iOptron SkyGuider Mount Head Only
The SkyGuider mount is simple to set up. Just attach the mount to a tripod. Mount your digital camera or lightweight scope onto the mount and balance it. Align the mount to the Pole Star using the included AccuAligning dark field illuminated polar scope and a smart phone App. Then turn on the motor and it will keep your camera tracking at the same speed the earth rotates! With the same gears and motors as the ZEQ25, the SkyGuider keeps your camera in motion to avoid star trails and allows you to take long exposures for beautiful images of the night sky. A built-in ST-4 compatible guide port will enable you to autoguide the mount and make the tracking even better!
iOptron Product Number: 3520
- Additional Information
SKU IO-3520 Head Design Tracker Tripod or Pier Included? No GPS Included? No Electronics Included Motorized - Single Drive Manufacturer iOptron Warranty 2 Year Warranty # of Counterweights Included 1 Weight of Counterweights 3.3 lb. Tracking Rates Lunar, Sidereal, Solar Mount Special Features Illuminated Polar FInder, Integrated Bubble Level Weight Capacity 18.7 lb. Material Aluminum Power Supply Included None - Requires Optional AC or DC Adapter Tracking Modes EQ North, EQ South Latitude Range 0º ~ 60º Weight of Tripod/Monopod N/A Weight of Head 5.7 lb.
- Included Items
- iOptron SkyGuider Mount Head Only
- 3.3 lb. Counterweight
- Counterweight Shaft
- Questions & Answers
Product QuestionsQuestion by: Kevin on Mar 30, 2014 10:14:57 AMNot without modification. The Sky Guider takes a 3/8"-16 thread like a high quality camera tripod while both the Meade LXD75 and Celestron CG-5 tripods use metric screw threads. If you have one of those tripods, you might be able to go to a hardware store and get a ~3-4" long 3/8"-16 bolt, nut, and washers that you can replace the stock screw with, but you would not be able to use the spreader bar and would have to be careful about kicking the tripod.Answer by: Chris (Admin) on Mar 30, 2014 10:43:30 AMHow large is the platform where a ballhead mounts to the Skyguider? I have a ballhead with a 66mm base, will this interfere with the ability of the skyguider to track the sky?Question by: Kevin on Apr 13, 2014 11:11:43 PMHere is the answer we have received from iOptron:
The clearance from the center of the ball head mounting hole to the control box is 45mm. So it should be OK for a 66mm ball head. Make sure the knobs are not in the way to be blocked by the control box.Answer by: Chris (Admin) on Apr 17, 2014 4:32:42 AM
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