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Sky-Watcher AllView Mount

B&H # SKMAVC Mfr # S20150
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You Pay: $359.95
Product Highlights
  • Create Time Lapse Panning Videos
  • Dual Encoder Technology on Each Axis
  • Electronic Shutter Release
  • Motorized Panning Head For Video Cameras
  • Hand Controller
  • Database Of 42,900 Celestial Objects
  • Detachable Motorized Head
  • Cable Supplied for Canon Rebel DSLR

The Sky-Watcher AllView Mount from Celestron is a multi-purpose mount designed to be used as an altazimuth go-to computerized astronomical mount (using an optional telescope optical tube), a motorized platform for taking panoramic photographs, a stable platform for panning while taking time lapse video or still images, and a motorized base for smooth panning video.

It comes with a multi-purpose mounting bracket for attaching an optical tube, still camera, or video camera. Dual optical encoders make sure that the mount never loses position even when moved by hand. It is supported by a sturdy stainless steel tripod with an accessory tray. The hand controller accesses a database of 42,900 astronomical objects. An electronic shutter release cable for most Canon DSLR cameras is included while other optional cables are available for alternate cameras.

Not only can the Sky-Watcher AllView Mount be used as a computer controlled telescope mount, it can also be used as a motorized tripod for photography or video recording as well. The AllView mount and the panoramic functionality of the SynScan AZ hand controller work together as a panoramic controlled mount and head. There are three methods for shooting panoramic images - Easy Pano Mode, Preset Pano Mode and Time Lapse Mode. The AZ GOTO MODE provides extensive computerized go-to functionality to assist in finding and enjoying the treasures of the night sky. The user-friendly menu system allows automatic slewing to over 42,900 objects.

The SynScan AZ hand control has three ports on its bottom edge. The hand control cable has a RJ-45 with 8 connecting pins on one end and a RJ-12 connector with 6 pins on the opposite end. The center port on the bottom of the hand control is used for RS-232 communications between the SynScan AZ and a computer or other device. The DC power port allows independent use of the SynScan AZ hand control for users who wish to browse the database or update the firmware without connecting to the optical device.

Leveling bubble provided on the mount's base to check the mount's level
Mounting bracket can be configured to hold a camera in landscape or portrait orientation
¼-20 mounting screw on the Landscape Mounting Plate to attach camera, camcorder or telescope optical tube
Dual-Encoder design on both axes of the mount means that the mount will not lose its alignment or positional information on either axis, even if the scope is moved by hand
Requires 12 Volts DC, or 8 - 16 Volts with an optional AC adapter or ten AA alkaline batteries in the built-in battery compartment
Mounting bracket assembly includes Dovetail Bar, Guiding Rail, Landscape Mounting Plate and Portrait Mounting Plate
Time Lapse Mode permits a series of still images over a long period of time while the mount slowly pans
Video coursing feature allows video with a constant slewing speed from one point to another
Hand control has a dual-line, 16-character display that is backlit for comfortable viewing
Three methods to align the SynScan AZ - Brightest Star alignment, 2-Star alignment and Daytime alignment
SynScan AZ provides a Pointing Accuracy Enhancement (PAE) function to further improve accuracy
SynScan AZ database with over 42,900 celestial objects includes complete Messier, NGC, IC SAO catalogues and 25 user defined objects and is flash upgradeable
The Tour presents highlights of what is in the sky at that moment presenting the brightest and most beautiful objects
Slew Speeds: 1000x, 800x, 600x, 400x, 200x, 32x, 16x, 8x, 2x, 1x
Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar
Tracking Modes: Dual Axis Tracking
Dovetail Compatible: accepts "Vixen-style" dovetail
Go-To Pointing Accuracy: up to 5 arc min
Mount Type Altazimuth
Load Capacity 9 lb / 4.1 kg
Motor DC Servo Motors
GO-TO Capability Yes
Altitude / Latitude Adjustment Yes
Polar Axis Scope Alignment method: brightest star, 2-star and daytime
Includes Tripod/Pier Adjustable height, steel tripod legs
Power Source 8V to 15V DC 1Amp
Weight 21 lb / 9.53 kg
Sky-Watcher AllView Mount
  • SynScan Hand Control
  • 4 Piece Mounting Bracket
  • Steel Tripod
  • Accessory Tray
  • Camera Shutter Cable for Canon Rebel Cameras
  • Two Year Limited Warranty
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    Sky-Watcher AllView Mount
     
    4.3

    (based on 3 reviews)

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          5.0

          Sky-Watcher AllView Mount by Sky-Watcher

          By Dallas

          from East Central Illinois

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Follw Instruction
          • Easy To Program
          • Easy to Use
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy
            • Time Lapse Photography

            Comments about Sky-Watcher AllView Mount:

            I really like this mount. I currently use it for timelapse photography shooting as well as astronomy with My Orion telescope. It is easy to set up and use, as well as the motorized control head is easy to program for my photography usage as well. I really have nothing negative to say about this unit.

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            4.0

            AllView Alright!

            By bwana

            from Bergen, Alberta, Canada

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Easy To Setup And Get Ope
            • Good tracking
            • Lightweight
            • Works Very Nicely With St

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Astronomy
              • Lunar Imaging
              • Solar imaging
              • Solarlunar Imaging
              • Travel

              Comments about Sky-Watcher AllView Mount:

              This is my 3rd Sky-Watcher mount, joining a S-W Az-Eq6 and Eq6Pro. It is primarily meant as grab-and-go mount for DSLR Astro-Imaging and solar/lunar imaging and works very well in this capacity.

              Pros:
              - Easy to setup and get operational
              - Works very nicely with Starry Night Pro off a laptop
              - Reasonable price for performance.
              - Added advantage of panorama functionality
              - Camera control works well with my Canon 60D's

              Cons:
              - Sky-Watcher/Celestron has, once again, not added the Sun to their GoTo menu. A real bummer for solar imaging enthusiasts! Bad Sky-Watcher!! The reason for only a 4 star rating.

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              4.0

              Great motorized mounted tripod

              By Jordan Liles

              from Brooklyn, NY

              About Me Avid Adventurer

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              Pros

              • Not Too Much Money
              • Only Takes 1 Hr To Learn

              Cons

              • Hard To Find Bag For It
              • Needs 8 Batteries To Run
              • No Power Cable In Box
              • Pan Tilt Issues

              Best Uses

              • Motorized Pan And Tilt
              • Time Lapse

              Comments about Sky-Watcher AllView Mount:

              This product delivers great time lapse as well as smooth video pans and tilts. It's fairly easy to learn, and it comes with a nice instruction manual that isn't too thick. My only gripe is that if you set the tripod to both slowly pan and tilt from one point to another, the panning and tilting won't match up, even if you measure it all correctly. It might finish the panning before finishing the tilting, despite the fact that each way is moving the same distance. Maybe something to fix in the future.

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