iOptron SkyTracker Camera Mount (Black)

iOptron SkyTracker Camera Mount (Black)

iOptron SkyTracker Camera Mount (Black)

B&H # IO3301B MFR # 3301B
iOptron SkyTracker Camera Mount (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • 6.6lb Camera Weight Capacity
  • Automatic R.A. Tracking
  • Latitude Adjustment Screw
  • Built-In Magnetic Compass
  • 3/8" Tripod Mounting Socket
  • Cast Aluminum Construction
  • Polar Scope Smartphone App Compatible
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The black SkyTracker Camera Mount from iOptron is a motorized astrophotography tool used to capture crisp long-exposure photographs of the night sky. The built-in compass and polar sighting hole, or the optional AccuAligning polar scope, will help an operator align the camera mount parallel to the Earth's axis. Correct alignment with Earth’s axis of rotation is essential for capturing sharp, trail-free images of celestial bodies. For quicker and easier alignment, the operator can use iOptron's Polar Scope iPhone/iPad app to pinpoint their polar reference star (Polaris north of the equator, Sigma Octantis south of the equator). After aligning the camera mount with correct azimuth and latitude positions, the SkyTracker is ready to follow the same path of stars. Within minutes, the observer will be ready to capture astrophotographs of deep sky objects.

Accommodates SLRs and compact digital cameras up to 6.6 lb (3kg)
Integrated compass and geared latitude adjustment wedge for polar alignment
Latitude adjustable from 0 to 70° (north or south)
Built-in polar sighting hole (8.5° FOV)
3/8" tripod mounting socket
Aluminum construction with black finish
Powered by AA batteries or external 9-12V DC
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iOptron SkyTracker Camera Mount (Black)
  • Padded Carrying Case
  • One Year Limited Warranty
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    Specifications
    Mount Equatorial
    Motor Type DC servo
    Gearing 80mm (156 teeth) aluminum worm wheel; 11mm brass worm gear
    Tracking Speed Cel, 1/2 Cel, N/S
    Payload Capacity 6.6 lb (3 kg)
    Tripod Mount 3/8" socket
    Power Supply (4) AA batteries; external 9 - 12V, 500mA DC
    Runtime Up to 24 hours of continuous operation at room temperature using AA batteries
    Operating Temperature °F (-10 to 40°C)
    Dimensions (15 x 10 x 6 cm)
    Weight (without Batteries) 2.4 lb (1.1 kg)

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