We have made big improvements on the SkyTrackerTM Pros 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 SkyTrackerTM Pro head (without the base) directly to any standard photographic tripod with 1/4 or 3/8 threads. The SkyTrackerTM Pro is certainly a must have tool for any photographer interested in astroscape or wide field astrophotography.
SkyTracker really produces results fast: Customers regularly take astounding long exposure images with the SkyTracker, showing pinpoint stars and maximum detail. Even faint structure in deepsky objects is within your grasp.
All metal structure with ABS covers
Attaches to a camera tripod with 3/8 or 1/4 threads
Accepts cameras weighing up to 3 kg (6.6 lbs)
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
Reversible mounting post for both 3/8 and 1/4 threaded ball head mounting
Includes iOptron AccuAlignTM dark-field illuminated polar scope
Adjustable polar scope illumination with eight brightness levels
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
Quick slew (180X max.) for camera framing adjustment
Operation in both northern and southern Hemisphere
Built-in rechargeable battery with Micro USB port for power and charging
Over 24 hours of operation (20°C)
1/4" 3/8 thread converter included
Padded carry bag included
Included in the box
SkyTrackerTM Pro camera mount
Alt-azi base (installed)
AccuAlignTM dark field illuminated polar scope
Brass 3/8 and 1/4 threaded ball head mounting post (installed)
Padded carry bag
Micro USB charging cable
One Year Limited Warranty
Mount Ultra compact single axis EQ
Payload (MAX) 6.6 lbs (3kg)
Mount weight 685 gm with battery
Mount weight with base 1150 gm (2.53 lbs) with battery
Body material Die-cast aluminum with ABS cover
RA shaft F25mm, steel
Worm wheel F74mm, 144 teeth aluminum alloy
Worm gear F11mm, brass
Worm period 600 sec
Bearing 4 pieces
Motor drive DC servo
Tracking R.A. automatic
Tracking speed 1X Cel, 1/2 Cel, solar, lunar, N/S
Fast slew speed 180X, forward and reverse
Polar sight hole ~ 8º FOV
Polar scope 6º FOV, dark field illuminated (8 adjustable intensity)
Power requirement Internal rechargeable battery
Battery type Li-Poly, 3.7V, 2000mAh
Duration of operation Over 24 hours at 20ºC
Power charge port Micro USB (5V), 80% charge in 5 hours
Body dimension 115x115x95 mm
Operation Temperature -15~40ºC
Mounting ring Ø53 mm, 3/8 or 1/4" post threads
Body-base connection Vixen dovetail, 3/8 socket w/ 1/4 converter
Alt-Azi adjustable Base Vixen style saddle, 3/8 socket (1/4" converter)
Latitude adjustment range -30º ~ 65º (with Alt-azi base)
AZ adjustment range ±5°
Base diameter F80 mm
Warranty One year limited (90 day on battery)
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