The second version of iOptron's SkyTracker Ball Head is an independently-adjustable pan and tilt mounting platform for the SkyTracker Camera Mount. The included 2.25 x 1.5" quick release plate has a series of non-marking pads to protect the base of the SkyTracker from scratches, and the 1/4"-20 mounting screw has a foldable D-ring to secure the SkyTracker to the QR plate without tools. Redundant plate locks and a 1.5" aluminum ball provide this head with the features needed to help keep your rig from accidentally slipping off the mounting system.
The ball-head has a 3/8"-16 tripod mount and comes with a 1/4"-20 adapter plug, so it will work with virtually any photo, video, or astronomical tripod. It has a full 360° continuous horizontal adjustment range with two 0-180° indicator scales, and 0-90° vertical range. To assist with the alignment process, the head has two integrated bubble levels. The ball head is made of a lightweight and durable aluminum alloy with a scratch and corrosion-resistant black anodized finish. While it weighs just 14 oz, it boasts an 20 lb payload capacity.