This version of the Sky-Watcher GTi Star Adventurer mount comes with a Star Adventurer tripod and pier extension as well as the EQ head, counterweight bar, a 5. lb. counterweight, a built-in illuminated polar scope, a Vixen style saddle and a PC link cable. If you'd prefer to use your own tripod, check out the Star Adventurer GTi Head Kit, which does NOT include the pier extension or tripod.
Sky-Watcher's latest GTi mount is super portable and has a weight capacity of 11 pounds. It features full GoTo performance and has multiple features that make viewing and astrophotography a pleasure. For instance, the GTi features a built-in illuminated polar scope for precision alignment in EQ mode, multiple tracking rates, including sidereal, lunar & solar, ports for USB as well as an auto-guider, a V-style dovetail, and SNAP shutter control for your DSLR (programmable via Sky-Watcher’s free SynScan Pro app for iOS and Android). The Star Adventurer GTi also includes a dual-position counterweight for use at low latitudes as well as full smartphone control via Wi-Fi. If you'd prefer to use a hand controller, the Syncan is available optionally. As mentioned earlier, this GTi version also comes with the Star Adventurer GTi steel tripod and Pier Extension.
With its 11-pound payload capacity, Star Adventurer is well-equipped to handle your lighter weight equipment, from a DLSR or mirrorless camera with wide-angle or telephoto lens plus accessories, a small aperture astrograph with a dedicated astro camera, or even small OTA’s such as our Skymax series of Maksutov-Cassegrain telescopes.
The Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer GTi is the perfect mount for any astrophotographer who values both performance and portability.
Skywatcher GTi Star Adventurer Mount Specifications
|General Mount Info|
|Mount instrument capacity||11 lbs.|
|Mount head size||227mm x 227mm x 125mm|
|Tripod mounting thread||3/8|
|Mounting saddle type||V-style|
|Counterweight bar included||Yes|
|Counterweight bar retractable?||Yes, thread-on|
|Counterweight bar length and diameter||213mm and 20mm|
|Type of motor||Mini-DC Servo|
|Tracking Modes||Sidereal, Solar, Lunar|
|Latitude range||0-70 degrees|
|Computer/Drive System Info|
|Hand controller port||Yes|
|PC connect USB port||Yes|
|Hand controller||No, available optionally|
|Power requirements||12 volt|
|Internal battery pack||Yes (8x AAs)|
|Mount power port size and style||2.1mm female|
|Counter weight||5 lbs (2.26kg)|
|Polarscope||Yes (installed and aligned)|
|Tripod - 44.5" height, 5 .5 lb. weight||Yes
|Pier Extension - 8.5" height||Yes
|PC link cable||Yes|
|Hand controller holder||No|
|Shipping weight||30 lbs (13.6 kg)