iOptron Cube-E GoTo Alt-Az Mount (Astro Blue)

iOptron Cube-E GoTo Alt-Az Mount (Astro Blue)

iOptron Cube-E GoTo Alt-Az Mount (Astro Blue)

B&H # IO8500B MFR # 8500B

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  • Motorized Computer-Controlled AZ Mount
  • Dual-Axis DC Servomotors with Encoders
  • Compact 8x5x5" Design, 7 lb Payload
  • GoTo Nova 8405 Hand Controller
  • 14000+ Object Updatable Database
  • Multiple Alignment and Tracking Options
  • 4-line, 21-character LCD Screen
  • 110 VAC Adapter or Eight AA Batteries
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail Saddle
  • 1.25" Stainless Steel Adjustable Tripod
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iOptron 8500B overview

  • 1Description

iOptron's astro blue Cube-E GoTo Alt-Az Mount is a functional, flexible, motorized, and computer-controlled unit that is ideal for most stargazing duties, yet sports a compact design that measures a mere 8x5x5" and weighs just 3 pounds. The dual-axis servomotors are built into a small single unit that is compatible with all telescope optical tube assemblies (OTAs) with a Vixen-style dovetail plate up to 7 pounds including accessories. The unique design eliminates "dead spots," enabling you to point your telescope to any point above the horizon without the risk of blocking the telescope tube at certain points of rotation. This mount comes with a 110 VAC adapter to power it if you're near civilization, but if you're heading off the grid it can run on eight user-supplied AA batteries. A 1.25" stainless steel tripod is provided so all you need is a compatible OTA to start your observation session.

Included with the mount is the GoTo Nova 8405 computer controller. This handheld unit features a 14000+ object database with 256 user-defined objects for your favorite celestial or terrestrial bodies. The easy-to-use menu-driven system displays on a 4-line, 21-character backlit screen. This fully GoTo-capable unit has automatic tracking for fast-moving near-space objects, such as the Moon and planets, and slower moving deep-sky objects like nebulae and galaxies. For setup or manual use it has five slew speeds starting at 2x and going up to 4°/second. The GoTo Nova controller is powered by the mount to make use easier and simple while reducing the unit's weight.

  • 7-pound payload capacity
  • Motorized alt-az mount
  • Compact design
  • Dual-axis DC servomotor
  • Optical encoders monitor motors to improve tracking accuracy
  • Acetal worm wheel, nylon 6 worm gear
  • Four steel ball bearings for smooth, low-vibration tracking
  • Zero "dead spots" that could block an OTA at certain points of rotation
  • Vixen-style dovetail saddle to mount compatible OTAs
  • Runs on included 110 VAC power adapter or eight user-supplied AA batteries
  • Operating temperature: 32-104°F
  • Integrated bubble level
  • Weight: 3.1 pounds
GoTo Nova Controller
  • Easy-to-navigate menu-driven interface
  • Easy One-star or Two-star alignment
  • 14000+ object database, plus 256 user-defined objects
  • Watch List: Create virtual custom tour by choosing objects to see and system will automatically GoTo each object in the list after successful alignment
  • Accuracy 1 arcmin
  • Slew speeds: 2x, 8x, 64x, 256x, Max (4°/sec)
  • Average GoTo accuracy: 1 arcmin
  • 4-line, 21-character LCD screen with backlit LED buttons
  • Red LED reading light on back to see eyepieces or filters without affecting night-adjusted vision
  • Database:
  • Sun, Moon, planets
  • Named deep-sky objects
  • Messier catalog
  • Comets and asteroids
  • Named stars, double stars, SAO star catalog
  • Major constellations
  • 256 user-defined objects, including terrestrial locations
  • Stainless steel legs
  • 1.25" (2.5cm) leg diameter
  • Accessory tray to hold eyepieces, filters, etc.
  • Spiked feet for sure footing on soft ground
  • Maximum height: 37.75" (95.9cm)
  • Weight: 8.9 pounds
In the Box
iOptron Cube-E GoTo Alt-Az Mount (Astro Blue)
  • 1.25" Steel Tripod with Tray
  • GoTo Nova 8405 Hand Controller
  • Controller Cable
  • AC Adapter with Cord
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    iOptron 8500B specs

    Mount Type Motorized alt-azimuth
    Load Capacity 7.0 lb / 3.2 kg
    Motor Dual-axis DC servomotor with optical encoders
    GoTo System GoToNova hand controller
    Polar Axis Scope None
    Tripod Yes
    Stainless steel
    1.25" / 3.2 cm leg diameter
    Maximum height: 37.75" / 95.9 cm
    Power Source 8 x AA batteries
    110 VAC power adapter
    Power Requirements 12 VDC
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Dimensions 8.0 x 5.0 x 5.0" / 20.3 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm
    Weight Head: 3.1 lb / 1.4 kg
    Tripod: 8.9 lb / 4.0 kg

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