Imaging Innovation of the Year: Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Astro Package
astrophotography, time-lapse photography: this Sky-Watcher mount does
it all. The new Star Adventurer is perfectly suited to the
increasingly-popular art form of nighttime landscape and starscape
photography. Track the night sky in lunar, solar, or sidereal modes
while pre-programmed parameters ensure perfect exposure times. There’s
even an integrated shutter release for your DSLR. We love the Star
Adventurer because it’s also a perfect choice for any smaller optical
tube with a Vixen-style connection. This compact tracking mount is your
ideal companion for a camping trip or other outdoor excursion, since you
can view the stars and capture them with one versatile piece of gear.
Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer is user-friendly and provides various combinations to satisfy all you needs for astrophotography and time-lapse photography. It is a high precision, portable and stable celestial tracking platform for sidereal, solar and lunar tracking with automatic DSLR shutter release control. Moreover, it contains pre-programmed parameters assisting you to create interesting time-lapse videos with your DSLR.
- Multiple pre-programmed speeds for time lapse photography
- Tracking rate selectable between Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
- Built in polar scope with illuminator
- DSLR interface for automatic shutter control
- Built-in auto-guiding interface
- Low power consumption
- External Mini USB power support
- Compatible with 3/8" and 1/4" camera tripod thread
- Lifetime free firmware upgrade
- Maximum payload at 5kg
Star Adventurer Stand Alone: SKU:31233
includes Star Adventurer mount, ball head adapter, illuminated polar scope.
Star Adventurer Photo Bundle: SKU:BD312331
includes Star Adventurer mount, ball head adapter, illuminated polar scope, EQ wedge
Star Adventurer Astro Bundle: SKU:BD312332
includes Star Adventurer mount, ball head adapter, illuminated polar scope, EQ wedge, mounting assembly, counter weight.
- Mount TypeUltra compact equatorial tracking platform
- Motor DriveDC Servo
- Shipping Carton Dimensions23x22x12 cm3
- Power Supply4xAA battery: DC 3.6V~6.5V; External power supply DC 5V
- Payload Capacity5kg (11 lb)
- Tracking ModesAstrophotography : Celestial/ 1/2 Celestial/ solar/ lunar tracking rate for both of N. & S. hemispheres. Time-lapse photography: 12hr/4hr/2hr rev.
Info-diagram shows what comes with each package
We would like to share a review on Star Adventurer for your reference and
SkyNews, 2014 Nov and Dec Issue. The review is done by Alan Dyer, a
seasoned astrophotographer in Canada.
Here are the highlights in the review:
- Great polar alignment. Reticle helps the procedure nicely in northern and
- EQ wedge easy to adjust, yet stable
- long battery life - 4 AA lasted for dozen nights of testing
- Great for wide angle (35mm - 50mm) astropoto, slight trailing with 135mm
(but other brands do the same), but can be corrected with Autoguiding
Overall - compact, well-built, versatile