking.

With its excellent tracking accuracy, the AP Photo Guider allows you to take photos of stars without guiding corrections for the length of several minutes of exposures.

Easy settings with the polar alignment scope PF-LII.

The polar alignment scope PF-LII is provided as a standard accessory. You can align the AP Photo Guider within an accuracy of 3 arc minutes. The scope's red illuminated reticle becomes gradually dimmer after a certain interval of time and turns off automatically.

A complete kit for star-tracking astrophotography.

You are ready to start shooting immediately after attaching a commercially available ball head to the supplied dovetail slide bar DD and mounting your camera on it. If you have a heavy camera for shooting, the provided supplementary counterweight bar and counterweight 1 kg will enable you to balance the AP Photo Guider appropriately.

Best suited for imaging with a telephoto lens.

The kit comes equipped with the dovetail slide bar DD and quick-release clamp set. This allows you to keep the balance of the AP Photo Guider at the center of gravity without worrying about stability. It is perfect even if you mount a large class of telephoto lenses such as 70-200m F2.8 on it.

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


Slow motion control Wheel and worm gears full circle micro movement by electricity
Quick slewing motion Friction stop motion
Wheel gear 73.5mm in diameter, 144-tooth
Worm gear / RA axis 11mm in dia., brass / 59mm in dia. aluminum alloy
Number of bearings 4 ball bearings
Azimuth adjustment range 6.5 degrees left or right with a pair of screws, 1.4 degrees per rotation of the screw
Altitude adjustment range 0 degree to 65 degrees with tangent screw, 1.9 degrees per rotation of the screw
Polar alignment screw 5x20mm field of view 10 degrees, self-light-off dark field illuminator (8 steps adjustments), within 3 arc minutes setting accuracy, CR2032 battery
Motor drive Pulse motor
Tracking High precision tracking with STARBOOK ONE
Maximum loading weight 6kg at a distance of 25cm from the crossing axis
Controller cable port D-SUB9PIN male
Tripod legs 3-section adjustable leg, Aluminum
Size and weight Adjustable from 570mm to 1296mm in length, 3.0 kg


Vixen warranties its products to be free from initial defects in materials and workmanship for a specified period based on part type:

Vixen Electronic Parts: Limited One Year Warranty

Vixen Mechanical Parts: Limited Two Year Warranty

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