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IO-3550E-3221T+A-Z73-P

New Adjustable Flat73A for Z73 & Soft Carry Case Included

 

Introducing The SkyGuiderTM Pro -- iOptron’s next generation camera tracking device! Leading the camera tracker market for nearly four years, iOptron's SkyGuider Pro pushes closer to perfection. 

The redesigned SkyGuiderrTM Pro mount head is more compact, small enough to fit on your palm, better precision, silent tracking, built-in rechargeable power source, ST-4 guiding port and camera trigger port. The improved precision polar scope maintains a fine engraved reticule, now features adjustable illumination with different brightness levels. Using with our iOS app, quick and accurate polar alignment is just a joy. The DEC mounting bracket allows you to balance a heavy camera and/or lens better, or even mount a light telescope. The optional 8408 hand controller allows you to check the Pole Star position for the polar alignment, slew the mount, adjust the guiding rate, change the mount settings and control the camera trigger. 

The SkyGuiderTM Pro 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. 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 SkyGuiderTM 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 SkyGuiderTM Pro head (without the base) directly to any standard photographic tripod with 1/4” or 3/8” threads. 

The DEC mounting bracket package, which includes DEC mounting bracket, counterweight shaft, counterweight and Vixen-type dovetail saddle, makes the SkyGuideTM Pro mount suitable for a heavier camera/lens system, even a lightweight telescope. 

The SkyGuiderTM Pro is certainly a must have tool for any photographer interested in astroscape or wide field astrophotography. 

 

Features

  • ·All metal mechanical structure
  • ·Attaches to a camera tripod with 3/8” or 1/4” threads
  • ·Payload 11 lbs (5kg) (balanced, with DEC mounting bracket, exclude CW)
  • ·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
  • ·Includes iOptron AccuAlignTM dark-field illuminated polar scope
  • ·Adjustable polar scope illumination
  • ·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
  • ·Operation in both northern and southern hemisphere
  • ·Quick slew (144X) for camera framing adjustment
  • ·Built-in rechargeable battery for up to 20 hours of operation (20°C)
  • ·Built-in ST-4 autoguiding port
  • ·HBX port for external hand controller
  • ·Micro USB port for power, charging and firmware upgrade
  • ·Built-in shutter triggering port
  • ·Padded carry bag included
  • ·DEC mounting bracket
  • ·Counterweight and CW shaft



PACKAGE CONTENTS

  • ·SkyGuiderTM Pro camera mount
  • ·Alt-azi base (installed)
  • ·AccuAlignTM dark field illuminated polar scope (installed)
  • ·Micro USB charging cable
  • ·Padded carry bag
  • ·DEC mounting bracket w/ camera mounting disk
  • ·1.35kg counterweight
  • ·CW shaft
  • ·Tripod for SkyGuider Pro
Optional accessories:
 
·QHY PoleMaster
 

 
·QHY 5L-II M
 
 

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ZenithStar 73 (Innovative Bahtinov Mask Cover)

 

P-FLAT73A & Soft Carry Case Included

 

f=430mm
F/5.9 FPL53 doublet APO

Retracted Length:310mm
Weight :2.5kg (5.5lb.)
2.5” R&P Focuser

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Package includes:

Z73 APO

 

Innovative Bahtinov Mask Cover (Patented)

Mounting rings

Guiding rings

Vixen style Dovetail

 

P-FLAT73A

Soft Carry Case


Optional accessories:

2” Rotolock with M63 threads

48mm T mount for Nikon or Canon

 

 


Extension Bar (Optional)

 


Length: 11.9cm

 

 

 

Weight: 105g


 

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