Bresser Astrophoto Tracking Mount (No Tripod)
Do you already own a photo camera and would like to create impressive pictures of the night sky with the help of the long exposure or even make time-lapse pictures with little effort ?
The BRESSER photo mount is the ideal base. Not only for beginners in astrophotography, this mount is particularly well suited, but also the experts swear by a compact and easy-to-use mount to automatically compensate for the natural rotation of the earth. The built-in tracking motor rotates the saddle-mounted camera precisely against the earth's rotation and thus the stars remain punctiform even with long exposures.
If you already own a sturdy photo tripod with a video tilt head you can use the photo mount's head directly with the 1/4 inch & 3/8 inch photo thread holes. The pole height (latitude) is then adjusted by the video tilt head. The photo-mount with tripod and polar wedge are also available as a bundle - Product No.: 4964110
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 are suitable.
The BRESSER photo mount is designed for a camera with lens of max. 2.5 kg total weight to carry and track. Large aperture, wide-angle lenses are ideal for the beginning, 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 targets remain locked and stars appear round in the resulting exposures. For example, with a 200mm telephoto lens the polar alignment of the photo mount must be exactly right. But thanks to the optical pole finder, this is done quickly.
After setting up the light and compact photo mount, simply set the approximate latitude (pole height) to the scale and aim Polaris through the illuminated pole finder scope. Then mount the camera with the photo lens using the quick-release plate on the supplied ball head. With the ball head, the camera can be aligned and determined at any time on any section of the sky. As soon as the tracking motor is switched on, long-time exposure can be started immediately. This can be acheived in under 5 minutes easily... if you're tired of setting up large amounts of gear for astrophotography, you'll find the freedom that the Bresser Astrophoto Mount offers very appealing.
The tracking is carried out by a precise stepper motor, which can also be moved via the hand box with switchable low 2x or high 32x speed in forward and reverse, allowing the target area of sky to be adjusted very precisely. Low power consumption allows up to 50 hours of operation with just one battery charge.
FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS:
Automatic siderial tracking counteracts the Earth's rotation
Handbox to control the tracking motors (2x/32x)
Suitable for northern and southern henisphere
Optical pole finder scope with illumination unit included
Ballhead with quick release saddle plate and 1/4" Photo thread for Kamera mounting
Photo-Mount with 3/8" threaded bolt for ballhead mounting
Photo-Mount with 1/4" und 3/8" inner threads for tripod mounting
High precision stepper motor with helical gear for accurate tracking
Large screws and handles for easy usage at night
Battery operation or stabilized power adapter (optional acc.)
Battery life: up to 50 hours
Power connector at handbox: 6 volts DC jack 5.5/2.5mm (positive pole at center pin)
Weight Photo-Mont with ballhead: 1.0 kg
Load capacity of Photo-Mount: up to 2.5 kg
WHAT'S IN THE BOX:
Tracking motor with Handbox
Ballhead with quick release saddle plate
Pole finder scope with illumination unit
Battery compartment 6 volts with case (no D-batteries included)