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iOptron - SkyGuider without Tripod


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iOptron SkyGuider without Tripod



iOptron announces the new SkyGuider.
A new member of the camera mount family for astrophotography.



  • 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
  • AccuAligning 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



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 standard camera 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!






Additional Information

Name iOptron - SkyGuider without Tripod
Manufacturer iOptron
Model IO-3520
Manufacturer Part No 3520
Base Connect 3/8"-16
Counterweights 3.5 lbs
Counterweight Shaft F 20 x 200 mm,stainless steel with 3/8-16 threads
Latitude Adjustment 0 ~ 70 degree
Operating Temperature -10~40C
Payload Capacity 5kg+3.5kg balanced
Polar Axis Scope 6 degree FOV with dark field illuminated
Power Consumption DC 12V, 0.05A at Max. load
Power Requirements DC 10 ~ 14V, 1.25A