iOptron Cube-A SmartStar GoTo Mount with Tripod, 7 Lbs Capacity, Astro BlueSKU: ATISABLMfr. Part: 8600B
iOptron Cube-A SmartStar GoTo Mount with Tripod - 1.25" Steel Tripod with Tray - GoToNova 8401 Hand Controller - Controller Cable - AC Adapter with Cord - USB Cable - iOptron 1 Year Limited Warranty
iOptron Dual Mount: Alt-Azimuth & German Equatorial The Cube
The SmartStar Cube-A comes with the patented Dual Mount: Alt-Azimuth & German Equatorial, a.k.a. The Cube. This compact mount design is probably the most functional and flexible unit on the market. Both axis motors are built into a small single unit which is universally compatible with all telescopes using a dove-tail connection. The mount can be level for Alt-Azimuth or locked into position for German Equatorial. In addition, there are no "dead spots" so you can point your telescope to ANYWHERE above the horizon, whereas, other mounts block the telescope tube at certain points of rotation. This mount also comes standard with AC connection. An optional DC adaptor is available so you can plug your telescope motor into your car if you're camping or at any remote location.
Heavy duty stainless steel tripod
AltAzi-Equatorial Dual Mount - The Cube - The only mount of its kind for ultimate rotation
Includes the GoToNova Controller. The most intuitive controller on the market
Approx. 130,000 object database plus 256 user-defined objects
The largest LCD screen on the market with 8 lines and 21-character Hand Control with backlit LED buttons
USB Port for PC Laptop control and firmware upgrades
Drive motor with 9-speed setting for precise tracking
Standard-equipment AC connection (Optional DC adaptor available)
Payload: 7 lbs
The most easy to understand controller on the market
The GoToNova Controller is much easier to use than other similar products. The hand controller is more intuitive with menu categories better organized. It also has the largest LCD screen on the market with 8 lines of content compared with others that only have 2 lines. Using the easy-to-use hand controller, you can easily set up your telescope and select where you want to go.
More precise speed control for viewing objects
The control system also allows you to slew the telescope at 9 different drive speeds, keeping the object within the telescope's viewfinder for as long as you wish.
The #8401 hand controller comes with a USB port that tremendously expands the functionalities of the already powerful system. With the USB2COM driver installed, the USB port works as an RS232 serial port. It supports firmware upgrades and computer control.
Stainless Steel Tripod
Made of 1.25-inch heavy-duty stainless steel the Cube Tripod is sturdy yet elegant and gives the user unparalleled stability during operation.
GoToNova Computerized Control System
The revolutionary GoToNova computerized control system is by far the most technologically advanced automated tracking system available on the market today. With a database of 130,000 celestial objects, including all of the most famous galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, not to mention the planets, you'll be able to enjoy star gazing with the simple push of a button.
32-Channel GPS Module
All A-series telescopes come standard with a 32-channel GPS module for fully automated operation and alignment. Simply turn on the GoToNova Controller and the GPS module will automatically synchronize your telescope location and time with the GoToNova computerized control system. View celestial objects without having to manually punch in the date, time, latitude or longitude.
32-Channel GPS ModuleAll A-series telescopes come standard with a 32-channel GPS module for fully automated operation and alignment.Simply turn on the GoToNova Controller and the GPS module will automatically synchronize your telescope location and time with the GoToNovaTM computerized control system.View celestial objects without having to manually punch in the date, time, latitude or longitudeAltAzi-Equatorial Dual Mount The Cube... The only mount of its kind for ultimate rotationThe Cube is Compatible with most tubes on the market:Schmidt-Cassegrains 8" and belowMaksutov-Cassegrains 150mm and belowNewtonian reflectors (if more than 40" may block tripod at certain spots)Refractors (not more than 40" )OTA's with dovetail connection and a weight limit of less than 11 lbs. (including finder scope and camera) are compatible with the SmartStar-A GPS AltAzi-EQ Dual MountIf you do not have a dovetail connection, attach your OTA using mounting rings and dovetail made by the OTA manufacturerHeavy duty stainless steel tripodIncludes the GoToNovaTM Controller. The most intuitive controller on the market.80,000 object database plus 256 user-defined objectsThe largest LCD screen on the market with 8 lines and 21-character Hand Control with backlit LED buttons.USB Port for PC Laptop control and firmware upgrades (ASCOM protocol)Drive motor with 9-speed setting for precise trackingDual-axis ServomotorStandard-equipment AC connection (Optional DC adaptor available)32-Channel GPS
Mount TypeAltAzimuth Equatorial Dual MountMotorDual-Axis DC Servomotor, DC12VSpeedDual-Axis, 9-Gear, Electronic (1x,2x,8x,16x,64x,128x,256x,512x,MAX)TrackingAutomaticTripod1.25" Stainless SteelUSB PortYesFirmware UpgradeYesPC Computer ControlYesGPS32-channel GPSDatabaseApprox.130,000 objects plus 256 user-defined objectsPolar Axis ScopeNoGoTo SystemGo2Nova 8401 hand controllerPower Source8 x AA batteries
110 VAC power adapterPower Requirements12 VDC, 1.2 ALoad Capacity7lbs / 3.18kgOperating Temperature32 to 104 deg. F / 0 to 40 deg. CDimensionsMount: 8.75 x 5.0 x 5.0" / 22.23 x 12.70 x 12.70cm
Tripod Height (fully extended in azimuth): 42.75" / 108.59cm
Tripod Height (collapsed): 27.5" / 69.85cmWeightMount: 3lbs / 1.36kg
Tripod: 5lbs / 2.27kg
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