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iOptron AZ Mount Pro (Mount Head Only)

SKU : IO-8920

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  • Weight Capacity: 33 Pounds
  • Tracking Rates: celestial, solar, lunar, and user defined
  • Hand Controller: Go2Nova 8407 with a 212,000-plus object database
  • Mount Weight: 13 Pounds

Product Details

  • The iOptron AZ Mounts Pro (head only) is the perfect mount head for anyone wanting a hassle free system. It comes complete with the following features.

    Features:

    • On board rechargeable lithium ion battery for up to 10 hours of use
    • 33-pound primary payload and 10-pound secondary payload capacity, with a mount weighing only 13-pounds
    • Whisper quiet low-power consumption stepper motors
    • Go2Nova 8407 hand controller featuring 212K+ object library with an 8 line illuminated LCD screen
    • Zero backlash driver system
    • Built-in WiFi adapter for full ASCOM, iOptron Commander and Sky Safari wireless control
    • Serial port for computer control and firmware upgrades
    • Retractable counter weight shaft
    • Position memorization at power interruption
    • Die-cast aluminum body
    • 6-inch dual dovetail saddle (Losmandy/Vixen styles)
    • Stands a mere 10 inches tall (mount head only)
    • Built-in 32-channel GPS receiver
    • Automatic position and angular detection sensors
    • Aluminum Hard Case
    • Two year limited warranty ( 90 day for battery)
    • Optional tripod and pier/Tri-pier available

     

    OPT Product Number: IO-8920

     

    Technical Specs:

    Body Materials Die-cast Aluminum
    System GoToNova
    Primary Payload 33 lb
    Secondary Payload 10 lb
    Mount Weight 13 lb (including CW shaft and battery)
    Gear Aluminum worm wheel/Brass worm gear
    Motor 128X microstep stepper motor
    Transmission Sychronous belt
    Resolution 0.1 arc second
    Tracking Automatic
    Tracking Rate celestial, solar, lunar and user defined
    Hand controller Go2Nova, 8407 with over 212,000 object database
    Slew Speed 1x, 2x,8x,16x, 64x,128x, 256x,512x and MAX(~10?§/sec, 2400X)
    GPS 32-channel GPS
    Sensors Position and angular detection
    Level indicator Yes
    Dovetail Saddle 6 Inch Losmandy/Vixen dual saddle
    Optional secondary Vixen saddle
    Battery Built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery (11.1V, 4.4AH)
    Battery Running Time 10 hour at 20?§C
    Battery Charger 100-240V AC input /12.6V DC 2000mA output (Included)
    Wireless Control Yes, full control via built-in WIFI adapter
    Firmware Upgrade Yes, via serial port
    Computer Control Yes. PC via ASCOM and Mac/Tablet/SmartPhone via WIFI
    Counterweight Not induced (Optional 10lb CW #006-10)
    Tripod/Pier/Tri-Pier Not included
    Warranty Two year limited for mount
    90 day limited for battery
  • specifications

    ComputerizedComputerized
    Free ShippingYes
    Head DesignAltitude Azimuth
    Instrument Capacity33 lb
    Instrument Capacity33lb primary 10 lb Secondary
  • included items

    • On board rechargeable lithium ion battery for up to 10 hours of use
    • 33-pound primary payload and 10-pound secondary payload capacity, with a mount weighing only 13 pounds
    • Whisper quiet low-power consumption stepper motors
    • Go2Nova, 8407 hand controller featuring 212K+ object library with an 8 line illuminated LCD screen
    • Zero backlash driver system
    • Built-in WIFI adapter for full ASCOM, iOptron CommanderTM and Sky Safari wireless control
    • Serial port for computer control and firmware upgrades
    • Retractable counter weight shaft
    • Position memorization at power interruption
    • Die-cast aluminum body
    • 6-inch dual dovetail saddle (Losmandy/Vixen styles)
    • Stands a mere 10 inches tall (mount head only)
    • Built-in 32-channel GPS receiver
    • Automatic position and angular detection sensors
    • Aluminum Hard Case
    • Counterweight and tripod not included
    • Two year limited warranty (90 day for battery)

     

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  • 204383
  • Gordon Stewart
  • altitude lock
  • axis slip
  • disruption
  • mount leveling
  • logistics
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GS
08/08/2021
Gordon S.
United States United States

Recent order

I have received all items from order#204383. Everything was well packed and is in good working order. I appreciate your follow through and I understand the logistics troubles with COVID and the political disruption with suppliers. This too shall pass, I hope. I have one issue with alignment. It seems level is critical; is there any process or equipment that might ease this? If you have any info on mount leveling and alignment set up I would appreciate it.. Finally, the altitude lock will not tighten completely resulting axis slip. Slip occurring when scope is not well balanced or when it is accidently nudged. What do you recommend? Thank you again for your follow through. Gordon Stewart

CM
10/14/2019
Chuck M.
United States United States

Great Mount with a little hiccup

I am very pleased with the mount and it has truly impressed me with its overall performance for such a small package. It can handle the weight it says but you must be aware that altitude balance is very critical. In this case, I have found that it is better to be slightly objective heavy and then use “gronk” (that means a lot of) torque on the altitude lock and counter weight bar lock. This will reduce any altitude slip, which appears to be the only weakness in this mount when used for its intended purposes and weight class. With a little trimming of the foam that came with the mount, it fits nicely in a Nanuk 935 case with room to spare. So if you are looking for an ultra portable rig for your visual viewing pleasure, look no further!

PN
03/07/2019
Pat N.
United States

Ioptron AZ Mount Pro

This is a fantastic mount for visual use. Self contained with WiFi, battery and GPS, this mount is extremely accurate with its gotos and tracking is impeccable. Setup is quick and hassle free. Handles my 20lb. Refractor with ease.

BS
06/06/2022
Bryan S.
United States United States

iOptron mount performance

The performance of this little mount is superb for visual use. I’m a visual observer, with little astrophotography experience. Leveling with a tiny circular bubble level is a bit of a challenge. Initial leveling with tripod legs extension first is helpful, followed by adding the telescope(s) and accessories, then leveling a second time with three level screws at the base of the mount. Balancing the telescope payload is important. I use a piece of masking tape to mark the center of gravity on my telescope tube positioning next to the Dovetail saddle. After the mount acquires orientation, check to be sure the bubble level is centered. Pointing and guiding has been very good. Occasionally the mount fails to point accurately. Level again, if necessary, turn it off/on and do alignment again. Overall my experience with this mount is very satisfying and hassle-free.