e.g. FWIW, here's a two-minute snap of M31, using a 60mm f2.8 lens on an Olympus OMD (120mm full-frame equivalent), at ISO 1600. https://astrobackyard.com/sky-watcher-star-adventurer-pro-review However there are also typically negative consequences to faster lenses (other than just cost, size and weight). Faster lenses often have increased lens aberrations which negatively affect images of stars. The Star Adventurer Mini (SAM) is a portable highly compact mini-tracker that does exactly whats it's supposed to do. $40.00. Designed principally for wide-field and time-lapse astrophotography I have been using it to capture deep sky objects (DSO). SkyWatcher S20530 Star Adventurer Latitude (EQ) Base, Telescope Accessory, Black 4.6 out of 5 stars 142. I was eager to try this, as it would be a great grab and go mount for winter imaging. $65.00. With the added weight of my D5100 which is just over 1 lb, I would still be well under the mount’s maximum payload. Star Adventurer Mini - Realistic Weight Capacity - posted in Beginning and Intermediate Imaging: I ordered a Star Adventurer Mini and plan to primarily use it with a Nikon D750 and Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 lens. Sky Watcher Star Adventurer Tracker Specifications Mount type: ultra compact equatorial tracking platform Motor Drive: DC servo Power Supply: 4 x AA, mini USB (DC 5V external supply) Payload Capacity: 5kg (not including counterweight) Tracking Modes: sidereal, lunar, solar, timelapse (2hr, 4hr, 12hr) How to set up and polar align I'm going to assume that… SkyWatcher S20540 Star Adventurer Counter Weight Kit, Telescope Accessory, Black 4.7 out of 5 stars 109. $30.00. I purchased this particular unit because I also want to use some of it’s more unique additional features. SkyWatcher S20560 Star Adventurer Dec Bracket, Telescope Accessory, Black, Single 4.7 out of 5 stars 45. The camera and lens are about 1.5 lbs under the stated 6.6 lb capacity. Has anyone had issues getting that close to the weight limit? The Star Adventurer boasts being able to mount small telescopes. Including it’s long exposure and astro timelapse functions. It just arrived so I’ve only done one quick test from my balcony at home at night . The precision of the tracker is good, but exposures more than say 60 seconds using a 100mm lens are going to yield a slight amount star trailing. IMHO, if you want the maximum payload and don't mind the larger size & weight of the Star Adventurer then go for that one, but if you want the smallest, flexible mount for airline travel, and don't mind the reduced payload, then the Mini is well worth considering. At 5.5 lbs, my compact Explore Scientific ED80 triplet seemed to be a great candidate. coma, chromatic aberration, spherical aberration, astigmatism, etc. I also wanted a more compact lighter unit (for travel, etc). I just bought a tracker (the SkyWatcher Star Adventurer Mini kit). Star Adventurer mini: Item Weight: 1.5 Pounds: About this item SAM Console app for iOS and Android available for free download Tracking rate selectable between sidereal, solar and lunar Removable polar scope with illuminator Will run 24 hours of constant use on 2 AA batteries Compatible with 3/8 and 1/4-20 inch camera tripod thread Frequently bought together + Total price: CDN$456.74. I did order the counterweight. Only 3 left in stock - order soon.