HAE69B iMate Dual AZ/EQ SWG Mount w/High Precision Encoder

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Product Overview

Keeping pace with the current rapidly developing technology environment the iOptron HAE69 and HAE69EC SWG mounts have evolved into the HAE69B iMateTM.

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 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 HAE69BEC features a high precision RA axis encoder that delivers incredible tracking accuracy, enough that many will choose to image “sans” guiding.

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  • Advanced strain wave gear system technology
  • Payload capacity of 31 kg (69 lbs) with the mount weight of 8.6 kg (19 lbs, include dovetail saddle)
  • High precision encoder with realtime PEC (RPEC)
  • CNC machined
  • Unique friction brake to safely stop movement during a planned or unplanned power interruption
  • 270 second gear period
  • Built-in, open source iMateTM computer with WiFi, preloaded KStarts/Ekos/INDI driver and iPolarServer
  • iMate with 3X 12V DC outputs, 2X USB2.0 and 1X USB3.0 ports
  • No cable drags
  • Go2Nova® handset with OLED for better user experiences, especially at extreme temperatures (optional)
  • iPolar electronic polar scope for easy and accurate polar alignment (optional)
  • 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
  • USB port for firmware upgrade and computer control
  • Aluminum carrying case
  • Two year warranty


  • Mount Strain Wave Altazimuth/Equatorial Mount
    RA gear system Strain Wave Gear
    DEC gear system Strain Wave Gear
    Reduction ratio RA 800:1, DEC 800:1
    Payload w/o CW * 69 lbs (31 kg)
    Mount weight 19.8 lbs (9 kg) with dovetail saddle
    Payload with CW* 79 lbs ( 36kg)
    Period 270 second
    High precision encoder Yes (RA)
    PEC Yes, Real time PEC
    Azimuth adjustment range ± 8°
    Latitude adjustment range 0°~ 90°
    Drive motor Stepper motor
    Structure Material All metal, CNC machined
    Exterior finish Anodized black
    Polar Scope iPolar electronic polar scope (optional)
    Level indicator Level bubble
    Control system GOTONOVA/Commander/iMate
    Handset Go2Nova® 8411 w/OLED display (Optional)
    Tracking Automatic
    Maximum slew speed 4.5º/sec
    Power consumption 1A(Tracking), 1.6A(GOTO)
    Power DC12V-6A (5.5/2.1mm DC plug)
    AC adapter 100V ~ 240V (included, indoor use only)
    Power off brake Electronic friction brake
    Power-down memory Yes
    Built-in computer Open Source Architecture iMateTM with Wi-Fi, preloaded KStarts/Ekos and iPolarServer
    Ports on iMate 1X USB3.0, 2X USB2.0, 3X DC 12V outputs
    Communication port Yes (iMate and USB)
    Autoguide port Yes (ST-4 compatible)
    Firmware upgrade Yes
    Dovetail saddle Vixen/Losmandy dual saddle
    Mounting base diameter 152mm
    Tripod Optional
    Counterweight Shaft SS Φ20X200mm, 3/8"-16 thread (Optional)
    Counterweight 10 lbs (4.5kg)(Optional)
    Operation temperature -20ºC ~ 40ºC
    Warranty Two year limited
    * 250mm, with payload center of gravity to the RA rotation axis.


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