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Gear Time Live 14: Star Tracker Setup of a Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer w/ Eric Benedetti | Gear Time Live every Thursday at 1 pm MT

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Today on Gear Time Live, we are joined by star tracker expert Eric Benedetti. Eric shows us how to set-up Drew’s personal star tracker, a Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer, which has not even been opened! Eric also sets up his Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Mini and shows us how small and easy it is to set up. It’s going to be sweet!

Learn how to set up a Star Tracker

Join us and learn from the Star Tracker Milky Way Photography Master himself, Eric Benedetti! If you have your own gear already, then follow along as Eric shares several tips you might have spent years figuring out on your own! If you NEED your own star tracker, then please use our Amazon links below and support Photog Adventures!

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Sky Watcher Star Adventurer

SkyWatcher Star Adventurer Astro Package with Declination Bracket:

Make sure you get the following items as well –

SkyWatcher Star Adventurer Equatorial Wedge Base:
SkyWatcher Star Adventurer Counterweight Kit:

For lighter Cameras – 

SkyWatcher Star Adventurer Mini User-Friendly Multi-Function Mount:

Cameras for the beginner:

Nikon D7200:
Canon T5i:


Rokinon 16mm f2.0:
Rokinon 24mm f1.4:
Sigma Art 35mm f1.4:

Another Star Tracker that is slightly less expensive:

iOptron SkyTracker Pro Camera Mount with Polar Scope:

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