About this product
Part Number: 50206
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.
360° Product Tour
- 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
What's in the box
- Star Adventurer Mount
- Ball Head Adapter
- Illuminated Polar Scope
Downloads / Manuals
The following manuals and downloads are available for this product:
Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer (PDF)
|Average Rating (1 Review): |Great piece of kit for G&G and travel
Tuesday, 11 August 2015 | Lee
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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