iOptron's new ultra compact EQ/AZ GoTo mount -- introducing The SkyHunter!
Fifteen years after releasing the innovational CubeTM AZ/EQ GoTo mount, the SkyHunter takes the next step toward perfection. It is the lightest and most compact full function portable goto mount in iOptron's exceptional history. Weighing in at only 2.9 lbs (including internal rechargeable battery), the SkyHunter is capable of supporting an 11 lbs payload in both equatorial and alt-azimuth modes.
The SkyHunter mount features four tracking rates, 1X or sidereal, 1/2X for sky and landscape combined, solar and lunar. All 4 tracking rates work in both northern and southern hemispheres.
The SkyHunter mount can be controlled by an iOS or Android SmartPhone/table with iOptron's Mobile iOptron Commander, an optional 8410 hand controller, or a computer via ASCOM, INDI or embedded drive. With the embedded drive siply point the SkyHunter to the location of sky you want to image and it will operate in RA tracking mode. Just like a SkyGuider Pro!
- 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: F20X200mm 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
- SkyHunterTM GOTO EQ/AZ mount
- EQ base
- Stainless steel counterweight shaft
- 3 lbs counterweight
- MiniUSB charging cable
- #3221 Tripod
- #8041 Pier extension
- One Year Limited Warranty (90 day on battery)