About the iOptron SmartStar Cube-G Computerized GPS Altazimuth Mount...
The iOptron SmartStar Cube-G GoTo GPS Mount comes with our patented Alt-Azimuth telescope mount, a.k.a. The Cube. This compact mount design is probably the most functional and flexible unit on the market. Both axis motors are built into a small single unit which is universally compatible with all telescopes using a dove-tail connection. In addition, there are no "dead spots" - so you can point your telescope to ANYWHERE above the horizon, whereas, other mounts block the telescope tube at certain points of rotation. This mount also comes standard with AC connection. An optional DC adaptor is available so you can plug your telescope motor into your car if you'''re camping or at any remote location.
Compatible with most tubes on the market... OTAs with dovetail connection and a weight limit of less than 7 lbs. (including finder scope and camera) are compatible with the iOptron SmartStar Cube-G GoTo GPS Mount. (If you do not have a dovetail connection - attach your OTA using mounting rings and dovetail available at your local telescope store or the OTA manufacturer). Contact iOptron for expert'''s advice on compatibility issues.
The most easy to understand controller on the market... The GoToNova Controller included with the iOptron SmartStar Cube-G GoTo GPS Mount 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 compared with the competition. Using the easy-to-use hand controller and its large LCD screen, you can easily set up your telescope and select where you want to go.
More precise speed control for viewing objects... The control system of the iOptron SmartStar Cube-G GoTo GPS Mount also allows you to slew the telescope at 5 different drive speeds, keeping the object within the telescope'''s viewfinder for as long as you wish.
USB Port... The 8402 hand controller comes with a USB port that tremendously expands the functionalities of the iOptron SmartStar Cube-G GoTo GPS Mount'''s powerful system. With the USB2COM driver installed, the USB port works as an RS232 serial port. It supports firmware upgrades and computer control.
Simply a better tripod... Made of 1-inch heavy-duty stainless steel the iOptron SmartStar Cube-G GoTo GPS Mount Tripod is sturdy yet elegant, and gives the user unparalleled stability during operation. Solid construction joints keep your mount locked securely. With an all-metal support system your valuable telescope will keep still even on a windy night.
GoToNova Computerized Control System... The revolutionary GoToNova computerized control system of the iOptron SmartStar Cube-G GoTo GPS Mount is by far the most technologically advanced automated tracking system available on the market today. With a database of 50,000 celestial objects, including 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.
32-Channel GPS Module... All iOptron SmartStar Cube-G GoTo GPS Mounts come standard with a 32-channel GPS module for fully automated operation and alignment. Simply turn on the GoToNova Controller and the GPS module will automatically synchronize your telescope location and time with the GoToNova computerized control system. View celestial objects without having to manually punch in the date, time, latitude or longitude.
iOptron SmartStar Cube-G Computerized GPS Altazimuth Mount Features...
- Heavy duty stainless steel tripod
- AltAzimuth Telescope Mount - The Cube - The only mount of its kind for ultimate rotation
- Includes the GoToNova Controller. The most intuitive controller on the market.
- 50,000 object database plus 128 user-defined objects
- The largest LCD screen on the market with 8 lines and 21-character Hand Control with backlit LED buttons.
- USB Port for PC Laptop control and firmware upgrades
- Drive motor with 5-speed setting for precise tracking
- Dual-axis Servomotor
- Standard-equipment AC connection (Optional DC adaptor available)
- 32-Channel GPS
- Payload: 7 lbs
iOptron SmartStar Cube-G Computerized GPS Altazimuth Mount Specifications...
Mount: AltAzimuth Mount
Color: Cosmic Orange
OTA Connection: Dovetail
Motor: Dual-Axis DC Servomotor, DC12V
Motor Speed: Dual-Axis, 5-Gear, Electronic (2x, 16x, 64x, 256x, MAX)
GPS: 32-channel GPS
GO TO System: GoToNova 50,000+ objects database
USB Port: Yes
PC Computer Control: Yes
Tripod: 1" Stainless Steel
Firmware Upgrade: Yes
Battery: AA x 8(Not Included)
Mount Weight: 3 lbs 9.9 oz
Tripod Weight: 5 lbs 9.9 oz
Shipping Weight: 13.80 lbsiOptron Product Number: 8800R