Brand: iOptron

iOptron HAE29 Strain Wave AZ/EQ Mounts

Brand: iOptron

iOptron HAE29 Strain Wave AZ/EQ Mounts

A powerful, lightweight solution to all your astrophotography and visual observing needs. At only 8lbs, it can hold up to 29lbs of payload (without counterweight), so you can explore the night skies with confidence.
  • Advanced strain wave gear system technology
  • Payload capacity of 13.5 kg (29.7 lbs) with the mount weight of 3.7 kg (8.15 lbs, include dovetail saddle)
  • CNC machined
  • Unique friction brake to safely stop movement during a planned or unplanned power interruption
  • 360 second gear period
  • High precision encoder with realtime PEC (RPEC) (HAE29EC Only**)
  • Go2Nova® hand controller with ~212,000 object database
  • iPolar electronic polar scope for easy and accurate polar alignment (**HAE29 w/ iPolar & HAE29EC Only**)
  • 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
  • Carrying case
  • Two year warranty
$2,699.95 CAD

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Product Description

Introducing the new members of iOptron strain wave gear mount family - AZ/EQ dual mount HAE29 and HAE29EC! These light weight, high payload little titans will deliver an astronomy experience like never before. Imagine a mount head weighing in at 8 lbs with a payload capability 29.7lbs, without needing a cumbersome counterweight or shaft. Applying iOptron’s multi-decade experience creating precision mounts, the HAE29 brings this vision to reality.

Utilizing state of the art strain wave gear technology for the both RA and DEC movement, the HAE29s 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 HAE29 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 HAE29EC features a high precision RA axis encoder that delivers incredible tracking accuracy, enough that many will choose to image “sans” guiding.


Mount Strain Wave Altazimuth/Equatorial Mount
RA gear system Strain Wave Gear
DEC gear system Strain Wave Gear
Reduction ratio RA 480:1
DEC 360:1
Payload w/o CW * 29.7 lbs (13.5 kg)
Mount weight 8.15 lbs (3.7 kg) with dovetail saddle
Payload/Mount weight 3.65
Payload with CW* 40 lbs (18kg)
High precision encoder Yes (RA) (HAE29EC Only)
PEC Realtime PEC (RPEC) (HAE29EC Only)
Period 360 second
Drive motor Stepper motor
Structure Material All metal, CNC machined
Exterior finish Anodized black
Polar Scope iPolar electronic polar scope (external) (HAE29 w/ iPolar & HAE29EC Only)
Level indicator Level bubble
Control system GOTONOVA/Commander
Hand Controller Go2Nova® 8409 with ~212,000 objects database
Tracking Automatic
Maximum slew speed 6°/sec
Power consumption 0.6A(Tracking), 1A(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 -20°C ~ 40°C (hand controller -10°C ~ 40°C)
Warranty Two year limited

* 200mm, with payload center of gravity to the RA rotation axis. Or an OTA size of ~220mm.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Just WOW

Fell in love with this unit. Small footprint, low weight works well in both axis. Left PHD2 guiding at 1second, calibrated and works so well on RA/Dec guiding. No problems working with N.I.N.A. USB connection, but still having trouble with connecting to wifi (works as admin). The two machine bolts (AZ Locking)…well, still looking for a better cold weather solution. Finally, wish it could have both Vixen and Losmandy saddle.
Well made, step up from my CGEM-DX with regards to everything.

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