iOptron AZ Mount Pro

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About this product

Model:  iop_az-pro_8920
Part Number:  8920

AZ Mount Pro featuring "level and go" intuitive GOTO setup.

IOptron call it "level and go", the term they use to describe the iOptron new AZ Mount Pro's simple set up routine.

Using its built-in level indicator, you simply level the mount and turn on the power. Using its integrated 32-channel GPS receiver and built-in position and angular detection sensors, the AZ mount Pro automatically calculates its global position and the telescope's orientation. It then automatically slews the telescope to an easily identifiable bright object in the night sky. The user only needs to confirm a bright object is in the centre of the view to activate tracking and GOTO functionality.

Note: Photo showing the AZ Mount Pro on a Tri-Pier includes an iOptron Mini Pier extension for extra height. 

FEATURES

  • On board rechargeable lithium ion battery for up to 10 hours of use
  • 15kg / 33lb primary payload and 4.5kg / 10lb secondary payload capacity, with a mount weighing only 5.9kg / 13lbs
  • Whisper quiet low-power consumption stepper motors
  • Go2Nova® 8407 hand controller featuring 212K+ object library with an 8 line illuminated LCD screen
  • Zero backlash driver system
  • Built-in WIFI adapter for full ASCOM, iOptron CommanderTM and Sky Safari wireless control
  • Serial port for computer control and firmware upgrades
  • Retractable counter weight shaft
  • Position memorisation at power interruption
  • Die-cast Aluminium body
  • 3-Point easy level adjustment (needs part #8340-PIER for a pier top, or #8340 for a MT tripod, not included)
  • 6 inch dual dovetail saddle (Losmandy/Vixen styles)
  • Stands a mere 10 inches tall (mount head only)
  • Built-in 32-channel GPS receiver
  • Automatic position and angular detection sensors
  • 100 ~ 240V Battery Charger included
  • Aluminium Hard Case
  • Two year limited warranty (90 day for battery)

Go2Nova Hand Controller 8407

  • 200,000+ object database
  • 8 line, 21 character back lit large screen LCD
  • Low temperature operation as low as -20ºC
  • User friendly interface
  • 9 speed slew control with quiet mode
  • Large object database
  • Serial port for firmware upgrade

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What's in the box

  • iOptron AZ Mount Pro telescope mount
  • Aluminium carrying case
  • Go2Nova 8407 Hand Controller
  • Controller Cable
  • Serial Cable
  • AC adapter for mount battery charging

Optional 2" tripod package also includes:

  • 2" stainless steel tripod
  • 4.5kg counterweight
  • 3x Level adjustment screws

Optional Tri-Pier package also includes:

  • Tri-Pier
  • 4.5kg counterweight
  • 3x Star Knobs
  • Center post

Optional Tri-Pier & rolling case package also includes:

  • Tri-Pier
  • 4.5kg counterweight
  • 3x Star Knobs
  • Center post
  • Rolling case

Specifications

Mount AltAzimuth Mount
Body Materials Die-cast Aluminium
System GoToNova®
Primary Payload 15kg / 33lb
Secondary Payload 4.5kg / 10lb
Mount Weight 5.9kg / 13lb (including CW shaft and battery)
Gear Aluminium worm wheel/Brass worm gear
Motor 128X microstep stepper motor
Transmission Synchronous belt
Resolution 0.1 arc second
Tracking Automatic
Tracking Rate celestial, solar, lunar and user defined
Hand controller Go2Nova® 8407 with over 212,000 object database
Slew Speed 1x, 2×,8×,16x, 64×,128x, 256×,512x and MAX(~10º/sec, 2400X)
GPS 32-channel GPS
Sensors Position and angular detection
Level indicator Yes
Dovetail Saddle 6" Losmandy/Vixen dual saddle 
Optional secondary Vixen saddle
Battery Built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery (11.1V, 4.4AH)
Battery Running Time 10 hour at 20ºC
Battery Charger 100-240V AC input /12.6V DC 2000mA output (Included)
Wireless Control Yes, full control via built-in WIFI adapter
Firmware Upgrade Yes, via serial port
Computer Control Yes. PC via ASCOM and Mac/Tablet/SmartPhone via WIFI
Counterweight Not induced (Optional 4,5kg / 10lb CW #3006-10)
Tripod/Pier/Tri-Pier Optional 2" stainless steel tripod or Tri-pier
Warranty Two year limited for mount 
90 day limited for battery 

Downloads / Manuals

Manual: 

Quick Start Guide 
Instruction Manual 

Firmware: 

Download Latest Firmware 

iOptron Telescope ASCOM Driver:

Install ASCOM Driver and Commander 

Customer reviews

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Going to love this!
Friday, 28 June 2019  | 

Now. I think I am going to like this a lot ! The idea behind buying this is to use it for my visual observations with celestron C11 or Skywatcher Esprit 100, and this mount is capable of supporting a scope and any finders etc.
I ordered it with the Tri Pier which is a substantial item too. Because I don't have a permanent set up space I will need to set up the mount in the light to make sure I set it level to the bubble, which is located on the mount. The 3 little adjustment screws seem a bit fiddly at first but I assure you they are solid once the mount is locked down. Because the pier is so easy to set up the same each time I can mark my location on the ground where the feet go, to be sure of clearance etc upon next use.
So. To try it out. My first use was in daylight with the moon up high at 09.00 so I balanced and levelled the scope as instructed and let the mount set itself up. Because there were no stars in sight I allowed the set up to continue just by confirming each step. But on completion I selected the moon as a target, fitted a 17mm eyepeice into the scope and away we go. On finding the target I only had to do a slight adjustment to centre the moon. Very slight indeed. After that I repeated the target finding and it landed perfect each time after 10 minute intervals.
So yes I am going to use this a lot. I have ordered the little levers to add to the tightening wheel to lock the scope level. Got to be worth it.
Thumbs up from me - also I can use the pier to mount my other Ioptron EQ mount.

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