iOptron SmartEQ Pro Portable German Equatorial GOTO Mount

SKU: ATSMARTEQP MFR: 3200

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About iOptron

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.

iOptron 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

iOptron Specifications

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)
Mfr #
3200
SKU
ATSMARTEQP
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Shopper  do you know if smarteq pro can be used with 10" Meade LX50. (I do not know exactly its weight: probably betwee 3 and 5 kg)? thank you
IAN F  Sorry I have no experience of that Meade telescope Suggest you ask I Optron They are quite helpful
Shopper  do you know if smarteq pro can be used with 10" Meade LX50. (I do not know exactly its weight: probably betwee 3 and 5 kg)? thank you
IAN F  Sorry I have no experience of that Meade telescope Suggest you ask I Optron They are quite helpful
Shopper  Can this autoguide through the hand controller and 3rd party software?
CHARLES T  I don't know the answer to this question but someone on the iOptron yahoo user group will know. Do a search on iOptron user groups
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