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Products Features (Note: Tripod not included)
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.
Watch this video :Star Adventurer Quick Guide - Widefield Astrophotography
- 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
includes Star Adventurer mount with ball head adapter and illuminated polar scope, EQ wedge, mounting assembly, counter weight.
Camera, telescope, tripod and ball head shown for illustration purposes but not included.
Recommended: PerGear Ball Head and Pelican Case 1500 (see photo) and Red Dot Hot Shoe Finder
Mount Type?Ultra compact equatorial tracking platform
Motor Drive?DC Servo
Shipping Carton Dimensions?23x22x12 cm3
Power Supply?4xAA battery: DC 3.6V~6.5V; External power supply DC 5V
Payload Capacity?5kg (11 lb)
Tracking Modes?Astrophotography : Celestial/ 1/2 Celestial/ solar/ lunar tracking rate for both of N. & S. hemispheres. Time-lapse photography: 12hr/4hr/2hr rev.
Note on Use of Shutter Control Cable feature - The shutter interval period is either 100 seconds or 50 seconds. For best results we recommend you use a camera intervalometer specific to your camera available from camera stores.
Shutter Release Cables Available: (click for pricing and availability)
Canon (E3) (SKU: 92106) compatible with E3-type remote control terminal. ?Canon EOS 100D, 300D/350D, 400D/450D, 500D/550D, 600D/650D, 700D, 60D/60Da, 70D
Canon (N3) - SKU: 92100 - compatible with N3-type remote control terminal. ?Canon EOS 7D/6D/5D series, 1D series, 1V, 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, ?
Nikon (10-Pin) - SKU: 92101 - compatible with 10-pin (MC-20, MC-22, MC-30, MC-36) remote terminal . ?Nikon D1/D2/D3/D4 series, D200/D300/D700/D800 series.
Nikon (DC1) - SKU: 92102 - compatible with MC-DC1 remote terminal?For Nikon D80, D70S,
Nikon (DC2) - SKU: 92103 - compatible with MC-DC2 remote terminal?NIKON D90, D600, D3000/D5000 series, D7000
Olympus (UC1) SKU: 92104 - Any model with RM-UC1 remote terminal. ?OLYMPUS E-series (E620/550), PEN series (E-PL2/PL3), SP-series (SP 590/570)
Sony (S1) SKU: 92105 - Any model with S1-type remote terminal. ?SONY a100, a200, a300, a350, 450, a550, a560, a700, a850, a900 ?Minolta/Konica a-7 Digital, a Sweet 5, a807si, a-9, Damige 7Hi/7i, a-7