iOptron SkyGuider Equatorial Camera Mount with Standard Tripod

iOptron SkyGuider Equatorial Camera Mount with Standard Tripod

iOptron SkyGuider Equatorial Camera Mount with Standard Tripod

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Product Highlights

  • Single-Axis Tracking EQ Mount
  • 18.7 lb Max Payload Capacity
  • Designed for Wide-Field Astrophotography
  • Lunar, Solar, 0.5x, 1x Tracking Speeds
  • AccuAligning Illuminated Polar Scope
  • Selectable for North or South Hemisphere
  • Built-In ST-4 Autoguider Port
  • Dual-Mount Capable
  • Standard Field Tripod
  • Max Height: 28"
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  • 1Description

iOptron pairs their SkyGuider Equatorial Camera Mount with a standard-height field tripod to provide you with a complete mount and support system for capturing long-exposure sky-scapes and wide-field astrophotographs. Most DSLR cameras quickly and easily mount to the SkyGuider.

  • SkyGuider Equatorial Mount (Head Only)

    Designed as an entry-level astrophotography mount, the SkyGuider Equatorial Mount from iOptron provides the beginner imager with a mount that, when properly aligned with the pole star, will accurately track celestial objects for long-exposure imaging techniques. The DC servo motors track across the right ascension to compensate for the Earth's rotation with four selectable speeds. Because the Moon appears to move faster than the Sun, which appears to move faster than planets or deep sky objects, you can choose from Lunar, Solar, 0.5x, and 1x speeds so the mount can track whatever your subject is. A 3/8"‐16 mounting screw accepts saddles for telescope OTAs, or ball heads for cameras. With the counterweight shaft removed, the mount can be configured as a dual-mount. An AccuAligning illuminated polar scope is included to precisely align the mount for optimum tracking accuracy, and a built-in ST-4 autoguiding port accepts compatible equipment for even more accurate tracking over extended periods.

    The SkyGuider mount is offered here without a tripod. A padded nylon carrying bag is included to protect the mount during transportation and storage.

    • Single-axis tracking for wide-field astrophotography
    • 11 lb payload capacity plus 7.7 lb max on the counterweight for a total payload of 18.7 lb
    • 3/8"⿐16 screw for mounting saddles for small to medium weight telescopes or cameras
    • Dual-mount capability for astrophotography and observation/guiding
    • AccuAligning dark field illuminated polar scope for faster alignment with pole stars
    • Four tracking speeds Lunar, Solar, 0.5x and 1x
    • Useable in the Northern and Southern hemispheres
    • Built-in ST-4 autoguider port
    • Built-in bubble level
  • 1.5" Field Tripod for SkyGuider/ZEQ25/CEM25 Mounts

    This iOptron 1.5" Field Tripod is designed to provide a highly portable yet stable platform for their SkyGuider, ZEQ25, and CEM25 mounts. It has a 4" die-cast aluminum top with adjustable 2-section stainless steel legs that are adjustable from 18" to 28". A three-prong ABS spreader provides a strong support to the tripod when opened and helps to reduce vibrations while spiked feet ensure a secure footing in soft or uneven ground.

In the Box
Bundle Items
  • Padded Carrying Bag
  • Counterweight Shaft
  • 3.5 lb Counterweight
  • Limited One-Year Warranty
  • Limited One-Year Warranty
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  • 1Description
  • SkyGuider Equatorial Mount (Head Only)
    Mount Type Equatorial
    Load Capacity 11 lb (5 kg) + 7.7 lb (3.5 kg), balanced
    When configured as a dual-mount
    Motor DC servo motor with optical encoder
    Worm Wheel 88 mm diameter, 144-teeth
    Aluminum alloy
    GO-TO Capability No
    Latitude Adjustment Range Latitude: 0 to 60°
    Polar Axis Scope AccuAligning polar scope
    Dark field illumination
    6° field of view
    Includes Tripod/Pier No
    Power Power: 10 - 14 VDC, 1.25 A
    Consumption: 12 VDC, 0.05 A at max. load
    Operating Temperature 14 to 104°F (-10 to 40°C)
    Weight 5.7 lb (2.6 kg), without counterweights and shaft
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.3 x 11.7 x 6.3"
  • 1.5" Field Tripod for SkyGuider/ZEQ25/CEM25 Mounts
    Material Tripod top: Die-cast aluminum
    Legs: Stainless steel
    Maximum Height 28.0" / 71.0 cm
    Minimum Height 18.0" / 46.0 cm
    Weight 8.4 lb / 3.8 kg
    Leg Stages / Sections 2
    Leg Tube Diameters 1.5" / 3.8 cm
    Leg Lock Type 3-prong ABS spreader
    Spiked/Retractable Feet Spiked
    Maximum Spread 32.0" / 81.5 cm
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.8 x 8.6 x 7.6"
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