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Offline Brian.m.johnson

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Skywatcher adventurer
« on: 11:58:31, 05 August, 2014 »
Does anyone have a review of skywatcher Adventurer mount when NOT GUIDING
Thank you
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Re: Skywatcher adventurer
« Reply #1 on: 11:51:46, 06 August, 2014 »
Have you done a search Brain as I'm sure I saw one on here recently ?!

Are you looking at it for imaging or visual ?

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Scopes: Astro-Tech AT-111EDT Triplet, TS65ED Quad, Orion ST80, Modded PST-90 Solar Scope, PST Cak (on loan)
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Re: Skywatcher adventurer
« Reply #2 on: 12:42:03, 06 August, 2014 »
There was a review here but couldn't see any unguided images (asked for it too).

But, I did a quick google search and found out this:
http://stargazerslounge.com/topic/215957-skywatcher-star-adventurer/
"well i got a 70-200mm lens set at 200mm i got easy 4 minutes unguided"
If this is true then I'm satisfied.
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Re: Skywatcher adventurer
« Reply #3 on: 11:53:03, 14 August, 2014 »
Hi
i have a review on here of the mount,  however the photos i posted were guided.  i don't have any photos unguided yet.  But i can tell you i had a zs66 with a qsi583,  with reducer, focal length was 310mm and i got just under 3 minutes unguided, but did not get chance to try longer as the clouds rolled in quick.
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Re: Skywatcher adventurer
« Reply #4 on: 22:26:29, 24 January, 2016 »
Hi all, Which thread has the S.A. counterweight shaft? M8? M8x1? M8x1.5 or what?
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Re: Skywatcher adventurer
« Reply #5 on: 06:24:23, 25 January, 2016 »
Brian- This mount is very accurate when shooting unguided.

I use mine guided and Unguided with a 200mm lens.  Using 5-10 minute exposures, I don't see any noticeable trailing, unguided.

Here are some reviews for you.

http://www.cloudynights.com/topic/469185-sky-watcher-star-adventurer-first-light/

http://www.opticalvision.co.uk/user/reviews/Star_Adventurer_review_hq.pdf
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Re: Skywatcher adventurer
« Reply #6 on: 15:01:23, 23 February, 2016 »
Tested mine for the first time last night, I've never set up a scope or even used one for that matter let alone polar aligned one, yet I was very impressed with the results, nice round stars, no trailing 4 minute exposure Nikon D5300 with 18-140 at 140 (210mm eq), f/5.6, ISO-200, it was a full moon and on my patio so loads of light pollution, can't wait to get out to get some proper images with it, as soon as my ball head arrives (it's ruddy late getting here :( )

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Re: Skywatcher adventurer
« Reply #7 on: 22:20:15, 26 March, 2016 »
It's unfortunate that the reviews I've seen state that the polar illuminator cannot be used when the mounting bracket (the one with the Declination head) is in use.  It's true that the illuminator cannot be inserted in the provided hole because of the bracket.  But a small modification to the illuminator will allow it to be fitted into the slot in the bracket.  It's just a matter of carefully removing some material from two of the three lugs that go into the mounting hole.  Then it can be fitted to either the original hole or the slot in the bracket, as required.  I initially used a fine tooth (Junior) hacksaw then did final fitting using a file.  Take care to avoid removing too much material.  Mine is nice and snug in the slot.

Cheers,

Peter.
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Re: Skywatcher adventurer
« Reply #8 on: 23:39:31, 26 March, 2016 »
That's another job on the list to do  :clap: :thumbup:

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Scopes: Astro-Tech AT-111EDT Triplet, TS65ED Quad, Orion ST80, Modded PST-90 Solar Scope, PST Cak (on loan)
Cameras: SXVF H694, Atik 16ic, Canon EOS 600d, DMK41, DMK21, QHY 5L-II (mono & colour)
Accessories: SX USB Filter Wheel, SX OAG, Baader LRGB Ha SI OII Filters, SharpSky Focuser
Mount: EQ6 (EQMOD), SW Star Adventurer, plus a lot (and I mean a lot) of other bits and pieces

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Re: Skywatcher adventurer
« Reply #9 on: 00:34:23, 30 October, 2016 »
I mounted my iluminator to the dovetail bar by simply using BluTac, it works great and my iluminator still fits direct too as it's not modified

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Re: Skywatcher adventurer
« Reply #10 on: 15:52:02, 30 October, 2016 »
I mounted my iluminator to the dovetail bar by simply using BluTac, it works great and my iluminator still fits direct too as it's not modified

Because my modification only removes a small part of the fixing lugs, it still fits as normal in the original mounting hole.

