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  1. SkyWatcher S20520 Star Adventurer Photo Package (Black)
    SkyWatcher S20520 Star Adventurer Photo Package (Black)
    SkyWatcher S20520 Star Adventurer Photo Package (Black)
    SkyWatcher S20520 Star Adventurer Photo Package (Black)
    SkyWatcher S20520 Star Adventurer Photo Package (Black)
    SkyWatcher S20520 Star Adventurer Photo Package (Black)
    SkyWatcher S20520 Star Adventurer Photo Package (Black)
    SkyWatcher S20520 Star Adventurer Photo Package (Black)
    SkyWatcher S20520 Star Adventurer Photo Package (Black)
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  2. SkyWatcher S20520 Star Adventurer Photo Package (Black)

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    Delivery: 10-20 Working Days
    Customer Ratings (10 reviews)
    Price R8134.00

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Product Description

  • Multiple preprogrammed speeds for time lapse photography
  • Tracking rate selectable between Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
  • Built in polar scope with illuminator
  • DSLR interfrace for automatic shutter control
  • Built-in auto-guiding interface
Additional Information

The Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer is a user-friendly and multi-function mount to satisfy all your needs for astronomy, astrophotography and time-lapse photography. It is a high precision, portable and stable celestial tracking platform for sidereal, solar and lunar tracking with automatic DSLR shutter release control. Also, it contains preprogrammed parameters assisting you to create interesting time-lapse videos with your DSLR.The Photo Package includes the Star Adventurer mount, polar scope illuminator, and ball head adapter. Optional EQ base is available.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Binding
Electronics
Brand
Sky Watcher
Color
Black
EAN
0050234205207
Label
Celestron
Manufacturer
Celestron
Model
S20520
MPN
S20520
PartNumber
S20520
Publisher
Celestron
Studio
Celestron
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

I found the Star Adventurer to be well built and portable tracker with many great features! The basic photography kit is great for short focal length, wide angle photos, but for longer focal of 200-300mm I would recommend getting the Declination "L" bracket and counter weight, (As in photo below). Sorry, no astro photos to share yet, been cloudy and nasty in the NE US.

The one small issue I had, was calibrating the polar scope. The machining on the eyepiece threads had too much play, allowing you to move it around, even when screwed almost all the way in!
This mount performs exactly as advertised. I took it out for the first time a couple of weeks ago in Maupin, Oregon. I'm attaching a couple of images, so you can see what's possible with this mount. As I said, this was my first time. The first image is of Andromeda, and its two companions. The second image is of the Milky Way, with the galactic center in Sagittarius in the lower left, and Cygnus in the upper right. The North American nebula is visible as a pink patch in Cygnus. Note that there are no star trails in the images.

Equipment used:
SkyWatcher Star Adventurer Photo Package
Equatorial Wedge (Recommended. This makes polar alignment MUCH easier.)
Counterweight Kit (Recommended, especially when using heavier cameras and lenses.)
Canon 6D
70-200mm IS USM L lens (for Andromeda at 200mm)
24-105mm IS USM L lens (for the Milky Way at 24mm)

Imaging: 10 images each @ 30sec with ISO 1600 @ 38 deg F. Periodically, and after a... Read more
I love this small mount. I use it with an Astro Tech ED72 and a Nikon D750 DSLR and an Orion small refractor field flattener. Had to use the counter weight assembly due to extra weight.
Good for two minutes exposures unguided. Total portable mount you can take every place. Very well made and easy to setup and use.
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