Bresser Star Tracker Astronomical Photo Mount - PM 100
If you already own a DSLR and want to take long exposure deep sky astrophotography then a Star Tracker is a must have item. This mount will automatically compensate for the natural rotation of the earth. The built-in tracking motor rotates the saddle-mounted camera precisely against the earth's rotation and thus the stars remain in pinpoint shape even with long exposures.
If you already own a sturdy photo tripod with a video tilt head you can use the photo mount's head directly with the 1/4 inch & 3/8 inch photo thread holes. The pole height (latitude) is then adjusted by the video tilt head.
All cameras with 1/4 inch (6.3mm) tripod connection thread and bulb length" B "for long exposures are suitable. The Bresser Star Tracker Astronomical Photo Mount PM-100 is designed for a camera & lens of max weight 2kg total to track in polar mode. In Azimut mode a weight up to 5.0kg is possible.
Large aperture, wide-angle lenses are ideal for astrophotography and a shot with a wide-angle lens can be exposed for up to several minutes and the stars will remain sharp, allowing you to capture some of the fainter details in night sky targets such as the Milkyway. However the Polar alignment must be extremely accurate for long exposure lengths but thanks to the integrated pole finder tunnel, this is done quickly and easily. After setting up the light and compact Star Tracker Photo Mount, simply set the approximate latitude (pole height) and aim Polaris through the integrated pole finder tunnel. Then mount the camera with the photo lens using the quick-release plate on the supplied ball head - With the ball head, the camera can pointed to any section of the sky.
The tracking is carried out by a precise stepper motor, which is controlled by an easy digital display screen. Low power consumption allows up to 20 hours of operation with just one battery charge or simply use the micro USB port for an unlimited power supply.
Star Tracker Features:
Equatorial Star Tracker Photo-Mount
Automatic sidereal tracking against the Earth rotation
Different tracking speed setting possible
Suitable for northern and southern hemisphere
Time lapse: from 15 minutes to 48 hours
Ball head with quick release saddle plate
and 1/4" Photo thread for Camera mounting
Photo-Mount with 1/4" threaded bolt for ball head mounting
Additional quick release coupling for ball head removal
High precision stepper motor with helical gear for accurate tracking
Clear LCD screen and easy setup menu
Battery operation 4 x AA batteries or micro USB (optional acc.)
Battery life: up to 20 hours
Weight Photo-Mont: 0.63kg
Load capacity of Photo-Mount: up to 2.0kg/5.0kg (EQ/AZ)
Optional Accessory: Polar-wedge, Tripod and carry-case, optical pole finder scope with illumination unit
Weights & Dimensions:
Total length: 86 mm
Total width: 64 mm
Total height: 65 mm
Net weight (without access.): 630g
Star Tracker astronomical Photo-Mount (Tripod & Wedge not included)
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