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iOptron SkyHunter Compact Dual GoTo Mount - Equatorial Package - SHAQ

iOptron   ——   SKU: IOP-SHEQ
$714.00 CAD
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Meet the SkyHunter the lightest and most compact full function portable goto mount yet created by iOptron. Weighing in at only 2.9 lb. (including internal rechargeable battery), the SkyHunter is capable of supporting an 11 lb. payload in both equatorial and alt-azimuth modes. 


The iOptron SkyHunter 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.

The iOptron SkyHunter mount can be controlled by an iOS or Android SmartPhone or tablet, the optional 8410 hand controller, or a computer via ASCOM, INDI or embedded drive.

This version of the SkyHunter is for both alt-azimuth or equatorial use.  It comes with the SkyHunter EQ head (SkyHunter with EQ Base), counterweight, the iOptron 3221 tripod and the 8041 pier extension.  The SHEQ SkyHunter does not come with the iPolar electronic polar scope.  If you'd like that version, check out the SHEQA.

  • Specialized Grab N’ Go GOTO EQ/AZ mount
  • Mount weighs 2.9 lbs (1.3kg)
  • Payload 11 lbs (5kg) (balanced, exclude CW)
  • Dual-axis servomotors with optical encoders
  • Tracking speed: solar, lunar, 1X, 1/2X, S/N
  • Operation in both northern and southern hemisphere
  • Vixen dovetail saddle
  • Built-in rechargeable battery for up to 10 hours of operation (20°C)
  • Built-in WIFI adapter for full ASCOM, iOptron CommanderTM and Sky Safari control
  • USB port for firmware upgrade and computer control
  • Optional Go2Nova® 8410 controller with Advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO Technology
  • Counterweight Shaft: Φ20X200mm with 3/8” thread, stainless steel
  • Counterweight: 3 lbs (1.35kg)
  • Attaches to a camera tripod with 3/8” or 1/4” threads
  • Includes 1.25" Stainless steel tripod (#3221)
  • Includes Pier-extension (#8041)
  • Optional carbon fiber tripod
  • One year limited warranty on mount, 90 day for battery

Specifications....

Mount Ultracompact GOTO EQ/AZ mount
Payload (Max.) 11 lbs (5kg), balanced
Mount weight 2.9 lbs (1.3kg) with battery
Structure material Metal frame structure
Motor drive Dual-axis DC servo motor with optical encoder
Transmission Synchronous belt
Tracking speed Solar, Lunar, Cel, 1/2 Cel, and N/S
Maximum slew speed 4.5°/sec (1080X)
Worm period 600 sec
RA/DEC worm wheel Φ77 mm, 144 teeth
Hand controller GoTo Nova 8410 - Optional
Altitude adjustment range 0º ~ 80º
Azimuth adjustment range ±5º
Power Requirement Internal rechargeable battery
Battery type Li-Poly, 3.7V, 2000mAh
Duration of operation Up to 10 hours at 20ºC
Counterweigh Shaft Φ20mmX200mm, 3/8" thread, stainless steel
Counterweigh 3 lbs (1.3 kg)
Dovetail saddle Vixen-type
Body base connection Vixen dovetail, 3/8” socket
Power charge port MiniUSB (5V)
Wi-Fi Built-in
Communication port Yes (Wi-Fi and USB)
Firmware upgrade Yes (via USB port)
Tripod 3221 Stainless Steel
Pier extension Φ80x190 mm, Included
Operation Temperature -10ºC ~40ºC
Warranty One year limited (90 day on battery)
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