The SLIK ASTRA ECH-630 Astro-Tracker is a compact motorized turn table with speed settings for star, moon, and time-lapse photography. Some astro-tracking heads can weigh up to 5kg but the ECH-630 weighs just 630g and takes up about the same amount of room as a 24-70mm lens in your camera bag. This makes it perfect for photographers that hike into remote locations to shoot the stars.
The ECH-630 capacity varies based on its angle. It can hold up 5kg when the turntable is flat and up to 2kg at a 90 degree angle. (See instructions for further details.) This makes it perfect for light-weight DSLR cameras or mirrorless cameras with fast prime lenses.
4 high-quality AA sized batteries are all that is needed for the ECH-630 to operate for up to 20 hours of celestial tracking, more than enough for a full night. The unit also has a micro USB port to connect an external battery for even longer run times
Drive with 4 AA batteries
ECH-630 runs with 4 high-quality AA sized batteries for up to 20 hours of celestial tracking, more than enough for a full night. The unit also has a micro USB port to connect an external battery for even longer run times. (operates with AA batteries)
Two Peeping Holes for Polar Alignment
The unit have two peeping holes for polar alighment. Once Polalis come into view through the peep hole L, move the unit to confirm through the hole S.
Set up for Astronomical Photography
Together with Micro Motion Head SMH-250 and Ball Head SBH-330, you can quickly align Polar axis and start shooting stars.
Set up for vertical rotation for Time-Lapse shooting
In the past time, the camera had always been fixed, in the time-lapse photography. ECH-630 can offer finer rotational angle and rotational speed settings. It expands the possibilities of time-lapse photography, and enables a variety of interesting video expressions by creative mind.
|Dimension:||D: 84 x W: 86 x H:65mm (exclude protrusions)|
|Weight:||630g (without batteies, cables)|
|Head Mount Screw:||U1/4|
|Tripod Mounting Screw:||U1/4 ・ U3/8 (double screw adapter)|
|Max. Load Capacity:||
at Astronomical Mode: 5 kg
at Time-Lapse Mode : 5 kg
when the turn table and the ground are close to parallel: 5 kg
when the turn table and the ground are close to parpendicular :2kg
(all subject less than 20kg・cm of moment load / about 2kg at 10 cm from rotation axis)
4 AA alkaline batteries (Ni-MH batteries can also be used)
DC 5V (micro-USB use together with AA batteries)
|Battery Duration:||about 20 hours (with alkaline batteirs at 20℃)|
|Operating Temperature:||-10℃ ～ +40℃ (without condensation)|
|Driving Method:||Worm Wheel (by stepping motor)|
Star, Moon, Sun & Starscape (0.5x speed)
Northern / Southern Hemisphere setting
Clockwise, Counterclockwise & Repeat rotation setting
Rotation Angle: 5° to 360° (5° increments) or Endless
Rotation Speed: 48, 24, 12, 6, 3, 1.5h, 30min & 15min per one rotation