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Product no.: 47555

Mount SmartEQ Pro+ GoTo GEM

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Product description

Born out of the popular iOptron Cube and iEQ mounts, the SmartEQ 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.

SmartEQ is a fully computerized mount with a database of 59,000 objects. It offers the next generation GoTo technology from iOptron. The Go2NovaTM 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.

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

The Pro version of the SmartEQ has all the gear parts made of metal. An illuminated polar finder is also included in delivery The Pro version is available with or without a carrying case (hard case) for the mount. A bag for the tripod can be found under 'Recommended Accessories'. The case and tripod bag make the SmartEQ Pro a portable equatorial mount with GoTo functionality!

Specifications

Capacity


Designation
SmartEQ
Max. additional load capacity (kg)
6
Polar elevation setting (°)
0 - 62
Motor speeds
1×,2×,8×,16×,64×,128×,256×,512×,MAX(~4º/sec)
Worm gear teeth (RA) (piece)
120
Counterweight(s) (piece)
1 (1kg)
Material of counterweights
Steel
Diameter of counterweight bar (mm)
16
Software
Go2Nova 8408
Language
English
Database
150.000
Power supply
12
Power consumption in open circuit (mA)
1000
Battery durability (h)
16
Motor type
Servomotors
Autoguider
yes
Mounting saddle
Vixen-Style
Worm gear teeth (DEC) (piece)
120
DEC worm gear diameter (mm)
60
RA worm gear diameter (mm)
60
DEC axis diameter (mm)
25
RA axis diameter (mm)
25
Operating temperature
-10° bis 40°C

Special features


PEC correction
yes
GoTo system
yes
Updateable via web
yes
Accessory tray
yes
Traveling mount
yes

Equipment


Tripod <p>
Tripod
Transport cases
no
Pole finder
yes

Tripod


Tripod material
Steel
Tripod weight (kg)
2,6
Tripod leg diameter (mm)
32

General


Total weight (kg)
5,4
Series
SmartEQ
Type
Mount
Type of build
Equatorial

GoTo control


Database
150.000
GPS
no
Hand Controller
Go2Nova 8408
GoTo Language
English

Miscellaneous


Battery type
Mignon (AA, LR6)

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*All prices include VAT plus shipping costs.

iOptron Mount SmartEQ Pro+ GoTo GEM
iOptron Mount SmartEQ Pro+ GoTo GEM

Customer reviews

Would buy again.

Review by Phasko on 15.12.2020 23:52:11

( 4 / 5 )

Coming into this without a clue to what i was doing, i'm able to align and track all objects i want with relative ease. At first i was a bit frustrated, but the instruction manual is clear enough. Polar alignment is a breeze after some practice, and the motors are pretty precise.

Positive points:
Overall strong build, with good fastening. i have no wobble issues.
Mount is very rigid.
All adjustments to alignment with both screws and with the motor are easy and precise.
Cables are long enough.

Negative points:
Battery covers are questionable quality, one broke off on the first day.
Polar alignment scope is sometimes blocked by a tube that doesn't rotate reliably.
Adjustment screw for tilt can hit the polar alignment scope and is unusable in my opinion.

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