The Skywatcher Star Adventurer is a lightweight astrophotography mount that has transformed the game for both beginners and advanced astrophotographers alike, who want a solution to DSLR imaging at a low cost and weight. The Star Adventurer is a tiny equatorial tracking mount inspired by amateur/DIY tracking solutions but is a much more well made, polished, all in one easy to use solution.
The Star Adventurer is a mount that many beginners use as their first, due to the extremely simple nature of the mount, low cost and excellent tracking for the price. The mount is mainly intended for use with DSLR cameras, and has produced some excellent images over the years – the Star Adventurer is here to stay. Why is this such a great mount? That is what I will be discussing today.
What makes this Mount different?
As hinted to earlier, the Star Adventurer is less of an equatorial mount and more a DSLR tracker. What this means is that the Star Adventurer is designed to handle DSLRs for widefield, lightweight imaging, and as such is not designed to hold the weight of a telescope.
You might think that that is a bit silly, but it is ...