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iOptron Annouces New SkyGuider Camera Mount

November 16, 2013 Tucsan, Arizona, USA
iOptron announces the new SkyGuider.

A new member of the camera mount family for astrophotography.


"We are excited to introduce the new iOptron SkyGuider 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 Arizona Science & Astronomy Expo this weekend.


The SkyGuider mount is simple to set up. Just attach the unit to a tripod. Mount your digital camera or lightweight scope onto the mount. Align the mount to the Pole Star using the included AccuAligning 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 autoguiding port will make the tracking even better!


Available worldwide December 2013



  • 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
  • AccuAligningTM dark-field illuminated polar scope
  • Built-in autoguiding port
  • Attaches to any standard camera tripod with 3/8-16 threads
  • Optional ball heads available separately


Technical Specifications 



Single Axis Computerized EQ

Payload (MAX)

5kg+3.5kg balanced


2.6 kg w/o CW shaft

Worm Wheel

88mm, 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 ~ 70 degree

Polar Scope

6 degree FOV with dark field illuminated

Counterweight Shaft

F 20 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