The iOptron SkyGuider Pro EQ Camera Mount is a versatile equatorial tracking system that’s great for capturing images of the sun, moon, and other celestial bodies, and for astrophotography. It includes a tracking head and base. Key features include:
Versatile equatorial camera tracking system
Solar, lunar, celestial, and half-celestial tracking rates
11 lb. maximum payload when properly balanced
Numerous configuration and mounting options
Equatorial Camera Tracking System. The iOptron SkyGuider Pro EQ Camera Mount is an imaging support system that lets you track and photograph the sun, the moon, wide-field starscapes, and other celestial bodies in astro photography applications. This system functions as an equatorial mount, and its Right Ascension tracking motor compensates for celestial objects’ movement across the sky.
Configuration Options. This mount gives you multiple configuration options, including single-camera mounting, double-camera mounting, and mounting smaller telescope optical tubes. A declination mounting bracket lets you use the included counterweight kit to balance heavier rigs, to limit vibration and strain on the gears and motor, for double-mounting cameras, or for mounting optical tube assemblies.
Tracking Head. The tracking head offers solar, lunar, celestial, and half-celestial tracking rates, a 144x forward/reverse fast slew speed to help you frame your shots, and a built-in polar axis alignment scope that helps you accurately set up long-exposure shots. You can mount the tracking head on a tripod by itself with a conventional 1/4"-20 photo ballhead, or you can mount the head and base together on most astronomical, photo, video, or field tripods with the 3/8"-16 or 1/4"-20 mount on the bottom of the base.
Alt-Az Base. The included base includes a vixen-style dovetail saddle that lets you attach the tracking head without tools. In addition to its aforementioned 3/8"-16 and 1/4"-30 sockets, it boasts a -30° to 65° latitude adjustment range, a ±5° azimuth adjustment range, and a built-in bubble level.
The Vixen telescope mount is only available by request. You can request one in the special instructions box upon checkout.
This rental doesn’t include a ballhead, but you can see some options under Recommended on the right-hand side of this page.
Internal rechargeable Li-Poly, 3.7V, 2000mAh battery
80% in 5 h
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DC servo with optical encoder
Head to base: Vixen-style dovetail plate
14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C
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AutoAlign dark field illuminated, installed
20 h, max at 68°F / 20°C
2.2 lbs. with battery
Accessory - iOptron SkyGuider Pro Alignment Front Cap
Accessory - iOptron SkyGuider Pro Alignment Rear Cap
Case - iOptron SkyGuider Pro EQ Camera Mount
Support Accesorry - iOptron SkyGuider Pro LW Mounting Block
Support Accessory - iOptron Alt-Azimuth Adjustable Base
Support Accessory - iOptron DEC Camera Mounting Block
Support Accessory - iOptron DEC Mounting Bracket
Support Accessory - iOptron SkyGuider Pro Counterweight 3lbs
Support Accessory - iOptron SkyGuider Pro CW Shaft
Support Accessory - iOptron SkyGuider Pro EQ Camera Mount