Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer 2i Pro Pack

BH #SKSAPPV2 • MFR #S20512
Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer 2i Pro Pack
Key Features
  • 11-Pound Payload Capacity
  • Use for Long-Exposure Astrophotography
  • Timelapse & Panoramic Photo Techniques
  • Built-In WiFi for Smartphone App Control
Updated with the addition of a WiFi module that allows you to control the mount on your smartphone using their SynScan app, the Sky-Watcher USA Star Adventurer 2i Pro Pack gives you a complete rig for wide-field astrophotography with a DSLR or for astronomy with smaller optical tube assemblies (OTAs). The Pro Pack combines their tracking head with popular accessories, so you can start shooting or observing right out of the box. Accessories include an equatorial wedge for accurate long-duration single-axis tracking without field rotation, a counterweight kit to properly balance your loads, the declination bracket, and the ball head adapter. All you need is a tripod, camera, and/or OTA and you're ready to go out and enjoy the wonders of the universe.
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Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Equatorial Wedge Base
  • 3Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Dec Bracket
  • 4Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Ball Head Adapter
  • 5Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Counterweight Kit

Updated with the addition of a WiFi module that allows you to control the mount on your smartphone using their SynScan app, the Sky-Watcher USA Star Adventurer 2i Pro Pack gives you a complete rig for wide-field astrophotography with a DSLR or for astronomy with smaller optical tube assemblies (OTAs). The Pro Pack combines their tracking head with popular accessories, so you can start shooting or observing right out of the box. Accessories include an equatorial wedge for accurate long-duration single-axis tracking without field rotation, a counterweight kit to properly balance your loads, the declination bracket, and the ball head adapter. All you need is a tripod, camera, and/or OTA and you're ready to go out and enjoy the wonders of the universe.

Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Equatorial Wedge Base

With Sky Watcher's Star Adventurer Equatorial Wedge Base users can adapt a standard photo tripod for use with the Star Adventurer mount. The wedge mounts on any tripod with a 3/8"-16 or 1/4"-20 screw and allows users to accurately set the observation location's latitude for polar alignment. The wedge features a Vixen-style dovetail saddle, and a dovetail plate with a screw to attach the Star Adventurer mount.

UPC: 050234205306

Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Dec Bracket

The Sky Watcher Star Adventurer Dec Bracket can be used to mount telescope optical tube assemblies (OTAs) onto a Star Adventurer mount. The bracket has a Vixen-style dovetail plate on the bottom that fits onto the mount's saddle, the flat plate on one end features a 1/4"-20 screw for the OTA and on the opposite end is a socket for an optional counterweight shaft.

UPC: 050234205603

Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Ball Head Adapter

Use Sky Watcher's Star Adventurer Ball Head Adapter to mount a DLSR camera onto your Star Adventurer EQ for long exposure or time-lapse wide-field astrophotography. The adapter fits onto the mount's Vixen-style saddle and is equipped with a 3/8"-16 thread screw to accept a user-supplied photo ball head.

UPC: 050234205504

Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Counterweight Kit

Use Sky Watcher's Star Adventurer Counterweight Kit to balance the weight of an optical tube assembly or camera rig that is mounted on your Star Adventurer mount. The kit comes with a threaded shaft, a 2.2lb (1kg) weight, a retaining screw to hold its placement on the shaft, and an end screw to make sure the weight doesn't slip off the shaft.

UPC: 050234205405

Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Equatorial Wedge Base Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight1.705 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.95 x 5.65 x 5.35"

Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Dec Bracket Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight1.23 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.2 x 5.35 x 4.55"

Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Ball Head Adapter Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight0.23 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)2.85 x 2.5 x 2.45"

Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Counterweight Kit Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight2.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.25 x 3.45 x 3.15"
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