Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Mount Photo Package

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  • $319.00
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  • The amazingly portable Star Adventurer Mount supports time-lapse photography with your DSLR
  • Weight capacity is 11 pounds, capable of holding small telescopes and heavy camera systems
  • The Star Adventurer Photo Package includes a Ball Head Adapter
  • 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

    Attach your DSLR camera and lens to the Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Mount for cool time-lapse photography! The Photo Package includes a Ball Head Adapter so that you can mount your favorite 3/8” ball head on the Star Adventurer mount. Just add a sturdy tripod and this package is ready for a DSLR camera and your artistic creativity!

    Take time-lapsed pictures like a pro

    The Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer is a great travel companion for those times when the event, or location, simply screams to be remembered photographically. 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 the Haleakala crater on Maui! Capture majestic Joshua trees and boulders against a starry pinwheel backdrop, take a time-lapsed video of the Moon rising over the New York skyline, show a river or a city in motion. The more you use this amazing photographic tool, the more great ideas will pop into your head. Just do a search for “time-lapse photography” and take a look at the resulting images to see what I mean.

    Multiple tracking and time-lapse modes

    There are several different tracking modes available on the Star Adventurer Mount, 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. Choose your tracking rate via an innovative, user friendly Mode Dial. It has several pre-programmed time settings that allow you to take unique star-scape and time-lapse photographs with ease.   The mount also supports shorter time-lapse photography via an automatic control of an optional DSLR shutter release cable.

    Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Mount is for astronomy, too

    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 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.

    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 Dec Bracket. 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, or to a 3/8” ball head with the included Ball Head Adapter.

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    What's Included

    • Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Multi-Function Mount
    • Ball Head Adapter
    • 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 Both Hemispheres:


    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 Photo Package:

    Ball Head Adapter and Polar Scope Illuminator

    Built in Polar Scope:


    Polar Scope Field of View:

    About 7 degrees

    Automatic DSLR Shutter Release Control:


    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


    6.83” x 4.46” x 3.78”


    2.2 lb. or 1 kg

    Base Connect:

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

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    Manufacturer Warranty

    Default manufacturer warranty.

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