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Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Mini EQ Camera Tracking Mount Head


Price: $299.00


  • Manufacturer: Sky-Watcher USA
  • MPN: S20580
  • SKU: S20580
  • Availability: In-Stock - Available at warehouse ships in 1-2 weeks

 

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




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