Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Motorized Mount Photo Package

BH #SKS20520 • MFR #S20520V1
Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Motorized Mount Photo Package
Key Features
  • EQ Mount Only
  • 11 lb Payload Capacity
  • Ball Head Adapter Included
  • Selectable Tracking Speeds
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 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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Will the shutter release for timelapse work with a Sony a7RII? If so, what cable would I need?
Asked by: David
Yes it will work with the A7 series cameras but you need this cable:
Answered by: Alex S.
Date published: 2018-08-26


There is a red version of this sold in Canada and Europe. Will you be selling the red version anytime soon?
Asked by: Steven C.
As of now we are not selling the Red Version. My apologies.
Answered by: Alex S.
Date published: 2018-08-25


in the box information...-Star Adventurer Ball Head Adapter-Star Adventurer Dec Bracket-Polar Scope Illuminatorthree accessories all include ?
Asked by: Anonymous
In the box this model comes with the Star Adventurer Ball Head Adapter, and the Polar Scope Illuminator. As well as a 2 Year Limited Warranty.
Answered by: Alex S.
Date published: 2018-08-25

How can you capture multi-row Is it possible to ...

How can you capture multi-row Is it possible to capture multi-row panos with the Sky-Watcher? Is it possible to use it with a Nodal Ninja 6 with Nadir Adapter?
Asked by: Herbert
Pretty sure it's not. Check out some how-to YouTube videos on the product to learn more.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-06-30

If i get a ball head, what does its load capacity ...

If i get a ball head, what does its load capacity need to be at least? thank you all
Asked by: jewels
This product only weighs 2.2 pounds.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-10-03

Can this be programmed to track satellites?

Can this be programmed to track satellites?
Asked by: ron
This cannot be programmed to track satellites.
Answered by: Alex S
Date published: 2021-03-25


Is the additional latitude base required for astro-photography? Can I just use a tripod that has a tilt head instead?
Asked by: Bill
While it is not absolutely necessary, it is handy if you are working from the same dark area often. It is well built and the worm gear movement is very smooth. If your primary use is astro, I would recommend purchasing the Dec bracket and possibly the counterweight if your shoot a really long (>400mm) lens, as the ball head adapter covers the polar scope so once you align, you add the camera and can't check the alignment. With the Dec bracket, you can use Velcro to jury-rig the polar scope illuminator so you can shoot Polaris with your camera attached. There aren't a lot of users of the Sky Adventurer yet, but so far I am very impressed with the unit. BTW, the Dec bracket also gives you the opportunity to add a guiding scope to the rig for extremely long exposures.
Answered by: David M.
Date published: 2018-08-25


Is it possible to solar align ? Would this work for the upcoming solar eclipse?
Asked by: Jad L.
In theory yes, sort of. However, you would aim the thing at the North Star (more or less - there is some tweaking) rather than at the sun. Unfortunately, the North Star isn't going to be visible in the daylight at the start of the eclipse. You could try to wing it with a star-tracking app and compass (keeping in mind the deviation between magnetic and true north). Or, because the next solar eclipse in the US won't be for a long time, you may want to line it up with Polaris the night before (earlier, if the night will be cloudy). Good seeing!
Answered by: John G.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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