SkyGuider Pro Mount

SkyGuider Pro Mount
Item Details
SkyGuider Pro Mount
Item Name:
SkyGuider Pro Mount
Item #:
M-SGX
Manufacturer:
iOptron
Price/ea:
$899.00  $799.00

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iOptron SkyGuider Pro Camera Mount Full Package

Introducing The SkyGuider™ Pro - iOptron’s next generation camera tracking device! Leading the camera tracker market for nearly four years, iOptron's SkyGuider Pro pushes closer to perfection.

The redesigned SkyGuider™ Pro mount head is more compact, small enough to fit on your palm, better precision, silent tracking, built-in rechargeable power source, ST-4 guiding port and camera trigger port. The improved precision polar scope maintains a fine engraved reticule, now features adjustable illumination with different brightness levels. Using with our iOS app, quick and accurate polar alignment is just a joy. The DEC mounting bracket allows you to balance a heavy camera and/or lens better, or even mount a light telescope. The optional 8408 hand controller allows you to check the Pole Star position for the polar alignment, slew the mount, adjust the guiding rate, change the mount settings and control the camera trigger.

The SkyGuider™ Pro features four tracking rates, 1X or sidereal, 1/2X for sky and landscape combined, solar and lunar. All 4 tracking rates work in both northern and southern hemispheres. We have also added a quick slew mode with both forward and reverse to help quickly reframing your image without disrupting the cameras position.

We have made big improvements on the SkyGuider™ Pro’s removable alt-azimuth base, which features a precision bubble level, degree markings for the altitude and a built in post for the azimuth control. You can also mount the SkyGuiderTM Pro head (without the base) directly to any standard photographic tripod with 1/4” or 3/8” threads.

The DEC mounting bracket package, which includes DEC mounting bracket, counterweight shaft, counterweight and Vixen-type dovetail saddle, makes the SkyGuideTM Pro mount suitable for a heavier camera/lens system, even a lightweight telescope.

Recommended for

Any photographer interested in astroscape or wide field astrophotography

Features

  • All metal mechanical structure
  • Attaches to a camera tripod with 3/8” or 1/4” threads
  • Payload 5kg (balanced, with DEC mounting bracket, exclude CW)
  • Silent tracking for smooth camera motion, perfect for long-term exposures
  • Detachable alt-azi base with fine latitude and azimuth adjusters for easy polar alignment
  • Includes iOptron AccuAlignTM dark-field illuminated polar scope
  • Adjustable polar scope illumination
  • 4 tracking speed (1X, 1/2X, solar and lunar). 1X celestial tracking for imaging the sky and stars; 1/2X tracking speed for imaging both the starry night and the landscapes at the same time
  • Operation in both northern and southern hemisphere
  • Quick slew (144X) for camera framing adjustment
  • Built-in rechargeable battery for up to 20 hours of operation (20°C)
  • Built-in ST-4 autoguiding port
  • HBX port for external hand controller
  • Micro USB port for power, charging and firmware upgrade
  • Built-in shutter triggering port
  • Padded carry bag included
  • DEC mounting bracket
  • Counterweight and CW shaft
  • Vixen dovetail saddle for scope mounting
  • Optional ball heads available separately
  • Optional Asronz Professional Triopod
  • Optional Go2Nova® 8408 hand controller (#8408)

What's in the Box

  • SkyGuiderTM Pro camera mount
  • Alt-azi base (installed)
  • AccuAlignTM dark field illuminated polar scope (installed)
  • Micro USB charging cable
  • Padded carry bag
  • DEC mounting bracket w/ camera mounting disk
  • 1.35kg counterweight
  • CW shaft
  • One Year Limited Warranty (90 day on battery)

 This item is currently supplied on indent / to order. Please contact us for delivery times.

Specifications

Mount      Compact single axis tracking EQ
Payload   5kg maximum, balanced
Mount weight   1kg with battery
1.45kg with battery and base
Body material   All metal
RA Shaft   Φ35mm, steel
Worm Wheel   Φ88mm, 144 teeth aluminum alloy
Worm Gear   15.2 mm, brass
Bearing   4 pieces
Motor Drive   DC servo motor with optical encoder
Tracking   RA automatic
Tracking Speed    1X Cel, 1/2 Cel, solar, lunar, N/S
Fast slew speed   144X, forward and reverse
Guiding Port   ST-4 compatible
Polar Scope   AccuAlign TM dark field illuminated (~6º FOV)
Camera Trigger   Yes
Power Requirement   Internal rechargeable battery
Battery type   Li-Poly, 3.7V, 2000mAh
Duration of operation   up to 20 hours at 20°C
Power charge port   Micro USB (5V), 80% charge in 5 hours
Camera mounting block   Φ62mm, 3/8" post thread
Body base connection   Vixen dovetail, 3/8” socket (1/4” converter)
Alt-Azi adjustable base   Vixen style saddle, 3/8” socket
Alt-Azi adjustable base diameter   Φ80 mm
Latitude adjustment range   -30º ~ 65º (with alt-azi base)
Azimuth adjustment range   ±5º
Level indicator   Level bubble
Body Dimensions   133x115x95 mm (w/o alt-azi base)
Counterweight shaft   Φ20x200 mm w/ 3/8”-16 threads
Counterweight   1.35kg
Firmware upgrade   Yes (via USB port)
Operation Temperature   -10ºC ~40ºC
Warranty   One year limited (90 day on battery)



Item Options
SkyTracker Pro Options
Astronz Professional Tripod (Add $160.00)
Ball Head (Add $45.00)
Item Price
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