iOptron SkyHunter AZ/EQ Goto Mount Package
iOptron SkyHunter AZ/EQ Goto Mount PackageiOptron SkyHunter AZ/EQ Goto Mount PackageiOptron SkyHunter AZ/EQ Goto Mount Package
iOptron SkyHunter AZ/EQ Goto Mount PackageiOptron SkyHunter AZ/EQ Goto Mount Package

iOptron SkyHunter AZ/EQ Goto Mount Package

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About this product

Model:  iop_skyhunter_eq
Part Number:  SHEQ

The exciting new Sky Hunter EQ ultra compact mount from Ioptron is a very welcome addition in the field of ultra portable imaging platforms.

Fifteen years after releasing the innovational CubeTM AZ/EQ GoTo mount, the SkyHunterTM takes the next step toward perfection. It is the lightest and most compact full function portable goto mount in iOptron's exceptional history. Weighing in at only 2.9 lbs (including internal rechargeable battery), the SkyHunter TM is capable of supporting an 11 lbs payload in both equatorial and alt-azimuth modes.
The SkyHunterTM mount features four tracking rates, 1X or sidereal, 1/2X for sky and landscape combined, solar and lunar. All 4 tracking rates work in both northern and southern hemispheres.
The SkyHunterTM mount can be controlled by an iOS or Android SmartPhone/tablet, an optional 8410 hand controller, or a computer via ASCOM, INDI or embedded drive.

Please note: The iPolar shown in one of the photos is not included. 


  • Specialised Grab N’ Go GOTO EQ/AZ mount
  • Mount weighs 2.9 lbs (1.3kg)
  • Payload 11 lbs (5kg) (balanced, exclude CW)
  • Dual-axis servomotors with optical encoders
  • Tracking speed: solar, lunar, 1X, 1/2X, S/N
  • Operation in both northern and southern hemisphere
  • Vixen dovetail saddle
  • Built-in rechargeable battery for up to 10 hours of operation (20°C)
  • Built-in WIFI adapter for full ASCOM, iOptron CommanderTM and Sky Safari control
  • USB port for firmware upgrade and computer control
  • Optional Go2Nova® 8410 controller with Advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO Technology
  • Counterweight Shaft: Φ20X200mm with 3/8” thread, stainless steel
  • Counterweight: 3 lbs (1.35kg)
  • Attaches to a camera tripod with 3/8” or 1/4” threads
  • 1.25" Stainless steel tripod (#3221)
  • Optional carbon fibre tripod
  • Pier-extension (#8041)
  • One year limited warranty on mount, 90 day for battery

Technical Specifications

  • Mount Weight: 1.3kg
  • Mount Payload: 5kg
  • Motor Drive: Dual-axis DC servo motor with optical encoder
  • Transmission: Synchronous belt
  • Tracking Speed: Solar, Lunar, Cel, 1/2 Cel, and N/S
  • Maximum Slew Speed: 4.5°/sec (1080X)
  • Worm Period: 600 Seconds
  • Ra/Dec Worm Wheel: Φ77 mm, 144 teeth
  • Hand Controller: Yes (with optional 8410 HC)
  • Altitude Adjustment Range: 0º ~ 80º
  • Azimuth Adjustment Range: ±5º
  • Internal Battery: Li-Poly, 3.7V, 2000mAh
  • Duration of Operation: Up to 10 hours at 20ºC
  • Counterweight Shaft: Φ20mmX200mm, 3/8" thread, stainless steel
  • Counterweight: 3 lbs (1.3 kg)
  • Dovetail Saddle: Vixen Type
  • Body Base Connection: Vixen dovetail, 3/8” socket
  • Power Charge Port: MiniUSB (5V)
  • WiFi: Built In
  • Communication Port: Yes (Wi-Fi and USB)
  • Firmware Upgrade: Yes (via USB port)
  • Tripod: 3221 Stainless Steel, optional carbon fibre tripod
  • Operation Temperature: -10ºC ~40ºC



    What's in the box

    • SkyHunterTM GOTO EQ/AZ mount
    • EQ base
    • Stainless steel counterweight shaft
    • 3 lbs counterweight
    • MiniUSB charging cable
    • #3221 Tripod
    • #8041 Pier extension

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