Ioptron Sky Guider Pro Portable Astrophotography Camera Mount

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Ioptron Sky Guider Pro Portable Astrophotography Camera Mount
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Our Price:  £449.00(Inc. 20% VAT)(£374.17 Exc. VAT)
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Part Number:  IO-SKYGUIDER-PRO
Brand:  Ioptron

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Ioptron's original Sky Guider was a popular grab and go camera platform for astrophotography. Sitting between the SkyWatcher Star Adventurer and the EQ3 mount is size, it proved to be a great solution to those wanting a mount for DSLR astrophotography on the go. Ioptron have developed the original Sky Guider and now present their SkyGuiderTM Pro -- iOptron’s next generation camera tracking device! Leading the camera tracker market for nearly four years, iOptron's SkyGuider Pro pushes closer to perfection. 

The redesigned SkyGuiderr Pro mount head is more compact, small enough to fit on your palm, better precision, silent tracking, built-in rechargeable power source, ST-4 guiding port and camera trigger port. The improved precision polar scope maintains a fine engraved reticule, now features adjustable illumination with different brightness levels. Using with our iOS app, quick and accurate polar alignment is just a joy. 

The SkyGuiderTM Pro features four tracking rates, 1X or sidereal, 1/2X for sky and landscape combined, solar and lunar. All 4 tracking rates work in both northern and southern hemispheres. We have also added a quick slew mode with both forward and reverse to help quickly reframing your image without disrupting the cameras position. 

We have made big improvements on the SkyGuiderTM Pro’s removable alt-azimuth base, which features a precision bubble level, degree markings for the altitude and a built in post for the azimuth control. You can also mount the SkyGuiderTM Pro head (without the base) directly to any standard photographic tripod with 1/4” or 3/8” threads. 

The DEC mounting bracket package, which includes DEC mounting bracket, counterweight shaft, counterweight and Vixen-type dovetail saddle, makes the SkyGuideTM Pro mount easy to handle and balance a heavier camera/lens system, even a lightweight telescope. The optional 8408 hand controller allows you to check the Pole Star position for the polar alignment, slew the mount, adjust the guiding rate, change the mount settings and control the camera trigger. 

The SkyGuider Pro is certainly a must have tool for any photographer interested in astroscape or wide field astrophotography. 

Specifications

Mount Compact single axis tracking EQ
Payload (Max.) 11 lbs (5kg), balanced
Mount weight 2.2 lbs (1kg) with battery
Mount weight with base 3.2 lbs (1.45kg) with battery
Body material All metal
RA shaft Φ35mm, steel
Worm wheel Φ88mm, 144 teeth aluminum alloy
R.A. worm Φ15.2mm, brass
Bearing 4 pieces
Motor drive DC servo motor with optical encoder
Tracking R.A. automatic
Tracking speed Solar, Lunar, Cel, 1/2 Cel, and N/S
Fast slew speed 144X, forward and reverse
Guiding port ST-4 compatible
Polar scope AccuAlign TM dark field illuminated (~6º FOV)
Camera trigger Yes
Hand controller Yes (with optional 8408 HC)
Power Requirement Internal rechargeable battery
Battery type Li-Poly, 3.7V, 2000mAh
Duration of operation Up to 20 hours at 20ºC
Power charge port Micro USB (5V), 80% charged in 5 hours
Camera mounting block Φ62mm, 3/8" post thread
Body base connection Vixen dovetail, 3/8” socket (1/4” converter)
Alt-Azi adjustable base Vixen style saddle, 3/8” socket
Alt-Azi adjustable base diameter Φ80 mm
Latitude adjustment range -30º ~ 65º (with alt-azi base)
Azimuth adjustment range ±5º
Level indicator Level bubble
Body dimension 133x115x95 mm (w/o alt-azi base)
Firmware upgrade Yes (via USB port)
Operation Temperature -10ºC ~40ºC
Warranty One year limited (90 day on battery)

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