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 55 mm or shorter focal length, as only a rough polar alignment is necessary, making it ideal for all kinds of amateur photographers unfamiliar with astronomy.
|Maximum recommended focal length:||100 mm|
|Payload:||up to 3 kg|
|Polar alignment:||With illuminated polar scope|
|Tracking rates for astrophotography:||Solar, lunar and sidereal|
|Photo options:||Standard short exposure time-lapse photography, long exposure time-lapse photography, astro-time lapse photography, star-scape photography|
|WiFi:||Built-in WiFi with free app for Android and iOS platforms|
|Power Options:||2x AA batteries or external USB supply|
|Duration of operation:||Up to 24 h with one battery set|
|Tripod connection:||Standard 3/8 and 1/4 inch tripod/quick release brackets|
|DSLR shutter control:||Provided for multiple brands|
|Dimensions:||76 mm x 70 mm x 103 mm (SAM mount unit only)|
|Weight:||650 g (SAM mount unit only)|
|Total weight:||1650 g|