iOptron Tri-Pier Adapters

8036-TK

With these adapters, you can install your mount onto this sturdy yet portable iOptron Tri-pier. 

Currently, the following mounts are supported:

  • Tri-pier Adapter for Takahashi (EM-200), SkyWatcher (HEQ5/EQ6/NEQ6/AZEQ6), Celestron (CGEM/CGEM-DX), Orion Atlas (EQ-G/AZEQ-G) (#8036-TK)
  • Tri-pier Adapter for Paramount MyT (#8036-PR)
  • Tri-pier Adapter for Astro-Physics 400/600E/Mach1GOTO (#8036-AP)
  • Tri-pier Adapter for ZEQ25/CEM25 (#8036-25)
  • Tri-pier Adapter for CEM120 (#8036-120) *

* Due to the payload limitation of the Tri-Pier, this adapter/Tri-pier combination is not designed for CEM120 with heavier payload. Use at your own risk. This adapter can be modified to mount a CEM120 onto your own pier.

Please select your mount type from the drop down menu when ordering. Customers are responsible for other accessories to attach the mount head onto the adapter.

iOptron CubePro with Tripod

8200 CubePro

The iOptron SmartStar® CubeProTM system combines the same precision goto and tracking technology found in the MiniTowerTM– but packaged in a portable, easy-to-carry system. The latest version of CubeProTM mount features the latest GOTONOVA® computerized control system and all new all control electronics. The Go2Nova® 8408 hand controller features over 150,000 celestial objects with a 4-line backlit LCD screen. A 32 channel internal GPS, easy alignment procedure and accurate GoTo and auto-tracking minimize the setup time. The standard Vixen-type dovetail saddle makes this mount compatible with many different OTAs. CubePro mount is compatible with all ASCOM compliant planetarium programs and many other programs such as The Sky X, Starry Night and Sky Safari.

The new CubeProTM mount has a completely redesigned electronics and firmware while keeping the simplicity and sturdy of the original CubePro mount. 

Features include:

  • All new electronics
  • Super quiet tracking
  • 8408 Go2Nova® hand controller with AA/EQ dual operation
  • Large database with 150,000+ objects
  • Fully computer controllable using latest iOptron Commander and ASCOM
  • Attaches to a camera tripod with 3/8” thread (or ¼ thread via a converter)
  • Wireless control with optional StarFiTM Wi-Fi adapter
  • Grab ‘N Go altazimuth mount – The CubePro: the only mount of its kind for ultimate rotation
  • Metal worms and ring gears
  • 8 lbs payload for various scopes and cameras, with 3.1 lb mount head
  • Go2Nova® 8408 hand controller with Advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO Technology
  • 150,000+ object database with 60 user-defined objects
  • Large LCD screen with 4 lines and 21-characters hand control with backlit LED buttons
  • Dual-axis servomotor with optical encoder
  • 9 speed for precise mount moving control
  • Built-in 32-channel Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • AltAzimuth/equatorial (AA/EQ) dual operation (need a wedge for EQ operation)
  • Vixen-type dovetail saddle
  • 3 lbs counterweight and stainless steel CW shaft included
  • Operate on 8 AA batteries (not included)
  • 3/8″ threads to fit on camera mount
  • 100~240V AC power adapter included, optional 12V DC adapter (#8418) available
  • Serial port for firmware upgrade and computer control
  • Latest ASCOM and iOptron Commander for mount remote control
  • RS232-RJ9 serial cable for firmware upgrade and computer control
  • Sturdy 1.25” stainless steel tripod
  • Optional StarFiTM WiFi adapter #8434 for mount wireless control

Package Contents:

  • 1X SmartStar® CubeProTM mount
  • 1X 8408 Go2Nova® hand controller
  • 1X 3.5lb counterweight
  • 1X Counterweight shaft
  • 1X Controller cable
  • 1X Serial cable
  • 1X 12V AC/DC adapter
  • 1X Tripod
  • Two year limited warranty

iOptron iPolar Electronics Polarscope

3339 iPolar

What makes iPolar unique?

  1. Can be easily installed inside the RA shaft on all iOptron equatorial mounts (except SmartEQ Pro).
  2. Can be used on any mounts with adapters either internally or externally.
  3. USB plug and play (no driver needed)
  4. Works globally, no need to set northern and southern hemisphere.
  5. No visible Polaris (north) or Sigma Octantis (south) necessary.
  6. No need to rotate the mount during polar align.

iPolar is a smart electronic polarscope for everyone.

