iOptron HAE43 Dual Equatorial and Alt-Azimuth Strain Wave Mount Head WIth iPolar and High Precision Encoders

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These light weight, compact, medium payload titans will deliver an astronomy experience like never before. Imagine a mount head weighing in at less than 13lbs with a payload capability 44lbs, without needing a cumbersome counterweight or shaft.
Our Product #: HE434A
iOptron Product #: HE434A
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Product Description

Introducing the new members of iOptron strain wave gear mount family - AZ/EQ dual mount HAE43 and HAE43EC! These light weight, compact, medium payload titans will deliver an astronomy experience like never before. Imagine a mount head weighing in at less than 13lbs with a payload capability 44lbs, without needing a cumbersome counterweight or shaft. Applying iOptron’s multi-decade experience creating precision mounts, the HAE43 brings this vision to reality.

Utilizing state of the art strain wave gear technology for the both RA and DEC movement, the HAE43s deliver unparalleled weight to payload efficiency. Its black anodized 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 HAE43 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 HAE43EC features a high precision RA axis encoder that delivers incredible tracking accuracy, enough that many will choose to image “sans” guiding.

Features

  • Advanced strain wave gear system technology
  • Payload capacity of 20 kg (44 lbs) with the mount weight of 5.8 kg (12.8 lbs, include dovetail saddle)
  • CNC machined
  • Unique friction brake to safely stop movement during a planned or unplanned power interruption
  • 270 second gear period
  • High precision encoder with realtime PEC (RPEC)
  • Go2Nova® hand controller with ~212,000 object database
  • iPolar electronic polar scope for easy and accurate polar alignment
  • Customer cable management system ready
  • 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
  • Aluminum carrying case
  • Two year warranty
Mount Strain Wave Altazimuth/Equatorial Mount
RA gear system Strain Wave Gear
DEC gear system Strain Wave Gear
Reduction ratio RA 640:1, DEC 480:1
Payload w/o CW * 44 lbs (20 kg)
Mount weight 12.8lbs (5.8kg) with dovetail saddle
Payload/Mount weight 3.45
Payload with CW* 55 lbs (25kg)
Period 270 second
Drive motor Stepper motor
Structure Material All metal, CNC machined
Exterior finish Anodized black
High precision encoder Yes (RA)
PEC Yes, Realtime PEC
Polar Scope iPolar electronic polar scope (external)
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 0.7A(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
Power-down memory Yes
Wi-Fi Built-in
Communication port Yes (Wi-Fi and USB, via HC)
Autoguide port Yes (ST-4 compatible)
Firmware upgrade Yes
Dovetail saddle Vixen & Losmandy
Tripod Optional
Counterweight Shaft SS Φ20X200mm, 3/8"-16 thread (Optional)
Counterweight 10 lbs (4.5kg)(Optional)
Operation temperature -20ºC ~ 40ºC (hand controller -10ºC ~ 40ºC)
Warranty Two year limited

Tech Details

Warranty 2 years

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