iOptron’s new SkyTracker mount


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iOptron introduces its SkyTracker ($399), a portable camera drive. The SkyTracker is a 6-by-4-by-2-inch drive unit with a 156-tooth aluminum-alloy gear that attaches to any standard camera tripod, allowing you to take perfectly tracked wide-field photos with your camera. It can reliably support up to 6.6 pounds (3 kg) of gear, and runs for 24 hours on four internal AA batteries. SkyTracker comes with an integrated latitude adjustment wedge with an adjustment range of 0° to 70°, an illuminated polar-alignment scope, and a padded case. A DC power adapter and ball-head are available at additional cost.'s New Product Showcase is a reader service featuring innovative equipment and software of interest to amateur astronomers. The descriptions are based largely on information supplied by the manufacturers or distributors. Sky & Telescope assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of vendors statements. For current price and additional information contact the manufacturer or distributor. Announcements should be sent to Not all announcements will be listed.

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