Features:

  • Fast and easy to use
  • High precision (30 arcsec)
  • No need to see the Pole Star
  • No need to rotate the mount during alignment
  • Unique imaging enhancement technique
  • Smart plate solving
  • On screen instruction during alignment
  • Capable under poor sky visibility condition
  • Compatible to most equatorial mount with a proper adapter

Optional mount adapters provide support for the following mounts:

CEM60/CEM60EC (#3340-60) (Please contact us if you have an earlier version CEM60)
CEM25/CEM25EC/ZEQ25 (#3340-25)
iEQ45Pro/iEQ45 (#3340-34)
iEQ30Pro/iEQ30 (#3340-34)
AVX mount (#3340-AVX)
CGEM/NEQ6/AZEQ6 mount (#3340-CEGM)
HEQ5 mount (#3340-HEQ5)
Takahashi mount (#3340-TAK)

iOptron CEM40EC Mount Head w/ iPolar and Hard Case

7400EC In Hard Case

This mount also has an integrated electronic polar finder scope known as the iPolar. This tool ensures the accurate alignment of a telescope, even when the pole star is obscured. There are large levers on the quick-lock drive engagement system; these large levers make it easy to snap the gears into place.

Innovative iOptron Technology

Make way for an innovative mount! This iOptron CEM40EC mount uses iOptron’s patent-pending Universal Self-Centering Saddle (USCS). This saddle accommodates Losmandy and Vixen-style dovetail plates. The CEM40EC also uses iOptron’s ultra-quiet, low-power consumption stepper motor drive system, aiding the mount in providing precise tracking.

Computerized Mount Features

The iOptron CEM40EC mount uses the Go2Nova® 8407 hand controller to navigate the night sky. This incredible technology helps observers find celestial objects with the aid of the mount’s 212,000+ object database! For those looking for a telescope that has the capability of tracking and finding beautiful night sky objects, this mount is a must have tool.

iPolar and hard case included. Tripod and counterweight are not included.

Features

  • Unique design, Center-Balanced equatorial mount (CEM) for maximum payload and minimum mount weight
  • Idea for both visual observation and astrophotography
  • Maximum payload of 40 lbs (18 kg) with the mount weight of only 15.8 lbs (7.2 kg)
  • All metal, CNC machined with red/black anodized
  • Easy to use quick-lock gear clutches
  • Integrated iPolarTM electronic polar finder
  • Low periodic error ( PE< 0.25 arc seconds RMS)
  • Real-time periodic error correction with high resolution encoder (RPEC)
  • Precision stepper motor for precise GOTO and accurate tracking
  • Go2Nova® 8407+ controller with Advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO Technology with built-in heater
  • Integrated ST-4 autoguiding port
  • 32-channel Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • USB communication port
  • Cable management system
  • New, patent-pending iOptron universal saddle
  • Hard case included
  • Optional WiFi for mount control via SmartPhone/Tablet/Computer

iOptron Tripod for iPANO/SkyGuider Pro/SkyTracker/SmartEQ/Cube

iOptron 3221 Tripod

1.25″ Stainless Steel tripod that fits the iOptron SkyGuider Pro, iPANO, SkyTracker/SkyTracker Pro, SmartEQ /Pro and SmartStar/Cube mount.

This stainless steel tripod fits the following mounts (please specify while ordering):

1. SkyGuider Pro tracking mount
2. iPano AllView camera mount
3. SkyTracker/SkyTracker Pro camera mount
4. SmartEQ/SmartEQ Pro mount
5. SmartStar/Cube mount with an M8 mounting hole
6. SmartStar/Cube mount with a 3/8″ mounting hole (Test the threads with the dovetail lock screw, if it fits, the thread is M8, otherwise 3/8”.)

iOptron CEM25P with 2 inch Tripod and Hard Case

CEM25P-7102P

The next step up from the CEM25 is the Low Periodic Error CEM25P! 

The CEM25P has all of the features of the CEM25 and now has a guaranteed low periodic error of ~+/- 10 Arc seconds or less. The improved tracking accuracy is a product of tighter production tolerances. It also features larger gear switches on both axes, making access and adjustment easier especially with light gloves on.

The Centre-balanced Equatorial Mount (CEM), a mount whisper quiet and light weight, uses up to 60% less GOTO power consumption than other mounts in category.

The “Z” design mount puts the weight of the payload at the centre of gravity allowing for greater natural stability. Given its payload capacity, this means the “Z” designed mount is unusually light, a nice benefit when setting up at a remote site. Other features include an adjustable counterweight bar to prevent obstruction with the tripod. And polar aligning is quick and accessible all the time since the polar scope is not blocked by the declination shaft.

The CEM25P is equipped with the latest advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO technology, making it one of the most powerful and accurate GOTO mounts available. Its database includes over 150,000+ objects. The Go2Nova® Hand Controller is intuitive to use and its large 4-line LCD screen simplifies the process of setting telescopes and locating objects.

