iOptron SmartStar-E-MC90 Blue 90mm Maksutov-Cassegrain OTA, Altazimuth "Cube" Mount, #8403 GoToNova Controller & Heavy Duty S.S. Tripod

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About iOptron SmartStar-E-MC90

SmartStar-E GO TO AltAzi Mount, "The Cube" Astro Blue Alt-Azimuth Mount

The SmartStar-E comes with our patented Alt-Azimuth Mount, a.k.a. 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 a dove-tail connection. In addition, there are no "dead spots" so you can point your telescope to ANYWHERE above the horizon, whereas, other mounts block the telescope tube at certain points of rotation.

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.

The most easy to understand controller on the market:
The GoToNovaTM Controller is much easier to use than other similar products. Thehand controller is more intuitive with menu categories better organized. It alsohas a larger LCD screen with more lines of content compared with the competition. Using the easy-to-use hand controller and its large LCD screen, youcan easily set up your telescope and select where you want to go.

More precise speed control for viewing objects:
The control system also allows you to slew the telescope at 5 different drive speeds, keeping the object within the telescope's viewfinder for as long as you wish.

Simply a better tripod:
Made of 1-inch heavy-duty stainless steel the SmartStar Tripod is sturdy yet elegant, and 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 5,000 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 with the simple push of a button.

MC90 Optical Tube Assembly
The E-MC90 1200mmf/13.3 OTA is a 90mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope which comes with a Red Dot Finderscope for locating objects, designed to work with the E Series SmartStar Mount system.



iOptron SmartStar-E-MC90 Features

  • SmartStar E-MC90 telescope system is the ideal choice for deep space viewing and astrophotography.
  • This 90mm-diameter Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope dramatically reduces the chromatic aberration that plagues its Refractor counterparts and has a focal length of 1200mm.
  • It has the magnification and light-gathering power of a refractor telescope five times its size delivering large, clear images of celestial objects deep in the night-sky.
  • This light weight, ultra-compact scope offers a great combination of power and transportability, and brings stargazing to a whole other level.
  • SmartStar E Mount: Compatible with most tubes on the market:
  • Schmidt-Cassegrains 8" and below
  • Maksutov-Cassegrains 150mm and below
  • Newtonian reflectors (if more than 40" may block tripod at certain spots)
  • Refractors (not more than 40")
  • OTA's with dovetail connection and a weight limit of less than 11 lbs. (including finder scope and camera) are compatible with the SmartStarTM-E GO TO AltAzi Mount.
  • If you do not have a dovetail connection, Attach your OTA using mounting rings and dovetail available for your OTA
  • Altazimuth "Cube" Mount, the only mount of it's kind for ultimate rotation
  • Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Tripod
  • Includes The GoToNova Controller, the most intuitive controler on the market
  • 5000 Object Database
  • Largest LCD Screen on the market, with 4 lines & 21-Character Hand Control with Backlit LED buttons
  • Drive Motor with 5-speed setting for precise tracking Dual Axis Servomotor
  • Standard Equipment AC connection
  • Optional DC Adaptor Available
  • GPS compatible with Optional GPS Module

iOptron SmartStar-E-MC90 Specifications

Mount
Alt-Azimuth (the "Cube")
OTA Connection
Dovetail
Motor
Dual Axis DC Servomotor, DC 12 V
GoTo Controller
GoToNova
GPS
Compatible with Optional GPS Module
Database
5,000 celestial objects
Payload
11 Pounds
Tripod
1" thick Stainless Steel
Battery
8 AA (not included)
Case Weight
10.12 lbs
Optical Design
Maksutov-Cassegrain Optical Tube Assembly (OTA)
Clear Aperature
90mm
Focal Length, Ratio
1200mm, f/13.3
Resolution
1.3"
Magnitude Limit
11.7th Magnitude
Speed
Dual Axis 5-Gear, Electronic (2x, 16x, 64x, 256x Max)
Eye Pieces
K10, K20
Conversion Lens
3x
Finder
5x24
Tracking
Automatic
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