Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Photo Package
This Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Photo Package consists of the Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Multi-Function Mount, a built-in polar scope with an illuminator, and a Sky-Watcher Ball Head Adapter. This combination can be used for astronomy, astrophotography, and time-lapse photography.
This Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Photo 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 with an automatic DSLR shutter release control. This multi-function mount also contains preprogrammed parameters which are designed to assist you in creating interesting time-lapse videos with your DSLR.
The Star Adventurer Multi-Function Mount can be installed on a photo tripod or other mount which has an adjustable head. If you are going to align the Star Adventurer 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 a regular adjustable photo head or ball head. In case you wish to do a precision polar alignment of your package, we suggest you also purchase the optional Star Adventurer Latitude Equatorial Base (SW-S20530) which provides the controls for performing this precise polar alignment.
Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Photo 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 photography: 12hr, 4hr, 2hr rev.
- 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
- Lifetime free firmware upgrade
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 for your tripod.
- Additional Information
SKU SW-S20520 UPC Code 50234205207 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 Illuminated Polar FInder Saddle Width V Series Weight Capacity 11 lb. Power Supply Included None - Requires AA Batteries Weight of Head 2.2 lb.
- Included Items
- Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Multi-Function Mount
- Polar Scope With Illuminator
- Ball Head Adapter
- Questions & Answers
Product QuestionsHow do you attach a camer? Sky and Telescope advertisement shows another thing between it and the camera.Question by: Kathleen Audette on Aug 27, 2016 3:19:00 PMThe photo package has a 1/4"20 thread post at the top of the DEC/camera L bracket, so most cameras will thread right to the post. if you want more flexibility with orienting your camera, you can add an optional camera tripod ball head. We carry several models, which can be found here: https://www.optcorp.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=ball+head. If the ball head you want has a female 3/8"-16 thread inside, you will need a 1/4" to 3/8" adapter, which we carry for $2. Please just let us know and we can add it to an order.Answer by: Chris Hendren (Admin) on Aug 31, 2016 11:24:00 AM
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