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Bresser StarTracker Astronomical Photo Mount Kit

Bresser StarTracker Astronomical Photo Mount Kit

Do you already own a DSLR camera and would like to create impressive pictures of the night sky with long exposures by tracking the object, or even make time-lapse pictures with ease?

The Bresser StarTracker Astronomical Photo Mount Kit is the ideal solution. This mount is particularly well suited, not only for beginners in astrophotography, but also the more experienced astrophotographers, who will appreciate it's accurate tracking and lightweight nature. The built-in tracking motor rotates the saddle-mounted camera precisely against the Earth's rotation and will keep the stars in pinpoint shape, even during very long exposures (asuming accurate polar alignment).

This kit contains all the components required for a quick and easy entry into the world of astrophotography with the exception of a camera and telephoto lens: A stable BRESSER tripod TP-100 DX with carrying bag, the BRESSER Micro Motion Head MH-100 (polar-wedge), the BRESSER Polar Finder Scope for StarTracker PM-100 and of course the BRESSER StarTracker astrophoto mount PM-100 with ball head.

Which cameras are basically suitable for use with the BRESSER photo mount? All cameras with ¼ inch (6.3mm) tripod connection thread and bulb length B for long exposure can be used on this mount. The BRESSER StarTracker Astronomical Photo Mount PM-100 is designed for a camera with lens of max. 2.0 kg total weight to carry and track in polar mode. In Azimuth panning mode, a camera weight up to 5.0kg can be supported.

Large aperture, wide-angle lenses (sub-70mm) are ideal for satrtign with this mount, because the requirements for tracking accuracy accumulate with increasing focal length and exposure time. Thus, a shot with wide-angle lens can be exposed for up to several minutes and the stars remain sharp, without trailing. However, with a 100-200mm telephoto lens, the polar alignment of the photo mount must be exactly right. But thanks to the included optical Polar Finder Scope, this can be acheived quickly and accurately. After setting up the light and compact StarTracker Photo Mount, simply set the approximate latitude (pole height) and aim Polaris through the integrated Polar Finder Scope. Then mount the camera/lens, using the quick-release plate on the supplied ball head. With the ball head, the camera can be aligned and pointed easily to any section of the sky. As soon as the tracking motor is switched on, long-exposures can be started immediately. This is an under 5 minutes task, once you've practised the set-up a few times ...

The tracking is carried out by a precise stepper motor, which is controlled by an easy digital setup on the mount's inbuilt LCD 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.

Typically achievable exposure times with good tracking accuracy are: 16mm wide-angle lens: 5 minutes (300 sec.) , 100mm telephoto lens: 1 minute (60 sec.)

Product features

StarTracker Astronomical Photo Mount Kit

Equatorial StarTracker Photo-Mount

Automatic siderial tracking compensates for the Earth's rotation

Different tracking speed setting possible

Suitable for both northern and southern hemisphere

Time lapse: from 15 minutes to 48 hours

Ballhead with quick release saddle plate

1/4'' Photo thread for camera mounting

Photo-Mount with 1/4'' threaded bolt for ballhead 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 mico USB (optional acc.)

Battery life: up to 20 hours

Weight Photo-Mont: 0.63kg

Transport weight incl. complete accessories: 3.6 kg

Adjustment height mount with tripod: 80-155cm

Tripod transport dimensions: 60x10x10cm; tripod weight: 2,1 kg

Load capacity of Photo-Mount: up to 2.0kg/5.0kg (EQ/AZ)

Included in the box

BRESSER StarTracker astronomical Photo-Mount PM-100

BRESSER Ballhead with quick release saddle plate

BRESSER Polar Finder Scope for StarTracker PM-100

BRESSER Micro Motion Head MH-100 (Polar-Wedge)

BRESSER Tripod TP-100 DX with carry bag

User manual

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Bresser StarTracker Astronomical Photo Mount Kit

MPN: 4964120

Price: 439.00

The Bresser StarTracker Astronomical Photo Mount Kit is a compact and portable mount for widefield deep sky imaging (but can also be used for panoramic imaging too), which comprises of the StarTracker astronomical Photo-Mount PM-100, a Ballhead with quick release saddle plate, a Polar Finder Scope for StarTracker PM-100, Micro Motion Head MH-100 (Polar-Wedge) and the Bresser Tripod TP-100 DX with carry bag. This excellent value kit will allow the user to simply take stunning long duration photos of the night sky - just add a camera!

Powered via 4x user supplied AA batteries or micro USB


StarTracker Astronomical Photo Mount Kit

Easy entry into the world of astrophotography

Automatic sidereal tracking compensates of the Earth's rotation

Time lapse: from 15 minutes to 48 hours

Extremely compact design - fits in almost any photo bag

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