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iOptron SkyGuider Pro EQ Camera Mount

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4 Day Rental Price:

$68.00

Shipping
Included*

*up to 2nd day air - overnight available

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.

Q & A

  • Does this rental include the vixen-style telescope mount?
    • The Vixen telescope mount is only available by request. You can request one in the special instructions box upon checkout.

  • Does this rental include a ballhead?
    • This rental doesn’t include a ballhead, but you can see some options under Recommended on the right-hand side of this page.

  • Resources

  • Configuration Examples
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Manual
  • Instructional Video
  • Battery

    Internal rechargeable Li-Poly, 3.7V, 2000mAh battery

    Brand

    iOptron

    Capacity

    11.0 lbs.

    Charge Time

    80% in 5 h

    Counterweight

    3.0 lbs.

    GoTo System

    None

    Height

    3.7"

    Item Type

    Camera Support

    Length

    5.2"

    Mfr. Model Number

    3550

    Motor

    DC servo with optical encoder

    Mount

    Head to base: Vixen-style dovetail plate
    Base to tripod: 3/8"-16 socket

    Operating Temperature

    14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C

    Polar Axis Scope

    AutoAlign dark field illuminated, installed

    Runtime

    20 h, max at 68°F / 20°C

    Support Type

    Other

    Weight

    2.2 lbs. with battery
    3.2 lbs. with battery and alt-az base

    Width

    4.5"

    Accessory - iOptron SkyGuider Pro Alignment Front Cap

    Accessory - iOptron SkyGuider Pro Alignment Rear Cap

    Cable - USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B

    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