iOptron HAE69 Dual Altazimuth/Equatorial Strain Wave Gear Drive Mount
iOptron HAE69 Dual Altazimuth/Equatorial Strain Wave Gear Drive Mount
High Precision Encoder
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Keeping pace with the current rapidly developing technology environment the iOptron HAE69 and HAE69EC SWG mounts have evolved into the HAE69B iMateTM and HAE69C (without iMate).
These lightweight, compact, medium payload titans will deliver an astronomy experience like never before. Imagine a mount head weighing in at less than 20 lbs with a payload capability 69 lbs, without needing a cumbersome counterweight or shaft. Applying iOptron’s multi-decade experience creating precision mounts, the HAE69 makes this vision possible.
Utilizing state-of-the-art strain wave gear technology for both RA and DEC movement, the HAE69s deliver unparalleled weight to payload efficiency. Its black anodized, all metal CNC machined body is appealing to the eye and is a rugged platform that will perform at the highest level for many years to come. Unique features such as an electronic friction brake and power-down memory allow the mount to 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).
The "iMate" models (HAE69B only) feature a powerful 64-bit ARM based on-board computer with Wi-Fi, preloaded KStars planetarium software, Ekos control and automation tool and INDI drivers. This hardware-software combination will support the use of most current and future devices (cameras, focusers, filter wheels, etc.) allowing the user choice of brand and model.
With 32Gb eMMC storage along with a slot for an up to 64Gb TF (micro SD) memory, the iMate has the ability to control and capture an entire automated imaging session. The iMate is cross-platform; use it with Windows, MacOS, Linux, iOS and Android etc.
HAE69B iMate dual SWG Alt-az/ Eq mounts now have an internal main board and no longer requires use with a handset. All the accessories can be connected to the iMate and there is no cable drags when the mount is operating. The handset is still available, as an optional extra.
The HAE69BEC/HAE69CEC (HE694 models) features a high precision RA axis encoder that delivers incredible tracking accuracy, enough that many will choose to image "sans" guiding.
What's in the Box
|Model||HE692B/C (no High Precision Encoder)||HE694B/C (with High Precision Encoder)|
|Mount||Strain Wave Altazimuth/Equatorial Mount||Strain Wave Altazimuth/Equatorial Mount|
|RA gear system||Strain Wave Gear||Strain Wave Gear|
|DEC gear system||Strain Wave Gear||Strain Wave Gear|
|Reduction ratio||RA 800:1, DEC 800:1||RA 800:1, DEC 800:1|
|Payload w/o CW *||69 lbs (31 kg)||69 lbs (31 kg)|
|Mount weight||19.8 lbs (9 kg) with dovetail saddle||19.8 lbs (9 kg) with dovetail saddle|
|Payload with CW*||79 lbs (36kg)||79 lbs (36kg)|
|Period||270 second||270 second|
|PEC||No||Yes, Real time PEC|
|PE (by encoder)**||< ± 15 arcsec||N/A|
|Azimuth adjustment range||± 8°||± 8°|
|Latitude adjustment range||0° ~ 90°||0° ~ 90°|
|Drive motor||Stepper motor||Stepper motor|
|Structure Material||All metal, CNC machined||All metal, CNC machined|
|Exterior finish||Anodized black||Anodized black w/ red accents|
|Polar Scope||iPolar electronic polar scope (optional)||iPolar electronic polar scope (optional)|
|Level indicator||Level bubble||Level bubble|
|Handset||Go2Nova® 8411 w/OLED display (optional)||Go2Nova® 8411 w/OLED display (optional)|
|Maximum slew speed||4.5°/sec||4.5°/sec|
|Power consumption||1A(Tracking), 1.6A(GOTO)||1A(Tracking), 1.6A(GOTO)|
|Power||DC12V-6A (5.5/2.1mm DC plug)||DC12V-6A (5.5/2.1mm DC plug)|
|AC adapter||100V ~ 240V (included, indoor use only)||100V ~ 240V (included, indoor use only)|
|Power off brake||Electronic friction brake||Electronic friction brake|
|Built-in computer||Open Source Architecture iMate with Wi-Fi, preloaded KStarts/Ekos and iPolarServer (HAE69B models only)|
|Ports on iMate||1X USB3.0, 2X USB2.0, 3X DC 12V outputs||1X USB3.0, 2X USB2.0, 3X DC 12V outputs|
|Communication port||Yes (iMate (HAE69B models only) and USB)||Yes (iMate (HAE69B models only) and USB)|
|Autoguide port||Yes (ST-4 compatible)||Yes (ST-4 compatible)|
|Dovetail saddle||Vixen/Losmandy dual saddle||Vixen/Losmandy dual saddle|
|Mounting base diameter||152mm||152mm|
|Counterweight Shaft||SS Φ20X200mm, 3/8"-16 thread (Optional)||SS Φ20X200mm, 3/8"-16 thread (Optional)|
|Counterweight||10 lbs (4.5kg)(Optional)||10 lbs (4.5kg)(Optional)|
|Operation temperature||-20°C ~ 40°C||-20°C ~ 40°C|
|Warranty||Two year limited||Two year limited|
* 250mm, with payload center of gravity to the RA rotation axis.
I must commend the All Star team for their commitment to working with customers.
I have set up the mount and have had a few trial runs with it in the house because of the rainy weather.
First impressions are that the fit and finish are a great improvement over the older Ioptron offerings.
The HAE ec is much smaller than my old CEM 60 with a better payload capacity, and I’ve dropped 25kilos off the weight of my rig.!
The mount does make a high pitched whining noise at max slew speeds that shouldn’t bother anyone for the short period of time that it takes to reach a target.
I have contacted Ioptron tech regarding this to see if this is normal as I have no experience with strain waive mounts.
Time will tell if this mount is all up to the hype when I finally get to use it for my imagining sessions .
Overall I really like the formate and hope that it will track and guide better than the old mount. Time will tell and I will update my review when I put it to work.