Skywatcher Star Adventurer Astronomy Bundle

Skywatcher Star Adventurer Astronomy Bundle
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£275.00

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Model:  skyw_star_adv_astro_bundle
Brand:  Skywatcher

Skywatcher

INCLUDED IN THE BOX

  • Star Adventurer Mount
  • Ball Head Adapter
  • Illuminated Polar Scope
  • Dovetail L-Bracket
  • Equatorial Wedge
  • Counterweight Shaft
  • 1kg Counterweight

The new Skywatcher Star Adventurer provides an excellent route into astrophotography for those using DSLR cameras with wide-field and medium focal length DSLR lenses. It's ease of use and aircraft-friendly size will also appeal to those wanting to travel to dark-sky locations. 

The user-friendly Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer provides various combinations to satisfy your grab-&-go portable astrophotography needs. It is a precise, portable and stable celestial tracking platform for sidereal, solar and lunar tracking with automatic DSLR shutter release control. 

Star Adventurer Astro-Photo Bundle: includes the Star Adventurer Mount, Ball Head Adapter, Illuminated Polar Scope, Dovetail L-Bracket, Equatorial Wedge and Counterweight Shaft with 1kg Counterweight.

An optional camera shutter release cable is available separately for many popular camera models/brands.

The Star Adventurer can attach to any standard tripod via its ¼” or 3/8” adapters. The latitude can be set by either adjusting the tilt of your tripod head to match your latitude or more accurately by purchasing the optional Equatorial Wedge. To fit a camera to the Star Adventurer, either a tripod Ball Head is required (not supplied) or the optional Dovetail L-Bracket. The optional Dovetail L-Bracket used in conjunction with the optional counterweight shaft/counterweight also allows small telescopes (e.g. Skymax-90), with a ¼-20 tripod fitting, to be used with the Star Adventurer. A small telescope and camera (using a ball head, not supplied) can be mounted simultaneously on the Dovetail L-bracket. Using just the dovetail bar from the optional Dovetail L-Bracket, two cameras can be mounted at the same time using two tripod ball heads (not supplied).

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GENERAL FEATURES

  • Tracking rate selectable between Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
  • Built in polar scope with illuminator
  • DSLR interface for automatic electronic shutter control
  • Built-in auto-guiding interface for single-axis auto guiding
  • Low power consumption
  • External Mini USB power support
  • Compatible with 3/8" and 1/4" camera tripod thread
  • Free firmware upgrades
  • Maximum payload at 5kg Specifications
  • Mount Type Ultra compact equatorial tracking platform
  • Motor Drive DC Servo
  • Power Supply 4xAA battery: DC 3.6V~6.5V
  • External power supply DC 5V
  • Payload Capacity 5kg (11 lb)
  • Tracking Modes Sidereal, Solar or Lunar tracking rate for both North & South hemispheres.
 

Quick Setup Guide

There are currently no specifications available for this product.

The following manuals and downloads are available for this product:

Manuals

Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer (PDF)

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So far, so good
Friday, 24 February 2017  | 

I am really surprised. Mostly, the price don't come with quality and precission, but not in this case. I have had chance to test the setup today and with pretty rough alignment, I managed to get 200sec exposure with pinpoint stars in result. The only bad point is, Polar scope illuminator has no swith to turn it off.


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Impressed so far.
Friday, 8 January 2016  | 

I bought this so I could do long exposure wide field pictures of the Milky Way and meteor showers with a Nikon D810. First impressions are not disappointing.

I was concerned about carrying out the polar alignment but this was carried out easily using the Kochab method. Having attached my camera I was then concerned that the clutch wheel seemed to spin freely despite it being switched on. Regardless, I pointed the camera skywards and set it to a 20min exposure.

I should explain that the weather was less than ideal as it was blowing a force 6 so I wasn't expecting miracles but the truck was an adequate windbreak. After 20mins, I closed the shutter and checks the picture. Sure enough, there were pinpoints, not trails - awesome.

Downloading the picture and tweeking some contrast, clarity and luminance noise revealed a picture so packed with detail, even with a 20mm lens, I could see a spiral arm emanating from Andromeda.

So glad I came across this bit of kit, very excited for the coming year. Here's hoping for some clear skies!

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