Manufacturer: Skywatcher
Product number: SKADM-S1

EUR 319,00


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Star Adventurer MINI Wi-Fi (SAM Astro Bundle) - travel mount
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.

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 1/4" 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).
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
Languages:Multi-language support
Dimensions:76 mm x 70 mm x 103 mm (SAM mount unit only)
Weight:650 g (SAM mount unit only)
Total weight:1650 g
Mount head
Polar scope
Polar scope illuminator
Equatorial wedge
Declination unit / camera holder
Ball head adapter SKAD-FO
1/4" to 3/8" thread adapter
Manual

Some experiences from one of our customers:
Using the SW SA mini mount

The mount runs on 2 AA batteries. It will track well with batteries showing a constant red light. The manual states that it will blink slowly when voltage reaches 2.3 and not track well. This I have not confirmed.

The manual states that it will run on 5V USB. I have run it without batteries on a AC-DC converter set at 3.5V. It tracks well and shows 3.08V but the red light will blink slowly.

With the converter at 3.5V and batteries inserted it tracks well and the red light shows constantly, showing voltage of 3.08V.

Conclusion: Use the SAM with or without batteries using a DC voltage below 5. Do not be bothered about the red light blinking, and be careful that the when using a converter that the voltage does not exceed 5V. I imagine, but have not checked, that the voltage is measured only from the batteries but that they are not used when an external voltage is applied.


Regarding the wifi, it will stay connected as long as the phone is nearby. Taking the phone away will cause the wifi to disconnect but SAM will continue to run until the programmed time has elapsed.


SAM will not run without programming the photo timing. It is not influenced by connecting or disconnecting a camera, only by what is shown on the Console app.


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Reviews

Written by Axel Engler
on 2022-03-25

"Die Montierung wird für Aufnahmen am Strand benötigt. Die Montierung ist sehr stabil und läßt sich gut einstellen. Zu empfehlen ist der TS-Optics 90° Winkeleinblick für Skywatcher Polsucher D=30 mm. "

Written by Harald Welsch
on 2020-06-27

"Habe es für Astroaufnahmen in Kroatien genutzt. Gute Nachführung, unkompliziert und super für die Reise"

Written by Bernd Augustin
on 2019-09-30

"Bin weitgehend zufrieden lediglich bei ""Long Exp.time-laps"" trifft das Zurücksetzen den Ausgangspunkt nicht trotz neuem Update, es ist immer leicht versetzt, erst nach ein paar Bildern ist es wieder die Ausgangsposition. Am Polsucher sollte man eine Markierung anbringen, um ihn immer wieder in der richtigen Ausrichtung einzusetzen. Um das WLan wieder zu aktivieren liest man in der Beschreibung den Schalter kurz zu drücken, funktioniert so aber nicht."

Written by Thomas Orf
on 2018-03-30

"alles tip top "

Written by David Westström
on 2018-03-02

"Funktioniert perfekt!"

Written by Andres Sauerwald
on 2017-08-23

"Prinzipiell sehr gutes Teil, aber ich hatte mit dem Wi-Fi Probleme und bin daher auf den klassischen Star Adventurer umgestiegen. Der klassische Star Adventurer läuft ultra zuverlässig und ist noch etwas tragfähiger."