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iOptron SmartEQ Portable GOTO GEM

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The SmartEQ Portable GOTO GEM from iOptron aids in visual observation and wide field astrophotography. A compact and lightweight design makes traveling with the mount easy. It is a fully computerized mount with a database of 59,000 objects.

The Go2Nova 8407 Hand Controller is intuitive with a large LCD screen, with which you can easily set up your telescope and select where you want to navigate. This hand controller has an integrated temperature controller that ensures it can be operated below -4ºF (20ºC). It has function keys, direction keys, and number keys on the front; a red LED reading light on the back; and a HBX port (6-pin) and a serial port (4-pin) at the bottom. Universally compatible with any tubes via using a Vixen-style dovetail connection, this equipment is useful for beginners as well as hobbyists with multiple tubes.

Specialized Grab N' Go mount suitable for visual observers and wide field astro-photographers
Portable, compact, and sturdy German equatorial mount that is easy to travel with
Dual-axis servomotor with optical encoder
Drive motor with 9-speed setting for precise tracking
Go2Nova 8408 controller with Advanced GOTONOVA GoTo technology
Over 59,000 celestial objects for easy surfing
Low power consumption (8 AA batteries for 16 hours consecutive tracking)
Firmware upgrade
Mount German equatorial
Payload 11 lb (5 kg), excluding counterweight
Latitude Adjustment Range 0 to 62º
Azimuth Adjustment Range ±10º
Right Ascension Worm Wheel Ø2.3" (Ø60 mm), 120 teeth
Declination Worm Wheel Ø2.3" (Ø60 mm), 120 teeth
Motor Drive DC servo with optical encoder
Resolution 0.5 arc sec
Hand Controller Go2Nova 8408 with 59,000 objects database
Tracking Ability Automatic
Speed 1x, 2x, 8x,16x, 64x, 128x, 256x, 512x, maximum (approximately 4º/sec)
Counterweight Bar Ø0.62" (Ø16 mm)
Counterweight 2.0 lb (0.9 kg) for up to 8.0 lb (3.6 kg) payload
Dovetail Vixen-style
Tripod 1.25" (31.75 mm) stainless steel (5.7 lb / 2.6 kg)
Power Consumption 0.1 A (tracking), 0.3 A (GOTO)
Power Requirement 9 to 12 VDC, 1 A
Battery 8 AA alkaline batteries (for 16 hours of tracking)
Interface Serial port on hand controller
Mount Weight 6.2 lb (2.8 kg)
iOptron SmartEQ Portable GOTO GEM
  • Vixen-Type Dovetail Saddle
  • 2 lb (0.9 kg) Counterweight
  • 3/8" Threads to Fit on Camera Mount
  • Standard 1.25" (31.7mm) Heavy-Duty Stainless Steel Tripod
  • 8 x AA Alkaline Battery
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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