"SmartStar-E GO TO AltAzi Mount, ""The Cube"" Astro Blue Alt-Azimuth Mount The SmartStar-E comes with our patented Alt-Azimuth 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. The most easy to understand controller on the market: The GoToNova Controller is much easier to use than other similar products. Thehand controller is more intuitive with menu categories better organized. It alsohas 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, youcan easily set up your telescope and select where you want to go. More precise speed control for viewing objects: The control system 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. Simply a better tripod: Made of 1-inch heavy-duty stain l|Compatible with most tubes on the market:|Schmidt-Cassegrains 8"" and below|Maksutov-Cassegrains 150mm and below|Newtonian reflectors (if more than 40"" may block tripod at certain spots)|Refractors (not more than 40"")|OTA's with dovetail connection and a weight limit of less than 11 lbs. (including finder scope and camera) are compatible with the SmartStar-E GO TO AltAzi Mount.|If you do not have a dovetail connection, Attach the OTA using mounting rings and dovetail available for your OTA|Altazimuth ""Cube"" Mount, the only mount of it's kind for ultimate rotation|Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Tripod|Includes The GoToNova Controller, the most intuitive controler on the market|5000 Object Database|Largest LCD Screen on the market, with 4 lines and 21-Character Hand Control with Backlit LED buttons|Drive Motor with 5-speed setting for precise tracking Dual Axis Servomotor|Standard Equipment AC connection|Optional DC Adaptor Available|GPS compatible with Optional GPS Module"