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Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Portable Tracking Mount - Astro Bundle

Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer is user-friendly and provides various combinations to satisfy all your needs for astrophotography and time-lapse photography. It is a high precision, portable and stable celestial tracking platform for sidereal, solar and lunar tracking with automatic DSLR shutter release control. Moreover, it contains pre-programmed parameters assisting you to create interesting time-lapse videos with your DSLR.

The included ball head adapter is threaded to accept ball heads from a variety of manufacturers including Manfrotto, Gitzo, iOptron, etc.

The Star Adventurer astro bundle includes:

  • Star Adventurer mount
  • Ball head adapter
  • Small scope L bracket adapter (mounting assembly)
  • Counterweight
  • Illuminated polar scope
  • EQ wedge
  • Shutter release cable (see below)

Not included: Camera, telescope, ball head and tripod.

All models come with one free shutter release cable. Please specify cable model or camera model when placing your order in the comment section during checkout. If no info provided, a standard shutter release cable Canon (C1) will be included in the shipment.

 Model/SKU#

 Compatible With

Canon (C1)
SKU: 92106

Any model compatible with E3-type remote control terminal.
Canon EOS 100D, 300D/350D, 400D/450D, 500D/550D, 600D/650D, 700D, 60D/60Da, 70D

Canon (C3)
SKU: 92100

Any model compatible with N3-type remote control terminal.
Canon EOS 7D/6D/5D series, 1D series, 1V, 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D,

Nikon (N1)
SKU: 92101

Any model compatible with 10-pin (MC-20, MC-22, MC-30, MC-36) remote terminal .
Nikon D1/D2/D3/D4 series, D200/D300/D700/D800 series.

Nikon (N2)
SKU: 92102

Any model compatible with MC-DC1 remote terminal
For Nikon  D80, D70S,

Nikon (N3)
SKU: 92103

Any model compatible with MC-DC2 remote terminal
NIKON D90, D600, D750, D3000/D5000 series, D7000

Olympus (OPT2) SKU: 92104

Any model with RM-UC1 remote terminal.
OLYMPUS E-series (E620/550), PEN series (E-PL2/PL3), SP-series (SP 590/570)

Sony (S1)
SKU: 92105

Any model with S1-type remote terminal.
SONY a100, a200, a300, a350, 450, a550, a560, a700, a850, a900
Minolta/Konica a-7 Digital, a Sweet 5, a807si, a-9, Damige 7Hi/7i,  a-7

Features

  • Multiple pre-programmed speeds for time lapse photography
  • Tracking rate selectable between Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
  • Built in polar scope with illuminator
  • DSLR interface for automatic shutter control
  • Built-in auto-guiding interface
  • Low power consumption
  • External Mini USB power support
  • Compatible with 3/8" and 1/4" camera tripod thread
  • Lifetime free firmware upgrade

Specifications

  • Mount Type: ultra compact equatorial tracking platform
  • Motor Drive: DC Servo
  • Tracking Modes:
    • Astronomical:
      • Sidereal
      • 0.5x sidereal
      • Solar
      • Lunar
      • North and South hemisphere
    • Time-lapse:
      • 12hr
      • 4hr
      • 2hr
      • Reverse
  • Autoguider interface: Yes, ST4 compatible
  • Wheel gear: 86mm diameter, 144 teeth aluminum alloy
  • Worm gear: 13mm diameter, high tension brass
  • Polar finder: Yes, illuminated, ~7° true field of view, North and South hemisphere
  • Tripod connection: 3/8" 16tpi, or 1/4" 20tpi w/ included adapter
  • Firmware upgradable: Yes
  • USB Port: USB mini B
  • Power Supply: Accepts 4 x AA batteries, mini USB 5v
  • Power Requirements: 3.6v~6.5v DC, External power supply DC 4.75v~5.25v, ~300mA;
  • Battery run-time: up to 72 hours continuous tracking @ 20°C
  • Operating temperature: 0° ~ 40°C
  • Payload Capacity: 5kg (11lb)
  • Dimensions: 17.4cm x 11.3cm x 9.6cm
  • Weight: 1kg (2.2lbs)

This item is also available in various bundles.


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