The Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Mini Wi-Fi (SAM) is a compact high-precision camera tracking platform that is ideal for long exposure astrophotography as
well as time-lapse photography in daytime and night time settings. SAM easily fits in your backpack or camera bag, making it a convenient travel companion
that can venture with you into remote locations.
SAM comes with built-in WiFi and the free Star Adventurer Mini Console App for Android and iOS platforms allowing it to be remotely controlled with your smartphone. SAM is easy to set up and to operate in all of its modes.
Although capable of supporting larger camera lenses, 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 necessary, making it ideal for all kinds of amateur photographers unfamiliar with astronomy.
Star Adventurer Mini Wi-Fi (SAM Astro Bundle): includes the Star Adventurer Mini Wi-Fi (SAM) mount, ball head adaptor, polarscope, polarscope illuminator, equatorial wedge and dovetail L-bracket. Sky-Watcher shutter release cables can be purchased separately for most popular camera models/brands.
The Star Adventurer Mini Wi-Fi can attach to any standard tripod via its ¼” or 3/8” adaptors. The latitude can be set by either adjusting the tilt of your tripod head to match your latitude or more accurately by using the supplied Equatorial Wedge. To fit a camera to the Star Adventurer, either a tripod Ball Head is required (not supplied) or the supplied Dovetail L-Bracket. The Dovetail L-Bracket can be used in conjunction with the optional counterweight shaft/counterweight (available separately).
Specification:Maximum recommended camera lens focal length: 100mmHigh precision, portable and stable camera tracking systemBuilt-in WiFi with free app for Android and iOS platformsMulti-language supportSolar, lunar and sidereal tracking rates for astrophotographyPayloads up to 3kgEasy Polar Alignments with polar scopeSupports Star-Scape photographySupports standard short exposure time-lapse photographySupports long exposure time-lapse photographySupports Star-Scape time-lapse photographyProvides DSLR shutter control for mulitple brandsLifetime FREE firmware upgradesBuilt-in motor protection and status indicatorsPower Options: AAx2 Batteries or external USB supplyFits standard 3/8 and 1/4 inch tripod/quick release brackets Weight 650g (SAM mount unit only)Dimensions 76 x70 x103mm (SAM mount unit only)