iOptron - HAE29EC Strain Wave AZ/EQ Mount with High Precision Encoders

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IOP-HE294A
$3,348.00
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The HAE29EC uses the groundwork of the strain wave motor design which has numerous benefits to the user including but not limited to excellent payload to weight ratio and lack of necessity for a counterweight and shaft.

The iOptron Strain Wave Mount is useful for amateur astronomers who require high accuracy and precision for their observations. It can be controlled using a computer, allowing for automatic tracking of objects as they move across the sky.

iOptron - HAE29EC Strain Wave AZ/EQ Mount with High Precision Encoders

HAE29EC Strain Wave Dual Mount Features

  • The HAE29EC uses the groundwork of the strain wave motor design which has numerous benefits to the user including but not limited to excellent payload to weight ratio and lack of necessity for a counterweight and shaft.
  • With a mount weight of less than 8 pounds and a payload of 29.7 pounds, the user has many different combinations of visual and astroimaging equipment that can be mounted that does not exceed that range.
  • CNC metal machined ensures strong durability and reliance.
  • Retains alignment even after power interuption with friction brake on dual axis.
  • Includes a dual saddle
  • Includes built in Wifi via the hand control
  • Includes carrying case
  • High resolution encoders with periodic error correction ensures immaculate tracking, a major plus for long exposure astroimaging.
  • 360 second gear period
  • Includes a Go2Nova hand controller with access to over 212,000 celestial database for the end user!
  • Polar alignment is a breeze with the electronic iPolar polarscope.
  • Includes built in zero position search and locator.
  • ST-4 guiding port included to connect peripheral devices.
  • Update firmware via included USB port.
  • 2 Year Warranty

Strain Wave Design

iOptron Strain Wave Mounts such as the HAE29EC is a type of mount mechanical design that provides precise and accurate tracking of celestial objects while minimizing vibrations and mechanical noise, a major advantage especially for longer exposure astrophotography where even slight vibrations can destroy accurate frames. The HAE29EC Mount and other Strain Wave based designs use a technology called "strain wave gearing," which is a type of harmonic drive that allows for high precision and low backlash. This allows the mount to move smoothly and accurately while minimizing any unwanted movement or vibration.

The iOptron Strain Wave Mount is useful for amateur astronomers who require high accuracy and precision for their observations. It can be controlled using a computer, allowing for automatic tracking of objects as they move across the sky.

Mount Weight of 8 lbs with a Payload of 29.7 lbs! 

The HAE29EC Strain Wave Gear Mount is a lightweight and compact mount specifically tailored for users who need the benefits of a dual AZ/EQ design for both imaging and visual purposes that can withstand payload that far exceeds its own weight! The mount itself weights less than 8 lbs, yet it can maintain mounting up to 29.7 lbs of total equipment! This means it is capable of mounting mid sized optical tubes with a decent sized camera and other accessories such as guidescope without the annoying hastle and space constraints of counterweights and shafts.

CNC Metal Construction

The strain wave design nuts and bolts are implemented on the Right Ascension (RA) as well as Declination (DEC), thus both axis utilize the corresponding benefits of such design. The HAE29EC is produced with all CNC metal, yielding significant durability and use.

No Need to Realign During Observing Sessions

iOptron has installed the HAE29EC with an electronic friction brake and power down memory. For users who previously have had a power interruption during an observing session and lost all their alignment info, they no longer will have this issue to tackle since memory is stored before the power is turned off.

The mount can be ASCOM controlled by Windows or on Mac using a third party INDI driver. And of course, a Smartphone or Tablet with supported software can also be used.

High Resolution Encoders Result in Cutting Edge Tracking

The iOptron HAE29EC features high resolution encoders on the RA axis that result in cutting edge tracking. This means that long exposure photography at high resolution is obtainable with minimal to no frame disturbance due to lack of accuracy in tracking.

Access to over 212,000 celestial objects with the Go2Nova Hand Control

Included is a Go2Nova Hand Control which is equipped and stored with an over 212,000 celestial object database! The amateur or imager will have no shortage of objects to view or image at their fingertips in a given observing session!

2 Year Standard Warranty

The HAE29EC Strain Wave Gear Mount is covered by iOptron's standard 2 year manufacturer warranty.

More Information
Brand iOptron
Free Shipping Free Shipping Available
GPS No
Case Included Yes
Warranty Two year limited
Mount Load Capacity 29.7 lbs (40 lbs with CW)
Mount Head Weight 8.15 lbs
Computerized Hand Controller Go2Nova 8409 with ~212,000 objects database
Includes Autoguide Port Yes
Periodic Error Correction Yes
Operating Temperature -20°C ~ 40°C (hand controller -10°C ~ 40°C)
In The Box
  • iOptron HAE29EC Strain Wave AZ/EQ Mount Head
  • iPolar polarscope
  • Hand Control
  • AC Adapter
  • Carrying case
  • iOptron HAE29EC Strain Wave AZ/EQ Mount Head
  • iPolar polarscope
  • Hand Control
  • AC Adapter
  • Carrying case
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