iOptron

SkyGuider Pro full package


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In our opinion, the best camera tracker to get started in astrophotography!

  • Payload 11 lbs (5kg) (balanced with DEC mounting bracket, exclude CW)
  • Silent tracking for smooth camera motion, perfect for long-term exposures
  • Detachable alt-az base with fine latitude and azimuth adjusters for easy polar alignment
  • Includes iOptron AccuAlign dark-field illuminated polar scope or iPolar Electronic polar scope (select option).
  • 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
  • Built-in rechargeable battery for up to 20 hours of operation (20°C)
  • Built-in ST-4 autoguiding port
  • Micro USB port for power, charging and firmware upgrade
  • Vixen dovetail saddle for scope mounting
  • Attaches to a camera tripod with 3/8” threads
  • Optional tripod (#3221) sold separately
Mount Compact single axis tracking EQ
Payload (Max.) 11 lbs (5kg), balanced
Mount weight 2.2 lbs (1kg) with battery
Mount weight with base 3.2 lbs (1.45kg) with battery
Body material All metal
RA shaft Φ35mm, steel
Worm wheel Φ88mm, 144 teeth aluminum alloy
R.A. worm Φ15.2mm, brass
Bearing 4 pieces
Motor drive DC servo motor with optical encoder
Tracking R.A. automatic
Tracking speed Solar, Lunar, Cel, 1/2 Cel, and N/S
Fast slew speed 144X, forward and reverse
Guiding port ST-4 compatible
Camera trigger Yes
Power Requirement Internal rechargeable battery
Battery type Li-Poly, 3.7V, 2000mAh
Duration of operation Up to 20 hours at 20ºC
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
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
Body dimension 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)

iOptron's iPolar Electronic Polar Scope

The iOptron iPolar™ utilizes an digital camera that is aligned with both the axes of your mount. The downloadable Windows and MacOS software processes the camera's images to calculate the true location of the celestial pole (north or south) and then guides you through any adjustments needed to align your mount precisely to the pole. Gone are the days of crouching behind a "through the mount" polar scope! Instead, the iPolar™ facilitates making altitude and azimuth adjustments by just glancing at your PC's or Mac's display. This system needs as few as four stars to locate the pole, and can do so even when the pole location itself is blocked by clouds, tree branches or other obstructions.

iPolar Specifications

  • Field of View (FOV): ~ 13-degrees
  • Resolution: 30 arcsec approx.
  • Alignment Precision: 30 arcsec
  • Interface: Mini USB2.0
  • Software: iPolar Software, downloadable from Files tab or iOptron website
  • Operation System: MacOS 64-bit, Windows 10
PACKAGE CONTENTS
  • SkyGuiderTM Pro camera mount
  • Alt-az base
  • Polar Scope:
    • Optical Polar Scope version: AccuAlignTM dark field illuminated polar scope
    • iPolar version: iOptron Electronic Polar Scope (iPolar)
  • Micro USB charging cable
  • Padded carry bag
  • DEC mounting bracket w/ camera mounting disk
  • 1.35kg counterweight
  • CW shaft
SKU: 3550
Barcode: 6943831501855