A portable, high-precision camera tracking platform, the Sky Watcher Star Adventurer Mini Wi-Fi Astro Imaging Mount Pro-Pack 50210 (SAM) is perfect for both time-lapse and long exposure astrophotography in both daylight and nighttime conditions. SAM is a handy travel companion that you can take into the wilderness with you because it can fit conveniently in your backpack or camera bag.
SAM may be remotely operated with your smartphone thanks to built-in Wi-Fi and the free Star Adventurer Mini Console App for Android and iOS. SAM is simple to use in all of its modes and to set up.
SAM is ideal and very simple to use for Widefield Astrophotography with a standard camera lens of 55mm or shorter focal length, as only a rough polar alignment is required, making it ideal for all types of amateur photographers who are unfamiliar with astronomy. SAM is capable of supporting larger camera lenses.
The Star Adventurer Mini Wi-Fi (SAM PRO PACK) comes with a dovetail L-bracket, polarscope, polarscope illuminator, ball head adapter, and mount for the Star Adventurer Mini Wi-Fi (SAM). For the majority of popular camera models/brands, Sky-Watcher shutter release cables are available separately.
The 1/4" or 3/8" adapters on the Star Adventurer Mini Wi-Fi allow it to be mounted to any common tripod. You may set the latitude by tilting your tripod head to match it, or you can do it more precisely by using the included Equatorial Wedge. Either the included Dovetail L-Bracket or a tripod Ball Head (not included) are needed to attach a camera to the Star Adventurer. The optional counterweight shaft/counterweight (sold separately) can be utilised with the Dovetail L-Bracket.
Payload capacity of 3 kg
Control over Wi-Fi built-in
Body that weighs just 680g
Free Star Adventurer console control app (For iOS and Android)
Latitude (EQ) base, dec bracket, and ball head adapter included; fully customizable control for capturing the deep cosmos, the night sky, and landscapes.
All Star Adventurer accessories are compatible
Two AA batteries provide 24 hours of continuous usage, while a 5V mini-USB port provides unlimited power.
SNAP port for camera control built-in
Fast general alignments with LED-lit polar alignment sight
Panoramic plate with two 3/8-inch-16 threads and included adapter 1/4-20-inch
Take Professional Milky Way Photos with SAM the Star Adventurer Mini.
The wildly popular line of star tracker mounts from Sky-Watcher have revolutionised the market for lightweight astrophotography, making it simpler and less expensive to get started in what can be a very difficult hobby. We've now made it simpler and lighter. SAM is a versatile, user-friendly mount that can handle all your long exposure photographic requirements for amazing night scapes, lunar and solar eclipses (when using the right solar filters), deep space astrophotography, and moving time-lapse videos.
Ideal for light-weight astronomical observation or wide-field photography.
Control the Star Adventurer Mini completely with the free Star Adventurer Console app. Sidereal, solar, and lunar speeds can all be adjusted. SAM is a high-precision, incredibly lightweight, and stable tracking platform with automatic DSLR shutter release control for sidereal, solar, and lunar tracking. It is the perfect mount for the mobile photographer or videographer because it is compact and light enough to slip into a camera bag or backpack.
Every level of astrophotographer needs SAM, whether they're searching for a tracking platform to take wide-field pictures of the Milky Way or a portable travel mount. By converting practically any tripod into an equatorial mount, this portable celestial tracking device with exceptional precision helps photographers capture long exposures of the night sky. With a plethora of add-on attachments to support wide-field astrophotography, nighttime photography, or time-lapse photography, SAM breaks the mould of conventional equatorial mounts.
Polaris DSLR camera interface with automatic shutter control, V-style dovetail saddle, and ability to connect a ball head adapter for 360-degree sky pointing. Polar finderscope with illuminator for simple alignment.
You can choose sidereal, solar, or lunar presets, as well as alter your tracking speeds, with the free Star Adventurer Console app (available for iOS and Android). SAM is the ideal educational tool for those who have never used polar alignment. The accompanying illuminated polar finderscope makes setup simple. After aligning, users may attach their camera and turn on sidereal tracking to begin taking pictures of the Milky Way or distant celestial objects such as nebulae and even galaxies that are millions of light years away from Earth.
Integration is Simple with Any Tripod
A unique Vixen-style saddle plate is used by the declination assembly to mount cameras, tripod heads, or optical tubes. The majority of users have enough flexibility to freely aim their camera across the sky while retaining tracking by mounting a ball head to this Vixen-style plate. The Star Adventurer tracking platform comes with an adapter for 14-20-inch thread sizes and a 3/8-inch thread socket for mounting to a tripod.
Control for Automatic Shutter-Release
The Star Adventurer Mini eliminates the requirement for an intervelometer timer. The SAM can trigger a DSLR via the auxiliary shutter release connection and has fully programmable shutter exposure settings. The camera will continue to shoot for the pre-programmed exposures after being plugged into the mount and firing a shot until the cable is unplugged.
The Star Adventurer Mini is a superb tiny tracking mount for roving astronomers, night scape photographers, and anyone in need of one, with a payload capacity of 3kg (6.6 pounds).
Mount Type Equatorial
Maximum recommended camera lens focal length: 100mm
High precision, portable and stable camera tracking system
Built-in Wi-Fi with free app for Android and iOS platforms
Solar, lunar and sidereal tracking rates for astrophotography
Payloads up to 3kg
Mounting Saddle Type V
Easy Polar Alignments with polar scope
Supports Star-Scape photography
Supports standard short exposure time-lapse photography
Supports long exposure time-lapse photography
Supports Star-Scape time-lapse photography
Provides DSLR shutter control for multiple brands
Auto Guide No
Permanent Periodic Correction No
Dual Encoders No
Lifetime FREE firmware upgrades
Built-in motor protection and status indicators
Power Options: AAx2 Batteries or external USB supply
Fits standard 3/8 and 1/4 inch tripod/quick release brackets
Weight 650g (SAM mount unit only)
Dimensions (LxWxH in mm) 76 x70 x103 (SAM mount unit only)
Box Weight 2.56kg
Box Dimensions (LxWxH in mm) 450x310x320
Warranty 1 year