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Astro Blue GPS Alt-Azimuth & German Equatorial Dual Mount "The Cube"...The SmartStar-A comes with the patented Dual Mount: Alt-Azimuth & German Equatorial,...The Cube. This compact mount design is probably the most functional and flexible unit on the marketBoth axis motors are built into a small single unit which is universally compatible with all telescopes using dove-tail connections. The mount can be level for Alt-Azimuth or locked into position for German EquatorialAlso, there are no "dead spots" so you can point your telescope to ANYWHERE above the horizonThis 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 locationOTA's with dovetail connection & a weight limit of less than 11 lbs.(including finder scope & camera) are compatible with the SmartStarTM-A GPS AltAzi-EQ Dual Mount(If you do not have a dovetail connection, attach OTA using mounting rings & dovetail made by the OTA manufacturer) The most easy to understand controller on the marketThe GoToNova Controller is much easier to use than other similar products. The hand controller is more intuitive with menu categories better organized. It also has the largest LCD screen on the market with 8 lines of content compared with others that only have 2 lines. Using the easy-to-use hand controller, you can easily set up your tele scope & select where you want to goMore precise speed control for viewing objectsThe system also allows you to slew the telescope at 9 different drive speeds, keeping the object within the telescope's viewfinder for as long as you wishUSB PortThe 8402 hand controller comes with a USB port that tremendously expands functionalities of the already powerful system. With the USB2COM driver installed, the USB port works as an RS232 serial port. It supports firmware upgrades & computer controlWith ASCOM protocol, you can control your telescope with most ASCOM compatible software, enabling you to utilize the CPU, large screen, & disk space of your PC/laptop. With a wide selection of software, your star gazing experience will never be the same againSimply a better tripodMade of 1" heavy-duty stainless steel the SmartStar Tripod is sturdy yet elegant, & 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 nightGoToNova Computerized Control SystemThe revolutionary GoToNova computerized control system is by far the most technologically advanced automated tracking system available on the market today With a database of 80,000 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 at the push of a button.


Manufacturer iOptron
Mfg Part# 8602
SKU 211120387
UPC 943831500179
UPC 14 06943831500179
32-Channel GPS Module
80,000 object database plus 256 user-defined objects
All A-series telescopes come standard with a 32-channel GPS module for fully automated operation and alignment.
AltAzi-Equatorial Dual Mount The Cube... The only mount of its kind for ultimate rotation
Drive motor with 9-speed setting for precise tracking
Dual-axis Servomotor
Heavy duty stainless steel tripod
If you do not have a dovetail connection, attach your OTA using mounting ringsand dovetail made by the OTA manufacturer
Includes the GoToNovaTM Controller. The most intuitive controller on the market.
Maksutov-Cassegrains 150mm and below
Newtonian reflectors (if more than 40" may block tripod at certain spots)
OTA's with dovetail connection and a weight limit of less than 11 lbs. (including finder scope and camera) are compatible with the SmartStar-A GPS AltAzi-EQ Dual Mount
Payload: 7-11 lbs, depending on tubes and attachments
Refractors (not more than 40" )
Schmidt-Cassegrains 8" and below
Simply turn on the GoToNova Controller and the GPS module will automatically synchronize your telescope location and time with the GoToNovaTM computerized control system.
SmartStar-A-R80 Entry Level refracting telescope system. Designed with the latest technology the 80 mm lens is crafted with a fluorite based, low dispersion glass that is ground and polished to exact specifications.
Standard-equipment AC connection (Optional DC adaptor available)
The Cube is Compatible with most tubes on the market:
The largest LCD screen on the market with 8 lines and 21-character Hand Control with backlit LED buttons.
The precision design is excellent for viewing bright stars, planets and their moons, as well as for bird watching and other land objects.
Two eye pieces come standard to allow for flexibility in viewing either a wider field or a single focused object.
USB Port for PC Laptop control and firmware upgrades (ASCOM protocol)
View celestial objects without having to manually punch in the date, time, latitude or longitude
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