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# 3520
iOptron announces the new SkyGuider.

A new member of the camera-mount family for astrophotography.

"We are excited to introduce the new iOptron® SkyGuiderTM equatorial mount for astrophotography. This portable mount makes it easy to take long exposures of the night sky without streaking or star trailing," announced iOptron president, Dr. Hua Jiang, at the 2013 Arizona Science & Astronomy Expo.

The SkyGuider mount is simple to set up. Just attach the mount to a tripod. Mount your digital camera or lightweight scope onto the mount and balance it. Align the mount to the Pole Star using the included AccuAlign dark field illuminated polar scope and a smart phone App. Then turn on the motor and it will keep your camera tracking at the same speed the earth rotates! With the same gears and motors as the ZEQ25, the SkyGuider keeps your camera in motion to avoid star trails and allows you to take long exposures for beautiful images of the night sky. A built-in ST-4 compatible guide port will enable you to autoguide the mount and make the tracking even better!

Note: A fixture/adapter may be needed to mount a SkyGuider mount on to your own camera mount. Contact iOptron for more information.

Instruction Manual

Suggested Accessories:
#8417 1.25A AC Power Adapter
#3305 Ball Head
#3501 or #3521 tripod

Available worldwide December 2013

Suggested Retail $489 US (tripod not included)
($588 with field tripod)

Included Accessories :

Price :  $489.00

# 3520


    • Capable for dual mount application up to 11lbs (5kg) + 7.7lbs (3.5kg), balanced
    • Auto-tracking for smooth camera motion perfect for long-term exposures
    • Four pre-set tracking speeds with northern/southern hemisphere selection
    • AccuAlignTM dark-field illuminated polar scope
    • Built-in autoguiding port
    • Includes padded carry bag for mount, counterweight, and shaft
    • Optional 1.5" stainless steel short field tripod with padded carry bag (#3501)
    • Optional ball heads (#3305) available separately
    • Optional AC/DC adapter (#8417)
    • Optional 1.5" stainless steel regular tripod (#3521)



    Technical Specifications


    Single Axis Tracking EQ

    Payload (MAX)

    5kg+3.5kg balanced


    2.6 kg w/o CW shaft

    Worm Wheel

    88mm dia., 144 teeth Aluminum Alloy


    DC servo motor with optical encoder


    R.A. auto

    Tracking Speed

    Cel, 1/2Cel, Solar, Lunar, N/S

    Guiding Port

    ST-4 compatible

    Latitude Adjust Range

    0 ~ 60 degree

    Polar Scope

    6 degree FOV with dark field illuminated

    Counterweight Shaft

    20mm dia. x 200 mm,stainless steel with 3/8-16 threads


    3.5 lbs

    Power Consumption

    DC 12V, 0.05A at Max. load

    Power Requirement

    DC 10 ~ 14V, 1.25A

    Operating temperature


    Base Connect


Price :  $489.00

# 3520
Price :  $489.00

# 3520
Price :  $489.00