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The iOptron SkyTracker Camera Mount (Black) is simple to set up. Just attach the unit to a standard camera tripod. Then slide and lock your digital camera into the saddle. Align SkyTracker to Polaris, the North Star, using the included dark field illuminated polar scope. Then turn on the motor and it keeps your camera tracking at the same speed the earth rotates. The unique DC servo motor keeps your camera in motion to avoid star trails and allows you to take long exposures for beautiful images of the night sky. SkyTracker runs on 4AA batteries for portability at any location.
Reviewed by 4 customers
The first unit I purchased made a terrible high pitched noise (think nails on chalk board). I contacted Ioptron directly and initially they told me a few of their units developed this noise during shipping (huh?) and gave me directions to fix it myself. when that didn't work I returned it to them at my expense and the new story is that they all make noise and supposedly replaced it with a new unit but it made the exact same noise so who knows. At this time customer support became argumentative and unhelpful so I have a very expensive paperweight. Could not imagine using it for a long night of photography with that noise!
I bought the Ioptron star tracker from Adorama. It was packed perfect & no part was missing.I mounted it on a regular tripod on my balcony & started to photograph the poluted sky from my balcony that does't show polaris. I admit that I do have some experience from the past finding north & so I started the experiment. At the begining I had some stars trails but slowly slowly I found the right position to the north & thats what I got with my Canon 200 mm lens.
Needs That Special Something.... I just received my package and what a downer! I have to admit I was a little taken back that there was no polar scope included. When I did a search in Google this product came up in the search. I clicked it opened this link : http://www.adorama.com/ATIOSTCMBK.html and I purchased the product. I was not aware until just this moment that I was not getting everything I needed. I just went back online and must say I'm surprised this option is available. Even now when I look at the accessories there is no mention that the Polar Scope if not included. Please add this to make others aware. I'll be in contact tomorrow to find out what we can do to rectify this situation
Just what I was looking for. In pursuit of Comet PANSTARRS (as a prelude to Comet ISON) I was looking for something reliable, light, and easy to set up. The SkyTracker does great on all counts. I highly recommend this mount to anyone who values portability, reliability, and ease of use.