Cheers,

Peter.
GSO RC10 Truss, Meade S5000 127, TMB 105, TS65 Quad, Solarscope SV50, Daystar Quark Chromosphere 'eyepiece' filter, Canon 15x50 IS Binos, various camera lenses.   Gemini G41 mount with Pulsar controller. EQ6 Pro mount, EQ3-2 mount with DS Autostar. Star Adventurer mount, QSI 683wsg, SX AO, Art285 (beta), Canon 350D (modded), Canon 700D, GPCAM2 (colour), GPCAM2 (monochrome), LE Vesta Pro, Toucam.

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Re: Skywatcher adventurer
« Reply #11 on: 17:30:34, 30 October, 2016 »
Just to let you all know.
The battery part of my illuminator, ie the screw bit. Has become jammed solid. So battery replacement, couldn't be done. Had to buy a replacement today, for £24:00.

What tripods do you use with the SA?
Paul.
"Whirlpool Observatory"
Losmandy G11-Gemini L4.
Celestron C9.25.
Megrez 80 ED II Triplet.
Orion OMC 140
Altair 115ED F7
Coronado PST
Atik 428EX
Atik EFW 2
QHY5L-II.
Modded Canon 1000D.
IOptron Mini Tower II
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulabrierley/

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Re: Skywatcher adventurer
« Reply #12 on: 11:31:01, 31 October, 2016 »
Just to let you all know.
The battery part of my illuminator, ie the screw bit. Has become jammed solid. So battery replacement, couldn't be done. Had to buy a replacement today, for £24:00.

What tripods do you use with the SA?

That was a bit of bad luck :(

I use a Manfrotto 190XPROB.  Does a good job, nice and steady.  I used it for my recent Eclipse trip and the whole setup performed admirably with a 400L lens on my Canon DSLR.

Cheers,

Peter.
GSO RC10 Truss, Meade S5000 127, TMB 105, TS65 Quad, Solarscope SV50, Daystar Quark Chromosphere 'eyepiece' filter, Canon 15x50 IS Binos, various camera lenses.   Gemini G41 mount with Pulsar controller. EQ6 Pro mount, EQ3-2 mount with DS Autostar. Star Adventurer mount, QSI 683wsg, SX AO, Art285 (beta), Canon 350D (modded), Canon 700D, GPCAM2 (colour), GPCAM2 (monochrome), LE Vesta Pro, Toucam.

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Re: Skywatcher adventurer
« Reply #13 on: 13:20:40, 31 October, 2016 »
Thanks  Peter
I will get one.
Paul.
"Whirlpool Observatory"
Losmandy G11-Gemini L4.
Celestron C9.25.
Megrez 80 ED II Triplet.
Orion OMC 140
Altair 115ED F7
Coronado PST
Atik 428EX
Atik EFW 2
QHY5L-II.
Modded Canon 1000D.
IOptron Mini Tower II
CCD Images
http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulabrierley/

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Re: Skywatcher adventurer
« Reply #14 on: 13:50:54, 31 October, 2016 »
Thanks  Peter
I will get one.

Hi, Paul,

I don't think that particular model is available any more, but there are similar tripods available.  You'll have to look around!

Cheers,

Peter.
GSO RC10 Truss, Meade S5000 127, TMB 105, TS65 Quad, Solarscope SV50, Daystar Quark Chromosphere 'eyepiece' filter, Canon 15x50 IS Binos, various camera lenses.   Gemini G41 mount with Pulsar controller. EQ6 Pro mount, EQ3-2 mount with DS Autostar. Star Adventurer mount, QSI 683wsg, SX AO, Art285 (beta), Canon 350D (modded), Canon 700D, GPCAM2 (colour), GPCAM2 (monochrome), LE Vesta Pro, Toucam.

 

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