iOptron SkyGuider Pro (full package)
The redesigned SkyGuider 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. When using iOptron’s iOS app, quick and accurate polar alignment is easy. 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.
Read Mike’s detailed blog posting: iOptron Sky Trackers
The SkyGuider 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.
The included 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 SkyGuider Pro conveniently fits between your existing tripod legs and tripod head, as long as they attach together using standard 1/4″ or 3/8″ threads.
The SkyGuider Pro is a must have tool for any photographer interested in astro-landscape or wide field astrophotography!
Read: Full Specifications (on iOptron’s website)
NOTE: camera and tripod seen in product images are not included.