Skywatcher Star Adventurer

Skywatcher Star Adventurer
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£199.00

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Model:  skyw_star_adv
Part Number:  50206
Brand:  Skywatcher

Skywatcher


INCLUDED IN THE BOX

  • Star Adventurer Mount
  • Ball Head Adapter
  • Illuminated Polar Scope

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 Photo Set: includes the Star Adventurer mount, ball head adapter & illuminated polar scope.

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).

Please Note: Our Star Adventurers have the latest green/white livery as shown above, not the older red colour shown below in our 360-degree image. 

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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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Great piece of kit for G&G and travel
Tuesday, 11 August 2015  | 

Bought the bundle option and I am so impressed with the perfomance.

I originally bought it for a trip to New Zealand and in order to learn its capabilities I have been using it for white light and Ha solar.

Mounted it on a low cost Manfrotto tripod and onto it I also put a Lunt Herschek wedge with an 8-24 mm Baader zoon and onto that a Canon 650D.

It supported the lot. I made a rough alignement using a compass and inclinometer and then set it to track the Sun.

I was amazed that it kept the Sun in view at 16mm for 3 hours! I was not expectng that kind of performance.

The build quality is above board and the weight is fine for hand luggage.

This wee beasty is going to get a lot of use.

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