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Economical Mounts for Everyone

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The NEW SmartEQ Portable
German Equatorial GOTO Mount

 

Born out of the popular iOptron Cube and iEQ mounts, the 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 light weight make travelling with the mount easy.

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.

·         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 lb (5 kg) (excluding counterweight)

·         Mount weight: 6.2 lb (2.8 kg)

·         Dual-axis servomotor with optical encoder

·         Drive motor with 9-speed setting for precise tracking

·         Resolution: 0.5 arc second

·         Go2NovaTM 8408 controller with Advanced GOTONOVA® GoTo Technology

·         Over 59,000 celestial objects for easy surfing

·         Low power consumption (8 AA batteries for 16 hours consecutive tracking)

·         Vixen-type dovetail saddle

·         2 lb. counterweight included

·         Standard 1.25 inch heavy-duty stainless steel tripod
 

Mount

:

German Equatorial Mount

 

Payload

:

11 lb (5 kg), exclude counterweight

 

Mount Weight

:

6.2 lb (2.8 kg)

 

Latitude Adjustment Range

:

0º ~ 62º

 

Azimuth Adjustment Range

:

± 10º

 

Right Ascension Worm

:

Ø60mm, 120 teeth

 

Declination Worm

:

Ø60mm, 120 teeth

 

Motor Drive

:

DC servo with optical encoder

 

Resolution

:

0.5 arc seconds

 

Hand Controller

:

Go2NovaTM 8408 with 59,000 objects database

 

Tracking

:

Automatic

 

Speed

:

1×,2×,8×,16×,64×,128×,256×,512×,MAX(~4º/sec)

 

Counterweight Bar

:

Ø16mm

 

Counterweight

:

2 lb (0.9 kg) for up to 8 lb (3.6 kg)payload

 

Dovetail

:

Vixen-style

 

Tripod

:

1.25” Stainless Steel (5.7 lb or 2.6 kg)

 

Polar Scope

:

Optional

 

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

 

Warranty

:

One Year

Instant Rebate Price: $369.00