Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Mini Wifi Tracker Pro Pack
The Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Mini or SAM is the ultimate portable, high-precision tracker. This stable mini mount offers tracking modes in sidereal, solar, and lunar with automated DSLR shutter release. It is the ideal mount for traveling astrophotographers and night sky photographers wanting to capture wide-field images of the milky way, night sky landscapes, time-lapse, and deep sky images alike. The mount head weighs just 1.6 pounds and fits easily into camera bags and backpacks. Transform your photographic tripod into an equatorial mount and the included wifi allows for remote control of your mount with your phone or tablet.
This SAM Pro Pack includes the most popular SkyWatcher Star Adventurer accessories: declination bracket, ball head adapter, and EQ adapter.
About the Star Adventurer Mini Tracker:
The Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Mini can be wirelessly controlled with the free SAM console app on either iOS or Android devices. Here you can customize tracking speeds, tracking rates and other custom presets which are perfect for time-lapse videos. Built-in shutter release control allows you to be completely hands-off to ensure the imaging system stays stable. After the first shot is triggered via the auxiliary shutter release cable port, the system will continue to capture shots at the preset rate until the cable is removed.
The included illuminated polar finder makes setup easy. Once the mount is aligned, choose your tracking rate and start imaging.
The SAM includes adapters for both 3/8" and 1/4-20" tripod bolts so that it easily adapts to any tripod. The Star Adventurer Pro Pack weighs about 3 pounds, but sure to pair with a tripod that will allow for both the weight of the SAM Pro Pack and your imaging system. Our recommended tripods have ample load capacity to a stable base for your astrophotography. A Vixen-style dovetail is also included so you can easily slide on a DSLR, mirrorless camera, or telescope.
About the Ball Head Adapter:
The Star Adventurer Ball Head adapter provides a 3/8 threaded post to mount any ball of choice to the Star Adventurer. The Ball Head adapter utilizes a stand V-style dovetail on the back for easy mounting to the Star Adventurer.
About the Dec Bracket:
The Star Adventurer Dec. Bracket allows for larger telephoto lenses and small telescopes to be used. The Dec. Bracket features a slow-motion geared head for easy adjustment in the Dec. axis. These smooth adjustments are perfect when using longer focal length optics where large movements are not needed for centering the target. The Dec. Bracket also allows for an additional ball head to be mounted using its open 3/8 threaded post (opposite the gear head). You must have the Dec. Bracket to use the Star Adventurer counterweight kit. The counterweight rod threads into the Dec. Bracket.
About the EQ Base:
The Star Adventurer Latitude (EQ) Base provides a smooth and reliable way to polar align your mount. With internal gearing, the Latitude Base makes aligning to the north celestial pole easy and repeatable. The Latitude Base features a V-style dovetail system and mounting block. The mounting block threads on the Star Adventurer and allows you to quickly mount or dismount your Star Adventurer to the Latitude Base. The Base also features latitude degree markers to easily adjust the Star Adventurer to the correct placement. Underneath the Base is a 3/8 thread that can mount many of today's popular photo tripods.