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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.
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