LighTrack II mount + polarscope

Availability: In stock

€489.00

We recommend this option if you already have a 2 way or 3 way adjustable head for your tripod, you also need some ballhead for your camera


What you get:
-LighTrack II mount 
-EQ5 polarscope with an adapter thread
-Autoguiding cable
-Car cigar lighter plug cable12 V DC cable 

NOW WITH 30 DAYS MONEY BACK WARRANTY

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Exlusive design and precision

The LighTrack II has been designed for astrophotographers who do not want to make compromises in their beloved field. Looks and functionality go hand-in-hand in perfect unison. Its compact size, lightweight but robust body paired with outstanding tracking accuracy makes the LighTrack II an ideal choice in the market of portable trackers.

 




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Compact, light and robust

The LighTrack II weighs only 1.3 kg (2.9 lbs). The length is 280 mm (11”), the width is 140 mm (5.5 “) and the height is 40 mm (1.6”). The built is exceptionally massive despite its light weight. All metal components are made from 7075 aluminium alloy reinforced with magnesium, a matterial developed in the building of aircrafts. The housing is made of a carbon-composite plastic with a multi-layered, UV and abrasion-proof coating to provide further durability.

 

 

lightrack astro tracker

Photo by Alex Conu



Easy to use
 

Using the LighTrack II is not only a piece of cake, it is also a lot of fun. The retractable arm makes the ergonomics of polar alligment easy. Mount the polar scope and set the arm in a position most comfortable to you. The mount is compatible with 2D and 3D heads as it features both ¼-" and ⅜" threads. Devices can be connected with the mount through a standard ⅜” thread.

 

spika astrophoto lightrack star tracker

Photo by Matej Mihelčič



Technical standards
 

The LighTrack II runs on 12V DC. The LighTrack II comes with a cigarette lighter charger cable that can be connected to a powerbank or even to your car. Alternatively, use any 12V DC center positive battery. The mini USB port enables the mount to be updated to the latest software version through your computer. An autoguiding plug rounds things off yielding even more tracking accuracy.



lightrack astro tracker plugs

Friction drive and super tracking accuracy


At the heart of the LighTrack is the precision motor and the friction drive. The fine friction strip makes the movement of the mount very balanced. . The amazing unguided tracking accuracy of the LighTrack is in its own league. Capturing pin sharp stars at 200 mm or more focal length has never been easier. The LighTrack II also presents the best available value-for-money price without any compromises. The peak-to-peak unguided tracking error of the LighTrack is less than 2 arcseconds in eight minutes measuring, a significantly lower value than most other products feature. Measuring and adjusting the tracking rate is not an issue anymore, since this unit runs at just the right speed to prevent image trailing. The LighTrack provides you with optimum tracking accuracy due to strict production tolerances and it is guaranteed to stay reliable for years to come. All LighTrack units are individually calibrated at the factory, so you do not have to worry about the tracking rate.



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Photo:  Alex Conu

 
 

FMW-200 wedge for stability and easy polar alignment

 

The FMW-200 wedge was designed with the LighTrack II in mind. Its the perfect match to your LighTrack II. Polar alignment has never been easier and all this is because of of its massive body and the excellent friction strip. The materials used in the FMW-200 include aluminium, stainless steel and 7075 aluminium alloy making the wedge sturdy and light. The unique fine tuning arm further enhances polar alignment.



fmw-200 wedge

 



HM5 polar alignment scope

 

The HM5 Polar axis finder scope is a very useful accessory for EQ5 Sky-Watcher equatorial mounts. It speeds up and refines the polar alignment procedure so the observer can spend more valuable time observing, rather than setting up. The new HM5 Polarscope is usable in both Northern and Southern Hemispheres.



hm5 polarscope reticle                

   

 


SPECIFICATION OF LIGHTRACK II MOUNT: 


 

Maximum tracking time ~ 2 hours
Periodic error < +/-1 arc,  (8 min)
Recommended longest focal lenght 300 mm
Recommended longest exposure duration 6 min
Recommended max telescope weight 6 Kg
Directions Northern hemisphere, southern hemisphere
Tracking speed Sidereal, Solar, Lunar, Half
Autoguide input Yes
Tripod fixing 3/8" or 1/4" photo thread
Camera (ballhead) fixing 3/8" photo thread
Dimensions 280 x 140 x 80 mm
Mount weight 1,3 kg
Voltage 12 V DC (center positive)
Current draw ~150 mA



RETICLE OF HM5 POLARSCOPE

hm5 polarscope

 

alex conu astrophoto lightrack ii


Photo by Alex Conu




lightrack II astrophoto

Photo: Matej Mihelčič (Spika)

 



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Photo by Lázár József





lightrack II astrophoto magellan

 

Photo by Lázár József



lightrack II astrophoto

Photo by Alex Conu





Photo: Matej Mihelčič (Spika)




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FMW-200 Wedge

The FMW-200 wedge was designed with the LighTrack II in mind. Its the perfect match to your LighTrack II. Polar alignment has never been easier and all this is because of of its massive body and the excellent friction strip. The materials used in the FMW-200 include aluminium, stainless steel and 7075 aluminium alloy making the wedge sturdy and light. The unique fine tuning arm further enhances polar alignment.
fmw-200 wedge

 



Adapter for QHYCCD PoleMaster 

You can use your QHYCCD PoleMaster with LighTrack II star tracker


Polarscope adapter


Polarscope adapter for iOprton Polar Scope Alignment Tool

 

If you have a polar scope for iOptron SkyTracker with this adapter you can use it for the LighTrack II.



ioptron polarscope adapter for lightrack ii

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