iOptron CubePro GoTo Alt-Az Mount with Tripod

BH #IO8200 • MFR #8200
iOptron
iOptron CubePro GoTo Alt-Az Mount with Tripod
Key Features
  • Motorized Computer-Controlled AZ Mount
  • Dual-Axis DC Servomotors
  • Compact Design, 8 lb Payload
  • Go2Nova Hand Controller
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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.
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iOptron CubePro Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Mount
  • 3Go2Nova Controller
  • 4Tripod

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 computer controller. This handheld unit features a 150,000-object database with 60 user-defined customizable objects for your favorite celestial bodies. The easy-to-use menu-driven system displays on an 4-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
  • 3.5-pound counterweight with bar for balancing larger gear—optional in AZ mode, mandatory in EQ mode

Go2Nova Controller

  • Easy-to-navigate menu-driven interface
  • Automatic GoTo and tracking
  • 150,000-object database
  • Objects include galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, and the planets
  • 60 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)
  • Offers both equatorial and alt-az modes, selectable depending on how the mount is configured
  • 4-line, 21-character LCD screen with backlit LED buttons
  • USB port for computer/ASCOM connectivity to use planetarium computer software or firmware updates via the Internet
  • Supports compatible electric focusers

Database details:

  • 9 objects in the solar system
  • All 110 Messier objects
  • 7,840 objects in NGC catalog
  • 5,386 objects in IC catalog
  • 12,921 UGC catalog objects
  • 109 Caldwell catalog objects
  • 4076 Abell catalog objects
  • 400 Herschel catalog objects
  • 259 stars with their common names
  • 208 double/multi stars
  • 120,404 records from the Hipparcos catalog
  • 15 comets
  • 116 asteroids
  • 88 modern constellations with their names
  • 60 custom objects used to enter the user's own objects like comets

 

Tripod

  • Stainless steel
  • 1.25" (3.2cm) leg diameter
  • Accessory tray
  • Spiked feet for sure footing on soft ground

iOptron CubePro Specs

Mount
Mount TypeMotorized; Alt-Azimuth Single Fork
GoTo CapabilityYes, Go2Nova Hand Controller
Payload Capacity8 lb / 3.6 kg
MotorDual Axis
Tracking RatesCelestial, Lunar, Solar, User
Counterweight1 x 3.3 lb / 1.5 kg
Polar Axis ScopeNone
Tripod
Leg Diameter1.25" / 3.2 cm
Leg Sections2
MaterialsStainless Steel
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
General
Batteries8 x AA
Adapter12 VDC
Mounting SystemVixen Style
GPSYes, 32 Channels
Wi-FiNo
Dimensions8 x 5 x 5" / 20.3 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm (Mount)
Weight3.75 lb / 1.7 kg (Mount)
5.6 lb / 2.5 kg (Tripod)
Packaging Info
Package Weight16.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)36 x 12 x 7"
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