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Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Mini Camera Tracking Mount Head Wedge Base Bracket and Adapter Pro Pack

  • mfr: S20582
  • SKU: S20582
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Product highlights

  • 6.6-pound payload capacity
  • Built-in Wi-Fi control
  • Ultra-light 1.5-pound body
  • Free Star Adventurer Console control app (for iOS and Android)
  • Latitude (EQ) base, dec bracket, and ball head adapter included
  • Features an all-metal gearing
  • Compatible with all Star Adventurer accessories
  • Built-in SNAP port for camera control
  • LED lit polar alignment sight for fast general alignments

Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Mini Camera Tracking Mount Head Wedge Base Bracket and Adapter Pro Pack

Meet SAM - the Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Mini Pro Pack. Sky-Watcher’s extremely popular family of star tracker mounts has helped revolutionize the lightweight astrophotography market, making it easier and less expensive to enter into what can be a very challenging hobby. It has been made to be lighter and easier. SAM is a user-friendly, multi-function mount to satisfy all your long-exposure photography needs for creating unbelievable nightscapes, lunar and solar eclipses (with proper solar filters), deep space astrophotography, and stirring time-lapse videos. It is ideal for wide-field photography or lightweight celestial viewing. Get a free Star Adventurer Console app for total control of the Star Adventurer Mini. It has customizable speeds including sidereal, solar, and lunar. SAM is a high-precision, extremely portable, and stable tracking platform for sidereal, solar, and lunar tracking with automatic DSLR shutter release control. It is small and light enough to easily fit into a camera bag or backpack, making it an ideal mount for the photographer or videographer on the move.

Necessity for Astrophotographers

Whether you are looking for a tracking platform to capture wide-field images of the Milky Way, or seeking a compact travel mount, SAM is a necessity for astrophotographers of every skill level. This high-precision, portable celestial tracking platform can transform almost any tripod into an equatorial mount, assisting photographers with long exposures to the night sky. SAM breaks from the mold of traditional equatorial mounts with an abundance of add-on accessories to complement wide-field astrophotography, nightscape images, or time-lapse photography. It has a polar finderscope with an illuminator for easy alignment with Polaris. DSLR camera interface with automatic shutter control. V-style dovetail saddle, with the ability to mount a ball head adapter for 360 total sky pointing.

A Mobile Platform

With the free Star Adventurer Console app (for iOS and Android), you can customize your tracking speeds, choose between sidereal, solar, and lunar, or customizable presets useful for time-lapse videos. SAM is the perfect learning tool for beginners with no polar alignment experience. The setup is a cinch using the included illuminated polar finderscope. Once aligned, users can attach their camera and activate sidereal tracking to start photographing the Milky Way or deep space objects like nebulae and even galaxies millions of light-years from Earth.

Easy Integration with Any Tripod

The declination assembly uses a specialized Vixen-style saddle plate for attaching cameras, tripod heads, or optical tubes. Attaching a ball head to this Vixen-style plate provides most users with enough flexibility to point their camera around the sky freely while maintaining tracking. The Star Adventurer tracking platform can attach to a tripod using a 3/8-inch thread socket and includes an adapter for ¼-20-inch thread sizes.

Automatic Shutter-Release Control

No need for an intervalometer timer with the Star Adventurer Mini! With completely programable shutter exposure settings, the SAM can trigger a DSLR using the auxiliary shutter release cable. Once the camera is plugged into the mount and a shot is fired, it will continually shoot for the programmed exposures until the cable is removed. With a payload capacity of 3 kg (6.6 pounds), the Star Adventurer Mini is exceptional for nightscape photographers, traveling astronomers, and anyone in need of a small tracking mount.

Customize Your Setup

In addition to the Star Adventurer Mini mount, several add-on accessories are available. The equatorial base allows this platform to polar align and track in the RA axis, turning a conventional photo tripod into an important astrophotography tool. Both axes also feature clutches, allowing users to aim the Star Adventurer Mini without losing polar alignment. For users photographing nightscapes or deep space objects, the optional ball head adapter provides more freedom to frame images, while delivering consistent tracking.

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Color B&W
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We do not currently offer exchanges. Please return the item you purchased within 30 days and order what you’d like instead. 
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If you ordered a product that included a free item, you must include the free item with your return. If not, your return will not be accepted and you will not receive a full refund. 
We currently only offer camera repairs at our Brooklyn store. The item must be dropped off and collected in person as we do not accept shipped items for repair. For more information, please call our Brooklyn store on 1.718.431.7900. 
Most items can be returned within 30 days for a full refund. Click here to read our full return policy. 

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Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Mini Camera Tracking Mount Head Wedge Base Bracket and Adapter Pro Pack

Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Mini Camera Tracking Mount Head Wedge Base Bracket and Adapter Pro Pack SKU: S20582

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