Orion Starshoot Compact Astro Tracker, Deluxe Kit
(as of May 18,2022 13:07:43 UTC – Details)
Shoot stunning nightscape and astrophotographs and create time-lapse videos with the Orion StarShoot Compact Astro Tracker (CAT). This camera tracking module houses a right ascension DC servo motor with sidereal, solar, and lunar tracking rates. Pop it on a tripod, attach your DSLR or mirrorless camera and you’re ready to shoot for the stars. StarShoot CAT is Wi-Fi enabled and controlled wirelessly from your smartphone or tablet with the free-of-charge Tracker Console app (Android or iOS). With a payload capacity of 6.6 lbs., the versatile Orion StarShoot CAT can support small telescopes or cameras with even large telephoto lenses. Tracking allows deep-sky exposures to be extended to several minutes while maintaining pinpoint stars. Wide-field Milky Way shots are no longer constrained to 30 seconds or less due to star trailing. There’s even a 0.5x sidereal speed that minimizes blurring of the foreground in tracked nightscape shots. Polar alignment for astrophotography is easy with the included illuminated polar scope, which works in both northern and southern hemispheres. This Deluxe Kit includes the Orion Equatorial Base to set the correct angle of the StarShoot CAT for precise polar alignment and flawless tracking. The free Tracker Console app lets you control the StarShoot CAT from your smartphone or tablet. A local Wi-Fi network is established between the tracker and your phone – no internet connection is needed. Just choose the photographic or time-lapse mode you want and set the parameters for your exposure(s). Then tap Run to start the automated sequence (requires optional remote shutter cable). Unlike most trackers, StarShoot CAT comes standard with a panoramic ball head camera mount to give you maximum freedom for framing your shots. Small and lightweight enough to tuck into your camera bag or backpack, StarShoot CAT is perfect for the mobile photographer. Powered by two user-supplied AA batteries or an external 5V USB. Weighs 22 oz.
Travel-ready tracking mount is small and light enough to take anywhere, with a payload capacity of 6.6 lbs.
Take exposures for awesome daytime and nighttime time-lapse videos with your DSLR and capture jaw-dropping astrophotographs
Included Equatorial Base enables precise polar alignment and star tracking needed for long- exposure astrophotography and nightscapes
Built-in Wi-Fi lets you control the StarShoot CAT with your smartphone or tablet via the FREE Tracker Console app for iOS or Android
Includes the StarShoot CAT tracker, equatorial base, illuminated polar scope, ball head adapter, and Orion’s exclusive BHM-13 Panoramic Ball Head Mount