iOptron HAE29EC Strain Wave AZ/EQ Mount with HP Encoder & WiFi, iPolar, Hand Control, Case - HE294PA

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iOptron HAE29EC Strain Wave AZ/EQ Mount with HP Encoder & WiFi
Includes iPolar, Hand Control, Dual Saddle & Case

Imagine the versatility of an astronomy mount that works in both alt-azimuth and equatorial mode without the need for cumbersome counterweights or a counterweight shaft!  The iOptron SWG, or Strain Wave Gear HAE mounts do just that, and at a mount to payload efficiency that is astounding! 

This iOptron HAE29EC model has a weight capacity of 29.7 pounds yet weighs only 8 pounds.  Strain wave gear technology for both RA and DEC movements will offer great performance for many years.  The mount head is CNC machined from all metal and has been black anodized to create a smooth, beautifully finished surface.  The HAE29 AZ/EQ mounts include an electronic friction brake that will stop the mount safely during any power interruption.

Control your HAE SWG strainwave mount with your computer via ASCOM/Commander for a PC or a third party INDI driver for Mac.  You can also choose to use a smartphone or tablet with Commander Lite from iOptron or the popular SkySafari.  Finally, a Raspberry device via an INDI driver will work as well!

This version of the HAE29EC features a high precision RA axis encoder upgrade that delivers incredible tracking accuracy, enough that many will choose to image “sans” guiding.

Features of the iOptron HE294PA SWG AZ/EQ Mount...

  • Advanced strain wave gear system technology
  • Payload capacity of 13.5 kg (29.7 lbs) with the mount weight of 3.7 kg (8.15 lbs, include dovetail saddle)
  • CNC machined
  • Unique friction brake on both RA and DEC to safely stop movement during a planned or unplanned power interruption
  • 360 second gear period
  • High precision encoder with realtime PEC (RPEC)
  • Go2Nova® hand controller with ~212,000 object database
  • iPolar electronic polar scope for easy and accurate polar alignment
  • Dual saddle (Vixen and Losmandy-D styles)
  • Built in zero position search and locator
  • Integrated ST-4 autoguiding port
  • Built-in Wi-Fi (via hand controller)
  • USB port for firmware upgrade and computer control
  • Carrying case
  • Two year warranty


Mount Strain Wave Altazimuth/Equatorial Mount
RA gear system Strain Wave Gear
DEC gear system Strain Wave Gear
Reduction ratio RA 480:1, DEC 360:1
Payload w/o CW * 29.7 lbs (13.5 kg)
Mount weight 8.15 lbs (3.7 kg) with dovetail saddle
Payload/Mount weight 3.65
Payload with CW* 40 lbs (18kg)
High precision encoder Yes (RA)
PEC Realtime PEC (RPEC)
Period 360 second
Drive motor Stepper motor
Structure Material All metal, CNC machined
Exterior finish Anodized black
Polar Scope iPolar electronic polar scope (external)
Level indicator Level bubble
Control system GOTONOVA/Commander
Hand Controller Go2Nova® 8409 with ~212,000 objects database
Tracking Automatic
Maximum slew speed 6º/sec
Power consumption 0.6A(Tracking), 1A(GOTO)
Power DC12V-5A (5.5/2.5mm DC plug)
AC adapter 100V ~ 240V (included, indoor use only)
Power off brake Electronic friction brake
Wi-Fi Built-in
Communication port Yes (Wi-Fi and USB, via HC)
Autoguide port Yes (ST-4 compatible)
Firmware upgrade Yes
Dovetail saddle Vixen & Losmandy
Tripod Optional
Counterweight Shaft SS Φ20X200mm, 3/8"-16 thread (Optional)
Counterweight 10 lbs (4.5kg)(Optional)
Operation temperature -20ºC ~ 40ºC (hand controller -10ºC ~ 40ºC)
Warranty Two year limited

* 200mm, with payload center of gravity to the RA rotation axis. Or an OTA size of ~220mm.