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Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Mini with Wi-Fi. Console App -  2018 Sky & Telescope awarded the Mini Star Adventurer by Skywatcher ( Top Seller)
Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Mini with Wi-Fi. Console App

Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Mini with Wi-Fi. Console App - 2018 Sky & Telescope awarded the Mini Star Adventurer by Skywatcher ( Top Seller)

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Your Price: CAD462.08
Retail Price:CAD487.45

Your Savings:CAD25.37(5%)

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Options
Star Adventurer Mini (SAM)
Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Mini Pro Pack [+CAD70.00]
Other optional accessories
Counter Weight + Brackect + Ball Head Adapter [+CAD129.00]
Product Highlights
  • 6.6-Pound Payload Capacity
  • Use for Long-Exposure Astrophotography
  • Timelapse & Panoramic Photo Techniques
  • Built-In WiFi, Android/iOS App Control
  • Solar, Lunar, & Sidereal Tracking Rates
  • DSLR Shutter Control for Multiple Brands
  • Easy Alignment with Included Polar Scope
  • 3/8"-16 and 1/4"-20 Tripod Mounts
  • Runs on Two AA Batteries or Optional USB
  • Head Only: Camera and Tripod Required

Enjoy advanced photographic techniques such as astroimaging, star-scapes, and timelapse terrestrial or astronomic photography with the Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Mini EQ Camera Tracking Mount Head. It is outfitted with a right ascension DC servo tracking motor with multiple tracking rates for the sun, moon, and other celestial bodies — with more tracking and control options available using the built-in WiFi and the companion Android/iOS control app. The head can attach to most astronomic, photo, video, or field tripod using the 3/8"-16 mount, or the included 1/4"-20 adapter. An included ball head plate accepts most ball heads for mounting a DSLR, and an integrated port on the head enables the unit to activate the camera's shutter to pre-programmed intervals.
Tracking Head
  • Supports payloads up to 6.6 pounds
  • Right Ascension axis DC servo motor tracks celestial objects as they move across the sky
  • Solar, lunar, and sidereal tracking rates for astrophotography
  • Supports star-scape and timelapse star-scape, long and short exposure timelapse photography techniques
  • Illuminated polar axis scope enables precise alignment for accurate tracking of celestial objects
  • 36mm, 72-tooth aluminum alloy wheel gear
  • 11mm, high-tension brass worm gear
  • Runs on two user-supplied AA batteries, or 5 VDC mini-USB external power source
Star Adventurer Mini Console Control App
  • Free for Android and iOS
  • Connects directly to tracking head via internal WiFi module
  • Adds 0.5x sidereal and 2x sidereal tracking rates for star-scape and other photography techniques
  • Custom exposure times, photo intervals, or number of photos for a user-defined time range
  • Save favorite profiles for faster set up
  • Manual mode allows you to control the tracking motor without directly touching the unit for more precise handling
  • Video capture option with custom settings including frame rate, and length
  • Timelapse mode: Photo or video capture, Swing range, and Pan rate in degree/hour and direction
  • Polar axis scope utility helps determine correct settings for current day/time for accurate alignment
Mounting
    Tracking Head to Tripod:
  • Mounts directly to tripod for conventional terrestrial timelapse photography
  • Bottom and side mounting points provide options for camera orientation
  • 3/8"-16 tripod mount with 1/4"-20 adapter makes it compatible with most astronomic, photo, video, or field tripods
    Tracking Head to Camera:
  • Dovetail saddle accepts included ball head adapter to easy set up without tools
  • Ball head adapter has standard 3/8"-16 stud
  • With ball head on tracking head, the camera attaches as normal
  • DSLR shutter control port for multiple brands including Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Olympus

Sky-Watcher assembled the Star Adventurer Mini Pro Pack to bring their compact tracker together with popular accessories to give you a complete rig for wide-field astrophotography with a DSLR or for astronomy with smaller optical tube assemblies (OTAs). This kit includes the Star Adventurer Mini tracking head, an equatorial wedge for accurate long-duration tracking without field rotation, the declination bracket, and the ball head adapter. All you need is a tripod, camera, and/or OTA and you're ready to go out and enjoy the wonders of the universe.


Specifications

Payload Capacity 6.6 lb / 3.0 kg
Motors DC servo
Polar Axis Scope Included
10° field of view
Northern and Southern hemispheres
Power Requirements 2 x AA batteries, 24 h max runtime
5 VDC micro-USB, optional
Operating Temperature 14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C
Dimensions 4.1 x 3.0 x 2.8" / 10.3 x 7.6 x 7.0 cm
Weight 24.0 oz / 680.4 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.305 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.05 x 6.3 x 4.9"


Two ‚ options for our customers:
 
Star Adventurer mini (SAM)-Tracking Head Only
Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Mini EQ Camera Tracking Mount Head
  • Ball Head Adapter
  • 1/4"-20 Mount Adapter
  • Polar Axis Scope with Illuminator
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  •  
    Star Adventurer mini Pro Pack - Wedge, Multiple Adapters
  • Star Adventurer Mini EQ Camera Tracking Mount Head
  • Star Adventurer Equatorial Wedge Base
  • Star Adventurer Dec Bracket
  • Star Adventurer Ball Head Adapter
  •  Limited 2-Year Warranty



  • Skywatcher Star Adventurer Mini (SAM) Review

    Spinning SAM (Skywatcher Star Adventurer Mini Demo) from Phil Hart on Vimeo.

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