Astro Blue GPS Alt-Azimuth & German Equatorial Dual Mount "The Cube"...
The SmartStar-A comes with the patented Dual Mount: Alt-Azimuth & German Equatorial,...The Cube. This compact mount design is probably the most functional and flexible unit on the market
Both axis motors are built into a small single unit which is universally compatible with all telescopes using dove-tail connections. The mount can be level for Alt-Azimuth or locked into position for German Equatorial
Also, there are no "dead spots" so you can point your telescope to ANYWHERE above the horizon
This mount also comes standard with AC connection. An optional DC adaptor is available so you can plug your telescope motor into your car if you're camping or at any remote location
OTA's with dovetail connection & a weight limit of less than 11 lbs.(including finder scope & camera) are compatible with the SmartStarTM-A GPS AltAzi-EQ Dual Mount
(If you do not have a dovetail connection, attach OTA using mounting rings & dovetail made by the OTA manufacturer)
The most easy to understand controller on the market
The GoToNova Controller is much easier to use than other similar products. The hand controller is more intuitive with menu categories better organized. It also has the largest LCD screen on the market with 8 lines of content compared with others that only have 2 lines. Using the easy-to-use hand controller, you can easily set up your tele scope & select where you want to go
More precise speed control for viewing objects
The system also allows you to slew the telescope at 9 different drive speeds, keeping the object within the telescope's viewfinder for as long as you wish
The 8402 hand controller comes with a USB port that tremendously expands functionalities of the already powerful system. With the USB2COM driver installed, the USB port works as an RS232 serial port. It supports firmware upgrades & computer control
With ASCOM protocol, you can control your telescope with most ASCOM compatible software, enabling you to utilize the CPU, large screen, & disk space of your PC/laptop. With a wide selection of software, your star gazing experience will never be the same again
Simply a better tripod
Made of 1" heavy-duty stainless steel the SmartStar Tripod is sturdy yet elegant, & gives the user unparalleled stability during operation. Solid construction joints keep your mount locked securely. With an all-metal support system your valuable telescope will keep still even on a windy night
GoToNova Computerized Control System
The revolutionary GoToNova computerized control system is by far the most technologically advanced automated tracking system available on the market today With a database of 80,000 celestial objects, including all of the most famous galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, not to mention the planets, you'll be able to enjoy star gazing at the push of a button.
Reviewed by 1 customers
I like the optics of MC90 very much. It is better than the one I owned (big name, higher in price but so so quality). The goto mount is well designed and easy to use. EQ option with the wedge is a great feature for biginners.