Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Motorized Mount Photo Package

Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Motorized Mount Photo Package

Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Motorized Mount Photo Package

B&H # SKS20520 MFR # S20520
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Product Highlights

  • EQ Mount Only
  • 11lb Payload Capacity
  • Ball-Head Adapter Included
  • Selectable Tracking Speeds
  • Multiple Preprogrammed Speeds
  • Built-In Illuminated Polar Scope
  • DSLR Shutter Control Interface
  • ST-4 type Auto-Guider Compatible
  • 3/8"-16 and 1/4"-20 Tripod Mounts
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail Plate
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  • 1Description

Sky Watcher's Star Adventurer Motorized Mount Photo Package is an easy-to-use equatorial mount that offers accurate tracking capabilities for time-lapse and long-exposure wide-field astrophotography. With a simple turn of a dial select 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 helps 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.

Included with the Star Adventurer is a ball head adapter with a 3/8"-16 screw to mount a photo ball head to adapt it for use with a DSLR camera. A 2.5mm 3-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. 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 counter-weights.

Motor and Gears
  • DC servo motor
  • 86mm diameter, 144-tooth aluminum alloy wheel gear
  • 13mm diameter brass Worm gear
Tracking
  • Supports starscape 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
  • Includes a ball head adapter with a 3/8"-16 screw to mount a photo ball head to adapt it for use with a DSLR camera
  • 3/8"-16 and 1/4"-20 tripod mounts
  • Vixen-style dovetail saddle
  • 11 lb payload capacity
UPC: 050234205207
In the Box
Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Motorized Mount Photo Package
  • Star Adventurer Ball Head Adapter
  • Polar Scope Illuminator
  • Limited Two-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    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
    GO-TO 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 3.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.5 x 8.8 x 5.3"

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