Introducing the Widefield Astrophotography Bundle from OPT! Building on the same premise as the Star Tracker Astrophotography Bundle above, this bundle also goes a step further and adds a fantastic first astrophotography lens: the TPO UltraWide 180. The products included in the bundle are:
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.
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
. 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.
Weighing in at less than a pound, the TPO UltraWide 180 is the ultimate portable astrophotography telescope/lens. With a 180mm focal length and a fast f/4.5 focal ratio, this scope can yield fantastic images that cover vast regions of the night sky. The tube itself weighs just 13.9 oz (395 g), meaning you can truly take it anywhere. With the TPO UltraWide 180, you can forget having to leave your telescope at home. It's the perfect imaging companion for going camping, backpacking, and on road trips. It can even tuck into your luggage bag for your next flight — no more wishing you could bring your telescope with you the next time you visit somewhere with dark skies.
The ultimate portable travel telescope/lens
Smallest dedicated astrophotography telescope on the market with a focal length of just 180mm at f/4.5
Weighs less than 1 lb (395 g) and easily fits in your hand
Extremely versatile: an imaging telescope, guide scope, finder scope, and visual spotting scope all in one
Can image with sensors as large as full frame
Seamless DSLR/Mirrorless camera connection with a standard size M42 T-ring
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!
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
Additional3/8" mounting port for mounting field batteries and other accessories
Removable leg can also attach with the bearing plate to create an expandable monopod
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:
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