iPano Gigapixel Mount Head

iOptron
6F Gill St., Woburn, MA 01801
866-399-4587

iPano by iOptronWhen iOptron rolled out its latest innovations at the Northeast Astronomy Forum in April, the iPano gigapixel mount head caught our eye. This robotic camera platform (introductory price: $999) supports large DSLR cameras and lenses and is designed to automate your ability to shoot extremely- large-scale panoramas. The iPano directly connects to most DSLR camera models and, with minor calibration, can automatically and precisely point and shoot as many overlapping frames as necessary to assem- ble your final gigapixel panorama. The unit weighs 7.3 lbs (3.3 kg) and bears a load of up to 11 lbs (5 kg), and it runs on lithium rechargeable batteries. The iPano accepts RS232 and RS485 inputs and also includes a built-in Wi-Fi connection.

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