iOptron CubePro GoTo Alt-Az Mount with Tripod

iOptron CubePro GoTo Alt-Az Mount with Tripod

iOptron CubePro GoTo Alt-Az Mount with Tripod

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Product Highlights

  • Motorized Computer-Controlled AZ Mount
  • Dual-Axis DC Servomotors
  • Compact Design, 8 lb Payload
  • Go2Nova 8401 Hand Controller
  • Automatic GoTo and Tracking
  • Backlash Compensation and PEC
  • 130,000-Object Database
  • 110 VAC Adapter or Eight AA Batteries
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail Saddle
  • 1.25" Stainless Steel Adjustable Tripod
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iOptron CubePro overview

  • 1Description

iOptron's CubePro GoTo Alt-Az Mount sports a compact mount design that measures a mere 8x5x5" while being a functional and flexible motorized computer-controlled unit for most stargazing duties. Both axis motors 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 8 lb including accessories. The unique design eliminates "dead spots," enabling you to point your telescope to any point above the horizon, unlike other mounts that tend to block 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 Go2Nova 8401 computer controller. This handheld unit features a 130,000-object database with 256 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 Sun, Moon, and planets, and slower moving deep-sky objects like nebulae and galaxies. It also has custom speeds that users can program themselves if they are imaging or taking medium-exposure sky-scape photos. For setup or manual use it has nine slew speeds starting at 1x and topping out at 4°/sec. To make sure you get observing faster, the controller has multiple alignment procedures, plus a 32-channel GPS receiver that provides the mount with accurate date/time/location information. For improved tracking, you have the ability to program out periodic errors that might occur during long-duration tracking, and there is also backlash compensation to eliminate settling that might occur at certain points due to the gaps in the gears. The Go2Nova controller is powered by the mount to make use easier and simple while reducing the unit's weight.

Mount
  • Motorized alt-az mount
  • Compact design
  • Dual-axis 12 VDC servomotor
  • Zero "dead spots" compared with other mounts block the OTA at certain points of rotation
  • 8 lb payload capacity
  • 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
  • 32-channel GPS module for accurate date/time/location information without user input
  • 3.3lb (1.5kg) counterweight with bar for balancing larger gear
Go2Nova Controller
  • Easy-to-navigate menu-driven interface
  • Automatic GoTo and tracking
  • 130,000-object database
  • Objects include galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, and the planets
  • 256 user-defined objects
  • One-star, Two-star, Three-star alignment processes
  • Tracking rate: Celestial, solar, lunar, and user defined
  • Anti-backlash compensation to eliminate the play between gears
  • Periodic Error Correction (PEC) helps to correct errors in tracking over prolonged periods
  • Slew speeds: 1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x, 256x, Max (4%/sec)
  • Large 8-line, 21-character LCD screen with backlit LED buttons
  • USB port for computer/ASCOM interconnectivity to use planetarium computer software or firmware updates via the Internet
  • Supports compatible electric focusers
Tripod
  • Stainless steel
  • 1.25" (3.2cm) leg diameter
  • Accessory tray
  • Spiked feet for sure footing on soft ground
In the Box
iOptron CubePro GoTo Alt-Az Mount with Tripod
  • 1.25" Steel Tripod with Tray
  • Go2Nova 8401 Hand Controller
  • Controller Cable
  • AC Adapter with Cord
  • USB Cable
  • Counterweight and Bar
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    iOptron CubePro specs

    Mount Type Motorized alt-azimuth
    Load Capacity 8.0 lb / 3.6 kg
    Motor Dual-axis 12 VDC servomotor
    GoTo System Go2Nova 8401 hand controller
    Polar Axis Scope None
    Tripod Yes
    Stainless steel
    1.25" / 3.2 cm leg diameter
    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 Mount: 8.0 x 5.0 x 5.0" / 20.3 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm
    Weight Mount: 3.75 lb / 1.7 kg
    Tripod: 5.6 lb / 2.5 kg
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    Package Weight 16.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 36.0 x 12.0 x 7.0"

    iOptron CubePro reviews

    CubePro GoTo Alt-Az Mount with Tripod is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to operate Put batteries in it and point to the Mount south and scope straight up and hit go to the moon and it went right to it it's is the easiest mount I have worked with The only thing I don't like it has a 8 pound limit and it has a plastic spreader on the tripod legs
    Date published: 2014-11-10
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very shaky mount with poor tracking. I bought this mount to go with a Lunt engineering LE80 telescope that weighs 6.5 pounds with all the accessories.The iOptron mount is very shaky with this telescope in spite of the fact its rated for an 8 pound payload. The tracking is poor and the mount seems to be completely overloaded by this small refractor. The altitude lock slips continuously and wont stay tightened. Ive consulted with knowledgeable local amateur astronomers to see if theres something Im doing wrong, but it just seems as though this mount cannot adequately handle the scope. I've requested a return and considering my experience would not recommend this mount for any scope weighing more than two pounds.
    Date published: 2017-02-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome goto telescope mount I am extremely impressed with this goto telescope mount. Very easy to set up and very intuitive to use. I was up and running with the OTA mounted in about an hour out of the box. The only odd setup was using minutes instead of hours from UTC for setting the timezone. The tripod is very basic, but ok for the price. I will most likely use an old Meade tripod in the future.
    Date published: 2016-05-04
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