Hello  {!firstname},

         Many amateur astronomers eventually dabble in some sort of astrophotography.

Some get hooked, and go on to become real experts.   A couple of local Toronto people that come to mind
are Michael Watson, and Lynn Hillborn.

Now these guys do put in quite a bit of effort and time in doing astrophotography, and I thinkthe photographic evidence speaks of that.

Perhaps you might have considered getting into astrophotography yourself,  but weren't quite surewhere to begin.

When I first started, one Winter I recall being in the frozen cold, messing around with 35mm rolls of film,hoping they wouldn't break, in the cold.  (I got lucky.)

Mind you despite all the aggravation, I got some nice images of Comet Hale-Bopp.

Not smart!

Start doing imaging in the Summer and fall, while it's at least comfortable.

While there are many ways to take great astroimages,  easiest methods is
to utilize some sort of tracking mount.

Now many of these in the past were bulky, awkward and cumbersome to use, and some would
as soon as roll their eyes, than lug a heavy duty mount outside, set it up, and spend a lot of time
fooling around with it.

In the past few years, a few manufactures have experimented in making very compact and portable mount systems
that you can literally travel with, or use in your backyard, with very little fuss and muss.

The latest of these, is the newly released (and just arrived) Skywatcher Adventurer Astro Bundle.

(http://www.khanscope.com/accessDetails.cfm?productID=5579.

I've personally had a look at this product, and I will say, that it has an excellent build quality to it,
and is well, and thoughtfully designed,{!firstname}.

You could mount your Digital Camera on it, or a small telescope.

It's versatile and multifunctional.

What I really like about it as well, is that you can do time lapse photography with the built in easy
to use program modes.

So, if you want to get started in astroimaging, this might be the answer for you.

On the other hand, if you just  need a compact and small, equatorial tracking mount for a small telescope
or solar telescope, then this might be the cat's meow.

Clear Skies,


Ray Khan

PS These just arrived in stock today, and after we fill pre-orders, we'll have a few left for stock.