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iOptron SkyGuider Pro Camera Mount Full Package - 3550

iOptron   ——   SKU: IOP-3550
old price $679.00 – 18% savings
$552.00 CAD
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iOptron SkyGuider Pro Camera Mount Full Package

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

The redesigned SkyGuider Pro mount head is more compact, small enough to fit on your palm. It offers better precision, silent tracking, built-in rechargeable power source, ST-4 guiding port, and a camera trigger port. The improved precision polar scope maintains a fine engraved reticule, but now features adjustable illumination with different brightness levels. 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 iOptron SkyGuider Pro camera tracking mount 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. There is also a quick slew mode with both forward and reverse to help quickly reframing your image without disrupting the camera's setup.

iOptron 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 SkyGuider Pro head (without the base) directly to any standard photographic tripod with the industry standard 1/4” or 3/8” thread bolts.

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

The SkyGuider Pro from iOptron is certainly a must have tool for any photographer interested in astroscape or wide field astrophotography.

NOTE: As shown in the photos, the camera, lens, telescope, ballhead and tripod not included with this product! (These optional items are shown to illustrate possible applications for this product.)

Specifications:

Mount Compact single axis tracking EQ
Payload (Max.) 11 lb (5kg), balanced
Mount weight 2.2 lb (1kg) with battery
Mount weight with base 3.2 lb (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
Polar scope AccuAlign TM dark field illuminated (~6º FOV)
Camera trigger Yes
Hand controller Yes (with optional 8408 HC)
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 (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 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)
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