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iOptron - GoToNova / Dual-Axis Motor Kit

Model#: 8400

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Manufactured by: iOptron


GoToNova® equatorial kit helps you upgrade your existing german equatorial mount to a computerized mount with Go To function. This kit is perfect for people who are interested in DIY. After simple and easy to follow installation steps, you will be able to explore the sky with the hand held controller. You can also expand the functionalities by connecting the mount with your laptop computer.

The GoToNova® Dual-Axis Motor is available for the EQ5-like mounts (144 teeth). The kit is compatible with the following mounts: EQ5, Vixen Great Polaris (GP), Orion SkyView Pro, Celestron CG-5, Meade LDX55/LDX75 and Astro-5. The kit may also be used on the older Vixen Super Polaris (SP) with some more modification to the housing.

You can further upgrade your telescope system with optional GPS module and ST-4 autuguiding adapter from iOptron.

  • Precision engineered spur gear
  • Servo motor with high accuracy optical encoder
  • 8401 Controller with USB port for firmware upgrade and computer control
  • The largest LCD screen on the market with 8 lines and 21-characters Hand Control with backlit LED buttons
  • 130,000 object database with 256 user-defined objects
  • 9-speed motor control
  • HBX ports for iOptron auxiliary components
  • ST-4 autoguiding compatible with optional ST-4 autoguiding adapter (#8427)
  • GPS-compatible with optional GPS module (#8411)
  • LED socket for LED illumination on polar scope, finder scope or eyepiece
  • Comes standard with: installation tools, 12V DC car plug adaptor and USB cable

    Technical Specifications



    Dual-Axis DC Servomotor, DC 12V


    Motor Speed


    Dual-Axis, 9-gear, Electric (1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x, 256x, 512x, Max)


    GO TO Controller


    GoToNova® 8401




    ~130,000 Objects




    32 Channel, Optional


    Case Weight


    4.4 lbs

  • Additional Information

    Name iOptron - GoToNova / Dual-Axis Motor Kit
    Manufacturer iOptron
    Model 8400