iOptron SmartEQ Portable GOTO GEM Mount

iOptron SmartEQ Portable GOTO GEM Mount

iOptron SmartEQ Portable GOTO GEM Mount

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iOptron SmartEQ Portable GOTO GEM Mount

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Product Highlights

  • Motorized Computer-Controlled EQ Mount
  • DC Servo Motor with Optical Encoders
  • Resolution: 0.5 arc seconds
  • Go2Nova 8408 Computer Hand Controller
  • Updateable 59,000+ Object Database
  • Polar, Star and Multi-Star Alignment
  • 9 Slew Speeds, Backlash Compensation
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail Saddle
  • 11lb Payload Capacity
  • Adjustable 1.5" Stainless Steel Tripod
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  • 1Description

iOptron's lightweight and compact SmartEQ Portable GOTO GEM Mount was designed as a versatile "grab-and-go" platform that is compatible with any Optical Tube Assembly (OTA) with a Vixen-type dovetail plate and includes the Go2Nova 8408 computer hand controller and an adjustable stainless steel tripod. The dual-axis servomotor is controlled by the GO2NOVA hand controller. This system has an internal database of over 59,000 celestial objects, with 60 user-defined objects to program yourself. The hand controller's firmware is updated via the built-in serial port from downloads available from iOptron's website. With nine slew speeds and automatic tracking capabilities, finding and keeping objects centered in the field of view is easy no matter if you're viewing the fast-moving Moon or much slower deep space subjects. This computer controlled motorized mount is ideal for observing near and deep sky objects as well as long-exposure wide-field astrogphotography.

  • German equatorial
  • 11lb payload capacity
  • Resolution: 0.5 arc seconds
  • Latitude adjustment range: 0 to 65°
  • Azimuth adjustment range: ±10°
  • 2lb counterweight with shaft
  • Runs on eight user-supplied AA batteries or optional AC power adapter
  • Port for optional polar alignment scope
  • Vixen-style dovetail saddle
  • Mount weight: 6.2 lbs
  • Adjustable-height stainless steel tripod
Gears and Motors
  • Motor drive: DC servo with optical encoder
  • RA and Declination worm wheels: 60mm diameter, 120 teeth
  • RA and Declination axis shaft: 25mm diameter, steel
  • RA and Declination bearing: 42mm diameter
Go2Nova 8408 Controller
  • 50,000 objects database
  • 60 user-defined objects
  • Automatic tracking
  • Multiple alignment systems: Polar, BrightStar polar, OneStar, SolarSys, Multi-star
  • Use in Northern and Southern hemispheres
  • Lunar, solar, planetary, deep-sky tracking rates
  • Anti-backlash compensation
  • Track below the horizon for viewing from elevated positions
  • Slew speeds: 1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x, 256x, 512x, MAX (~4°/sec)
  • Identify and display nearby bright stars or objects where the telescope points to
  • 4-line/21-character LCD screen
  • Backlit red LED buttons
  • Serial port for firmware upgrade and mount computer control
In the Box
iOptron SmartEQ Portable GOTO GEM Mount
  • Go2Nova 8408 Controller and Cable
  • 2 lb Counterweight
  • Counterweight Shaft
  • Stainless Steel Tripod
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Mount Type German equatorial
    Load Capacity 11.0 lb / 5 kg, excluding counterweight
    Motor DC servo with optical encoder
    GO-TO Capability Go2Nova 8408
    Altitude / Latitude Adjustment Altitude: ±10° Latitude: 0 to 62°
    Polar Axis Scope None
    Includes Tripod/Pier Adjustable height tripod
    1.5" diameter stainless steel legs
    Counterweight 32 oz / 907.2 g
    Power Requirements 9 - 12 VDC, 1 Amp
    Power Source 8 x AA alkaline batteries
    Weight Mount: 6.2 lb / 2.8 kg
    Tripod: 5.7 lb / 2.6 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 17.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 40.0 x 9.3 x 8.0"

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