Living in Seattle, the night sky is a treat, it's one of the best things about backpacking. I like shooting night sky pictures that remind me of good times. I found that they need a foreground to evoke the feeling I'm going for. This is a very different kind of astrophotography:
150 mm? Really? I have a 300 mm lens, I've never thought to point it at the night sky except for the conjunction. I'm so used to the Pleiades being so tiny in three frame at 24 mm (just about the only lens I ever actually use) I assumed you couldn't take deep space photos without a telescope.
I do understand about the tracking mount issue though.
Looks like it's a 200mm focal length and the sensor is indeed a tiny 1/2.9", so the low resolution is the tradeoff to keep it from getting too noisy. But for the price of this thing you could get a good astro tracker for any regular tripod and put any capable interchangeable lens digital camera on it and get far better results, and end up saving a whole lot of money in the process.
I'd love to rent one, either the thing in the OP or a "regular" star tracker, and take it to some dark peak. I don't have enough interest to want to own either type. There's a lot of beauty up there, but you put some mountains in the foreground and the photo resonates.
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