2020-21 readers’ choice prize – iOptron

The redesigned SkyGuider™ Pro mount head is 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 and features adjustable illumination with different brightness levels. Using 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 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 hemispheres. We have also added a quick slew mode with both forward and reverse to help quickly reframing your image without disrupting the camera’s position.

The SkyGuider™ Pro features a removable alt-azimuth base and precision bubble level, degree markings for the altitude and a built in post for azimuth control. You can also mount the SkyGuider™ Pro head (without base) directly to any standard tripod with 1/4” or 3/8” threads.

The SkyGuider™ Pro is a must-have tool for any photographer interested in astroscape or wide field astrophotography.

iOptron SkyGuider™ Pro Camera Mount,
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