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iOptron SmartEQ Pro Portable German Equatorial GOTO Mount

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About this item

The iOptron SmartEQ Pro Portable German Equatorial GOTO Mount is a fully computerized mount with a database of 59,000 objects. It offers the next generation GOTO technology from iOptron. The Go2Nova Hand Controller is intuitive with a large LCD screen, with which you can easily set up your telescope and select where you want to navigate. The SmartEQ Pro is universally compatible with any tubes using a Vixen-style dovetail connection, making it useful for beginners as well as hobbyists with multiple tubes.

What's Included With This Item

  • iOptron SmartEQ Telescope Mount
  • Go2Nova Hand Controller
  • 1.25" Stainless Steel Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • 2lbs (0.9 kg) Counterweight
  • Hand Controller Cable
  • Installed Polar Scope for SmartEQ Pro Mount
  • Quick Start Guide
  • iOptron 1 Year Limited Warranty

Key Features

  • Specialized Grab N' Go mount ideal for visual observer and wide field astro-photographer
  • Portable, compact and sturdy German equatorial mount that is easy to travel with
  • Payload: 11 lbs (5 kg) (excluding counterweight)
  • Mount weight: 6.2 lbs (2.8 kg)
  • Dual-axis servomotor with optical encoder
  • Drive motor with 9-speed setting for precise tracking
  • Resolution: 0.5 arc second
  • Go2Nova 8408 controller with Advanced GOTONOVA GoTo Technology
  • Over 50,,000 celestial objects for easy surfing
  • Low power consumption (8 AA batteries for 16 hours consecutive tracking)
  • Retractable counterweight shaft
  • Vixen-type dovetail saddle
  • Standard 1.25" heavy-duty stainless steel tripod
  • Serial port for firmware upgrade and computer controller
  • Metal wheels and worm shafts
  • ST-4 guiding port
  • AccuAligning bright field polar scope

Technical Specs

Mount German Equatorial Mount
Payload 11 lbs (5kg), exclude counterweight
Latitude adjustment range 0deg. to 65deg.
Azimuth adjustment range ± 10deg.
Right Ascension worm wheel 60mm, 120 teeth
Declination worm wheel 60mm, 120 teeth
Right Ascension axis shaft 25mm steel
Declination axis shaft 25mm steel
Right Ascension bearing 42mm
Declination bearing 42mm
Motor drive DC servo with optical encoder
Resolution 0.5 arc seconds
Hand Controller Go2Nova 8408 with 50,000 objects database
Tracking Automatic
Speed 1x,2x,8x,16x,64x,128x,256x,512x,MAX(-4deg./sec)
Counterweight shaft 16mm
Counterweight 2 lbs (0.9kg)
Dovetail VIXEN
Tripod 1.25" Stainless Steel (5.7lbs or 2.6kg)
Polar Scope AccuAligning bright field illuminated Standard for SmartEQ Pro, Optional for SmartEQ
Power consumption 0.1A(Tracking), 0.3A(GOTO)
Power requirement DEC 9 - 12V, 1 amp
Battery 8AA (not included)
Serial port Yes (on hand controller)
Autoguide port ST-4 compatible (SmartEQ Pro only)
Firmware upgrade Yes
PC computer control Yes (ASCOM)
Mount Weight 6.2 lbs (2.8kg)
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