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by yltansg
Fri Feb 03, 2023 12:55 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: iOptron HAE 29 Strain Wave Gear Mount
Replies: 17
Views: 2019

Re: iOptron HAE 29 Strain Wave Gear Mount

The ioptron support staff are based in the US. So their shipping quotes are from the US store, and not the China store. Thanks for the nice summary table above. I am waiting for the HAE43 to appear in Asian shops. Hi Lawyer, You are right that the iOptron Tech Support are based in the US. Over the ...
by yltansg
Fri Jan 20, 2023 10:16 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: iOptron HAE 29 Strain Wave Gear Mount
Replies: 17
Views: 2019

Re: iOptron HAE 29 Strain Wave Gear Mount

Hi Alfred. It weights only around 3 kg. I used their online calculator, probably not accurate. It's good to know the actual shipping fee is more reasonable. Thanks 🙏 Oh, I see. It is good to check with the support staff. I have good timely advice from John (tech1@ioptron.com). All the best. Alfred
by yltansg
Thu Jan 19, 2023 6:16 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: iOptron HAE 29 Strain Wave Gear Mount
Replies: 17
Views: 2019

Re: iOptron HAE 29 Strain Wave Gear Mount

Their HAZ31 mount is very attractive, since I do mostly visual astronomy. It will be perfect for my use, without burning a hole in my wallet. Just curious on the actual shipping fee you paid, Alfred, if you don't mind sharing. IOptron is quoting around $500 USD 😅. I've shipped a 13 kg equipment to ...
by yltansg
Thu Dec 29, 2022 8:55 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: iOptron HAE 29 Strain Wave Gear Mount
Replies: 17
Views: 2019

Re: iOptron HAE 29 Strain Wave Gear Mount

Update on 29 Dec 22: a. Cannot use 1st Generation ASIAIR on the HAE29 - firmware does not support it. Will test it will ASIAIR Plus later b. Updated the comparison table to include both HAE and HEM mounts: https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjee1K5L4NYoIt7Yjbdfex8in-FLQJlWxNNP...
by yltansg
Tue Dec 27, 2022 5:12 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: iOptron HAE 29 Strain Wave Gear Mount
Replies: 17
Views: 2019

Re: iOptron HAE 29 Strain Wave Gear Mount (Rainbow, ZWO & iOptron comparison added on 20 Dec)

I have used the HAE29 during the last 3 weeks with C9.25, 127mm refractors, Megrez 90 and Megrez 110 telescopes and also used it during a trip to Vietnam, and got to know it better. I have successfully used Cartes du Ciel and Stellarium planetarium software to control the HAE29. However I have not b...
by yltansg
Tue Dec 20, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: iOptron HAE 29 Strain Wave Gear Mount
Replies: 17
Views: 2019

Re: iOptron HAE 29 Strain Wave Gear Mount (new video & images added on 15 Dec)

This was the comparison table I used in my evaluation of the 3 brands of strain wave gear mounts: https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEj-K4eIWfUNShO030QrAUo3lb-jZJr19kg0SI3Ga4at5XdiUSvuqUHsP_yF8JZhiq_dPeMfFhL_aWSGRY3Qy_YX3cnekNRVjkStMA8cXE4qK7vho13H71a50Eht4MUoaWpenoo7YlyrhJ6PU...
by yltansg
Mon Dec 19, 2022 7:39 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: iOptron HAE 29 Strain Wave Gear Mount
Replies: 17
Views: 2019

Re: iOptron HAE 29 Strain Wave Gear Mount (new video & images added on 15 Dec)

If traveling is your main concern, why did you pick this mount over the AM5 or RainbowAstro? The cost? Hi Warp7, Rainbow is beyond my budget. I compared the AM5 vs HEM27 and found HEM27 more favourable. I don't have it now, will post the camparison table later. I was about to buy the HEM27 in Nov w...
by yltansg
Thu Dec 15, 2022 11:18 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: iOptron HAE 29 Strain Wave Gear Mount
Replies: 17
Views: 2019

Re: iOptron HAE 29 Strain Wave Gear Mount (new slew video added on 14 Dec)

I will start with wide-field photography using this kit: https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhreMTIBleY4iKepcgveHKFw4coaIrjZkUQpHJO2EMMzWZHgOit0RIkhN8ypP2GmWYAJvZBvwYOohJxEnKeCuBAOvaSIubuzM59gDqTtX729NkyY6G8-2iZ7zRotEPURxum6RAmDlIT1-fxopsRKjtUff0otuPFGJ4tmIJnarXaRREMcRBpqrNdqr...
by yltansg
Thu Dec 15, 2022 7:26 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: iOptron HAE 29 Strain Wave Gear Mount
Replies: 17
Views: 2019

Re: iOptron HAE 29 Strain Wave Gear Mount (new slew video added on 14 Dec)

The HAE29 handles a 1-m 127mm 7.1kg refractor with ease. https://youtu.be/cUcTuJiEwdk/ https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhFd9YirQEqHAwYuEDuh1O_pD0EShVH_0VrnvvQxXKqQrY8bApfKg2JoOcJLG4VBpVFzX9zUYWbl-I8EQhGhqEx4rMmXoAVw9bzkyQiLosoI2negUGpegIyA646LHrmLo30Meht1umnQTeoWoj8S_ejykd4...
by yltansg
Sat Dec 10, 2022 7:17 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: iOptron HAE 29 Strain Wave Gear Mount
Replies: 17
Views: 2019

Re: iOptron HAE 29 Strain Wave Gear Mount

HAE29 carrying a Megrez90 effortlessly slew to Saturn. Almost silent slewing. [youtube]https://youtube.com/shorts/mI3_k-cj4as?feature=share[/youtube] https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEh-hFvJEPYwQF3ZbsfKp96F-ni1GcL7oEAmHSYZ5J3V3BkcMSTmKK1bMPWQYhPTxw2t1t3I5_l7P4XZzl8j-J3KLQBj9...