iOptron HEM15 Hybrid SWG Equatorial Mount with iPolar - H152A

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Regular price $2,022.00 CAD

Product details

  • SKU IOP-H152A

iOptron HEM15 SWG Mount Features


  • Advanced strain wave gear technology
  • Payload capacity of 18 lbs (~8.2 kg) with the mount weight of 5.5 lbs (2.5 kg)
  • CNC machined
  • Unique friction brake to safely stop movement during a planned or unplanned power interruption
  • 360 second gear period
  • Go2Nova® hand controller with ~212,000 object database
  • iPolar electronic polar scope for easy and accurate polar alignment
  • No moving, no wrapping cable system
  • Vixen dovetail saddle
  • Built in zero position search and locator
  • Power down position and location memory
  • Integrated ST-4 autoguiding port
  • Built-in Wi-Fi (via hand controller)
  • USB port for firmware upgrade and computer control
  • Soft carrying case
  • Optional counterweight shaft (#P-SGP-CWS) and counterweight (#3006-05)
  • Optional external iGuider for autoguiding (#3360-HEM)
  • Two year warranty

    The HEM15 is a member of the SWG Strain Wave Gear line of hybrid equatorial mounts from iOptron!  With the mount head weighing in at an amazingly light 5.5 lb., it can carry an 18 pound payload without requiring a counterweight. This model comes with iPolar for easy alignment.

    Utilizing state of the art strain wave drive technology for the RA movement in tandem with backlash-free DEC worm/belt drive design, the iOptron HEM15 delivers unparalleled weight to payload efficiency. Its black anodized all metal CNC machined body is not only appealing to the eye, it’s a rugged platform that will perform at the highest level for many years to come. Unique features such as an electronic friction break and power down memory allow the mount safely stop and resume a GoTo slew or continue tracking even after an abrupt power loss (No need to realign and start from the beginning).

    A HEM15 mount can be controlled by a computer, either via ASCOM/Commander for a Windows PC or a third party INDI driver for a MacOS software; a SmartPhone/Tablet via iOptron Commander Lite or an App like SkySafari; or a Raspberry Pi device via INDI driver.


    Mount Hybrid Equatorial Mount
    RA gear system StrainWave 14
    DEC gear system Backlash-free worm/belt system
    RA reduction ratio 360
    Payload w/o CW * 18 lbs (8.17 kg)
    Payload with CW 26.5 lbs (12 kg)
    Mount weight 5.5 lbs (2.5kg) with dovetail saddle
    Period 360 second
    Drive motor Stepper motor
    Structure Material All metal, CNC machined
    Exterior finish Anodized black
    PEC Yes, Permanent PEC
    Latitude adjustment range 15º ~ 65º
    Azimuth adjustment range ± 5º
    Polar Scope iPolar electronic polar scope
    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 0.5A(Tracking), 0.8A(GOTO)
    Power requiremention DC12V-5A (5.5/2.5mm DC plug)
    AC adapter 100V ~ 240V (included, indoor use only)
    Cable No moving/wrapping
    Power off brake Electronic friction brake
    Power-down memory Yes
    Wi-Fi Built-in
    Communication port Yes (Wi-Fi and USB)
    Autoguide port Yes (ST-4 compatible)
    Firmware upgrade Yes
    Dovetail saddle Vixen
    Tripod 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.