Sky-Watcher‘s Star Adventurer 2i Motorized Mount Photo Package is an easy-to-use equatorial mount that offers accurate tracking capabilities for time-lapse and long-exposure wide-field astrophotography. With a simple turn of a dial, select from Lunar, Solar, or Star tracking modes, or four speeds from 0.5x to 12x if the modes are not exactly right. An integrated polar alignment scope with an included illuminator help the alignment process in either the Northern or Southern Hemispheres, and a date dial compensates for star drift over time to extend the usability of the scope.
Included with the Star Adventurer is a ball head adapter with a 3/8″-16 screw to mount a photo ball head to adapt it for use with a DSLR camera. A 2.5mm three-segment stereo jack is integrated into the mount and gives the mount the ability to control a compatible DSLR’s shutter release for long-exposure or time-lapse photography. Pre-programmed intervals, based on the tracking mode selected, optimize the exposure times for the subjects selected.
The Star Adventurer mount features a Vixen-style dovetail saddle for compatible accessories and optical tube assemblies (OTAs). It has both 3.8″-16 and 1/4″-20 tripod mounts to fit on most astronomical, photo, or video tripods and is offered here without a tripod, OTA, or counterweights.
Built-in WiFi Support
The Star Adventurer now includes built in WiFi, this now aligns with its little brother SAM ( Star Adventurer MINI ), but that’s not all. The new 2i version also includes advanced firmware features. The Star Adventurer is known as the gateway into astrophotography, with the new upgraded features making the Star Adventurer 2i a more powerful and enjoyable tool in your kit.
Motor and Gears
86mm diameter, 144-tooth aluminum-alloy wheel gear
13mm diameter brass worm gear
Supports star-scape and time-lapse photography
Selectable Solar, Lunar, Star tracking speeds 0.5, 2x, 6x, and 12x tracking speed options
Manual clutch release facilitates faster alignment and adjustment
Northern and Southern Hemisphere compatible
Left/Right control buttons enable manual control of tracking up to 12x
Free lifetime firmware updates
Built-in polar alignment scope
Includes polar scope illuminator
Integrated RJ-12 single-axis right ascension auto-guider port supports ST-4-type guiders
Runs on four AA batteries
Mini USB port for external power or for updating the firmware
Low energy consumption allows for up to 72 hours of continuous tracking on battery power
Includes a ball head adapter with a 3/8″-16 screw to mount a photo ball head to adapt it for use with a DSLR camera
3/8″-16 and 1/4″-20 tripod mounts
Vixen-style dovetail saddle
11 lb payload capacity