The most advanced star tracker in its class. The Star Adventurer now
includes built in WIFI, this now aligns with its little brother SAM (
Star Adventurer MINI ), but that’s not all. The new 2i version now
includes the advanced firmware dial and features. The Star Adventurer is
known as the gateway into astrophotography, with these upgrade features
making it an even more powerful and enjoyable astrophotography tool.
astrophotography, time-lapse photography: this Sky-Watcher mount does
it all. The new Star Adventurer 2i 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 2i 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.
- Built in WiFi
- 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
- Mount TypeUltra compact equatorial tracking platform
- Motor DriveDC Servo
- Shipping Carton Dimensions 23x22x12 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.
The Photo Package includes the Star Adventurer 2i mount, polar scope
illuminator, and ball head adapter. Optional EQ base is available. Camera and tripod are not included.
The Astro Package includes the Star Adventurer 2i mount, polar scope
illuminator, and dec bracket. Optional EQ base is available. OTA, tripod and counterweight kit are not included.
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