iOptron SkyTracker Pro Camera Mount with Polar Scope (Mount Only)

BH #IO3322 • MFR #3322
iOptron
iOptron SkyTracker Pro Camera Mount with Polar Scope (Mount Only)
Key Features
  • 6.6 lb Payload Capacity
  • Multiple R.A. Tracking Rates
  • Removable Adjustable Alt-Az Base
  • AccuAlign Illuminated Polar Scope
iOptron built on the success of their first camera tracking system with the redesigned and re-engineered SkyTracker Pro Camera Mount. The mount is specifically made to capture long-exposure images of the Moon and Sun, or wide-field photos of the night sky or skyscapes. Improvements include a smoother and quieter right ascension motor for clear imaging and precise tracking, the addition of an internal rechargeable battery with a runtime of up to 24 continuous hours, and multiple mounting options for both the camera and the mount itself.
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iOptron SkyTracker Pro Camera Mount with Polar Scope (Mount Only)

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iOptron SkyTracker Pro Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Mount
  • 3Motors and Gears
  • 4Use and Handling
  • 5AccuAlign Polar Scope

iOptron built on the success of their first camera tracking system with the redesigned and re-engineered SkyTracker Pro Camera Mount. The mount is specifically made to capture long-exposure images of the Moon and Sun, or wide-field photos of the night sky or skyscapes. Improvements include a smoother and quieter right ascension motor for clear imaging and precise tracking, the addition of an internal rechargeable battery with a runtime of up to 24 continuous hours, and multiple mounting options for both the camera and the mount itself.

The single-axis servo motor features four tracking speeds: Solar, lunar, 1x celestial (for tracking wide-field star patterns), and 1/2x celestial (for combination skyscape framing). Its tracking rates can be used in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres for world-wide use. The included AccuAlign dark-field illuminated polar scope makes precise polar alignment fast and easy - especially when used in conjunction with iOptron's alignment app for Android and iOS devices.

The SkyTracker comes in two parts, the Alt-Az base and the tracker module. The base attaches to 3/8"-16 photo/video/field tripod posts via its socket, or 1/4"-20 posts with the included adapter plug. The tracking module can be attached to the base with a simple Vixen-style dovetail plate and saddle or directly to a tripod via a 3/8"-16 socket. The camera mounts onto the tracking module's motorized plate using an optional ball head - for camera rigs up to 2.6 pounds, or with an optional counterweight kit - for rigs from 2.6 to 6.6 pounds, including the lens.

Mount

  • Single-axis equatorial
  • Payload capacity: 6.6lb
  • Camera mounts on optional ball head or counterweight kit, available separately
  • SkyTracker attaches to base with a Vixen-style dovetail plate and saddle
  • Mount SkyTracker directly to photo/video ball heads and tripod via 3/8"-16 or 1/4"-20 socket
  • 3/8"-16 or 1/4"-20 tripod mount on base
  • Aluminum alloy construction with ABS polycarbonate covers
  • Mount and base weighs 2.5 lb, total
  • Mount and base only. A tripod is required for proper use

Motors and Gears

  • Single right-ascension DC servo motor: Quiet and virtually vibration-free for steadier imaging
  • Tracking speeds: 1x Celestial, 1/2x Celestial, solar, lunar
  • 180x forward and reverse fast slew speed for fast polar alignment or to find objects
  • Selectable Northern or Southern hemisphere
  • Right-Ascension shaft: 25mm diameter, steel
  • Worm wheel: 74mm diameter, 144-teeth, aluminum alloy
  • Worm gear: 11mm diameter, brass
  • Four-piece bearing

Use and Handling

  • 3/8"-16 and 1/4"-20 attachment post for optional ball head or counterweight kit
  • Internal Li-Poly 2000mAh battery with up to 24 hours of runtime
  • Micro-USB charging, reaches 80% charge in 5 hours
  • Wide 14 to 104° operating temperature

AccuAlign Polar Scope

  • Etched reticle for longevity
  • Illuminated with 8 intensity levels
  • 6° field of view
  • 8° field of view Polar sight hole allows for fast alignment without Polar scope

iOptron SkyTracker Pro Specs

ConstructionDie-cast aluminum with ABS cover
Payload Capacity6.6 lb / 3.0 kg
Mount TypeEquatorial
Motor DriveSingle-axis DC servo
Adjustment RangeLatitude: -30 to 65º, with alt-az base
AZ: ±5°
MountingBase to tripod: 3/8"-16, or 1/4"-20 with included adapter
Base to SkyTracker: Vixen-style dovetail
SkyTracker to camera: 1/4"-20
BatteryInternal lithium-poly, 3.7 V, 2000 mAh
Runtime24 h max, continuous operation at 68°F / 20°C
ChargingMicro-USB port, 5 VDC
Charges to 80% in 5 h
Operating Temperature14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C
Dimensions4.5 x 4.5 x 3.7" / 11.5 x 11.5 x 9.5 cm
Base diameter: 3.1" / 8.0 cm
Weight2.5 lb / 1.2 kg, with battery
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.6 x 6.15 x 4.9"
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