iOptron HAE29 Strainwave AZ/EQ Mount

iOptron HAE29 Strainwave AZ/EQ Mount

£2,198.00✓ 2 year warranty


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About this product

Model:  ioptron_hae29
Part Number:  HE292

Ioptron HAE29 Strain Wave AZ/EQ Mounting.

Introducing two new members of iOptrons strain wave gear mount family - the AZ/EQ dual mount HAE29 and HAE29EC! These light weight, high payload little titans will deliver an astronomy experience like never before. Imagine a mount head weighing in at less that 8 lbs with a payload capability 29.7lbs, without needing a cumbersome counterweight or shaft. Applying iOptron’s multi-decade experience creating precision mounts, the HAE29 brings this vision to reality.

Utilising state of the art strain wave gear technology for both the RA and DEC axis, the HAE29 delivers unparalleled weight to payload efficiency.

Its black anodised all metal CNC machined body is not only appealing to the eye, it’s a rugged platform that will perform at the highest level for many years to come. Unique features such as an electronic friction break and power down memory allow the mount safely stop and resume a GoTo slew or continue tracking even after an abrupt power loss (No need to realign and start from the beginning).

A HAE29 mount can be controlled by a computer, either via ASCOM/Commander for a Windows PC or a third party INDI driver for a MacOS software; a SmartPhone/Tablet via iOptron Commander Lite or an App like SkySafari; or a Raspberry Pi device via INDI driver.

The HAE29EC features a high precision RA axis encoder that delivers incredible tracking accuracy, enough that many will choose to image “sans” guiding.


  • Advanced harmonic drive technology
  • Payload capacity of 13.5kg (29.7 lbs) with the mount weight of 3.6 kg (7.93 lbs)
  • CNC machined 
  • Unique friction brake to safely stop movement during a planned or unplanned power interruption
  • Go2Nova® hand controller with ~212,000 object database
  • Dual saddle (vixen and losmandy-D styles)
  • Large Binocular Mounting
  • Satellite Tracking Ready (with third party software)
  • Built in zero position search and locator
  • Power down position and location memory
  • Integrated ST-4 autoguiding port
  • Built-in Wi-Fi (via hand controller)
  • USB port for firmware upgrade and computer control
  • Soft carrying case
  • Two year warranty

Go2Nova Hand Controller 8409

  • 212,000 object database & star identification
  • Large LCD screen with 4 lines and 21-character with backlit LED buttons
  • User friendly interface
  • 9-speed setting for motor slew speed
  • Serial port for firmware upgrade and mount computer control


Mount Strain Wave Altazimuth/Equatorial Mount
Ra Gear System Strain Wave Gear
Dec Gear System Strain Wave Gear
Ra Reduct Ratio 480:1 (SWG 120:1, Sync belt 4:1)
Payload wo C/W 29.7 lbs (13.5 kg)
Mount Weight 7.93 lbs (3.6 kg) with dovetail saddle
Payload/Mnt Weight 3.75
Payload with C/W 44 lbs (20kg)
Period 360 Seconds
Drive Motor Stepper Motor
Structure Material All metal, CNC machined
Exterior Finish Anodised Black
Latitude Adj Range 0º ~ 90º
Azimuth Adj Range ± 5º
Level Indicator Level Bubble
Control System GOTONOVA/Commander
Hand Controller Go2Nova® 8409 with ~212,000 objects database
Tracking Automatic
Maximum Slew Speed 8º/sec
Power Consumption 0.6A(Tracking), 1A(GOTO)
Power DC12V-5A (5.5/2.5mm DC plug)
AC Adapter 100V ~ 240V (included, indoor use only)
Cable Management Ready for DIY
Power Off Brake Electronic friction brake
Power Down Memory      Yes
Wi-Fi Built In
Communication Port Yes (Wi-Fi and USB, via HC)
Autoguide Port Yes (ST-4 compatible)
Firmware Upgrade Yes
Dovetail Saddle Vixen & Losmandy
Tripod  Optional
Counterweight Shaft SS Φ20X200mm, M16 thread (Optional)
Counterweight 10 lbs (4.5kg)(Optional)
Operation Temperature -20ºC ~ 40ºC (hand controller -10ºC ~ 40ºC)
Warranty 2 Years


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