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by Warp7
Fri Jan 05, 2024 12:10 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: iOptron HAZ31
Replies: 0
Views: 4269

iOptron HAZ31

For sale is one of the latest strain wave mounts from iOptron, specifically the HAZ31, which has a carrying capacity of 15 kg while it weights less than 4 kg! As you can see from the pics below, it is very very compact. I have been using it as a travel/visual-only mount. It has travelled with me to ...
by Warp7
Sat Nov 11, 2023 12:13 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WTS Baader maxbright binoviewer
Replies: 2
Views: 7011

Re: WTS Baader maxbright binoviewer

You can try using a Barlow or Baader OPCs, available in 1.25X, 1.7X, and 2.5X.
by Warp7
Fri Sep 22, 2023 1:03 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Does anyone know how much his scope cost? 21inch mirror must be expensive.
Replies: 2
Views: 4831

Re: Does anyone know how much his scope cost? 21inch mirror must be expensive.

Well, the mirror alone probably costs $20k. Then, all the custom parts that have to be machined, another $10k. The scope looks to have tracking capability, so another few thousands dollar there. In total, probably between $30k-$40k. The good news is you would only need to sacrifice only one of your ...
by Warp7
Wed Jun 21, 2023 4:31 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WTS : iOptron AZ Mount Pro: S$1,050
Replies: 2
Views: 11617

Re: iOptron AZ Mount Pro: S$1,050

Sorry, off topic. I'm just curious about the wave equations in the background..hah
by Warp7
Thu Jun 08, 2023 3:28 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Which company is being liquidated?
Replies: 1
Views: 20402

Re: Which company is being liquidated?

Yes, it's OPT.
by Warp7
Thu Feb 16, 2023 1:12 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WTB: Thousand Oaks or equivalent solar filter film
Replies: 1
Views: 5041

Re: WTB: Thousand Oaks or equivalent solar filter film

DM'd. Good time to view the sun this week! There are a couple of sunspots.
by Warp7
Thu Jan 19, 2023 9:41 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: iOptron HAE 29 Strain Wave Gear Mount
Replies: 16
Views: 35340

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 🙏
by Warp7
Thu Jan 19, 2023 10:13 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: iOptron HAE 29 Strain Wave Gear Mount
Replies: 16
Views: 35340

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 C...
by Warp7
Mon Dec 26, 2022 10:08 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: iOptron HAE 29 Strain Wave Gear Mount
Replies: 16
Views: 35340

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

Thanks for the detailed explanation Alfred. I'm surprised the HEM27 is similar to RainbowAstro in terms of weight.
by Warp7
Mon Dec 19, 2022 12:57 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: iOptron HAE 29 Strain Wave Gear Mount
Replies: 16
Views: 35340

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?