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Urban Safari: Starry starry night…

September 1, 2016 // 1 Comment

The RainyDayCrew had a very relaxing month of August, away from the rigors of playing with gadgets/testing out new tech/generally fiddling with the stuff that shows up [...]

Vixen Polarie Setup Videos

September 18, 2012 // 0 Comments

At the start of the year we posted a few articles on Vixen’s Polarie (FirstLook, Setup) and accessories. To make sure the Polarie was field-ready, we custom-fitted [...]

SKB/Vixen Installation

April 11, 2012 // 0 Comments

Yesterday, we took a FirstLook at the waterproof case from SKB. Today, we will show how simple it was to create a custom-fit insert using the Pick-n-Pluck foam that [...]

SKB iSeries Waterproof Case

April 10, 2012 // 0 Comments

When we took the Vixen Polarie mount and the Polar axis scope to L.A., it was easy enough to pack it in the carry-on case. That got us to thinking that we should get a [...]

Vixen Polarie Setup

March 6, 2012 // 0 Comments

When we went out to L.A. we took with us the Vixen Polarie on the chance that we would have an opportunity to give the Star Tracker a try. For expediency sake, we decided [...]

Vixen Polar Axis Scope: FirstLook

February 8, 2012 // 0 Comments

In early January we posted a FirstLook of the Vixen Polarie Star Tracker. As astrophotography is still a bit of a niche hobby, the number of questions we got about it [...]

Vixen Polarie FirstLook

January 4, 2012 // 0 Comments

Last  Spring we attended our first Northeast Astronomy Forum (NEAF) conference (Day1, Day2, Day3). The conference is an annual gathering of astronomy enthusiats and [...]