iOptron SmartStar PR German Equatorial Mount, GoToNova, 2" Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Tripod

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SmartStar-PR GO TO Equatorial Mount

SmartStar-PR Computerized German Equatorial Mount and Tripod system provides superior performance and stability. Ideally suited for astrophotography the EQ5 is built with precision worm gears and high-caliber bearings for smooth celestial tracking.

The heavy-duty two-inch stainless steel tripod means your telescope and images will not be disturbed by any bump or windy night. The EQ5 also includes a latitude scale for easier alignment and an optional polar finderscope.

SmartStar-PR is fully computerized with a database of over 130,000 the most of any GoTo system on the market. The GoToNova Controller is more intuitive than its peers 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 telescope and select where you want to go.

SmartStar-PR is easy to balance on both axes by simply sliding the counterweights. This is very helpful when attaching a camera or other accessory. And the single contact support system allows the tube to move freely with your attached camera.

SmartStar-PR is universally compatible with all tubes using a dovetail connection making it useful for the hobbyist with multiple tubes. It also includes a Polar Finder scope essential for accurately aligning your EQ5.

What's Included With This Item

  • SmartStar PR German Equatorial Mount
  • GoToNova with 130,000 Celestial Objects Database
  • 2" Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Tripod
  • AC Connector

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Key Features

  • German Equatorial Mount
  • Precision Engineered Worm Gear
  • 9-speed Drive Motor
  • High-caliber Bearings & Shaft
  • 130,000 object database with 256 user-defined objects
  • The largest LCD screen on the market with 8 lines and 21-characters Hand Controlwith backlit LED buttons.
  • Easily to Balance on Both Axes, in both RA and Dec, for smooth tracking
  • Clearance For Cameras and other accessories
  • AC connector (Optional DC adaptor available)
  • Strain relief power cord cable protection
  • Maximum payload: 35 lb
  • HBX ports for Autoguide, PC, and auxiliary components
  • GPS-compatible with optional GPS Module (#8411)
  • 2-inch heavy duty stainless steel
  • All metal supports-no plastic trays or joints
  • Solid construction joints
  • Maximum extended height, 50 inches
  • Folded height 34 inches
  • Extendable stainless steel tripod legs with heavy duty mount head

Technical Specs

Mount AltAzimuth Equatorial Dual Mount
OTA Connection Dovetail
Motor Dual-Axis DC Servomotor, DC 12V
GoTo Controller GOTONova
GPS 16 Channel, Optional
Database 130,000 Objects
Payload 35 lbs.
Tripod 2" Heavy Duty Stainless Steel
Battery AC (ncluded)
Case Weight 39 lbs
Other Mount Color: Black
Speed Dual-Axis, 9-gear, Electric (1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x, 256x, 512x, Max)
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