iOptron HEM15 Hybrid Harmonic Drive Equatorial GoTo Mount with iPolar
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iOptron HEM15 Hybrid Harmonic Drive Equatorial GoTo Mount with iPolariOptron HEM15 Hybrid Harmonic Drive Equatorial GoTo Mount with iPolariOptron HEM15 Hybrid Harmonic Drive Equatorial GoTo Mount with iPolar
iOptron HEM15 Hybrid Harmonic Drive Equatorial GoTo Mount with iPolariOptron HEM15 Hybrid Harmonic Drive Equatorial GoTo Mount with iPolar

iOptron HEM15 Hybrid Harmonic Drive Equatorial GoTo Mount with iPolar

£1,299.00
  (1 Review)
✓ 2 year warranty

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About this product

Model:  iop_hem15_ipolar
Part Number:  H152A

iOptron HEM15 with iPolar

The HEM15 is a new addition to iOptron's range of Hybrid Harmonic Drive Equatorial GoTo Mounts that deliver excellent performance in an ultra-portable package.

The mount head weighs only 5.5 lbs yet can carry a max payload of 18 lbs without needing a counterweight. 

Utilising a state-of-the-art strain wave drive technology for the RA movement in tandem with a backlash-free DEC worm/belt drive design, the HEM15 delivers unparalleled weight to payload efficiency.

The black anodised all-metal CNC machined body provides a rugged platform that will perform at the highest level for many years.

Unique features such as an electronic friction break and power-down memory enable the mount safely stop and resume a GoTo slew or continue tracking even after an abrupt power loss (no need to realign and restart). 

The HEM15 mount can be controlled by a computer via ASCOM/Commander for a Windows PC or a third-party INDI driver for MacOS), a SmartPhone/Tablet via iOptron Commander Lite or an App like SkySafari, or a Raspberry Pi device via INDI driver.

Quick Start Guide

iPolar Instruction Manual

ASCOM Driver and Commander for iOptron Strain Wave Gear Mount

HEM15 Features

  • Advanced strain wave gear technology
  • Payload capacity of 18 lbs (~8.2 kg) with the mount weight of 5.5 lbs (2.5 kg)
  • CNC Machined
  • Unique friction brake to safely stop movement during a planned or unplanned power interruption
  • 360-second gear period
  • Go2Nova® hand controller with ~212,000 object database
  • iPolar electronic polar scope for easy and accurate polar alignment
  • No moving, no wrapping cable system
  • Vixen dovetail saddle
  • Built-in zero position search and locator
  • Power down position and location memory
  • Integrated ST-4 auto-guiding port
  • Built-in Wi-Fi (via hand controller)
  • USB port for firmware upgrade and computer control
  • Soft carrying case
  • Optional counterweight shaft (#P-SGP-CWS) and counterweight (#3006-05)
  • Optional external iGuider for auto-guiding (#3360-HEM)
  • 2 Year Warranty

Specifications

Mount Hybrid Equatorial Mount
RA gear system StrainWave 14
DEC gear system Backlash-free worm/belt system
RA reduction ratio 360
Payload w/o CW * 18 lbs (8.17 kg)
Payload with CW 26.5 lbs (12 kg)
Mount weight 5.5 lbs (2.5kg) with dovetail saddle
Period 360 second
Drive motor Stepper motor
Structure Material All metal, CNC machined
Exterior finish Anodized black
PEC Yes, Permanent PEC
Latitude adjustment range 15º ~ 65º
Azimuth adjustment range ± 5º
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
Maximum slew speed 6º/sec
Power consumption 0.5A(Tracking), 0.8A(GOTO)
Power requiremention DC12V-5A (5.5/2.5mm DC plug)
AC adapter 100V ~ 240V (included, indoor use only)
Cable No moving/wrapping
Power off brake Electronic friction brake
Power-down memory Yes
Wi-Fi Built-in
Communication port Yes (Wi-Fi and USB)
Autoguide port Yes (ST-4 compatible)
Firmware upgrade Yes
Dovetail saddle Vixen
Tripod Optional
Operation temperature -20ºC ~ 40ºC (hand controller -10ºC ~ 40ºC)
Warranty Two year limited

 

* 200mm, with payload center of gravity to the RA rotation axis. Or an OTA size of ~220mm.

Customer reviews

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Hem 15 Mount and Tripod
24 July 2023  | 

So far very happy. It's lightweight and robust , and intuitive to use if you have experience with an astrophotography workflow. Manages my 6" F4 reflector plus cameras with no issues.

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