Computerized driven Go To telescope mount with 42,900 object database
Motorized panoramic photographic mount with ability to take time lapse images
Comes with camera control cable for Canon EOS DSLR's
The All View Mount is a truly versatile mount, perfect for panoramic photography, videography and astroimaging. All View is a fully automatic Go-To mount that can be paired with a variety of cameras, camcorders and telescopes. Take time-lapse video of outdoor activities, panoramic images of cityscapes, astroimages of moon, stars, galaxies, and more with this sophisticated computerized mount. Capture full 360 degree panoramas with a DSLR or most point-and-shoot cameras Capture motion time lapse movies with your DSLR while the mount rotates When shooting video with a camcorder or DSLR, use All View as a motorized panning head for smooth motion Attach any small telescope (using the standard 1.75” dovetail bar) and the mount’s Go-To electronics will find any of 42,000 celestial objects and automatically center and track them in your eyepiece. Features include: Electronic shutter release - automatically triggers your DSLR when shooting panoramas or time lapse images*Dual encoder technology - allows you to move the mount by hand or using the hand control and without losing alignment3/8” tripod socket for mounting to virtually any prosumer tripod Can be powered using 10 internally carried AA batteries for use in the field without the need for a bulky external power supply Motorized mount can be easily removed from the heavy duty tripod for easy transportation and storage Intuitive interface of the computerized hand control makes it easy to setup panoramas and time lapse images All brackets are included for mounting cameras and camcorders that use a standard ¼-20 tripod socket*The supplied shutter release cable works with Canon Rebel DSLR cameras. Optional cables are available for other camera manufacturers and models.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I ordered one of these back in November to use with an 80mm refractor I had purchased separately. I chose the AllView based on weeks of research online looking for the following criteria:
1. Goto Capability 2. Dual Encoders (so I could manually adjust the position without having to re-align the mount) 3. Max price of $300-$400
The AllView was the only mount that satisfied all of my search parameters, with the Virtuoso/Starblast mount coming close but not having Goto included and only being about $150 less. I figured the tripod and handset easily make up that gap on the AllView and the fit/finish seemed better to boot. When it arrived, I would have to agree with other reviewers about the confusing nature of the instructions. Although I was able to power the unit up, I kept getting an error on the handset indicating that it didn't recognize the mount. The manual was no help at all, so I sifted through dozens of resources online until I found a few leads,...
Works great for gigapixel panoramas, very precise, very smooth. I have created 2.5Gpx+ scenes with this mount. It has a slightly steep learning curve but once you get your head around how it operates it can produce some very good panoramas.
Also, there is a firmware upgrade for both the controller and the mount itself. The update increases the accuracy and the number of points that can be shot in each pano. There are also some useful bug fixes. The instructions for performing the update are on the download sites.
This page is for the hand SynScan hand controller: http://skywatcher.com/downloads.php?cat=21 and this page has the updates for the mount itself: http://skywatcher.com/downloads.php?cat=3
As far as shutter cables go, the included cable can be modified to work with just about any camera. You will need a cable that matches your camera to sacrifice its connector, but with that in hand its a simple matter of splicing together the included...
I've almost drop-kicked this thing into the river several times. I bought it a couple of months ago for short-exposure nighttime photography, like planets and Comet Lovejoy. Even after several meticulous realignments, it still cannot find sky objects, and when I finally do get something centered, it usually tracks out of frame in just a short time. For example. last night I used Sirius and Pollux as alignment stars, and when I slewed back to Sirius to perfect the focus, the star was barely in the field of view. Immediately after alignment. I did the Pointing Accuracy Enhancement (PAE), which I had to figure out on my own because the instructions are wrong, directed the GoTo to Uranus, and it pointed me about 15 degrees high. I told it to go back to Sirius and it was again barely in the field of view. The PAE did nothing. Last night was approximately my 10th attempt to get this thing to work. I have a sinking feeling that I'm just anchored down with an expensive chunk of useless...
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