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Star Adventurer Mini Kit (for DSLR cameras)

A revolutionary tracking mount for modern-day astrophotography is here! Fuly operated by smartphone WiFi technology, anyone with no or little knowledge of astronomy can now take amazing pictures of the night sky! Compatibile with both Apple and Android systems. 

Affordably-priced and suitable for all levels of photographers using DSLR cameras. 

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S$ 529.00

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SUPER COMPACT at less than 2kg! Easily fits inside any camera bag for your overseas trip! No need to check-in as luggage! Uses 2x AA batteries or any compatible powerbank for smart phones (rated 5V DC).

This Star Adventurer Mini Kit (Singapore Edition) is currently available in Black colour. 

3-Year Sky-Watcher Local Warranty!

NOTE: Camera, tripod, shutter release cable and ballhead are not provided in this package and are for illustration only. Please ensure you use a strong mid-range to professional range tripod so as to take good quality photographs of the night sky with Star Adventurer Mini! We recommend the Manfrotto 190 or 055 Tripod Series or something similar to these.

The user-friendly Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Mini provides various combinations to satisfy your grab-&-go portable astrophotography needs. It is a precise, portable and stable celestial tracking platform for sidereal, solar and lunar tracking with automatic DSLR shutter release control.

Also offers time-lapse motion capability. It is truly a verstile product designed for countless creative work, whether you are a professional photographer or serious amateur! 

Simply download our Sky-Watcher FREE app from the Apple or Android Store to your smartphone and have great fun playing with this unique product!

Useful tip: This mount works well with the wildly popular XiaoMi Power Banks for mobile phones. No need to install AA batteries anymore! 

This Star Adventurer Mini Kit is great value for money as it includes the following parts: 1) Star Adventurer Mini Mount, 2) Ball Head Adapter, 3) Illuminated Polar Scope and 4) Equatorial Wedge.

Everything you need to take fantastic pictures of the sky with your DSLR lenses is provided! We suggest limiting the focal length of lenses to 100mm or lesser so as to avoid star trails. 

A shutter release cable is optional depending on the camera models you have. This cable is a great accessory to have if you do not have a manual cable shutter release or intervalometer. It will allow your camera to take timed exposures based on the preset time intervals in the Star Adventurer Mini mount. Should you need this shutter release cable, please order it inside the comment box during checkout. It costs extra S$30 only and may be delivered separately.

The Star Adventurer Mini can attach to any standard tripod via its ¼” or 3/8” adapters without the supplied Equatorial Wedge. However we strongly recommend using the mount together with the wedge for better results.  The latitude of your observation site can be set by adjusting the tilt angle of the wedge. For users in Singapore, simply turn the angle of the wedge to 1 degree.

To fit a camera to the Star Adventurer Miini, just attach the ball-head adapter with your ball-head. 

A comprehensive review of the Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Mini can be found by clicking here.

Summary:

1) Star Adventurer Mini SAM is a convenient and effective solution for those who want to use a DSLR with a standard or short focal length lens for wide-view astrophotography. We recommend customers to use a lens of 55 mm or shorter focal length with a DSLR on a Star Adventurer Mini mount, though lenses of up to about 100mm can be used.

2) It performs well for wide-view photography and only a rough polar alignment is required - it does not require a polar alignment to be as accurate as the sister model, Star Adventurer, for telescopic astrophotography.

3) The Star Adventurer Mini will have wide consumer appeal as a simple and easy solution for all kinds of beginners and amateur photographers who want to get into the astrophotography field without being familiar with astronomy or stargazing. It simplifies many things!