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iOptron

SkyGuider Pro Mount

$875.00

Simply attach your camera to take stunning images of the night sky. The upgraded version of the highly popular iOptron SkyTracker Pro Mount.

Introducing The SkyGuider™ 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 SkyGuider™ 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 DEC mounting bracket allows you to balance a heavy camera and/or lens better, or even mount a light 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 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 SkyGuider™ 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 SkyGuider™ 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 suitable for a heavier camera/lens system, even a lightweight telescope.

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  • SkyGuiderTM Pro camera mount
  • Alt-azi base (installed)
  • AccuAlignTM dark field illuminated polar scope (installed)
  • Micro USB charging cable
  • Padded carry bag
  • DEC mounting bracket w/ camera mounting disk
  • 1.35kg counterweight
  • CW shaft
  • One Year Limited Warranty (90 day on battery)
Mount    Compact single axis tracking EQ
Payload 5kg maximum, balanced
Mount weight 1kg with battery
1.45kg with battery and base
Body material All metal
RA Shaft Φ35mm, steel
Worm Wheel Φ88mm, 144 teeth aluminum alloy
Worm Gear 15.2 mm, brass
Bearing 4 pieces
Motor Drive DC servo motor with optical encoder
Tracking RA automatic
Tracking Speed  1X Cel, 1/2 Cel, solar, lunar, 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
Power Requirement Internal rechargeable battery
Battery type Li-Poly, 3.7V, 2000mAh
Duration of operation up to 20 hours at 20°C
Power charge port Micro USB (5V), 80% charge 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 Dimensions 133x115x95 mm (w/o alt-azi base)
Counterweight shaft Φ20x200 mm w/ 3/8”-16 threads
Counterweight 1.35kg
Firmware upgrade Yes (via USB port)
Operation Temperature -10ºC ~40ºC
Warranty One year limited (90 day on battery)
  • All metal mechanical structure
  • Attaches to a camera tripod with 3/8” or 1/4” threads
  • Payload 5kg (balanced, with DEC mounting bracket, exclude CW)
  • Silent tracking for smooth camera motion, perfect for long-term exposures
  • Detachable alt-azi base with fine latitude and azimuth adjusters for easy polar alignment
  • Includes iOptron AccuAlignTM dark-field illuminated polar scope
  • Adjustable polar scope illumination
  • 4 tracking speed (1X, 1/2X, solar and lunar). 1X celestial tracking for imaging the sky and stars; 1/2X tracking speed for imaging both the starry night and the landscapes at the same time
  • Operation in both northern and southern hemisphere
  • Quick slew (144X) for camera framing adjustment
  • Built-in rechargeable battery for up to 20 hours of operation (20°C)
  • Built-in ST-4 autoguiding port
  • HBX port for external hand controller
  • Micro USB port for power, charging and firmware upgrade
  • Built-in shutter triggering port
  • Padded carry bag included
  • DEC mounting bracket
  • Counterweight and CW shaft
  • Vixen dovetail saddle for scope mounting
  • Optional Astronz ball head available separately
  • Optional Asronz Professional Triopod
  • Optional Go2Nova® 8408 hand controller (#8408)