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iOptron SkyHunter Portable EQ/AZ GOTO System with iPolar

(1 customer review)

$963.02

Introducing the SkyHunter, iOptron’s new ultra compact EQ/AZ GoTo mount.

  • Payload 11 lbs (5kg) (balanced, exclude CW)
  • iPolar digital polar alignment scope
  • 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 CommanderTM and Sky Safari control and MORE!

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iOptron SkyHunter Portable mount with iPolar with both EQ and AZ capability

Fifteen years after releasing the innovational CubeTM AZ/EQ GoTo mount, the iOptron SkyHunter portable mount with iPolar 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 portable mount is capable of supporting an 11 lbs (5 Kg) payload in both equatorial and alt-azimuth modes. The iOptron SkyHunter portable mount with iPolar 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 iOptron SkyHunter mount can be controlled by an iOS or Android SmartPhone/tablet, an optional 8410 hand controller, or a computer via ASCOM, INDI or embedded drive, it also has built in WiFi capability. Using the built in WiFi it is possible to control the mount fully via the popular SkySafari mobile application. This mount provides the ultimate convenience for travel providing imaging capability as well as simple visual use in AZ or alt-azimuth mode, further more, with full Go-To capability it greatly simplifies use especially if you travel to a part of the sky with unfamiliar skies.

Please note that on receiving your SkyHunter mount, there has been a very important firmware update released by iOptron that needs to be installed, the link for the update is here https://www.ioptron.com/Articles.asp?ID=344

iOptron SkyHunter portable mount
iOptron SkyHunter portable mount can handle up to 5 Kg load capacity

Features

  • Specialized Grab N’ Go GOTO equatorial and alt-azimuth mount
  • iPolar digital polar scope
  • 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 CommanderTM and Sky Safari control
  • USB port for firmware upgrade and computer control
  • Optional Go2Nova® 8410 controller with Advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO Technology
  • Counterweight Shaft: Φ20X200mm 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
Weight4 kg
Dimensions50 × 50 × 20 cm

1 review for iOptron SkyHunter Portable EQ/AZ GOTO System with iPolar

  1. English

    Al Gulanda Al Rawahi

    Light weight, firm, easy to assemble and operate
    Only negative are the difficult knobs although there is a way to work around them

    • English

      Hilmi Al-Kindy (official)

      Did the upgraded clutch improve the knobs?

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MountUltracompact GOTO EQ/AZ mount with iPolar digital polar scope
Payload (Max.)11 lbs (5kg), balanced
Mount weight2.9 lbs (1.3kg) with battery
Structure materialMetal frame structure
Motor driveDual-axis DC servo motor with optical encoder
TransmissionSynchronous belt
Tracking speedSolar, Lunar, Cel, 1/2 Cel, and N/S
Maximum slew speed4.5°/sec (1080X)
Worm period600 sec
RA/DEC worm wheelΦ77 mm, 144 teeth
Hand controllerYes (with optional 8410 HC)
Altitude adjustment range0º ~ 80º
Azimuth adjustment range±5º
Power RequirementInternal rechargeable battery
Battery typeLi-Poly, 3.7V, 2000mAh
Duration of operationUp to 10 hours at 20ºC
Counterweigh ShaftΦ20mmX200mm, 3/8″ thread, stainless steel
Counterweigh3 lbs (1.3 kg)
Dovetail saddleVixen-type
Body base connectionVixen dovetail, 3/8” socket
AutoguidingASCOM compatible
Power charge portMiniUSB (5V)
Wi-FiBuilt-in
Communication portYes (Wi-Fi and USB)
Firmware upgradeYes (via USB port)
Tripod3221 Stainless Steel, optional carbon fiber tripod
Pier extensionΦ80×190 mm
Operation Temperature-10ºC ~40ºC
WarrantyOne year limited (90 day on battery)

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