iOptron SkyGuider-Pro [SGP] w/ iPolar - 3550A

iOptronSKU: 3550A

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Sale price$861 CAD
Stock:
In stock: 2 unit(s) - Most orders placed by 2PM EST will be shipped out the same day (weekdays)

Description

Having difficulty to polar align, especially in Southern Hemisphere? We have a solution: SkyGuider Pro with built-in iPolar!

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 DEC mounting bracket allows you to balance a heavy camera and/or lens better, or even mount a light 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.

This mount has an integrated electronic polar finder scope known as the iPolar. This tool ensures the accurate alignment of a telescope, even when the pole star is obscured. There are large levers on the quick-lock drive engagement system; these large levers make it easy to snap the gears into place.

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 suitable for a heavier camera/lens system, even a lightweight telescope.

The SkyGuiderTM Pro is certainly a must have tool for any photographer interested in astroscape or wide field astrophotography.


Manual:
Quick Start Guide
Instruction Manual
iPolar Operation Manual
iPolar Software
YouTube Assembler Instruction

SkyGuider Pro configuration examples

Firmware Upgrade:
No new firmware.

Specifications

Mount Compact single axis tracking EQ
Payload (Max.) 11 lbs (5kg), balanced
Mount weight 2.2 lbs (1kg) with battery
Mount weight with base 3.2 lbs (1.45kg) with battery
Body material All metal
RA shaft ?35mm, steel
Worm wheel ?88mm, 144 teeth aluminum alloy
R.A. worm ?15.2mm, brass
Bearing 4 pieces
Motor drive DC servo motor with optical encoder
Tracking R.A. automatic
Tracking speed Solar, Lunar, Cel, 1/2 Cel, and N/S
Fast slew speed 144X, forward and reverse
Guiding port ST-4 compatible
Polar scope iPolar Electronic Polar Scope
Camera trigger Yes
Hand controller Optional 8408 HC
Power Requirement Internal rechargeable battery
Battery type Li-Poly, 3.7V, 2000mAh
Duration of operation Up to 20 hours at 20ºC
Power charge port MiniUSB (5V), 80% charge in 5 hours
Camera mounting block ?62mm, 3/8" post thread
Body base connection Vixen dovetail, 3/8" socket (1/4" converter)
Alt-Azi adjustable base Vixen style saddle, 3/8" socket
Alt-Azi adjustable base diameter ?80 mm
Latitude adjustment range -30º ~ 65º (with alt-azi base)
Azimuth adjustment range ±5º
Level indicator Level bubble
Body dimension 133x115x95 mm (w/o alt-azi base)
Counterweight shaft ?20x200 mm w/ 3/8"-16 threads
Counterweight 1.35kg
Firmware upgrade Yes (via USB port)
Operation Temperature -10ºC ~40ºC
Warranty One year limited (90 day on battery)

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