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iOptron SmartEQ PRO+ with GPS Auto-guider Port & Polar Scope

iOptron SmartEQ PRO+ with GPS Auto-guider Port & Polar Scope
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The iOptron® SmartEQ PRO  is a new super-portable equatorial mount from iOptron, and is designed for "grab 'n go" imaging or visual use.
Born out of the industry leading iOptron GOTO technology, the Smart EQ PRO compact design and very light weight make this mount the perfect wide field imaging mount at a price to fit into any budget.
NEW read the iOptron SmartEQ PRO review in Sky at Night Magazine here (PDF format, opens new window).
SmartEQ is a fully computerized mount with a database of 59,000 objects, offering the next generation GOTO technology from iOptron. The Go2Nova Hand Controller is intuitive with a large LCD screen, allowing you to set up your telescope and start finding objects quickly and easily.

The SmartEQ PRO is universally compatible with any telescope using a Vixen-format dovetail bar connection, or a DSLR camera mounted on a Vixen-format bar, using one of the readily available adapters on the market.
The PRO version of SmartEQ mount has an upgraded drivetrain with metal gearing, and includes an autoguider port and polar scope for easy alignment to the celestial pole for higher precision tracking. 
We recommend a small wide-field 60 refractor telescope such as the new Altair 60mm ED Triplet, for the ultimate imaging friendly grab-n-go telescope.
  • 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
  • PRO version has:
    Metal worm & gears
    Auto-Guiding Port
    Polar Scope included!
  • Manufacturer's recommended maximum payload: 11 lb (5 kg).
  • Mount weight: 6.2 lb (2.8 kg)
  • 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 59,000 celestial objects for easy surfing
    Low power consumption (8 AA batteries for 16 hours(?) consecutive tracking)
  • Standard Vixen-type dovetail saddle to fit any small telescope
  • Standard 1.25 inch stainless steel tripod with folding spreader
To find out about other user's experiences with the SmartEQ as well as it's larger siblings, the iEQ30 and iEQ45 mounts, we suggest joining the existing iOptron Imaging Yahoo User Group: Click to join the iOptron Imaging Mount User Group

Click to join ieq45imaging

Smart EQ PRO Mount Intruction Manual download link here! (opens new window)
Technical Specifications:
Mount type German Equatorial Mount
Payload 11 lb (5 kg), excluding counterweight
Mount weight 6.2 lb (2.8 kg)
Latitude adjustment range 0º ~ 62º
Azimuth adjustment range ± 10º
Right Ascension worm wheel 60mm, 120 teeth
Declination worm wheel 60mm, 120 teeth
Right Ascension axis shaft 25mm steel
Declination axis shaft 25mm steel
Right Ascension bearing 42mm
Declination bearing 42mm
Motor drive DC servo with optical encoder
Resolution 0.5 arc seconds
Hand Controller Go2Nova 8408
Object Database 59,000 objects
Slewing Speed 1×,2×,8×,16×,64×,128×,256×,512×,MAX(~4º/sec)
Counterweight shaft OD 16mm
Counterweight 0.9 kg (2 lb) for up to 3.6 kg (8 lb) payload
Dovetail type Vixen-format
Tripod 1.25” Stainless Steel (Weight 2.6 kg / 5.7 lb)
Power consumption (Ave). Tracking: 100Ma GOTO: 300Ma
Power requirement DC 9~12v, 1 Amp (100Ma)
Battery Operation 8x AA batteries (up to 16 hours tracking)
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