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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, ball head adapter, wedge & illuminated polar scope. (Does not include mounting assembly nor counter-weight - as in "Astro Bundle."
Camera, telescope, tripod and ball head shown for illustration purposes but not included.
Recommended: Celestron StarPointer Finder and Red Dot Hotshoe Adapter
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) shutter release cable - (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