iOptron AZ Mount Pro GoTo Alt-Az Mount with Tri-Pier (White/Black)

BH #IO8900TP • MFR #8900-TP
iOptron
iOptron AZ Mount Pro GoTo Alt-Az Mount with Tri-Pier (White/Black)
Key Features
  • Motorized Computer-Controlled AZ Mount
  • Compact Design, 33+10 lb Payload
  • Go2Nova 8407 Hand Controller
  • 212,000+ Object Database
iOptron brings together their unique compact "Level and Go" mount with a portable yet incredibly stable support system to create the AZ Mount Pro GoTo Alt-Az Mount with Tri-Pier. This combination of mount and support system is an ideal solution for users with mid-sized optical tube assemblies (OTAs) who require a solid and reliable platform for observing small or dim objects or for longer-exposure astrophotography.
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iOptron AZ Mount Pro GoTo Alt-Az Mount with Tri-Pier (White/Black)

iOptron 8900-TP Overview

iOptron brings together their unique compact "Level and Go" mount with a portable yet incredibly stable support system to create the AZ Mount Pro GoTo Alt-Az Mount with Tri-Pier. This combination of mount and support system is an ideal solution for users with mid-sized optical tube assemblies (OTAs) who require a solid and reliable platform for observing small or dim objects or for longer-exposure astrophotography.

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

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.

Mount

  • 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

iOptron Tri-Pier for GoTo Mounts (White/Black)

iOptron combined the strength and stability of a pier, with the portability and leveling flexibility of a tripod to produce their Tri-Pier; offered here with white legs and a black center column. Designed to provide a rock-solid platform for their GoTo mounts, the pier and leg tops are made of lightweight and durable aluminum, with stainless steel leg extensions. Its feet have built-in vibration-suspension pads for increased stability and visual clarity. It has a payload capacity of 220 pounds to handle even the largest OTAs and accessories, with an adjustable height from 31.5 to 42.5" and an uneven ground range of 3.35" (8.5cm). It folds up into a relatively compact 26 x 12.8" package, and the legs store inside the pier.

Compatibility

  • CEM60/CEM60EC, iEQ45/iEQ45 Pro, iEQ30/iEQ30 Pro, MiniTower/MiniTower II/MiniTower Pro mounts

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

Mount
Mount TypeMotorized; Alt-Azimuth Single Fork
GoTo CapabilityYes, Go2Nova 8407
Payload CapacityPrimary: 33 lb / 15 kg 
Secondary: 10 lb / 4.5 kg 
MotorDual Axis
Tracking RatesKing, Lunar, Sidereal, Solar, User
Polar Axis ScopeNone
Environmental
Operating Temperature14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C
General
BatteriesRechargeable
Mounting SystemVixen Style, Losmandy Style
GPSYes, 32 Channels
Wi-FiYes (Built In)
Dimensions6.3 x 4.9 x 3.2" / 16 x 12.5 x 8.1 cm (Mount Base)
5.5 x 4.6 x 4.3" / 14 x 11.7 x 10.9 cm (Mount Top)
Weight13 lb / 5.9 kg (Mount with Counterweight Shaft and Battery)
Packaging Info
Package Weight21.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)16.1 x 14.6 x 10.1"

iOptron Tri-Pier for GoTo Mounts (White/Black) Specs

Payload Capacity220 lb / 100 kg
Maximum Leg Spread48.8" / 124.0 cm
DimensionsPier diameter: 5.7" / 14.5 cm
Adjustable height: 31.5 - 42.5" / 80.0 - 108.0 cm
Fully folded: 12.8 x 26.0" / 32.5 x 66.0 cm
Weight25.8 lb / 11.7 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight31 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)29.3 x 13.8 x 13.3"
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