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SkyGuider 
# 3520
iOptron announces the new SkyGuider.

A new member of the camera-mount family for astrophotography.

"We are excited to introduce the new iOptron® SkyGuiderTM equatorial mount for astrophotography. This portable mount makes it easy to take long exposures of the night sky without streaking or star trailing," announced iOptron president, Dr. Hua Jiang, at the 2013 Arizona Science & Astronomy Expo.

The SkyGuider mount is simple to set up. Just attach the mount to a tripod. Mount your digital camera or lightweight scope onto the mount and balance it. Align the mount to the Pole Star using the included AccuAlign dark field illuminated polar scope and a smart phone App. Then turn on the motor and it will keep your camera tracking at the same speed the earth rotates! With the same gears and motors as the ZEQ25, the SkyGuider keeps your camera in motion to avoid star trails and allows you to take long exposures for beautiful images of the night sky. A built-in ST-4 compatible guide port will enable you to autoguide the mount and make the tracking even better!

Note: A fixture/adapter may be needed to mount a SkyGuider mount on to your own camera mount. Contact iOptron for more information.

Instruction Manual

Suggested Accessories:
#8417 1.25A AC Power Adapter
#3305 Ball Head
#3501 or #3521 tripod

Available worldwide December 2013

Suggested Retail $479 US (tripod not included)
($579 with field tripod)

Price :  $479.00
 

SkyGuider 
# 3520

    Features:

    • Capable for dual mount application up to 11lbs (5kg) + 7.7lbs (3.5kg), balanced
    • Auto-tracking for smooth camera motion perfect for long-term exposures
    • Four pre-set tracking speeds with northern/southern hemisphere selection
    • AccuAlignTM dark-field illuminated polar scope
    • Built-in autoguiding port
    • Includes padded carry bag for mount, counterweight, and shaft
    • Optional 1.5" stainless steel short field tripod with padded carry bag (#3501)
    • Optional ball heads (#3305) available separately
    • Optional AC/DC adapter (#8417)
    • Optional 1.5" stainless steel regular tripod (#3521)

     

     

    Technical Specifications

    Type

    Single Axis Tracking EQ

    Payload (MAX)

    5kg+3.5kg balanced

    Weight

    2.6 kg w/o CW shaft

    Worm Wheel

    88mm dia., 144 teeth Aluminum Alloy

    Drive

    DC servo motor with optical encoder

    Tracking

    R.A. auto

    Tracking Speed

    Cel, 1/2Cel, Solar, Lunar, N/S

    Guiding Port

    ST-4 compatible

    Latitude Adjust Range

    0 ~ 60 degree

    Polar Scope

    6 degree FOV with dark field illuminated

    Counterweight Shaft

    20mm dia. x 200 mm,stainless steel with 3/8-16 threads

    Counterweight

    3.5 lbs

    Power Consumption

    DC 12V, 0.05A at Max. load

    Power Requirement

    DC 10 ~ 14V, 1.25A

    Operating temperature

    -10~40C

    Base Connect

    3/8"-16

 
Price :  $479.00

SkyGuider 
# 3520
 
Price :  $479.00

SkyGuider 
# 3520
 
Price :  $479.00