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iOptron SkyTracker Mount
Item Name:
iOptron SkyTracker Mount
Item #:
M-ST
Manufacturer:
iOptron
Price/ea:
$675.00  $599.00

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 iOptron SkyTracker Mount

This portable mount makes it easy to take long exposures of the night sky without streaking or star trailing.

The SkyTracker is simple to set up and use. Just attach the unit to a camera tripod then slide and lock your digital camera into the saddle. Use the dark field illuminated polar scope to align SkyTracker to the South Celestical Pole. The mount's slow-motion motors keep your camera tracking as the Earth rotates for beautiful images of the night sky.

It is lightweight and portable, being about the size of a paperback book. Batteries last up to 24 hours, so need for a power pack. 

A ball head is needed for pointing the camera in any direction. You can add the iOptron ball head as an optional extra if you do not already have one with your camera/tripod setup. Note that the photos above include the ball head attachment. 

According to Sky & Telescope magazine, "The newest tracking platform for camera-only astrophotography is among the best ever". See their full test review here

Recommended for

Taking beautiful wide field views of the night sky 

Features

  • Attaches to camera tripod
  • Accepts cameras weighing up to 3.5kg
  • Includes polar scope for easy alignment to south pole
  • Auto-tracking for smooth camera motion, perfect for long-term exposures
  • Cast aluminum body with plastic painting finish
  • Adjustable AZ Base (for easy polar positioning)
  • Integrated compass and geared latitude adjustment wedge for easy polar alignment
  • Includes AccuAligningTM dark-field illuminated polar scope
  • Up to 24 hours of operation on 4xAA batteries
  • Optional Ball Head available

Note that the photos above show the Skytracker with camera attached, so you can see how it works. This product does not come with the camera and mount. 

Specifications

Type      Ultra Compact EQ
Payload   3.5kg maximum
Mount weight   1.2kg without battery
Wheel   80mm, 156 teeth Aluminum Alloy
Worm Gear   11 mm, brass
Bearing   4 pieces
Drive   DC servo motor
Tracking   R.A. auto
Tracking Speed    Cel, 1/2Cel, N/S
Latitude Adjust Range   0 ~ 70 degree
Polar Sight Hole   ~8.5 deg FOV
Polar Scope   6 degree FOV with dark field illuminated
Power Consumption   DC 4.8 ~ 6V, 0.06A at Max. load
Power Requirement   4 AA batteries (not included)
External: DC 9 ~ 12V, 500mA (Optional)
Duration of operation   24 hours at 20°C
Built in Accessory   Compass, Adjustable AZ and Alt
Dimensions   153 x 104 x 58 mm
Operating temperature   -10°~40°C
Base Connect   3/8"
Warranty   One year limited



Item Options
Sky Tracker Options
AC Adaptor (Add $40.00)
Astronz Professional Tripod (Add $169.00)
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