iOptron HAE69 Strain Wave AZ/EQ Mount with iMate on-board Computer

iOptronSKU: HE692B

Style: HAE69 iMate
Sale price$6,060 CAD
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Keeping pace with the current rapidly developing technology environment the iOptron HAE69 and HAE69EC SWG mounts have evolved into the HAE69B iMate.

The “iMate” models feature a powerful 64-bit ARM based on-board computer with Wi-Fi, preloaded KStars planetarium software, Ekos control and automation tool and INDI drivers. This hardware-software combination will support the use of most current and future devices (cameras, focusers, filter wheels, etc.) allowing the user choice of brand and model.

With 32Gb eMMC storage along with a slot for an up to 64Gb TF (micro SD) memory, the iMate has the ability to control and capture an entire automated imaging session. The iMate is cross-platform; use it with Windows, IOS, Linux, Android etc.

HAE69B iMate dual SWG Alt-az/ Eq mounts now have an internal main board and no longer requires use with a handset.

The new iOptron strain wave gear (SWG) mount family members - HAE69 and HAE69EC AZ/EQ dual SWG mount! These light weight, compact, medium payload titans will deliver an astronomy experience like never before. Imagine a mount head weighing in at 19 lbs with a payload capability 69 lbs, without needing a cumbersome counterweight or shaft. Applying iOptron’s multi-decade experience creating precision mounts, the HAE69 makes this vision possible.

Utilizing state-of-the-art strain wave gear technology for both RA and DEC movement, the HAE69s deliver unparalleled weight to payload efficiency. Its black anodized, all metal CNC machined body not only is appealing to the eye but also is 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 HAE69 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 HAE69EC 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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  • Advanced strain wave gear system technology
  • Payload capacity of 31 kg (69 lbs) without counterweight, 36 kg (79 lbs) with counterweight
  • mount weight of 8.6 kg (19 lbs), includes dovetail saddle
  • CNC machined
  • Unique friction brake to safely stop movement during a planned or unplanned power interruption
  • 270 second gear period
  • Go2Nova® hand controller with ~212,000 object database
  • iPolar electronic polar scope for easy and accurate polar alignment
  • Cable passthrough ready for customer cable management
  • 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
  • Aluminum carrying case
  • Two year warranty
Mount Strain Wave Altazimuth/Equatorial Mount
RA gear system Strain Wave Gear
DEC gear system Strain Wave Gear
Reduction ratio RA 800:1, DEC 800:1
Payload w/o CW * 69 lbs (31 kg)
Mount weight 19.8 lbs (9 kg) with dovetail saddle
Payload with CW* 79 lbs ( 36kg)
Period 270 second
PE (by encoder)** < ± 15 arcsec
Azimuth adjustment range ± 8°
Latitude adjustment range 0°~ 90°
Drive motor Stepper motor
Structure Material All metal, CNC machined
Exterior finish Anodized black
Polar Scope iPolar electronic polar scope (optional)
Level indicator Level bubble
Control system GOTONOVA/Commander/iMate
Handset Go2Nova® 8411 w/OLED display
Tracking Automatic
Maximum slew speed 4.5º/sec
Power consumption 1A(Tracking), 1.6A(GOTO)
Power DC12V-6A (5.5/2.1mm DC plug)
AC adapter 100V ~ 240V (included, indoor use only)
Power off brake Electronic friction brake
Power-down memory Yes
Built-in computer Open Source Architecture iMateTM with Wi-Fi, preloaded KStarts/Ekos and iPolarServer
Ports on iMate 1X USB3.0, 2X USB2.0, 3X DC 12V outputs
Communication port Yes (iMate and USB)
Autoguide port Yes (ST-4 compatible)
Firmware upgrade Yes
Dovetail saddle Vixen/Losmandy dual saddle
Mounting base diameter 152mm
Tripod Optional
Counterweight Shaft SS Φ20X200mm, 3/8"-16 thread (Optional)
Counterweight 10 lbs (4.5kg)(Optional)
Operation temperature -20ºC ~ 40ºC
Warranty Two year limited

* 200mm, with payload center of gravity to the RA rotation axis. Or an OTA size of ~212mm.

** EC version only

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