Explore Scientific IEXOS-100 PMC-Eight Equatorial Go-To Tracker System Mount

Explore Scientific IEXOS-100 PMC-Eight Equatorial Go-To Tracker System Mount

Explore Scientific IEXOS-100 PMC-Eight Equatorial Go-To Tracker System Mount

Explore Scientific IEXOS-100 PMC-Eight Equatorial Go-To Tracker System Mount

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Product Highlights

  • Motorized Computer-Controlled EQ Mount
  • Up to 19-Pound Payload Capacity
  • Smooth Stepper Motors with Belt Drives
  • Integrated WiFi for Wireless Control
  • Android/iOS/Windows ExploreStars App
  • 70,000+ Object Database
  • Multiple Alignment Processes
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail Saddle
  • 1.25" Adjustable-Height Tripod with Tray
  • Runs on Eight C-Cell Batteries
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Explore Scientific iEXOS-100 Overview

  • 1Description

Explore Scientific designed their IEXOS-100 PMC-Eight Equatorial Go-To Tracker System Mount to provide users with a precision platform built to support small-to-medium sized optical tubes and astrophotogrphy and imaging rigs.

ES continues their commitment to user-friendly gear with the PMC-Eight motor drive system that uses micro-stepper motors and a direct-drive belt connection between the drive shaft and motor to ensure accurate and smooth tracking for extended periods with minimal vibration and zero backlash. The entire PMC-Eight software suite is offered as open-source coding so users are able to tweak the system to their personal preference and share with a growing community of enthusiasts.

Keeping up with the latest technology, the common wired control system is replaced with a wireless antenna for remote control from Windows or Android/iOS smartphones and tablets running the ExploreStars app. It has a database of over 70,000 objects with an intuitive user interface controlled with the device's touchscreen. Multiple alignment procedures, slew and tracking rates, and customized guided tours allow it to be easily set up and get users observing quickly with minimal frustration. Like the coding for the motor drive system, the app is open source as well, so it can likewise be customized and those modifications shared. A non-volatile memory and Real-Time clock preserve settings, including backlash correction and Periodic Error Correction (PEC), when the system is turned off and power is disconnected.

  • 19-pound payload capacity for visual gear like optical tubes, diagonals, Barlow's, and eyepieces
  • 15-pound payload capacity for astrophotography equipment like DSLRs, imaging systems, and filter wheels
  • Vixen-style dovetail saddle to mount compatible OTAs
  • Two 2.2-pound (1kg) counterweights
  • Polar alignment spotting hole down latitude axis enables rough polar alignment before proper alignment through app
  • Runs on eight user-supplied C-cell batteries
Electronics and Motors
  • Integrated WiFi module enables direct connection to computers, smartphones, and tablets for remote wireless control of the mount
  • PMC-Eight motor control system with a scalable 8-CPU multi-processor array that allows control of multiple systems from single user interface
  • 64kB EEPROM non-volatile memory bank retains settings and time when mount is turned off
  • Fully compatible with any computer platform using an ASCOM-compliant software package
  • Serial and standard ST4 auto-guiding ports
  • High-resolution stepper motor precisely controls mount with virtually zero vibration
  • Belt-drive system reduces vibration and improves smooth motion with zero backlash
ExploreStars GoTo App
  • Free software and app available for Windows and Android/iOS smartphones and tablets
  • 70,000+ object database including 2000+ stars, with a downloadable catalog of 72,000+ additional stars
  • Native catalogs include: Bayer, Flamstead, SAO, HD/Harvard, DM, BD/CD/CPD, GSC, and RNGC/IC
  • Open source code with available developer kit allows for complete customization and sharing
  • Four-button interface for guiding, centering, moving, and slewing using device touchscreen
  • Selectable and user-defined GoTo, slewing, centering, and guiding rates
  • 2-star, 3-star, and Alignment Tour alignment processes
  • Tour function shows user the best objects that can be seen on any given day at any specific time
  • Two-section adjustable height
  • 1.25" stainless steel legs
  • Height open and legs fully retracted with the mount head installed: 38.5" at highest point, 36" to the center of the mounting bracket
  • Height open and legs fully extended with the mount head installed: 45" at highest point
  • Accessory tray with holes to hold eyepieces
  • Spiked feet for use on ground and grass for increased stability, especially on rough or uneven areas
  • Fully collapsed without head: 25.5"
  • Weight: 5.4 pounds
UPC: 811803030541
In the Box
Explore Scientific IEXOS-100 PMC-Eight Equatorial Go-To Tracker System Mount
  • Cable Set
  • Battery Holder with Tripod Mount
  • Stainless Steel Tripod
  • 2 x 2.2-lb Counterweight
  • Limited 1-Year USA Warranty, Extendable to Transferrable Lifetime Warranty with Registration within 60 Days
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    Explore Scientific iEXOS-100 Specs

    Mount Type German Equatorial
    Load Capacity Astrophotography Gear: 15.0 lb / 16.8 kg
    Visual Gear: 19.0 lb / 8.6 kg
    Including Counterweights
    Motor Dual-Axis Micro Stepper Motors with Belt Drives
    GoTo Capability Yes
    Polar Axis Scope No
    Includes Tripod/Pier Stainless Steel Adjustable-Height Tripod
    Height, Min: 25.0" / 63.5 cm
    Height, Max: 42.0" / 106.7 cm
    Counterweight 2 x 2.2 lb / 1.0 kg
    Power Source 8 x C-Cell Batteries
    Weight Mount Head: 9.5 lb / 4.3 kg
    Tripod: 5.4 lb / 2.4 kg
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    Package Weight 25.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 29.0 x 21.0 x 7.0"

    Explore Scientific iEXOS-100 Reviews

    IEXOS-100 PMC-Eight Equatorial Go-To Tracker System Mount is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from not to great The mount is great but the Tripod is 1.25 inch   in the site   2 stainless steel legs that is wrong  the legs 1.25 inch its like the 127 slt tripod
    Date published: 2019-04-18
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    Can be used for long exposure astrography?

    Can be used for long exposure astrography?
    Asked by: Samir
    Yes, it can
    Answered by: John
    Date published: 2019-05-13

    is the battery included?

    is the battery included?
    Asked by: Dionisio
    That depends on what you're asking. It includes the battery pack that uses 8 C batteries, but it doesn't include the C batteries.
    Answered by: Garett
    Date published: 2019-02-27

    Can a traditional camera - DSLR or mirrorless, be ...

    Can a traditional camera - DSLR or mirrorless, be mounted to this set up?
    Asked by: John
    you would probably need a V dovetail to photographic adapter plate ( cameras use a bottom screw [1/4 or 3/8th usually] to affix them to tripods where as telescopes use V dovetail) and you will probably need to align everything (regardless of tracking computer)
    Answered by: Popere
    Date published: 2019-04-25

    Has anyone tried this with a 5" SCT like the ...

    Has anyone tried this with a 5" SCT like the Celestron NexStar 5? Will it handle a heavy-ish DSLR hanging off the eyepiece?
    Asked by: Serge
    yes i have tried Celestron 127 slt its very bad it cant handle from ware i can see the Tripod can handle mix 8 lb the leges are 1.25 inch its like the slt Tripod is wobbly read the link https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/643240-now-available-our-new-explore-scientific-iexos-100-pmc-eight-399/page-8#entry9302367
    Answered by: nasser
    Date published: 2019-05-08
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