iOptron SmartEQ Portable GOTO German Equatorial Mount
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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.
|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|
|Speed||1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x, 256x, 512x, MAX (-4deg./sec)|
|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)|
|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|