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iOptron SkyTracker Pro Tracking DSLR Mount

iOptron SkyTracker Pro Tracking DSLR Mount
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Price:  £349.00(Inc. 20% VAT)
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Product Code:  AA-3322
Manufacturer:  iOptron


Introducing The SkyTrackerTM Pro

Upgraded from SkyTrackerTM, the Pro is more compact, small enough to fit on your palm, better precision, silent tracking, it even has a built-in rechargeable power source that runs for over 24 hours of continuous operation. The improved precision polar scope maintains a fine engraved reticule, now features adjustable illumination with eight brightness levels. Using with our smart phone app, quick and accurate polar alignment is just a joy.
 
The SkyTrackerTM Pro features four tracking rates, 1X or sidereal, 1/2X for sky and landscape, 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 SkyTrackerTM 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 SkyTrackerTM Pro head (without the base) directly to any standard photographic tripod with 1/4” or 3/8” threads. The SkyTrackerTM Pro is certainly a must have tool for any photographer interested in astroscape or wide field astrophotography.

Features:

  • All metal structure with ABS covers
  • Attaches to a camera tripod with 3/8” or 1/4” threads
  • Accepts cameras weighing up to 3 kg (6.6 lbs)
  • 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
  • Reversible mounting post for both 3/8” and 1/4” threaded ball head mounting
  • Includes iOptron AccuAlignTM dark-field illuminated polar scope
  • Adjustable polar scope illumination with eight brightness levels
  • 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
  • Quick slew (180X max.) for camera framing adjustment
  • Operation in both northern and southern Hemisphere
  • Built-in rechargeable battery with Micro USB port for power and charging
  • Over 24 hours of operation (20°C)
  • 1/4" – 3/8” thread converter included
  • Padded carry bag included
  • Optional ball heads available separately (#3305A)
  • Optional tripod (#3221)
  • Optional counterweight balance kit (#3324)

Package contents:

  • SkyTrackerTM Pro camera mount
  • Alt-azi base (installed)
  • AccuAlignTM dark field illuminated polar scope
  • Brass 3/8” and 1/4” threaded ball head mounting post (installed)
  • Padded carry bag
  • Micro USB charging cable
  • One Year Limited Warranty

  • Mount Ultra compact single axis EQ
  • Payload (MAX) 6.6 lbs (3kg)
  • Mount weight 685 gm with battery
  • Mount weight with base 1150 gm (2.53 lbs) with battery
  • Body material Die-cast aluminum with ABS cover
  • RA shaft Φ25mm, steel
  • Worm wheel Φ74mm, 144 teeth aluminum alloy
  • Worm gear Φ11mm, brass
  • Worm period 600 sec
  • Bearing 4 pieces
  • Motor drive DC servo
  • Tracking R.A. automatic
  • Tracking speed 1X Cel, 1/2 Cel, solar, lunar, N/S
  • Fast slew speed 180X, forward and reverse
  • Polar sight hole ~ 8º FOV
  • Polar scope 6º FOV, dark field illuminated (8 adjustable intensity)
  • Power requirement Internal rechargeable battery
  • Battery type Li-Poly, 3.7V, 2000mAh
  • Duration of operation Over 24 hours at 20ºC
  • Power charge port Micro USB (5V), 80% charge in 5 hours
  • Body dimension 115x115x95 mm
  • Operation Temperature -15~40ºC
  • Mounting ring Ø53 mm, 3/8” or 1/4" post threads
  • Body-base connection Vixen dovetail, 3/8” socket w/ 1/4” converter
  • Alt-Azi adjustable Base Vixen style saddle, 3/8” socket (1/4" converter)
  • Latitude adjustment range -30º ~ 65º (with Alt-azi base)
  • AZ adjustment range ±5°
  • Base diameter Φ80 mm
  • Warranty One year limited (90 day on battery)

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