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iOptron unveils the SkyGuider Pro Camera Mount Package ($498), a complete, ultra-portable mount for wide-field astrophotograpy. The SkyGuider is a compact single-axis drive for cameras. The unit can sturdily bear a load of up to 11 pounds (5 kg) and has 4 tracking rates for nightscape or deep-sky astrophotography. The SkyGuider Pro package is powered by an internal rechargeable battery and also has a removable counterweight shaft and 3.3-pound counterweight that can be replaced with an additional ball head for dual-camera operation. A declination mounting bracket, polar scope with a variable-brightness illuminator, and stainless-steel field tripod come with each purchase. Additional options are a hand-paddle controller and ball head with a quick-release dovetail system.
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