Features:

  • A new design Centre-Balanced equatorial mount for maximum payload and minimum mount weight
  • Specialised astrophotography mount ideal for entry-level and intermediate Astro-photographers
  • Low periodic error (< ± 10 arc seconds)
  • Payload of 27 lbs (12.3 kg) with the mount-only weight of 10.4 lbs (4.7 kg)
  • Spring loaded gear system with customer adjustable loading force
  • Gear switches on both R.A. and DEC axes for easy balancing when disengaged
  • Adjustable counterweight shaft for 0º latitude operation
  • Stepper motor with low power consumption
  • New electronics and control adapter from CEM60
  • iOptron AccuAlignTM calibrated polar scope with dark-field illumination and easy polar alignment procedure, allowing for fast
  • and accurate polar alignment
  • Polar alignment routine for those who can’t see the Pole Star
  • Go2Nova® 8408 controller with Advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO Technology
  • Integrated ST-4 autoguiding port
  • Built-in 32-channel Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Serial port for firmware upgrade and computer control
  • Spring loaded Vixen-style saddle
  • Standard 2 inch heavy-duty stainless steel tripod (8kg)
  • Die-cast metal tripod spreader with accessory tray
  • Hard mount head case
  • Optional PowerWeightTM rechargeable battery pack
  • Optional StarFi WiFi adapter for full function control via SmartPhone/Tablet/Computer

iOptron CEM25P with 2 inch Tripod

CEM25P-7102P

The next step up from the CEM25 is the Low Periodic Error CEM25P! 

The CEM25P has all of the features of the CEM25 and now has a guaranteed low periodic error of ~+/- 10 Arc seconds or less. The improved tracking accuracy is a product of tighter production tolerances. It also features larger gear switches on both axes, making access and adjustment easier especially with light gloves on.

The Centre-balanced Equatorial Mount (CEM), a mount whisper quiet and light weight, uses up to 60% less GOTO power consumption than other mounts in category.

The “Z” design mount puts the weight of the payload at the centre of gravity allowing for greater natural stability. Given its payload capacity, this means the “Z” designed mount is unusually light, a nice benefit when setting up at a remote site. Other features include an adjustable counterweight bar to prevent obstruction with the tripod. And polar aligning is quick and accessible all the time since the polar scope is not blocked by the declination shaft.

The CEM25P is equipped with the latest advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO technology, making it one of the most powerful and accurate GOTO mounts available. Its database includes over 150,000+ objects. The Go2Nova® Hand Controller is intuitive to use and its large 4-line LCD screen simplifies the process of setting telescopes and locating objects.

Features:

  • A new design Centre-Balanced equatorial mount for maximum payload and minimum mount weight
  • Specialised astrophotography mount ideal for entry-level and intermediate Astro-photographers
  • Low periodic error (< ± 10 arc seconds)
  • Payload of 27 lbs (12.3 kg) with the mount-only weight of 10.4 lbs (4.7 kg)
  • Spring loaded gear system with customer adjustable loading force
  • Gear switches on both R.A. and DEC axes for easy balancing when disengaged
  • Adjustable counterweight shaft for 0º latitude operation
  • Stepper motor with low power consumption
  • New electronics and control adapter from CEM60
  • iOptron AccuAlignTM calibrated polar scope with dark-field illumination and easy polar alignment procedure, allowing for fast
  • and accurate polar alignment
  • Polar alignment routine for those who can’t see the Pole Star
  • Go2Nova® 8408 controller with Advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO Technology
  • Integrated ST-4 autoguiding port
  • Built-in 32-channel Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Serial port for firmware upgrade and computer control
  • Spring loaded Vixen-style saddle
  • Standard 2 inch heavy-duty stainless steel tripod (8kg)
  • Die-cast metal tripod spreader with accessory tray
  • Optional PowerWeightTM rechargeable battery pack
  • Optional StarFi WiFi adapter for full function control via SmartPhone/Tablet/Computer

iOptron Permanent Pier

8038 Permanent Pier

The iOptron permanent piers constructed from aluminium alloy and 1/4″ thick wall tubing. The thicker wall insures reduced vibration and increased system stability. Four aluminium side struts are welded between the pier tube and the base plate to eliminate side flexure of the tube assembly under heavy or off-center loads.

Currently, iOptron offer two different pier heights: 600mm and 900mm, with a CEM120 mounting plate. 

