Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Multi-Function Mount - Astro Package

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Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Multi-Function Mount - Astro Package
$329.00
Item # SW-S20510
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  • The Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Astro Package includes the Star Adventurer mount with built-in illuminated polar scope and the Dec Bracket
  • Create beautiful celestial time-lapse images and videos or use it as a super portable mount for your small telescope.
  • The included Dec Bracket allows you to make manual angle adjustments in Declination
  • The Star Adventurer mount offers multiple tracking rates including Sidereal, Solar, and Lunar
  • Includes a DSLR camera interface with automatic shutter control for time lapse work
  • The Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer has a built-in auto-guiding interface
  • It includes a Lifetime free firmware upgrade to keep you current
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Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Astro Package

This Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Astro Package consists of the Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Multi-Function Mount, a polar scope with an illuminator, and a Sky-Watcher Declination Bracket. This combination can be used for astronomy, astrophotography, and time-lapse photography. You can attach the Star Adventurer to your own photographic tripod and head or to an astronomical scope tripod and mount. Tripod and head are not included with this product.

The Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Astro Package is built around the Star Adventurer mount, which is a high precision, portable, and stable celestial tracking platform for sidereal, solar, and lunar tracking.  It is designed to work with your DSLR camera, and includes preprogrammed parameters that will help you create beautiful images and video.  The Star Adventurer Multi-Function Mount also has an automatic DSLR shutter release control built-in. 

The included Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Dec Bracket lets you attach a camera or small telescope, which can then be pointed to different Declination angles as you wish. The Dec bracket includes a motion control knob and a Dec axis locking knob. With the Dec Bracket installed, the Star Adventurer becomes a functional equatorial mount including Dec angle adjustments operating with manual control.

This Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Astro Package can be installed on a photo tripod or other mount which has an adjustable head. If you are going to align the Star Adventurer Astro Package to the celestial pole, be sure that your photo head can tilt back far enough so that you can see the celestial pole with the included Polar Scope at your particular latitude.

It is possible to do a rough polar alignment of this mount using the Dec Bracket and a regular adjustable photo head or ball head. However, if you wish to do a precision polar alignment, an equatorial wedge is required.  If you do not have a wedge, Sky-Watcher makes the Star Adventurer Latitude Equatorial Base (SW-S20530) for just such a purpose.
 

Note: The photos show the Star Adventurer mount attached to a generic ball head for illustration purposes. This product does not include a ball head. You will need to provide your own ball head or other adjustable photo head on your tripod. Also, this product does not include the Counterweight Kit. If your telescope or camera and lens combination are heavy, you may need to use the Sky-Watcher Counterweight Kit model SW-S20540 to balance the torque load around the Dec axis.

 

Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Astro Package Specifications

  • Mount Type: Ultra compact equatorial tracking platform
  • Saddle Type: Vixen-style dovetail
  • Mounting Threads: 1/4-20 or 3/8"
  • Motor Drive: DC servo
  • Tracking Rates: Sidereal, 1/2 Sidereal, Solar, Lunar; Time-lapse Astrography: 12hr, 4hr, 2hr rev.
  • It includes a built in polar scope with illuminator
  • Power Required: External mini USB power connection or 4 AA batteries
  • Payload: 11 lb
  • Built-in auto-guiding interface
  • External Mini USB power support
  • Low power consumption for convenient operation
  • Compatible with 3/8" and 1/4" camera tripod threads
  • Lifetime free firmware upgrade
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU SW-S20510
UPC Code 50234205108
Head Design Tracker
Tripod or Pier Included? No
GPS Included? No
Electronics Included Motorized - Single Drive
Manufacturer Sky-Watcher
Warranty 2 Year Warranty
Hand Controller Included None - None Available
# of Counterweights Included 0
Tracking Rates Lunar, Sidereal, Solar
Mount Special Features No
Saddle Width V Series
Weight Capacity 11 lb.
Power Supply Included None - Requires AA Batteries
Weight of Head 2.2 lb.
Reviews

Customer Reviews 1 item(s)

Finally a gem I can travel with for wide field shot in super dark skies.
I bought his mount to do wide field astro imaging in the field with a DSLR. It's ultra portable and runs off common aa batteries. With the 11 pound payload it provides the most bang for the buck of anything I have seen out there. I've tested it with quick polar alignment on a light weight travel tripod with a 70-200 2.8G nikon lens with a 1.7 telecovertor on it, I was able to get up to almost a 5 min sub before I saw star trailing. 6 min subs with a 20mm 1.8 were no problem at all, I'm sure I could push ever further unguided at that focal length. 50mm and below this mount is fantastic Easy to carry, easy to set up. Only thing I not wild about is the polar alignment scopes illumination. A build in system would be fantastic vs a small inseparable device.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by Rich / (Posted on 9/8/2015)
Included Items

Included Items

  • Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Multi-Function Mount
  • Polar Scope With Illuminator
  • Declination Bracket
Questions & Answers

Product Questions

How can I attach a Scope without a 1/4″ thread to the Dovetail L-Bracket? Is there some kind of adapter to attach tube rings? Thanks in advance.
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