iOptron iOptron SmartStar-E Astro Blue Altazimuth "Cube" Mount, with #8403 GoToNova Controller Heavy Duty S.S. TripodSKU: ATISEBLMfr. Part: 8500B
SmartStar-E Astro Blue Altazimuth "Cube" Mount - #8403 GoToNova Controller with 5000 Object Base - 1" Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Tripod
SmartStar-E GO TO AltAzi Mount, "The Cube" Astro Blue Alt-Azimuth Mount
The SmartStar-E comes with our patented Alt-Azimuth Mount, 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. 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.
The most easy to understand controller on the market:
The GoToNova Controller is much easier to use than other similar products. Thehand controller is more intuitive with menu categories better organized. It alsohas a larger LCD screen with more lines of content compared with the competition. Using the easy-to-use hand controller and its large LCD screen, youcan 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 5 different drive speeds, keeping the object within the telescope's viewfinder for as long as you wish.
Simply a better tripod:
Made of 1-inch heavy-duty stain less steel the SmartStar Tripod is sturdy yet elegant, and gives the user unparalleled stability during operation. Solid construction joints keep your mount locked securely. With an all-metal support system your valuable telescope will keep still even on a windy night.
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 5,000 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.
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-E GO TO AltAzi Mount.If you do not have a dovetail connection, Attach the OTA using mounting rings and dovetail available for your OTAAltazimuth "Cube" Mount, the only mount of it's kind for ultimate rotationHeavy Duty Stainless Steel TripodIncludes The GoToNova Controller, the most intuitive controler on the market5000 Object DatabaseLargest LCD Screen on the market, with 4 lines & 21-Character Hand Control with Backlit LED buttonsDrive Motor with 5-speed setting for precise tracking Dual Axis ServomotorStandard Equipment AC connectionOptional DC Adaptor AvailableGPS compatible with Optional GPS Module
MountAlt-Azimuth (the "Cube")OTA ConnectionDovetailMotorDual Axis DC Servomotor, DC 12 VGoTo ControllerGoToNovaGPSCompatible with Optional GPS ModuleDatabase5,000 celestial objectsPayload11 PoundsTripod1" thick Stainless SteelBattery8 AA (not included)Case Weight10.12 lbs
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