iOptron SkyHunter AZ GoTo Mount
Tripod is included! IN STOCK NOW - All Skyhunter Mounts now supplied with updated boards to address the slewing issue.
The iOptron SkyHunter AZ is the ultimate in Grab N’ Go portable mounts with GoTo functionality. The built-in Wi-Fi adapter allows for control from smartphones and tablets on both iOs and Android via SkySafari and through an upcoming iOptron dedicated app. It can also be controlled through a computer via ASCOM and INDI. The built-in battery makes it instantly operable without the need for external power source.
With a payload of 5kg for a feather weight of only 1.3kg, it is the lightest and most compact full function mount on the market. The mount can be used in either Equatorial (EQ) or Alt-Azimuth (AZ) modes. This AZ version does not come with the EQ wedge and is perfect for visual use in the ultimate portable package.
in EQ mode, the mount is perfect for serious Astro imaging with small telescopes.
Super quiet dual axis servomotors with optical encoders and synchronous belt drive insure accurate tracking.
Four tracking rates are available: 1x, 1/2x, solar and lunar (1x celestial tracking for imaging the night sky and stars. 1/2x speed for imaging both starry night and landscape at the same time). All four work in both northern and southern hemispheres.
Included in the package:
- Mount head
- Steel tripod (#3221)
- Extension pier (#8041)
Everything you need is included.
- Specialized Grab N’ Go GoTo EQ/AZ mount
- Mount weighs 2.9 lbs (1.3kg)
- Payload 11 lbs (5kg) (balanced, excludes CW)
- Dual-axis servomotors with optical encoders
- Tracking speed: solar, lunar, 1X, 1/2X, S/N
- Operation in both northern and southern hemisphere
- Vixen dovetail saddle
- Built-in rechargeable battery for up to 10 hours of operation (20°C)
- Built-in WIFI adapter for full ASCOM, iOptron Commander and Sky Safari control
- USB port for firmware upgrade and computer control
- Optional Go2Nova® 8410 controller with Advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO Technology
- Counterweight Shaft: Φ 20 x 200mm with 3/8” thread, stainless steel
- Counterweight: 3 lbs (1.35kg)
- Attaches to a camera tripod with 3/8” or 1/4” threads
- 1.25" Stainless steel tripod (#3221)
- Optional carbon fiber tripod
- Pier-extension (#8041)
- One year limited warranty on mount, 90 day for battery