Available Heights:

  • 8038-600 600mm (23.5″)
  • 8038-900 900mm (35″)

The pier can also be used for the following mounts, directly or with an adapter:

  • CEM60 (need Center Post P-8037-CP);
  • iEQ45 Pro/iEQ45 (need Center Post P-8037-CP);
  • AZ Mount Pro/MiniTower/MiniTower Pro (need Star Knobs with Center Post 8340-PIER)
  • Paramount MyT (no adapter needed)
  • Takahashi (EM-200), SkyWatcher (HEQ5/EQ6/NEQ6/AZEQ6), Celestron (CGEM/CGEM-DX), Orion Atlas(EQ-G/AZEQ-G) ( need Tri-Pier adapter 8036-TK)
  • Astro-Physics 400/600E/Mach1GOTO (need Tri-Pier adapter 8036-AP)
  • ZEQ25/CEM25 (need Tri-Pier adapter 8036-25)

iOptron SkyTracker Pro CW Package

3324

This counterweight package is designed for iOptron SkyTracker Pro camera mount to balance a heavy payload/long camera lens. It also fits to SkyTracker mount.

The package includes:

  • Dovetail Plate
  • Counterweight bar and safety cap
  • 1.35kg counterweight
  • Locking handle

iOptron SkyTracker Pro Camera Mount with Polar Scope

3322 Black

Upgraded from SkyTrackerTM, the Pro is more compact, small enough to fit on your palm, better precision, silent tracking, it even has a built-in rechargeable power source that runs for up to 24 hours of continuous operation. The improved precision polar scope maintains a fine engraved reticule, now features adjustable illumination with eight brightness levels. Using with our smart phone app, quick and accurate polar alignment is just a joy.

The SkyTrackerTM Pro features four tracking rates, 1X or sidereal, 1/2X for sky and landscape, solar and lunar. All 4 tracking rates work in both northern and southern hemispheres. We have also added a quick slew mode with both forward and reverse to help quickly reframing your image without disrupting the cameras position.

We have made big improvements on the SkyTrackerTM Pro’s removable alt-azimuth base, which features a precision bubble level, degree markings for the altitude and a built in post for the azimuth control. You can also mount the SkyTrackerTM Pro head (without the base) directly to any standard photographic tripod with 1/4” or 3/8” threads. The SkyTrackerTM Pro is certainly a must have tool for any photographer interested in astroscape or wide field astrophotography.

Features

  • All metal structure with ABS covers
  • Attaches to a camera tripod with 3/8” or 1/4” threads
  • Accepts cameras weighing up to 3 kg (6.6 lbs)
  • Silent tracking for smooth camera motion, perfect for long-term exposures
  • Detachable alt-azi base with fine latitude and azimuth adjusters for easy polar alignment
  • Reversible mounting post for both 3/8” and 1/4” threaded ball head mounting
  • Includes iOptron AccuAlignTM dark-field illuminated polar scope
  • Adjustable polar scope illumination with eight brightness levels
  • 4 tracking speed (1X, 1/2X, solar and lunar). 1X celestial tracking for imaging the sky and stars;
  • 1/2X tracking speed for imaging both the starry night and the landscapes at the same time
  • Quick slew (180X max.) for camera framing adjustment
  • Operation in both northern and southern Hemisphere
  • Built-in rechargeable battery with Micro USB port for power and charging
  • Upto 24 hours of operation (20°C)
  • 1/4″ – 3/8” thread converter included
  • Padded carry bag included
  • Optional ball head available separately (#3305A)
  • Optional tripod available separately (#3221)
  • Optional counterweight balance kit available separately (#3324)

PACKAGE CONTENTS

  • SkyTrackerTM Pro camera mount
  • Alt-azi base (installed)
  • AccuAlignTM dark field illuminated polar scope
  • Brass 3/8” and 1/4” threaded ball head mounting post (installed)
  • Padded carry bag
  • Micro USB charging cable
  • One Year Limited Warranty (90 days on battery)

iOptron SkyTracker Ball Head

Ball Head

The iOptron high performance ball head is designed for smooth precision movement. It can be independently controlled for pan and tilt movement. The base has a wide diameter of 2 inches for 360 degree precision pan measurement. The quick release plate system is universal, compatible to all major brands. Redundant plate lock and safety lock provides secure mounting of your camera.

Features:

  • Aluminium Construction
  • Quick Release with Camera Plate
  • 3 screw-position Camera Plate
  • Plate measures: 1.5 inch x 2.375 inch surface
  • Weight: 0.875 lb
  • Working Height: 3.875 inch
  • 360 degree panning
  • Head Tilt: +/- 90 degrees
  • 2 Spirit levels
  • Load Capacity: 20 lbs.
  • Also includes 1/4″-20 / 3/8″-16 tripod adaptor piece