iOptron - SmartEQ Pro+ German Equatorial Mount

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Born out of the popular iOptron CubeTM and iEQTM mounts, the SmartEQTM Pro mount is the ultimate Grab N’ Go German equatorial GOTO mount fitting into almost everyone’s budget. It is ideal for visual observation and wide field astrophotography. The compact design and light weight make travelling with the mount easy.

SKU: IOP-3200
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iOptron SmartEQ Pro+ German Equatorial Mount

Born out of the popular iOptron CubeTM and iEQTM mounts, the SmartEQTM Pro mount is the ultimate Grab N’ Go German equatorial GOTO mount fitting into almost everyone’s budget. It is ideal for visual observation and wide field astrophotography. The compact design and light weight make travelling with the mount easy.

The newly updated SmartEQTM Pro+ is a fully computerized mount with a database of 150,000 objects. It offers the next generation GOTO technology from iOptron. The Go2Nova® Hand Controller is intuitive with a large LCD screen, with which you can easily set up your telescope and select where you want to navigate.

The SmartEQTM Pro+ is universally compatible with any tubes using a Vixen-style dovetail connection, making it useful for beginners as well as hobbyists with multiple tubes.

Read this SkyTracker Test Report by Dennis Di Cicco of Sky & Telescope magazine.
Two German Equatorials from iOptron.

Features:

  • Specialized 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
  • Go2NovaTM 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 bright field 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)

Specifications

Name iOptron - SmartEQ Pro+ German Equatorial Mount
Manufacturer iOptron
Model IOP-3200
In The Box SmartEQ Pro+ Telescope Mount Go2Nova® 8408 Hand Controller 1.25-inch tripod with accessory tray One 1 kg (2.2 lbs) counterweight One hand controller cable AccuAlignTM polar scope installed One year limited warranty
Azimuth Adjustment ± 10º
Batteries 8AA (not included)
Computer Hand Control Go2Nova® 8408 with 150,000 objects database
Counterweights 1 kg (2.2 lbs)
Counterweight Shaft Φ16mm
Declination Worm Wheel Φ60mm, 120 teeth
Declination Axis Φ25mm steel
Dovetail Compatibility VIXEN
Folded Length 31.5"
Firmware Upgrade Yes
Latitude Adjustment 0º ~ 65º
Motor Drive DC servo with optical encoder
Mount German Equatorial Mount
Mount Weight 6.2 lbs (2.8kg)
Payload Capacity 11 lbs (5kg), exclude counterweight
PC Computer Control Yes (ASCOM)
Polar Axis Scope AccuAlignTM bright field illuminated
Power Consumption 0.1A(Tracking),0.3A(GOTO)
Power Requirements DEC 9 ~12V, 1 amp
Quick Release Plate Benro QR13 Quick Release Plate
Resolution 0.5 arc seconds
Right Ascension Axis Φ25mm steel
Right Ascension Worm Wheel Φ60mm, 120 teeth
Serial Port Yes (on hand controller)
Speed 1×,2×,8×,16×,64×,128×,256×,512×,MAX(~4º/sec)
Tracking Modes Automatic
Tripod 1.25” Stainless Steel (5.7lbs or 2.6kg)
Warranty One year limited

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In the Box

SmartEQ Pro+ Telescope Mount
Go2Nova® 8408 Hand Controller
1.25-inch tripod with accessory tray
One 1 kg (2.2 lbs) counterweight
One hand controller cable
AccuAlignTM polar scope installed
One year limited warranty

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