Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Mount Astro Package

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  • Portable Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Mount supports time-lapse photography with a DSLR
  • Weight capacity is 11 pounds, capable of holding small telescopes and heavy camera systems
  • The Star Adventurer Astro Package includes a DEC bracket to make adjustment in declination
  • Built-in polar scope with included illuminator for fast and easy alignment
  • The Skywatcher Star Adventurer mount runs on just four AA batteries
  • Attaches to any tripod.
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  • Description

    The Skywatcher Star Adventurer Multi-Function Mount is the perfect lightweight solution for astronomy with a small telescope!  Attach your DSLR camera and lens for cool time-lapse photography with the help of an innovative, user friendly Mode Dial that has multiple pre-programmed time settings.  

    The Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer is a great travel companion, especially for times when you want to do some photography of an event as well as have a telescope handy for viewing.  An eclipse trip comes to mind here, but so does travel to our beautiful National Parks—just think of the great Milky Way shots you could take over the Grand Canyon, or at Bryce Canyon!

    Star Adventurer Astro Package with Dec Bracket

    The Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer is a high precision, portable celestial tracking mount that is capable of single axis auto-guiding in RA, or right ascension.  The Astro Package comes with a Dec bracket so that adjustments to declination can also be made. This package also comes with an illuminator for the built-in polar scope.

    The weight capacity of the Star Adventurer mount is approximately 11 pounds, or 5 kilograms. A Vixen-style saddle plate is provided, allowing you to attach a small telescope to the mount.  Alternately, a 1/4-20 threaded bolt on the top of the mount will accept DSLR cameras. 

    Multiple tracking and time-lapse modes 

    There are several different tracking modes available, allowing you to compensate for the speed with which different objects move through the sky, or to do time-lapse photography from 2 hours on up.  There is even a 1/2 sidereal (12x) tracking mode that will let an instrument rotate a full 360 degrees during an exposure.

    This super portable mount can operate on just four AA batteries

    The SkyWatcher Star Adventurer Multi-Function Mount can run on four AA batteries for up to 72 hours of continuous tracking.  A mini USB port is also available to support external USB power and for upgrades to the firmware. 

    This mount weighs just 2.2 pounds, and there are plenty of optional accessories available, too, including a Latitude EQ Base, a Counterweight Kit, and a Ball Head Adapter.  The Star Adventurer Mount will connect to any tripod with either a 1/4-20 or a 3/8-inch threaded bolt or quick release plate.  

    Supplier SKU

    S20510

    What's Included

    • Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Multi-Function Mount
    • Dec Bracket
    • Polar Scope Illuminator
    • 3/8 inch to 1/4 inch Conversion Adapter for Tripod

  • Dimensions & Specifications

    Astrophotography Tracking Modes:

    Celestial, Solar and Lunar

    Time-Lapse Photography:

    48, 12, 4, or 2 hours

    Compatible with North & South Hemispheres:

    Yes

    Max Payload:

    11 lb., 5 kg

    Wheel Gear:

    86mm diameter, 144 teeth, aluminum alloy

    Worm Gear:

    13 mm diameter, high tension brass

    Motor Drive:

    DC Servo

    Included in Astro Package:

    Declination bracket and polar scope illuminator

    Built in Polar Scope:

    Yes

    Polar Scope Field of View:

    About 7 degrees

    Automatic DSLR Shutter Release Control:

    Yes

    Saddle Plate:

    Vixen style Working Voltage:

    Duration of Operation:

    Up to 72 hours continuous tracking with high quality alkaline AA batteries at 20º C. Battery life may vary with loading & battery quality

    Operation Temperature:

    32 - 104 degrees F

    Dimensions:

    6.83” x 4.46” x 3.78”

    Weight:

    2.2 lb. or 1 kg

    Base Connect:

    3/8” threaded socket or 1/4” with included conversion adapter


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