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HAE29 Dual AZ/EQ SWG Mount w/ iPolar
HAE29 Dual AZ/EQ SWG Mount  w/ iPolar
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Introductory Price $2,098.00

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Product Code: HE292A

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Introducing the new members of iOptron strain wave gear mount family - AZ/EQ dual mount HAE29 and HAE29EC! These light weight, high payload little titans will deliver an astronomy experience like never before. Imagine a mount head weighing in at 8 lbs with a payload capability 29.7lbs, without needing a cumbersome counterweight or shaft. Applying iOptron’s multi-decade experience creating precision mounts, the HAE29 brings this vision to reality.

Utilizing state of the art strain wave gear technology for the both RA and DEC movement, the HAE29s deliver unparalleled weight to payload efficiency. Its black anodized all metal CNC machined body is not only appealing to the eye, it’s a rugged platform that will perform at the highest level for many years to come. Unique features such as an electronic friction brake and power down memory allow the mount safely stop and resume a GoTo slew or continue tracking even after an abrupt power loss (No need to realign and start from the beginning).

An HAE29 mount can be controlled by a computer, either via ASCOM/Commander for a Windows PC or a third party INDI driver for a MacOS software; a SmartPhone/Tablet via iOptron Commander Lite or an App like SkySafari; or a Raspberry Pi device via INDI driver.

The HAE29EC features a high precision RA axis encoder that delivers incredible tracking accuracy, enough that many will choose to image “sans” guiding.

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A HAE29 mount with a C11HD and accessories (total weight ~14kg)
  • Advanced strain wave gear system technology
  • Payload capacity of 13.5 kg (29.7 lbs) with the mount weight of 3.7 kg (8.15 lbs, include dovetail saddle)
  • CNC machined
  • Unique friction brake on both RA and DEC to safely stop movement during a planned or unplanned power interruption
  • 360 second gear period
  • Go2Nova® hand controller with ~212,000 object database
  • iPolar electronic polar scope for easy and accurate polar alignment
  • Customer cable management system ready
  • Dual saddle (Vixen and Losmandy-D styles)
  • Built in zero position search and locator
  • Power down position and location memory
  • Integrated ST-4 autoguiding port
  • Built-in Wi-Fi (via hand controller)
  • USB port for firmware upgrade and computer control
  • Carrying case
  • Two year warranty
Average Rating: Average Rating: 3.5 of 5 3.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 4 Write a review »

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 Solid mount October 11, 2023
Reviewer: Jabbar Ali from Spring Hill, TN United States  
I like the mount, I have used it for a few times and it performed very well.
It is a solid light weight nicely made mount.
What I did not like about the mount is the inability to really make any useful cable management, it has relatively small path that does not allow a USB cable to pass through, this was a major disappointment for me! The hand controller has to be always connected and the usb connection to the computer goes throgh it, I don't like that.
The other one, it has a bubble level that cannot be clearly seen as it falls under the mount and you can only view it from the side. The iPolar I got with it did not give me right polar alignment or it was off compared with 3-point polar alignment in NINA for example. When I polar align with iPolar, slewing to targets is way off than when I polar align with NINA. I think it is the way the iPolar is mounted on the mount!
In general, it is a very nice mount, I will keep testing it when the weather cooperates.

Clear skies!

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  0 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
3 of 5 Changed capacity after purchase February 28, 2023
Reviewer: Dmitriy Smolensky from Manhattan, KS United States  
I like the mount. Didn't get good tracking yet but I like it. The problem is when i bought it the capacity with the CW was 20kg. Now it states it's only 40lbs. Close but no cigar. The manual still states it's 20kg with the CW. Shady marketing.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 A Nice Portable Mount February 16, 2023
Reviewer: Jay Small from Redwood City, CA United States  
I have had this HAE29 mount for two months. Since I am starting to do astro imaging, I purchased this EQ/AA mount to replace my 15-year-old MiniTower.

I am using a Windows Surface Pro for polar alignment and mount control. It is very easy to use and the mount worked very well.

When I tested Android OS Commander Lite, the APP was got locked frequently. After contacting iOptron, here is what they replied:
1. The WiFi of the mount is set to AP mode. It only allows one connection at a time for security purposes. Therefore, other SmartPhone/tablet won't be able to connect to the mount without disconnecting the previous one;
2. The Android Commander Lite APP would pause when the phone went to screen sleep mode and relaunching is required. Please set the phone to no sleep mode;
3. There was a bug in the Android APP. Once goto zero is performed, the APP would stop and need to be relaunched.

I am waiting for the new release.

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  1 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
1 of 5 HAE29 a bundle of problems February 15, 2023
Reviewer: William Cavender from Cedar City, UT United States  
To start there are no instructions on how engage the RA & Dec to do a Polar Allignment. Then the WiFi communication between the  HandControll and 2 Android 11 tablets was allmost non existant,difficult to make and soon to disconnect, it was non existant on a smartphone. The GoTo when it did function would frequently aim in the wrong direction. The nice thing is it is quiet.

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