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SkyGuiderTM Pro Camera Mount Head and Base
SkyGuider<sup>TM</sup> Pro Camera Mount Head and Base
Only mount head and alt-azi base included


 
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Price: $418.00
Introductory Price $359.00
Savings: $59.00

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Product Code: 3551
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Introducing The SkyGuiderTM Pro -- iOptron’s next generation camera tracking device! Leading the camera tracker market for nearly four years, iOptron's SkyGuider Pro pushes closer to perfection.

The redesigned SkyGuiderrTM Pro mount head is more compact, small enough to fit on your palm, better precision, silent tracking, built-in rechargeable power source, ST-4 guiding port and camera trigger port. The improved precision polar scope maintains a fine engraved reticule, now features adjustable illumination with different brightness levels. Using with our iOS app, quick and accurate polar alignment is just a joy.

The SkyGuiderTM Pro 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. We have also added a quick slew mode with both forward and reverse to help quickly reframing your image without disrupting the cameras position.

We have made big improvements on the SkyGuiderTM 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 SkyGuiderTM Pro head (without the base) directly to any standard photographic tripod with 1/4” or 3/8” threads.

The DEC mounting bracket package, which includes DEC mounting bracket, counterweight shaft, counterweight and Vixen-type dovetail saddle, makes the SkyGuideTM Pro mount easy to handle and balance a heavier camera/lens system, even a lightweight 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 SkyGuiderTM Pro is certainly a must have tool for any photographer interested in astroscape or wide field astrophotography.

Introductory Price:$359
Also Available:
SkyGuiderTM Pro Camera mount full package (#3550): $428
SkyGuiderTM Pro Camera mount head only (#3552): $299
SkyGuider Pro Instruction
Features
  • All metal mechanical structure
  • Attaches to a camera tripod with 3/8” or 1/4” threads
  • Payload 11 lbs (5kg) (balanced, with DEC mounting bracket, exclude CW)
  • Silent tracking for smooth camera motion, perfect for long-term exposures
  • Detachable alt-azi base with fine latitude and azimuth adjusters for easy polar alignment
  • Includes iOptron AccuAlignTM dark-field illuminated polar scope
  • Adjustable polar scope illumination
  • 4 tracking speed (1X, 1/2X, solar and lunar). 1X celestial tracking for imaging the sky and stars; 1/2X tracking speed for imaging both the starry night and the landscapes at the same time
  • Operation in both northern and southern hemisphere
  • Quick slew (144X) for camera framing adjustment
  • Built-in rechargeable battery for up to 20 hours of operation (20°C)
  • Built-in ST-4 autoguiding port
  • HBX port for external hand controller
  • Micro USB port for power, charging and firmware upgrade
  • Built-in shutter triggering port
  • Padded carry bag included
  • Optional DEC mounting bracket package with counterweight
  • Optional ball heads available separately (#3305A)
  • Optional tripod (#3221)
  • Optional Go2Nova® 8408 hand controller (#8408)
  • Optional DSLR camera shutter trigger cable


PACKAGE CONTENTS
  • SkyGuiderTM Pro camera mount
  • Alt-azi base (installed)
  • AccuAlignTM dark field illuminated polar scope (installed)
  • Micro USB charging cable
  • Padded carry bag
  • One Year Limited Warranty (90 day on battery)
Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write a review »

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Best portable setup May 2, 2018
Reviewer: Aaron Tragle from midlothian, VA United States  
I wanted to share an article that was published recently regarding how I use your astronomy products

https://astrobackyard.com/backyard-of-the-week/backyard-of-the-week-2018-04-10/

I started using your products in October of 2017 and started astrophotography with your SkyGuider Pro mount and a camera lens. I now also own your SmartEQ Pro mount and it works like a charm.

I love my SkyGuider Pro and I am loving my SmartEQ Pro as well. The iOptron mounts that I own are so easy to setup and extremely light weight for their capabilities, that is something I can really appreciate walking ½ of a mile each way to setup every night. The build quality of your mounts are superb as well, I can’t wait to try your new products in the future.

P.S.  This setup has been my #1 recommendation to all newcomers to this hobby for the last 4 months. I have been giving advice and recommendations on astronomy forums about how easy this setup is to use

Sincerely,
Aaron Tragle


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