Nyx Tracker - DIY Ready to Assemble Kit

Nyx Tech


Regular price $95.00
Nyx Tracker - DIY Ready to Assemble Kit
Nyx Tracker - DIY Ready to Assemble Kit
Nyx Tracker - DIY Ready to Assemble Kit

 

For the truly budget conscious and the DIY dabblers, the Nyx Tracker can be bought as a ready to assemble kit. The tools required to build the kit are: 

  • Phillips head screwdriver (fine point preferred)
  • Pliers (needle nose preferred)
  • 5 mm hex key / allen wrench
  • 4 mm hex key / allen wrench

BUILD TIME: 30 minutes

Download the user manual here. Download the assembly instructions here.  Watch the How To Assemble video below (note: the current version of the Nyx Tracker has some slight differences - please see the links in the video description). 
 

 

TECHNICAL SPECS: 

  • Dimensions: 100 x 230 x 60 mm (6.7 x 3.5 x 1.0 in)
  • Weight: 400g (0.9 lbs)
  • Max recommended camera weight: 2.3 kg (5 lbs) if properly balanced
  • Recommended focal length: <50mm for beginners, <100 mm for experts
  • Periodic error: 115 arcseconds
  • Battery life: 12+ hrs at room temperature
  • Low Voltage Indicator: when voltage drops below 3V, a blue LED turns on, indicating the need to replace the batteries
  • Alignment method: green laser +/- 0.25°. The functional temperature range of the laser is 40F (5C) - 100F (38C). If using the Nyx Tracker in extreme cold, at a star party, or near an airport where the laser cannot be used, the Nyx Finderscope can be purchased separately. 
  • Motor: stepper, accurate to 0.25% of earth's rotation speed
  • Drive mechanism: low-friction threaded rod
  • Maximum exposure time: 2 hrs until manual reset of drive rod required
  • Northern / southern hemisphere toggle switch
  • Speed settings:
    • Star tracking mode (standard)
    • Lunar mode (useful for eclipses)
    • Starscape mode (intentionally creating star trails)
  • Made of nature's oldest composite material, wood. The high quality birch features a durable lacquer finish


      Batteries are not included. 

      This is the 4th generation Nyx Tracker.

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