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iOPTRON SKYHUNTER AZ GOTO MOUNT

$484.00 USD
SKU: IO-SHAZ

iOptron

Alt-Azimuth

Payload: 5 kg

Encoders: None

Vixen

1.3 kg


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The new iOptron SkyHunter AZ is an ultra-portable GO-TO Equatorial/Alt-Azimuth mount designed for serious astrophotography with small telescopes. The AZ version does not include the equatorial wedge and is ideal for quick and easy visual observation while travelling. 

Incredibly lightweight at only 1.3kg and with a payload of 5kg, the SkyHunter is the one of the most capable compact travel mounts on the market.

The SkyHunter features dual-axis servomotors with optical encoders and synchronous belt transmission for accurate tracking. Four tracking rates are available for sidereal, Lunar/Solar and nightscapes.

The built-in Wi-Fi adapter allows for control via ASCOM, INDI and Sky Safari, as well as with iOS or Android smartphones and tablets. The SkyHunter has an internal rechargeable Li-Poly battery for all-night operation at remote imaging sites.


Features


  • Specialized Grab N’ Go GOTO EQ/AZ mount
  • Mount weighs 2.9 lbs (1.3kg)
  • Payload 11 lbs (5kg) (balanced, exclude 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

 

Mount
Ultra compact Go-To EQ/AZ mount
Max payload 5 kg (11 lbs) balanced
Mount weight
1.3 kg (2.9 lbs) with battery
Body material
Metal frame structure
Motor drive
Dual-axis DC servo motor with optical encoder
Transmission Synchronous belt
Tracking speed Solar, Lunar, Celestial, 1/2 Celestial, and N/S
Maximum slew speed 4.5° / sec (1080x)
Worm period 600 sec
RA/DEC worm wheel Φ 77 mm, 144 teeth
Hand controller Yes (with optional 8410 HC)
Altitude adjustment range 0 º ~ 80 º
Azimuth adjustment range ±5 º
Power Requirement Internal rechargeable battery
Battery type Li-Poly, 3.7V, 2000mAh
Duration of operation Up to 10 hours at 20ºC
Counterweight Shaft Φ 20 mm x 200 mm, 3/8" thread, stainless steel
Counterweight 3 lbs (1.3 kg)
Dovetail saddle Vixen-style
Body base connection Vixen dovetail, 3/8” socket
Autoguiding ASCOM compatible
Power charge port MiniUSB (5V)
Wi-Fi Built-in
Communication port Yes (Wi-Fi and USB)
Firmware upgrade Yes (via USB port)
Tripod 3221 Stainless Steel, optional carbon fiber tripod
Pier extension Φ 80 x 190 mm
Operation Temperature -10 º C ~ 40 º C
Warranty One year limited (90 day on battery)
SKU IO-SHAZ

 

 

  • SkyHunter GO-TO EQ/AZ Mount head
  • Stainless steel counterweight shaft
  • 1.35kg counterweight
  • MiniUSB charging cable
  • #3221 Tripod
  • #8041 Pier extension
iOPTRON SKYHUNTER AZ GOTO MOUNT.

iOPTRON SKYHUNTER AZ GOTO MOUNT

$484.00 USD

Optical design

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Aperture

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Optical thickness

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Cooled

Colour or Mono

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Quantum efficiency

Read noise

Fullwell capacity

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FPS

Camera backfocus

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Filter size

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Bandpass (FWHM)

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Mount type

Alt-Azimuth

Payload capacity

5 kg

Latitude range

0º - 80º

Dovetail saddle

Vixen

Slew speed

4.5°/s max

Encoders

Encoders: None

Periodic error correction

None

Counterweight shaft

20 mm

Azimuth adjustment range

+/− 5°

Internal diameter

Illuminated diameter

Compatible telescope external diameter

Weight

1.3 kg

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