iOptron SmartEQ Pro+ GoTo Equatorial Mount
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iOptron SmartEQ Pro+ GoTo Equatorial Mount

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About this product

Model:  iop_smarteq_3200-hc
Part Number:  3200-HC

Portable 'Grab & Go' GoTo Equatorial mount for visual astronomy and wide field astrophotography. 

The newly updated iOptron SmartEQTM Pro+ features metal gear wheels and worm shafts, dual-axis servomotor with optical encoder, an AccuAlignTM illuminated polar scope, ST-4 compatible Guiding Port and a Serial port for firmware upgrade and computer controller. 

Also features iOptron's next generation GOTO technology with a database of 150,000 objects. The Go2Nova® Hand Controller is intuitive to use with a large LCD screen, from which you can easily set up your telescope and select astronomy targets. 

Compatible with any suitably sized telescope (a compact refractor would be perfect) that uses a Vixen-style dovetail. 

Low power consumption (an integrated battery holder accepts 8x AA batteries for 16 hours consecutive tracking). Can also be powered via an optional external power-pack or PSU. 

Review by Steve Richards writing for BBC Sky at Night Magazine

FEATURES

  • Specialised 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
  • Go2Nov 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)
  • Optional Aluminium hard carrying case

Go2Nova Hand Controller 8408

  • 150,000+ object database
  • 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

Hard Case

Optional Hard Case for SmartEQ/SmartEQ Pro mount protects your mount whether you're heading out for a night of observation, or when you need to store it. The case features custom-fit foam padding to hold the mount in place and cushion it from impacts. The exterior has reinforced edges on the outside to help minimise denting and damage. There are dual trigger latches to secure the lid in place, and a carry handle.

 

 

What's in the box

  • Telescope Mount 
  • Go2Nova® 8408 Hand Controller 
  • 1.25‐inch tripod with accessory tray 
  • One 1 kg (2.2 lbs) counterweight 
  • One hand controller cable 
  • AccuAlign polar scope 
  • Optional Hard Case

Specifications

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 Style

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

Downloads / Manuals

Manual: 

Quick Start Guide 
Instruction Manual 

Firmware: 

Download Latest Firmware 

iOptron Telescope ASCOM Driver:

Install ASCOM Driver and Commander 

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