iOptron SkyTracker PRO DSLR camera mount with polar scope

Product code: 3322
£349.00
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iOptron SkyTracker PRO DSLR camera mount with polar scope

iOptron SkyTracker Pro Portable Astrophotography Mount

iOptron

Introducing The Brand New SkyTracker Pro from iOptron.
 
Upgraded from SkyTracker, 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 SkyTracker 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. 
 
iOptron  have made big improvements on the SkyTracker 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 SkyTracker Pro head (without the base) directly to any standard photographic tripod with 1/4” or 3/8” threads. The SkyTracker Pro is certainly a must have tool for any photographer interested in astroscape or wide field astrophotography.
 
SkyTracker really produces results fast: Customers regularly take astounding long exposure images with the SkyTracker, showing pinpoint stars and maximum detail. Even faint structure in deepsky objects is within your grasp. For example, see this amazing SkyTracker image of a spring galaxy cluster taken by UK Astro Photographer Francis Milsom. This shot clearly reveals detail within spiral galaxies with a DSLR camera and 100mm lens!   
Download a PDF instruction manual for the iOptron SkyTracker PRO here (Opens new window). 
 
You Tube Skytracker PRO video here.
 

 
 

iOptron SkyTracker Pro 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)
 

SkyTracker Pro 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
 

iOptron SkyTracker Pro Technical Specifications:

  • 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)
 
Communities: 
 
To find out more about astro photography with the SkyTracker as well as it's larger siblings, the iEQ30 and iEQ45 mounts, we suggest joining the existing iOptron Imaging Yahoo User Group: Click here to join the iOptron Imaging Mount User Group
 
NEW: Join the iOptron Skytracker Flickr photo group to share your Skytracker images!

The New iOptron SkyTracker Pro Astrophotography Mount
 align your new ioptron sky tracker pro using the included polar scope Use the iOptron phone app to set the position polaris in your new sky tracker pro
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Brand iOptron
Code 3322
Condition New
MPN 3302W
GTIN 700646366569
EAN 700646366569