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Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Mini (SAM) with WiFi - S20580

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Mount
Sky-Watcher
S20580
$390

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Highlights

  • All metal gearing
  • 6.6 payload capacity
  • Built in WiFi control
  • Free SAM Console control app (for iOS and Android)
  • Complete customizable control for photographing the night sky
  • Compatible with all Star Adventurer accessories
  • 24 hours of continuous use with 2 AA batteries
  • Can also be power via 5V mini USB
  • Built in SNAP port for camera control
  • Ultra-light 1.5lbs body
  • LED lit polar alignment sight for fast general alignments
  • ¼-20 adapter
  • 3/8 thread panoramic plate

 

Shoot the Milky Way like a Pro!

Meet SAM — the Star Adventurer Mini. A user-friendly and multi-function mount to satisfy all your needs for night-scape and eclipse photography, astrophotography and time-lapse photography.

  • Ideal for wide-field photography, or lightweight celestial viewing.
  • Free SAM console app for total control of the Star Adventurer Mini
  • Customizable speeds, including sidereal, solar and lunar

SAM is a high precision, portable and stable tracking platform for sidereal, solar and lunar tracking with automatic DSLR shutter release control. It is small and light enough to easily fit into a camera bag or backpack, making it an ideal mount for the photographer on the move.

Whether you’re looking for a tracking platform to capture wide-field images of the Milky Way, or seeking a compact travel mount, SAM 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. SAM  breaks from the mold of traditional equatorial mounts with an abundance of add on accessories to complement wide-field astrophotography, night-scape images or time-lapse photography.

  • Polar finderscope with illuminator for easy alignment with Polaris
  • DSLR camera interface with automatic shutter control
  • V-style dovetail saddle, with ability to mount ball head for easier camera movement

A Mobile Platform

With the free SAM console app (for iOS and Android) you can customize your tracking speeds, photographers can choose between sidereal, solar and lunar, or other custom presets, useful for time-lapse videos. Even for users with no polar alignment experience, the Star Adventurer Mini 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.


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 completely programmable shutter exposure settings, the Star Adventurer Mini 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 for the programmed exposures until the cable is removed.

With a payload capacity of 3 kg (6.6 lbs), the Star Adventurer Mini is exceptional for night-scape photographers, traveling astronomers and anyone in need of a small tracking mount.


Customize your Setup

In addition to the Star Adventurer Mini 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 night-scapes, the optional ball-head adapter provides more freedom to frame image, while delivering consistent tracking.

Returns Policy

You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

Items that have been opened, damaged or are otherwise unsaleable will be subject to a minimum 10% restocking fee, to be assessed by Telescopes Canada upon receipt of the returned goods

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.

Shipping

We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.

When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.

Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are weight-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.

Typographical Errors and Order Cancellations

Telescopes Canada reserves the right to cancel an order due to an error in pricing by Telescopes Canada or one of our suppliers, equipment being no longer obtainable, or other events which are out of our control.

Client-Initiated Cancellations

Client-initiated order cancellations are accepted prior to delivery of the equipment to the customer, thereafter it is a return.
SKU S20580
General Mount Info
Mount Type EQ
GoTo No
Payload Capacity (lbs) 6.6
Mount Head Weight (lbs) 1.6
Fully Assembled Weight (w/ weights) 1.6
Mounting Saddle Type V
Power Type AA/5V
Clutch Slip
Polar Scope Included
Computer/Drive System Info
Controller WiFi
WiFi Yes
Polar Align Assist No
Auto Guide No
Permanent Periodic Correction No
Dual Encoders No
DSLR Enterface Yes
Included Weights Optional
Shipping Weights & Dimensions

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