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iOptron SkyHunter Portable EQ/AZ GoTo System with iPolar - Mount, Tripod, Wedge & Pier

Brand: iOptron

SKU : IO-SHEQA

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  • iOptron's lightest & most portable EQ/AZ GoTo mount with iPolar
  • Includes the iPolar electronic polar alignment scope, counterweight and shaft, equatorial wedge, stainless steel tripod, and pier
  • Offers four tracking speeds: 1x or sidereal, lunar, 1/2 rate landscape astrophotography, and solar
  • Supports up to 11lbs in both EQ and AZ modes
  • Built-in Wifi, USB and ASCOM for control via your smartphone, computer or handcontroller
  • Vixen dowvtail saddle
  • Built-in Rechargeable Battery - up to 10 hours of battery life
  • Dual-axis servomotors with optical encoders for precise tracking

Product Details

  • The newly-released SkyHunter portable star tracking mount from iOptron is their most capable compact GoTo telescope mount to date. Weighing in at only 2.9 lbs. this EQ/AZ mount easily takes the title of the lightest and most compact full-featured mount iOptron has ever released.

    iOptron SkyHunter Portable EQ/AZ GOTO Mount System with iPolar

    SkyHunter EQ/AZ GoTo Mount with iPolar and Wifi

    SkyHunter EQ/AZ GoTo Telescope Mount with iPolar

    The SkyHunter EQ/AZ Mount is packed with advanced features such as precise GoTo capability and iPolar for fast and accurate polar alignment. The mount is powered by dual-axis servomotors with optical encoders for precise movement. The telescope and camera mount is fully Ascom compatible, with built in WIFI and an integrated rechargeable battery with up to 10 hours of battery life on a single charge.

    There's no need find an extra mounting point or connect wires for accurate polar alignment. Just connect the SkyHunter mount with built-in iPolar to your computer via the included USB cable and run iOptron's free software. After about 4 steps you'll achieve (and maintain) accurate polar alignment for your entire viewing session. 

    SkyHunter Portable AZ Mount

    SkyHunter EQ/AZ Telescope Star Tracking Mount

     

    iOptron's Portable EQ/AZ Astronomy Mount

    An impressive 11lb payload carrying capacity, with the option for use in both Alt-Az or Equatorial configuration, makes the iOptron SkyHunter mount perfect for visual observing and outreach as well as long exposure astrophotography with smaller telescopes or camera lenses. A standard 3/8 tripod connection ensures that you have the option to use iOptron’s specially-designed tripod, equatorial mount and extension pier (all included), or to mount it on the standard photographic tripod you already own. Or upgrade to the Radian Carbon Fiber Tripod and save a few pounds of weight when you're on the go. The SkyHunter includes four tracking rates to keep you on target for long-exposure deep sky astrophotography; lunar photography, 1/2 rate landscape astrophotography, and even Solar photography.

    iOptron has raised their bar yet again for grab-and-go simplicity and portability in astronomy with the new GoTo SkyHunter Star Tracking Mount.

  • specifications

    ComputerizedComputerized
    Counterweight3 lbs
    Drive TypeDC servo motors
    Duration of OperationUp to 10 hrs at 68 degrees F
    EncodersYes
    Equatorial Wedge IncludedYes
    Free ShippingYes
    Head DesignEquatorial & Altitude Azimuth
    Instrument Capacity11 lbs
    iPolar IncludedYes
    Mount Head Weight2.9 lbs
    Operation Temperature14 to 104 degrees F
    Pier includedYes
    Pier Weight3 lbs
    PortsASCOM compatible
    PortsMiniUSB (5v)
    PortsUSB 2.0
    Power Supply2000mAh Internal rechargeable battery
    Telescope ConnectionVixen Style
    Tracking RatesLunar
    Tracking RatesSidereal
    Tracking RatesSolar
    Tripod Attachment3/8" or 1/4" threads
    Tripod IncludedYes
    Tripod Weight6 lbs
    Warranty1 Year Warranty
    Wifi Built InYes
  • included items

    • SkyHunter GoTo EQ/AZ Mount with iPolar
    • Stainless steel counterweight shaft
    • 3lb counterweight
    • iPolar scope
    • Equatorial wedge
    • iOptron Tripod
    • iOptron Pier
    • MiniUSB charging cable
    • Built in battery
    • One year warranty

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