iOptron GOTONova Hand Controller 8408+

iOptron GOTONova Hand Controller 8408+

£187.00✓ 2 year warranty


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About this product

Model:  iop_gotonova_8408
Part Number:  8408

The Go2Nova® #8408 hand controller utilises iOptron’s impressive GOTONOVA® computerized control system - one of the best available on the market today.

Using the easy-to-use hand controller and its large 4-line LCD screen, you can easily set up the telescope mount and select where you want to go with the user-friendly interface.

The control system also enables you to slew the mount at 9 different drive speeds, keeping the object within the telescope’s viewfinder for as long as you wish. GOTONOVA® also makes alignment quick and simple. 

The most easy to understand controller on the market 
The Go2Nova® controller is much easier to use than other similar products. The hand controller is more intuitive with menu categories better organized. It also has a larger LCD screen with more lines of content (4-lines) compared with the competition. 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. 

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 includes 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. 

Serial port for computer/ASCOM interconnectivity 
The #8408 hand controller also includes a serial port for connection with a computer for firmware upgrade or use with planetarium software. 


  • Large LCD screen with 4 lines and 21-character with backlit LED buttons
  • User friendly interface
  • 9-speed setting for motor slew speed
  • Serial port for firmware upgrade and mount computer control

The 8408 hand controller can be used for the following two groups (with different star catalog and firmware version.) 

  • ZEQ25/SmartEQ/SmartEQ Pro
  • CEM25/CEM25EC/CEM25P
  • SkyGuider Pro (with limited function)

Note: The coiled handset cable shown in photo is not included. 


LCD Back lit 4-line, 21-character display
CPU 32-bit ARM
Control Speed 9 speed 
(1X, 2X, 8X, 16X, 64X, 128X, 256X, 512X, MAX)
Database GOTONOVA® 50,000+ (ZEQ25) or 150,000+ (CEM25)
Serial Port Yes
Firmware Upgrade Yes
Computer Control Yes (via serial port)
Protocol ASCOM compatible

Downloads / Manuals

For ZEQ25/SmartEQ/SmartEQ Pro

For CEM25/Cube-II/CubePro with 8408/SGP (Updated 3/30/17)

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