Vixen M-155MA Tripod with POLARIE Fine Adjustment Unit

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Portable tripod with fine adjustment unit for precise polar alignment

  • Lightweight and sturdy tripod for the Polarie Star Tracker
  • Lightweight design weighs just 1.7 kg
  • Ideal for travel
  • Fine adjustment unit for precise polar alignment
  • Includes additional ball head
  • Extendable in 3 sections
  • With metal spikes and adjustable rubber feet
  • Weight: 1.7 kg

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Product number: X000092
GTIN/EAN: 4955295355235
Product information "Vixen M-155MA Tripod with POLARIE Fine Adjustment Unit"
M 155 MA tripod with polar fine adjustment and additional ball head for the Polarie Star Tracker.
This lightweight, sturdy tripod was developed specially for the Polarie Star Tracker in collaboration with Velborn.
Weighing just 1.7 kg, it is great for travelling and highly portable.
The fine adjustment function enables precise polar alignment.

FEATURES

  • Ball head with 1/4-inch thread
  • Extendable in 3 sections
  • Weight: 1.7 kg

DELIVERY CONTENT

  • M-155-MA tripod
  • 1x Ball head
  • 1x Fine adjustment unit
Colour: black
Material: Aluminium

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EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC Filter 1.25" Light Yellow No.8
Watching the Moon surface through the filter, the contrasts will enormously increase. Same with planet Mars. On the huge planet Jupiter, when using the filter, you can even see the contrasts between the cloud-bands and a lot more details. Starting with a telescope diameter of 8“ and a clear sight, you even get to see various details of Saturn. Minimum 2" aperture recommended.What ist a color Filter for and do we really need it ? Color Filters darken the light slightly, that reaches the eye or the sensor of the camera. This eliminates for instance stronger transitions. The result is that your picture turns out with more contrast which automatically shows more details.FEATURESMade from high-quality optical glassFilter glass is absolutely parallel All optical surfaces have anti reflex coatingsFilter housing from black anodized aluminumFilter threads on both ends (female/male)Multiple filters usage is possibleSCOPE OF DELIVERYColor filterProtection-case

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