Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Mini review

This star tracker for long exposures of the night sky is the best around for astrophotographers on the move

Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Mini Pro Pack
(Image: © Jamie Carter/Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Easy to fit into a camera backpack and relatively quick to set-up, the Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Mini star tracker is ideal for anyone wanting to produce widefield nightscape long exposure astrophotography. It works well up to about four minutes and is let down only by a poor app.


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    Easy to set-up

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    Tracks accurately

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    Lightweight for travel

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    Fits into camera bag


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    Payloads limited to 3kg

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    Poor app

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    No ‘start’ button on device

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    Short battery life

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Do you want better images of the night sky? Earth’s rotation means any long exposure photograph of the night sky is limited to about 30 seconds before the stars begin to trail. Cue a star tracker like the Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Mini, which follows Earth’s rotation and allows for long exposures up to about three or four minutes. The results are much richer star fields and a more impressive Milky Way. 


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Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 

As the editor for, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.

He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.