iOptron Hem44 EC Hybrid Strain Wave Drive Equatorial Mount with iPolar
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iOptron Hem44 EC Hybrid Strain Wave Drive Equatorial Mount with iPolar

£3,395.00✓ 2 year warranty

  

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About this product

Model:  iop_hem44_h444a
Part Number:  H444a

Incoming - Ioptron HEM44EC Hybrid Strain Wave Drive Equatorial Mount with iPolar

Freedom from cumbersome counterweights and shaft is here!

Introducing the HEM44 and the HEM44EC, iOptron’s latest revolutionary hybrid strain wave drive mounts. These light weight, compact, medium payload titans will deliver an astronomy experience like never before. Imagine a mount head weighing in at 13.65lbs with a payload capability 44lbs, without needing a cumbersome counterweight or shaft. Applying iOptron’s multi-decade experience creating precision mounts, the HEM44 brings this vision to reality.

Utilising state of the art strain wave drive technology for the RA movement in tandem with backlash-free DEC worm/belt drive design, the HEM44s deliver 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 HEM44 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 HEM44EC features a high precision RA axis encoder that delivers incredible tracking accuracy, enough that many will choose to image “sans” guiding.

HEM44 mounts with low latitude range (0~22 degree) are available via special order.

 

FEATURES

  • Advanced harmonic drive technology
  • Payload capacity of 20 kg (44 lbs) with the mount weight of 6.2 kg (13.65 lbs)
  • CNC machined and cast metal body
  • Unique friction brake to safely stop movement during a planned or unplanned power interruption
  • 270 second gear period
  • Go2Nova® hand controller with ~212,000 object database
  • Cable management system, no hanging exterior cables to moving parts
  • 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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi (via hand controller)
  • USB port for firmware upgrade and computer control
  • Soft carrying case
  • Two year warranty

 

What's in the box

  • Telescope mount
  • Hand controller (HC) – Go2Nova® 8409 
  • iPolar
  • Controller cable
  • AC adapter – 100‐240V 
  • Soft carry case

Specifications

Mount Hybrid Equatorial Mount
RA Gear system StrainWave (RA)/worm gear (DEC)
DEC Gear system Backlash-free worm/belt system
RA reduction ratio 160
Payload  44 lbs (20 kg) - 55lbs (25kg) with C/W
Mount weight 13lbs (5.9kg) w/o dovetail saddle
13.65lbs (6.2kg) with dovetail saddle
Payload/Mount weight 3.23
Period 270 second
Drive motor Stepper motor
Structure Material All metal, CNC machined
Exterior finish Anodised black
PEC Yes, Permanent PEC
Latitude adjustment range 15º ~ 65º
Azimuth adjustment range ± 6º
Polar Scope No
Level indicator Level bubble
Control system GOTONOVA/Commander
Hand Controller Go2Nova® 8409 with ~212,000 objects database
Tracking Automatic
Maximum slew speed 4.5º/sec
Power consumption 0.6A(Tracking), 1.2A(GOTO)
Power Requirement 12V DC, 5A
AC adapter 100V ~ 240V (included, indoor use only)
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
Tripod Optional
Operation temperature -20ºC ~ 50ºC (hand controller -10ºC ~ 40ºC)
Warranty Two year limited

 

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

 

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