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IOptron SmartEQ-Pro+ German Equatorial Mount

$499.00
Article number: 3200
Availability: On Order
Delivery time: Extended Delivery Time: please call 713-529-3551 for estimated delivery
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Born out of the popular iOptron CubeTM and iEQTM mounts, the SmartEQTM Pro 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.

The newly updated SmartEQTM Pro+ is a fully computerized mount with a database of 150,000 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 SmartEQTM 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.

Read this SkyTracker Test Report by Dennis Di Cicco of Sky & Telescope magazine.

Two German Equatorials from 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 lb (5 kg) (excluding counterweight)
  • Mount weight: 6.2 lb (2.8 kg)
  • Metal wheels and worm shafts
  • 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 150,000 celestial objects for easy surfing
  • Low power consumption (8 AA batteries for 16 hours consecutive tracking)
  • Retractable counterweight shaft
  • ST-4 compatible Guiding Port
  • AccuAlignTM illuminated polar scope
  • Serial port for firmware upgrade and computer controller
  • Vixen-type dovetail saddle
  • 3/8" threads mounting base
  • Standard 1.25 inch heavy-duty stainless steel tripod (5.9lbs)
  • Aluminum hard carrying case


PACKAGE CONTENTS

  • SmartEQ Pro+ Telescope Mount
  • Go2Nova® 8408 Hand Controller
  • 1.25-inch tripod with accessory tray
  • One 1 kg (2.2 lbs) counterweight
  • One hand controller cable
  • AccuAlignTM polar scope installed
  • Hard case
  • One year limited warranty

 

Mount

German Equatorial Mount

Payload

11 lbs (5kg), exclude counterweight

Mount weight

6.2 lbs (2.8kg)

Latitude adjustment range

0º ~ 65º

Azimuth adjustment range

± 10º

Right Ascension worm wheel

Φ60mm, 120 teeth

Declination worm wheel

Φ60mm, 120 teeth

Right Ascension axis shaft

Φ25mm steel

Declination axis shaft

Φ25mm steel

Right Ascension bearing

Φ42mm

Declination bearing

Φ42mm

Motor drive

DC servo with optical encoder

Resolution

0.5 arc seconds

Hand Controller

Go2Nova® 8408 with 150,000 objects database

Tracking

Automatic

Speed

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

Counterweight shaft

Φ16mm

Counterweight

1 kg (2.2 lbs)

Dovetail

VIXEN

Tripod

1.25” Stainless Steel (5.7lbs or 2.6kg)

Polar Scope

AccuAlignTM bright field illuminated

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

Firmware upgrade

Yes

PC computer control

Yes (ASCOM)

Warranty

One year limited

 

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  • Code 3200
  • SKU 3200
  • Weight 9071
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