Star Trackers

A star tracker is a portable tracking mount designed for astrophotography. The device matches the rotation of the Earth so you can take long exposure images of the night sky.

To properly track the stars as they move across the night sky, a star tracker must be polar aligned and balanced.

A star tracker is commonly used with a DSLR or mirrorless camera and lens, or even a small refractor telescope. Recent models now include dedicated smartphone apps to manage your imaging session, and even point to deep-sky objects in the night sky.

One of the best star trackers available today, is the Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer GTi, because it retains a small form factor while providing GoTo functionality.

Choosing a Star Tracker for Astrophotography

Choosing a Star Tracker for Astrophotography

Updated April 22, 2024 A star tracker is a portable tracking camera mount designed for astrophotography. The device ‘tracks’ the motion of the stars to allow you to take long exposure images of space without star-trailing.  These devices are commonly used with a DSLR/Mirrorless camera and lens, or even a small astronomical telescope. Recent models…

3 Easy Astrophotography Targets for Beginners

3 Easy Astrophotography Targets for Beginners

If you are just getting into astrophotography, there is a good chance you have already taken some decent photos of the night sky using a basic camera and lens. A DSLR or mirrorless camera and tripod are all you night to start photographing the stars and constellations, or even the Milky Way. These types of…

Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer GTi Review

Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer GTi Review

The Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer GTi is a highly portable star tracker that was designed for astrophotography. It allows you to take long-exposure images of space by tracking the apparent movement of the night sky. Unlike the original Star Adventurer, the GTi model also has the ability to find deep-sky objects in the night sky using…