iOptron AZ Mount Pro GoTo Alt-Az Mount (Head Only)

iOptron AZ Mount Pro GoTo Alt-Az Mount (Head Only)

iOptron AZ Mount Pro GoTo Alt-Az Mount (Head Only)

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Product Highlights

  • Motorized Computer-Controlled AZ Mount
  • 128x Microstep Stepper Motor
  • Compact Design, 33+10 lb Payload
  • Go2Nova 8407 Hand Controller
  • Wireless Wi-Fi Connectivity and Control
  • Automatic Alignment, GoTo, and Tracking
  • Automatic Position and Angular Detection
  • 212,000+ Object Database
  • Dual Losmandy/Vixen-Style 6" Saddle
  • Tripod and OTA Required
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iOptron GoTo Alt-Az overview

  • 1Description

iOptron's AZ Mount Pro Head combines multiple technologies to produce a mount that requires minimal input from the user while providing full GoTo capabilities. This technology is referred to as "Level and Go" by iOptron because that's about all you need to do. Using its built-in level indicator, you simply level the mount and turn on the power. Utilizing the onboard 32-channel GPS receiver and built-in position and angular detection sensors, the mount calculates its global position as well as the telescope orientation then automatically slews to an easily identifiable bright object in the night sky. All you need to do is confirm a bright object is in the center of the view, to activate tracking and GoTo functionality.

Included with the mount is the Go2Nova 8407 computer controller. This handheld unit features a 212,000-object database with 60 user-defined customizable objects for your favorite celestial bodies. The easy-to-use menu-driven system displays on an 8-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 nine slew speeds starting at 1x and topping out at 10°/sec. The Go2Nova controller is powered by the mount to make use easier and simple while reducing the unit's weight. For increased functionality, the mount is also equipped with a Wi-Fi module for wireless connectivity to smartphones, tablets, and computers.

iOptron is offering the AZ Mount Pro GoTo Alt-Az Mount here without a tripod or optical tube assembly (OTA) for users who already have them and are looking to upgrade their mount, but to protect the head during transport and storage a hard aluminum case is included.

  • Motorized alt-az mount
  • Dual mount capability
    • 33-pound primary
    • 10-pound secondary
  • Compact design: Stands just 10" (25.4 cm) tall
  • Die-cast aluminum chassis
  • Dual Losmandy/Vixen-style 6" dovetail saddle to mount compatible OTAs
  • Position and angular detection, with level indicator
  • 32-channel GPS module for accurate day/time/location information without user input
  • Retractable counterweight shaft
  • Built-in Wi-Fi for direct connection to smartphones, tablets, and computers running iOptron Commander software or Sky Safari app
  • Runs on built-in lithium-ion battery with a 10-hour runtime at 68°F
Motors and Gears
  • 128x microstep stepper motor
  • Aluminum worm wheel
  • Brass worm gear
  • Synchronous belt transmission
  • Zero backlash driver system eliminates gear play
  • Resolution: 0.1 arcsecond
Go2Nova 8407 Controller
  • Easy-to-navigate menu-driven interface
  • Automatic GoTo and tracking
  • Alignment:
    • Auto-alignment process requires no user input or assistance other than leveling tripod/mount
    • One Star
    • Two Star
    • Three Star
    • Solar System
  • Slew speeds: 1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x, 256x, 512x, MAX (10°/sec, 2400x)
  • Tracking rates: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar, King's, and User-Defined Speed
  • Large 8-line, 21-character LCD screen with backlit LED buttons
  • Firmware updates via the Internet
  • Supports compatible electric focusers
  • Works in Northern and Southern Hemispheres
  • Built-in heater
Go2Nova Database
  • 212,000+ objects
  • Solar System catalog:
    • Sun, Moon, planets
  • Deep Sky Objects:
    • Named Objects: 60 popular deep-sky objects with their common names
    • Messier Catalog: All 110 Messier objects
    • NGC Catalog: 7,840 objects
    • IC Catalog: 5,386 objects
    • PGC Catalog: 73,197 objects
    • Caldwell Catalog: 109 objects
    • Abell Catalog: 4,076 objects
    • Herschel Catalog: 400 objects
  • Stars:
    • Named Stars: 195 stars with their common names
    • Binary Stars: 210 binary stars
    • Hipparcos Catalog: 120,404 records
  • 15 comets
  • 116 asteroids
  • 88 modern constellations with their common names
  • Up to 60 user-defined objects
In the Box
iOptron AZ Mount Pro GoTo Alt-Az Mount (Head Only)
  • Go2Nova 8407 Hand Controller
  • Go2Nova Controller Cable
  • Counterweight Bar
  • AC Adapter with Cord
  • Serial Cable
  • Hard Aluminum Case
  • Limited Two-Year Warranty
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    iOptron GoTo Alt-Az specs

    Mount Type Motorized alt-azimuth
    Load Capacity Primary: 33.0 lb / 15.0 kg
    Secondary: 10.0 lb / 4.5 kg
    Motor 128x microstep stepper motor
    GoTo System Go2Nova 8407 hand controller
    Polar Axis Scope None
    Tripod None
    Battery Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
    11.1 VDC, 4.4 Ah
    Runtime 10 h at 68°F / 20°C
    Power Requirements 100-240 VAC input
    Operating Temperature 14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C
    Dimensions Base: 6.3 x 4.9 x 3.2" / 16.0 x 12.5 x 8.1 cm
    Top: 5.5 x 4.6 x 4.3" / 14.0 x 11.7 x 10.9 cm
    Weight Mount: 13.0 lb / 5.9 kg, including counterweight shaft and battery
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 21.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.1 x 14.6 x 10.1"

    iOptron GoTo Alt-Az reviews

    AZ Mount Pro GoTo Alt-Az Mount (Head Only) is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very pleased with the AZ mount In general, behaves as advertized. I have to level it up and the power on. Itself it points the scope vertically and finds almost south, and try to find a usable star or planet to align to. This works fine exept for the sun. To align to the sun a more manual operation is needed. Acceptable, but not so elegant. Once alignment is done it keeps track for hours. Some sound from it, but little.
    Date published: 2017-05-25
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