Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Motorized Mount Astro Package

BH #SKS20510 • MFR #S20510
Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Motorized Mount Astro Package
Key Features
  • EQ Mount Only
  • 11 lb Payload Capacity
  • Selectable Tracking Speeds
  • Multiple Preprogrammed Speeds
Sky-Watcher's Star Adventurer Motorized Mount Astro Package is an easy-to-use equatorial mount that offers accurate tracking capabilities for astronomy and astrophotography. With a simple turn of a dial, select from Lunar, Solar, or Star tracking modes, or four speeds from 0.5x to 12x if the modes are not exactly right. An integrated polar alignment scope with an included illuminator help the alignment process in either the Northern or Southern Hemispheres, and a date dial compensates for star drift over time to extend the usability of the scope.
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Sky-Watcher S20510 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Motor and Gears
  • 3Tracking
  • 4Alignment
  • 5Power
  • 6Mount

Sky-Watcher's Star Adventurer Motorized Mount Astro Package is an easy-to-use equatorial mount that offers accurate tracking capabilities for astronomy and astrophotography. With a simple turn of a dial, select from Lunar, Solar, or Star tracking modes, or four speeds from 0.5x to 12x if the modes are not exactly right. An integrated polar alignment scope with an included illuminator help the alignment process in either the Northern or Southern Hemispheres, and a date dial compensates for star drift over time to extend the usability of the scope.

In addition to standard stargazing or astrophotography, the mount is also ideally suited for star-scape photos and has a time-lapse mode. A 2.5mm three-segment stereo jack is integrated into the mount and gives the mount the ability to control a compatible DSLR's shutter release for long-exposure or time-lapse photography. Pre-programmed intervals, based on the tracking mode selected, optimize the exposure times for the subjects selected.

The Star Adventurer mount features a Vixen-style dovetail saddle for compatible accessories and optical tube assemblies (OTAs). It has both 3.8"-16 and 1/4"-20 tripod mounts to fit on most astronomical, photo, or video tripods and is offered here without a tripod, OTA, or counterweights.

Motor and Gears
  • DC servomotor
  • 86mm diameter, 144-tooth aluminum-alloy wheel gear
  • 13mm diameter brass worm gear
Tracking
  • Supports star-scape and time-lapse photography
  • Selectable Solar, Lunar, Star tracking speeds
  • 0.5, 2x, 6x, and 12x tracking speed options
  • Manual clutch release facilitates faster alignment and adjustment
  • Northern and Southern Hemisphere compatible
  • Left/Right control buttons enable manual control of tracking up to 12x
  • Free lifetime firmware updates
Alignment
  • Built-in polar alignment scope
  • Includes polar scope illuminator
  • Integrated RJ-12 single-axis right ascension auto-guider port supports ST-4-type guiders
Power
  • Runs on four AA batteries
  • Mini USB port for external power or for updating the firmware
  • Low energy consumption allows for up to 72 hours of continuous tracking on battery power
Mount
  • 3/8"-16 and 1/4"-20 tripod mounts
  • Vixen-style dovetail saddle
  • 11 lb payload capacity
UPC: 050234205108

Sky-Watcher S20510 Specs

Mount Type
Equatorial
Load Capacity
11 lb / 5 kg
Motor
DC servo
Gear Drive
Wheel gear: 86 mm diameter, 144 teeth, aluminum alloy
Worm gear: 13 mm diameter, brass
GoTo Capability
No
Polar Axis Scope
Yes. Built-in and illuminated
Includes Tripod/Pier
No
Power Source
4 x AA batteries, up to 72 hr
Mini-USB port for external power
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Dimensions
6.8 x 4.5 x 3.8" / 17.4 x 11.3 x 9.6 cm
Weight
2.2 lb / 1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.485 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.2 x 8.75 x 5.1"

Sky-Watcher S20510 Reviews

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question

Does this support PHD Guiding?
Asked by: Anonymous
You can do auto guiding on the Star Adventurer with just about anything. It works like any other mount.
Answered by: Alex S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

If I have equatorial wedge for celestron 8Se can ...

If I have equatorial wedge for celestron 8Se can I use it .. also tell me extra accessories??
Asked by: Amit
This only can hold up to an 11 lb Payload Capacity. This OTA will not be compatible with this Mount. My apologies.
Answered by: Alex S
Date published: 2020-11-03

What is the Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer's (BH ...

What is the Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer's (BH #SKS20510 MFR #S20510) current draw when powering it through the USB port?
Asked by: Michael
According to Sky-Watcher less than .5 amp hrs. draw.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2023-07-03

Can I use this with an Acratech long lens head ...

Can I use this with an Acratech long lens head and levelling base?
Asked by: John
Yes you should be able to.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2020-11-03

Is this Sky-watcher (S20510) compatible with ...

Is this Sky-watcher (S20510) compatible with Sky-Watcher SynScan USB Adapter (S30107)?
Asked by: Sergei
Yes, the Sky-watcher (S20510) is compatible with the Sky-Watcher SynScan USB Adapter (S30107).
Answered by: Lenny
Date published: 2022-11-04

Do you still need to buy the Star Adventurer ...

Do you still need to buy the Star Adventurer Latitude (EQ) Base? Or is it included in the set?
Asked by: Isaac
The base would not be included, you can order t here via the attached link https://bhpho.to/3soSDE8 or search for it on our website with item number SKS20530
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2021-03-22

question

In the specs says ST-4 type Auto-Guider Compatible . Can you point which auto guider can i use in this device?
Asked by: Gustavo
The ST-4 is an industry standard auto-guider port. Numerous auto-guiders use this same port. It uses 5 wires, one of which is the ground wire, the other four wires nudge the mount east & west (along the right-ascension axis) or north & south along the declination axis. However this mount only has a right-ascension axis (which means it only rotates the mount in the east-to-west direction to compensate for the rotation of the Earth). Any ST-4 compatible auto-guider that supports single axis guiding (since there is no declination axis) will work.The more complicated bit is how to mount the auto-guider. Guiders typically have their own guide scope and this implies that you'd need to get a dual-saddle mount ... to you can attach both the camera & lens to one saddle and the guide-scope and guide camera to the other saddle... and still stay within the payload of the mount.Use of a guider is typically not needed at lower focal lengths (telescopes need them... camera lenses usually do not) and often if you're experiencing smearing in the images it is often a consequence of inadequate polar alignment (which a single-axis auto-guider cannot compensate for anyway) or poor support (flexure issues -- possibly because the tripod isn't beefy enough for the load. Use a strong tripod... if you want to pursue astrophotography, this is not the time to economize or save weight on tripod selection.)
Answered by: Tim C.
Date published: 2018-08-25

Which differences has this Astro Package version ...

Which differences has this Astro Package version in comparison with Pro Pack version?
Asked by: Mauricio
The Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Mini Pro Pack BH #SKSAMPP • MFR #S20582 has these additional accessories, Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Equatorial Wedge Base B&H # SKS20530 MFR # S20530 plus the Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Ball Head Adapter B&H # SKS2055
Answered by: David
Date published: 2021-03-08
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