THE MOBILE OBSERVATORY
AND PHOTOGRAPHY PLATFORM
Portable, Powerful and Precise. The Ultimate Night and Day Platform
Ideal for wide-field photography, or lightweight celestial viewing
Multiple preprogramed speeds, including sidereal, solar and lunar
Illuminated polar finderscope for easy alignment with Polaris
Whether you’re looking for a tracking platform to capture widefield images of the Milky Way, or seeking a compact travel mount, the Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer is a necessity for astrophotographers of every skill level. This high precision, portable celestial tracking platform can transform almost any tripod into an equatorial mount, assisting photographers with long exposures of the night sky. The Star Adventurer breaks from the mold of traditional equatorial mounts with an abundance of add on accessories to complement wide-field astrophotography, nightscape images, telescope slewing or time-lapse photography.
Shoot Incredible Nightscapes
Using seven preprogramed tracking speeds, photographers can choose between sidereal, solar and lunar, or four additional tracking speeds from 0.5x to 12x, useful for time-lapse videos. Even for users with no polar alignment experience, the Star Adventurer is easy to setup using the included illuminated polar finderscope. Once aligned, users can attach their camera and activate sidereal tracking to start photographing the Milky way.
DSLR camera interface with automatic shutter control
Built in Auto-guider port (ST-4)
V-style dovetail saddle, with ability to mount ball head for easier camera movement
Easy Integration with Any Tripod
The declination assembly uses a specialized Vixen-style saddle plate for attaching cameras, tripod heads, or optical tubes. Attaching a ball head to this Vixen style plate provides most users with enough flexibility to slew around the sky freely while maintaining tracking. The Star Adventurer tracking platform can attach to a tripod using a 3.8”-16 thread and includes an adapter for ¼”-20 thread sizes.
Automatic Shutter Release Control
No need for an intervelometer timer with the Star Adventurer! With a 60-second preset exposure setting, the Star Adventurer can trigger a DSLR using the auxiliary shutter release cable. Once the camera is plugged into the mount and a shot is fired, it will continually shoot 60 second exposures until the cable is removed.
For astrophotographers seeking perfectly round stars, the Star Adventurer also comes equipped with a standard ST-4 port, allowing users to connect an autoguider with a lightweight guidescope to the mounting assembly bar. With a payload capacity of 5 kg (11 lbs), the Star Adventurer can mount a small guide scope and camera for tack sharp wide-field photos, or a refractor for visual observing.
Customize your Setup
In addition to the Star Adventurer mount, several add-on accessories are available. The Equatorial base allows this platform to polar align and track in the RA axis, turning a conventional photo tripod into an important astrophotography tool. Both axis also feature clutches, allowing users to aim the Star Adventurer without losing polar alignment. For users photographing nightscapes, the optional ball-head adapter provides more freedom to frame image, while delivering consistent tracking.