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OPT Wide Field Astrophotography Bundle

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  • Capture amazing wide field astrophotography images - just add your camera, a t-ring adapter, and a tripod
  • Perfect bundle for beginner astrophotographers
  • Also includes the highly-rated TPO UltraWide 180 astrophotography lens recommended by AstroBackyard

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  • Take Your Own Photographs of Deep Space

    Take incredible photographs of objects in deep space like nebulae and galaxies with this Wide Field Astrophotography Bundle from OPT! Building on the same premise as the Star Tracker Astrophotography Bundle, this bundle also goes a step further and adds a fantastic first astrophotography lens: the TPO UltraWide 180, plus a kit to keep all of your optics clean and performing their best. With this setup, all you need is to add your DSLR, a t-ring for your specific camera, and a tripod. The products included in the bundle are:

    TPO UltraWide 180 Jeffrey Horne

    The Heart & Soul Nebula taken with the TPO UltraWide 180 by Jeffrey Horne

    You can read more about each product below in detail, but the gist of these products are that you'll have an extremely solid mount to carry your DSLR or Mirrorless camera to take your first tracked astrophotographs, plus excellent optics to ensure round stars throughout your image!

    The TPO UltraWide is a 180mm focal length lens designed specifically for astrophotography. At 180mm, the focal length is deep enough to capture widefield views of the night sky of large deep sky objects. Think the Heart & Soul Nebula, the Horsehead and Orion Nebula, the entire Cygnus Loop, and more popular targets easily fitting into frame. It's also extremely lightweight and portable, weighing less than a pound, so it's perfect for traveling with.

    The Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Pro is the most popular star tracker we sell and for good reason. For one, its ability to track the night sky can let you expose for minutes at a time instead of just seconds with a tripod. By using longer exposures to photograph the Milky Way or other targets, your images can be much more detailed and have less noise. The Star Adventurer Pro leaves any budding astrophotographer room to grow too, so you can eventually add autoguiding and even use a telephoto lens or small refractor telescope.

    Check out our guide on How to Use the Star Adventurer to learn how you can get started!

     

     

    What You Need to Get Started

    Here is everything you need to get started taking your first images with the Wide Field Astrophotography Bundle:

    1. Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer 2i Pro Pack (included)
    2. Any tripod with a 3/8” or ¼" thread connection that can support at least 11 lbs (available as an add-on)
    3. 4x AA batteries to power the Star Adventurer 2i (not included)
    4. Your own DSLR or Mirrorless camera & lens (not included)
    5. A t-ring for your specific camera model (not included)
    6. An intervalometer for your specific camera is recommended (not included)

     

    How to Figure Out Which T-Ring You Need for your DSLR or Mirrorless Camera

    A t-ring is an adapter that allows you to connect your DSLR or Mirrorless camera to a telescope, or in this case, the TPO UltraWide 180. To figure out which one you need, simply go to our t-ring page. Then, use the search filters on the left-hand side to select which type of camera you have under "Camera-Side Mount."

  • specifications

    Aperture40mm
    Camera ConnectionM42 x 0.75
    ComputerizedMotorized
    Focal Length180mm
    Focal Ratiof/4.5
    Free ShippingYes
    Head DesignEquatorial
    Head DesignStar Tracker
    Instrument Capacity11 lb
    Mount Head Weight3.6lb
    Optical DesignTriplet Refractor
    Telescope Connection1/4 20
    Tube Weight13.9 oz (395 g)
  • included items

    • TPO UltraWide 180 f/4.5 Astrophotography Lens & Guide Scope
    • The Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer 2i Pro Pack
    • Essential Telescope Maintenance Bundle 

     *returns disclaimer - individual bundle products will not be accepted for returns, only entire bundle order

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