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iOptron SmartEQ Portable GOTO German Equatorial Mount

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About this item

The iOptron SmartEQ mount is the ultimate Grab N' Go German equatorial GoTo mount fitting into almost everyone's budget. It is ideal for visual observation and wide field astrophotography. The compact design and lightweight make travelling with the mount easy.

The SmartEQ 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. SmartEQ is universally compatible with any tubes using a Vixen-style dovetail connection, making it useful for beginners as well as hobbyists with multiple tubes.

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
  • Dual-axis servomotor with optical encoder
  • Drive motor with 9-speed setting for precise tracking
  • Go2Nova 8408 controller with Advanced GoToNova Technology
  • Over 59,000 celestial objects for easy surfing
  • Low power consumption (8 AA batteries for 16 hours consecutive tracking)
  • Vixen-type dovetail saddle
  • 3/8" threads to fit on camera mount
  • Standard 1.25" heavy-duty stainless steel tripod

Technical Specs

Latitude Adjustment Range 0deg. - 62deg.
Azimuth Adjustment Range ± 10deg.
Right Ascension Worm 60mm, 120 teeth
Declination Worm 60mm, 120 teeth
Motor Drive DC servo with optical encoder
Resolution 0.5 arc seconds
Hand Controller Go2Nova 8408 with 59,000 objects database
Tracking Automatic
Speed 1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x, 256x, 512x, MAX (-4deg./sec)
Counterweight Bar 16mm
Dovetail Vixen-style
Tripod 1.25" Stainless Steel (5.7 lb or 2.6 kg)
Power Consumption 0.1A (Tracking), 0.3A(GOTO)
Power Requirement DC 9-12 V, 1 Amp
Battery 8 AA alkaline batteries (for 16 hours of tracking)
Serial port Yes (on hand controller)
Firmware Upgrade Yes
Counterweight 2 lbs / 0.91 kg for up to 8 lbs / 3.63 kg payload
Payload 11 lbs / 4.99 kg, excluding counterweight
Mount Weight 6.2 lbs / 2.72 kg
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