Skywatcher Wave 100i Strainwave Harmonic Mount

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The Skywatcher Wave 100i Strain Wave Mount is part of the renowned Wave series of mounts, known for their exceptional performance, extra payload and innovative design.

NOTE: The Skywatcher Wave 100i mount does not come with a tripod, pier extension, counterweight shaft, or counterweights as standard accessories. However, you have the option to purchase a tripod designed explicitly for compatibility with this particular mount, offered as an additional accessory.

OUR PRICE $3,249.00

Dispatch in late July to early August 2024

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    The Skywatcher Wave 100i Strainwave Harmonic Mount features a unique strain wave gear system, which is the core of its exceptional performance. This system utilizes a special type of gear known as a strain wave gear, which consists of a rigid circular spline and a flexible spline that deforms into an elliptical shape. This deformation creates a high degree of mesh between the gear teeth, resulting in smooth and precise movements with minimal backlash and periodic error.

    The mount is equipped with dual servo motors, one for each axis (Right Ascension and Declination), providing accurate and efficient tracking of celestial objects. These motors are controlled by a sophisticated GoToNova computer system, which can be operated through a hand controller or connected to a computer for advanced functionality.

    The Wave 100i is designed to accommodate telescopes with a maximum payload capacity of 10 kg (15kg with a counterweight) making it suitable for a wide range of telescope setups, including refractors, Newtonian reflectors, and Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes. The mount features a solid tripod with adjustable height and a sturdy equatorial wedge for precise polar alignment.

    One of the standout features of this mount is its compatibility with various astrophotography accessories, such as guide scopes, off-axis guiders, and auto guiders. This compatibility allows for precise guiding and tracking, which is essential for capturing high-quality deep-sky images with minimal trailing or smearing.

    The mount is constructed from high-quality materials, including a die-cast aluminium body and stainless steel components, ensuring durability and longevity. It also incorporates features like cable management channels, built-in polar scope, and multiple accessory ports for convenient setup and operation.

    Overall, the Skywatcher Wave 100i Strain Wave Mount is a powerful and versatile equatorial mount that offers exceptional tracking accuracy, smooth operation, and compatibility with a wide range of astrophotography accessories. It is an excellent choice for serious astrophotographers and observers who demand precision and reliability in their equipment.



    Mount Strain wave EQ/ALT-AZ mount
    Max payload 10kg without counterweight, 15kg with counterweight
    Mount weight 4.3 kg (mount head only)
    Transmission Stepper motor + belt drive and harmonic reducer, 300:1
    RA drive 17-100
    DEC drive 14-100
    Maximum slew speed 10º per second
    Latitude adjustment range 0º - 90º
    Hand controller SynScan controller (sold separately)
    Power Requirement 12V DC @ 2A
    Counterweight Shaft Φ 20 mm, stainless steel (sold separately)
    Counterweight 5 kg (sold separately)
    Dovetail saddle Losmandy & Vixen-style (second saddle sold separately)
    Communication port USB
    Tripod Optional



    • Working mode: Equatorial or Alt-Azimuth

    • Product weight: 4.3kg (Mount Only, without optional counterweight and counterweight shaft)

    • Payload: 10kg without counterweight, 15kg with counterweight

    • Transmission mode: Stepper motor + belt drive and harmonic reducer

    • Latitude adjustment range: 0-90 degree

    • RA Harmonic spec: 17-100

    • DEC Harmonic spec: 14-100

    • Transmission ratio 300:1

    • Latitude adjustment range: continuously adjustable from 0 to 90 degrees

    • RA has a clutch-locking function, easy to adjust balance when installing a counterweight

    • Wi-fi and Bluetooth function

    • Working power: 12V DC

    • Standby current: 0.4A

    • Go-to current: 2A

    • Highest slew rate: 2400x (10 degrees/s)

    • RA has power-off braking function

    • RA and DEC home limits position function

    • Cable management function

    • Red LED lighting for latitude scales and bubble level

    Recommended Accessories:

    Skywatcher Carbon Fibre Tripod for Wave 100i/150i
    Skywatcher Extension Tube for the Wave 100i/150i
    Skywatcher Counterweight Kit for Wave 100i/150i
    Skywatcher Synscan v5 Hand Controller


    About Sky-Watcher

    Contemporary telescope-making has advanced the simple optical designs early scopes to revolutionary, state of the art. The Sky-Watcher company believes Telescopes of quality make should no longer be expensive, but accessible to everyone. Sky-Watcher philosophy has always been to bring the vast wonders of the skies within reasonable reach of anyone with enough curiosity and courage to look up and imagine. Sky-Watcher scopes come in a large range of observational applications - from 10"Dobsonians to spotting scopes for land use. 

    Product Code: SWWAVE100I

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