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SkyGuider with Tripod 
# 3500
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 AccuAligning 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!

This products comes with a SkyGuider camera mount (#3520), a field tripod (#3501), plus carry bags for both the mount and tripod.

Instruction Manual

Suggested Accessories:
#8417 1.25A AC Power Adapter
#3305 Ball Head

Available worldwide December 2013

Suggested Retail $578 US

Price :  $578.00
 

SkyGuider with Tripod 
# 3500

    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
    • AccuAligningTM dark-field illuminated polar scope
    • Built-in autoguiding port
    • 1.5" stainless steel short field tripod with padded carry bag
    • Also includes padded carry bag for mount, counterweight, and shaft
    • Optional ball heads (#3305) available separately
    • Optional AC/DC adapter (#8417)

    Technical Specifications 

    Mount

    Single Axis Tracking EQ

    Payload (Max.)

    5kg + 3.5kg balanced

    Mount weight

    2.6kg w/o counterweight shaft

    Body material

    Cast aluminum

    Latitude adjustment range

    0º ~ 60º

    Azimuth adjustment range

    ± 10º

    Worm wheel

    88mm dia., 144 teeth aluminum alloy

    Motor drive

    DC servo motor with optical encoder

    Tracking

    R.A. automatic

    Tracking speed

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

    Guiding port

    ST-4 compatible

    Polar scope

    AccuAligningTM dark field illuminated (~6º FOV)

    Level indicator

    Level bubble

    Counterweight shaft

    20mm dia.x200 mm, stainless steel w/ 3/8”-16 threads

    Counterweight

    1.5kg

    Power consumption

    0.05A at maximum load

    Power requirement

    DC 10 ~14V, 1Amp

    Base connect

    3/8”-16 threaded socket

    Field Tripod

    1.5”, 2 section stainless steel, 3.8kg (for #3500 only)

    About 460~720mm in height, 510-800mm in length

    Operation Temperature

    -10ºC ~40ºC

    Warranty

    One year limited

 
Price :  $578.00

SkyGuider with Tripod 
# 3500
 
Price :  $578.00

SkyGuider with Tripod 
# 3500
 
Price :  $578.00