iOptron HAE43 Strain Wave AZ/EQ Mount with iPolar

iOptron HAE43 Strain Wave AZ/EQ Mount with iPolar

£3,149.00✓ 2 year warranty


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About this product

Model:  ioptron_hae43_ipolar
Part Number:  HE432A

Ioptron HAE43 Strain Wave AZ/EQ Mounting with iPolar

Ioptron have introduced a new range of Strain Wave Gear dual AZ/EQ mounts the HAE43 and HAE43EC (Encoder).

These lightweight compact medium payload titans will deliver an astronomy experience like never before. Imagine a mount head weighing in at less than 13lbs but with a payload capacity of 44lbs without needing a counterweight or shaft.

Utilising state of the art Strain Wave Gear technology on both the Ra and Dec axis the HAE43 delivers unparalleled weight to payload efficiency. The black anodised all metal CNC machined body is not only appealing to the eye it is a rigged 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 to safely stop and resume a Go To slew or continue tracking even after an abrupt power loss (no need to realign and start from the beginning).

The HAE43 mount can be controlled by a computer, either via ASCOM/Commander for a Windows PC or a third party INDI driver for MAC OS software, by smartphone/tablet via iOptron Commander lite or an APP like Sky Safari or even a Raspberry PI device via INDI driver.


  • Advanced harmonic drive technology
  • Payload capacity of 20 kg (44 lbs) with the mount weight of 5.8 kg (12.8 lbs)
  • CNC machined 
  • iPolar Included
  • Unique friction brake to safely stop movement during a planned or unplanned power interruption
  • Go2Nova® hand controller with ~212,000 object database
  • 270 Second Gear Period
  • Dual saddle (vixen and losmandy-D styles)
  • Customer cable management system ready
  • Level and Go
  • Built in zero position search and locator
  • Power down position and location memory
  • Integrated ST-4 autoguiding port
  • Integrated ST-4 Guide Port
  • Built-in Wi-Fi (via hand controller)
  • USB port for firmware upgrade and computer control
  • Aluminium 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 Reduction Ratio 640:1 (SWG 160:1, Sync belt 4:1)
Payload w/o C/W 44lbs (20kg)
Mount Weight 12.8lbs (5.8kg) with dovetail saddle
Payload/Mount Weight      3.45
Payload with C/W 55 lbs (25kg)
Period 270 Seconds
Drive Motor Stepper Motor
Structure Material All metal, CNC machined
Exterior Finish Anodised Black
Polar Scope iPolar electronic polar scope
Level Indicator Level Bubble
Control System GOTONOVA/Commander
Hand Controller Go2Nova® 8409 with ~212,000 objects database
Tracking Automatic
Max Slew Speed 6º/sec
Power Consumption 0.7A(Tracking), 1.2A(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
Wi-Fi Built In
Autoguide Port ST4
Firmware Upgrade Yes
Dovetail Saddle Vixen and Losmandy  


Tripod Optional.     
Counter Weight Shaft SS Φ20X200mm, M16 thread (Optional)
Counterweight 10 lbs (4.5kg)(Optional)
Operating Temp -20ºC ~ 40ºC (h/c -10ºC ~ 40ºC)
Warranty 2 Years




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