iOptron - HAE69EC Dual AZ/EQ Strain Wave Gear (SWG) Mount with High Precision Encoder, iMate and Handset

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The iOptron HAE69EC uses a cutting-edge Gear system and Precision Engineering.  Featuring advanced strain wave gear system technology and CNC machined construction, the mount guarantees precise movements, making it a reliable choice for astronomy enthusiasts.

With a substantial payload capacity of 69 lbs and a mere 19 lbs weight, including the dovetail saddle, the mount strikes a perfect balance between strength and portability.

Equipped with a high-precision encoder with realtime PEC, a unique friction brake for secure movement halts, and a built-in iMateTM computer with WiFi and preloaded software, the mount offers seamless connectivity with multiple ports, eliminating cable drags for a streamlined observing experience.

This bundle includes the iMate with handset and High Precision Encoders.  See item IOP-HE694B  for the same mount without the iMate handset.

2 year manufacturer warranty

IOptron HAE69 Dual SWG Mount with High Precision Encoders, iMate and Handset

Evolved from the iOptron HAE69 and HAE69EC SWG mounts, the HAE69B iMateTM represents a significant advancement in the realm of technology for astronomy enthusiasts. Weighing under 20 lbs, the mount boasts a remarkable payload capability of 69 lbs, eliminating the need for unwieldy counterweights or shafts. Leveraging iOptron's extensive experience in crafting precision mounts, the HAE69 brings forth a revolutionary stargazing encounter.

Employing cutting-edge strain wave gear technology in both RA and DEC movements, the HAE69 series achieves an unparalleled ratio of weight to payload efficiency. Its sleek black anodized, all-metal CNC machined body not only appeals to the aesthetic senses but also ensures durability, promising peak performance for years to come. Distinctive features such as an electronic friction brake and power-down memory enhance usability, allowing seamless resumption of GoTo slews or tracking even after sudden power interruptions.

The "iMate" models integrate a potent 64-bit ARM-based onboard computer with Wi-Fi, preloaded KStars planetarium software, Ekos control, and automation tools, along with versatile INDI drivers. This hardware-software fusion accommodates a wide array of current and future devices, granting users the freedom to choose their preferred brands and models for cameras, focusers, filter wheels, and more.

Boasting 32GB eMMC storage and supporting up to 64GB TF (micro SD) memory, the iMate empowers users to control and capture entire automated imaging sessions. Its cross-platform compatibility extends to Windows, MacOS, Linux, iOS, Android, and beyond.

The HAE69B iMate dual SWG Alt-az/Eq mounts have evolved to feature an internal main board, eliminating the need for a handset. All accessories seamlessly connect to the iMate, ensuring a cable-free operation during mount activities. Meanwhile, the HAE69BEC introduces a high-precision RA axis encoder, delivering exceptional tracking accuracy that may render guiding unnecessary for many users engaged in imaging pursuits.

HAE69EC iMate Features:

  • Advanced strain wave gear system technology
  • Payload capacity of 31 kg (69 lbs) with the mount weight of 8.6 kg (19 lbs, include dovetail saddle)
  • High precision encoder with realtime PEC (RPEC)
  • CNC machined
  • Unique friction brake to safely stop movement during a planned or unplanned power interruption
    270 second gear period
  • Built-in, open source iMateTM computer with WiFi, preloaded KStarts/Ekos/INDI driver and iPolarServer
  • iMate with 3X 12V DC outputs, 2X USB2.0 and 1X USB3.0 ports
  • No cable drags
  • Go2Nova® handset with OLED for better user experiences, especially at extreme temperatures
  • iPolar electronic polar scope for easy and accurate polar alignment (optional)
  • Dual saddle (Vixen and Losmandy-D styles)
  • Built in zero position search and locator
  • Power down position and location memory
  • Integrated ST-4 autoguiding port
  • USB port for firmware upgrade and computer control
  • Aluminum carrying case
  • Two year warranty
More Information
Brand iOptron
Free Shipping Free Shipping Available
Mount Motor Drive Direct Drive
Case Included Yes
Warranty 2 Year
Mount Load Capacity 79 pounds with counterweight
Counterweights Included None
Included Software GOTONOVA/Commander/iMate
Power Requirements DC12V-6A (5.5/2.1mm DC plug) AC Adapter: 100V ~ 240V (included, indoor use only)
Computerized Hand Controller iMate Handset Included, Go2Nova® 8411 w/OLED display
Tracking Modes Automatic
Includes Autoguide Port No
Periodic Error Correction Yes
Operating Temperature -20ºC ~ 40ºC
Wireless IMate WiFi Hub
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