This modern take on an age old answer of how do I take better images of the night sky is ready to start you on the fascinating journey of AstroPhotography! Never has it been so affordable and easy to take stunning night time photos of The Milky Way, Galaxies, Nebulae, The Moon, Planets and even The Sun with proper filters.
Simply mount the bottom plate of your new StarTravler to the top of your tripod, aim the embedded polar finder tube to the north star "Polaris" and plug in your included 12vDC battery. Your mount will now counteract the Earth's rotation at the proper sidereal rate of 14.95891 degrees per hour (we did the math!). Now you can take much longer photos of the night sky as your mounted camera will counteract the Earths movement and keep those stars from moving while you take your longer exposures!
Top and Bottom Plates
Electronics Box Arduino based so you can change drive rate if you like
Curved M6 threaded rod
Removable reduction Gears (so you can pack it smaller)
Ball Head so you can point your camera anywhere in the night sky
Standard 1/4-20 threaded tripod mount
12vDC rechargeable 8 hour battery pack (standard mini usb AC charger not included)
USB to mini usb B cable to run motor and change drive rate if desired
One Red Dot Finder to aid in polar alignment then switch to camera to aid in target centering
One Hot Shoe adapter for Red Dot to attach to your camera (helps point the camera to a galaxy you might not be able to see but will be visible in your longer exposed images)
Tripod and Camera are not included (duh, it's $99 dollars!!)