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OPT Star Tracker Astrophotography Bundle with Tripod

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  • The Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer 2i Pro Pack
  • Radian Telescopes Quick-Release Carbon Fiber Tripod
  • iOptron SkyTracker- Ball Head Accessory
  • Universal Astro Canon EOS Clip-In Light Pollution Filter (APS-C) - Available as an add-on only

Product Details

  • Take Your Astrophotography to the Next Level

    Introducing the Star Tracker Astrophotography Bundle with Tripod from OPT! We often get the question "I've taken my first astrophotography pictures with a DSLR on a tripod, what gear do I need to get better pictures?" Our answer was always a few specific products, so we decided to make them all available in one easy bundle - just add your camera and lens! This bundle is designed for those who have already used their DSLR or Mirrorless camera to take their first astrophotography images, and are now ready to take their night sky shots to the next level. The products included in the bundle are:

     

    Tracked Milky Way in Joshua Tree National Park

    Tracked image of the Milky Way in Joshua Tree by OPT CEO Dustin Gibson

    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! 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.

    We wanted to give the Star Adventurer a rock solid platform to support it, which is where the iOptron 1.25" Tripod comes in. With a capacity of 30 lbs, it's the perfect tripod to carry your astro gear while still remaining light enough that you can travel easily with it. Last but not least, the iOptron SkyTracker Ballhead lets you angle your camera in any direction and can easily support even the heaviest cameras.

    Special Add-On for Canon Crop-Sensor DSLR Owners

    If you own a Canon Crop-Sensor (APS-C) DSLR camera, you can add the optional 

    Universal Astro Canon EOS Clip-In Light Pollution Filter

    . This filter clips right into your DSLR camera in front of the sensor and greatly cuts down light pollution. This is perfect for anyone who lives in a city or suburban area as it helps eliminate the orange glow of light pollution in your photos.

     

    The Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer 2i Pro Pack


    Built around the Star Adventurer 2i mount, the Star Adventurer astrophotography mount is a high precision, portable, and stable celestial tracking platform for sidereal, solar, and lunar tracking. It is designed to work with your DSLR camera and includes pre-programmed parameters that will help you create beautiful images and videos. The Star Adventurer Multi-Function Mount also has an automatic DSLR shutter release control built-in.

    Sky-Watcher simplifies the astrophotography process by making the Star Adventurer 2i a complete equatorial mount package that tracks the night sky smoothly. Just align your system and activate the tracking, then you're good to go! Check out our guide on How to Use the Star Adventurer to learn how you can get started. 

    Grab one for yourself and experience the newfound ease afforded to your astrophotography experience!

    • The perfect camera tracker for wide-field and landscape astrophotography.
    • Easy to use for all experience levels.
    • Ultra-compact equatorial tracking mount.
    • 1/4-20 or 3/8 inches mounting threads.
    • The upgraded Star Adventurer 2i now includes built-in WiFi!
    • Tracking Rates: Sidereal, 1/2 Sidereal, Solar, Lunar; Time-lapse Astrophotography: 12 hr, 4 hr, 2 hr rev.
    • It includes a built-in polar scope with illuminator.
    • Power Required: External mini USB power connection or 4 AA batteries.
    • Payload: 11 lb.
    • Built-in auto-guiding interface.
    • External Mini USB power support.
    • Low power consumption for convenient operation.
    • Compatible with 3/8 inch and 1/4 inch camera tripod threads.
    • Lifetime free firmware upgrade.
    • Requires updated app for Android 11 https://inter-static.skywatcher.com/downloads/star_adventurer_console_160_store.apk

    Radian Telescopes Quick-Release Carbon Fiber Tripod

    Has a one-button, SafeLock quick-release plate that is perfect for easy connection with travel and premium astrophotography trackers and mounts.

    Grab and Go Simplicity

    Lightweight (<5lb) carbon fiber design and Radian field bag allow you to simply grab and go explore. Additional SafeLock quick-release plates are available to attach to multiple setups.

    • Standard 3/8" tripod connection fits DSLRs, Milky Way trackers, and premium portable mounts by Hobym and iOptron
    • Additional Radian Quick-Release Plates can be purchased separately
    • 55 lb load capacity
    • 3 leg angle positions with 4 expandable sections provide versatility
    • Oversized rubber grips for easy leg adjustment
    • Built-in bubble level
    • Interchangeable rubber and metal feet for a range of surfaces
    • Underside counterbalance hook for use with heavier systems. You can even hang your camera bag!
    • Adjustable clutch settings allows you to fine-tune positioning and better manage cables
    • Additional 3/8" mounting port for mounting field batteries and other accessories
    • Removable leg can also attach with the bearing plate to create an expandable monopod

    Technical Specs

    • 1520 mm (59.84-inches) full height with legs extended.
    • ~500 mm (~20-inches) normal working height with legs collapsed
    • 86 mm (3.4-inch)  top-plate to bottom of hook length
    • 560 mm (22-inches) folded height
    • 2.07 kg (4.56-pounds) weight
    • 25 kg (55.1-pounds) max load

    iOptron SkyTracker- Ball Head Accessory

    This iOptron high quality ball head enables you to control your camera precisely and seamlessly for panning and tilt motion. It features a 2-inch wide base that allows a 360 degree pan rotation. With the universal quick release plate, the iOptron Ball Head is suited for all major brands. Once the camera is mounted, it can be secured by the available plate and safety lock.

    iOptron SkyTracker- Ball Head Accessory Features

    • Constructed of Aluminum
    • 360 degree rotation
    • Two Bubble Levels
    • Universal Quick Release with a Camera Plate.
    • Three screw-position Camera Plate.
    • Head Tilt Capacity is +/- 90 degrees
    • Load Capability is 20 lb

     

     

    *Available as an add-on only - Universal Astro Canon EOS Clip-In UHC Light Pollution Filter is for those employing the simple efficiency of a Canon EOS camera.

    The most affordable and performance proven Canon EOS APS-C light pollution filter on the market!

    Made as a UHC (Ultra High Contrast) filter, this Clip-in filter really brings out the dark backdrop of the sky while keeping color variation in stars intact. Particularly in a city-scape setting, you'll always have light pollution to deal with, but these images below give an idea of the drastic improvement this filter will provide.

    Without the filter:


    With the filter:

    Filter Features

    • Massively improve your DSLR astrophotography experience with this Light Pollution Filter!
    • Simply clip in and remove as needed.
    • Designed for Canon EOS APS-C Cameras
    • An excellent transmission rate of over 95%!
    • See more attributes and example images of the filter below.
    • Fitted for Canon EOS APS-C Cameras
    • Lens Thickness: 1.1mm
    • Angle of Incidence: 0-8 degrees
    • Full Width at Half Maximum: 480nm-510nm & 650nm-700nm
    • Central Wavelength (480-510): 490nm
    • Central Wavelength (650-700): 660nm
    • Transmission: >95%
    • Optical Density: OD3
    • Blocking Range: 200nm-470nm & 530nm-635nm
  • included items

     

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

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