iOptron SmartEQ Pro Computerized Equatorial MountThe iOptron SmartEQ Pro Computerized Equatorial Mount (Pro+) was born out of the popular iOptron Cube and iEQ mounts. This SmartEQ Pro Mount is the ultimate Grab-and-Go German equatorial GOTO mount that will fit into almost anyone's budget. It is ideal for visual observation and wide field astrophotography. The compact design and light weight make traveling with the mount easy.
The iOptron SmartEQ Pro+ is a fully computerized mount with a database of 150,000 objects. The Go2Nova 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.
The SmartEQ Pro+ GoTo Mount is universally compatible with any telescope optical tubes using a Vixen-style dovetail connection, making it useful for beginners as well as hobbyists with multiple tubes. iOptron SmartEQ Pro+ #IO-3200 Mount Features...
- Payload: 11 lbs (5 kg) (excluding counterweight)
- Mount weight: 6.2 lbs (2.8 kg)
- Dual-axis servomotor with optical encoder
- Drive motor with 9-speed setting for precise tracking
- Resolution: 0.5 arc second
- Go2Nova 8408 controller with Advanced GOTONOVA GoTo Technology
- Over 150,000 celestial objects for easy surfing
- Low power consumption (8 AA batteries for 16 hours consecutive tracking)
- Vixen style dovetail saddle
- 2.2 lb (1 kg) counterweight
- 3/8 Inch threads mounting base to fit on camera mount
- Standard 1.25 Inch heavy-duty stainless steel tripod
OPT Product Number: IO-3200
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Does this have PEC?
Unfortunately, there is no mention of a PEC feature in the manual for the SmartEQ mount, so it does not appear to be an option.
Can this mount be powered with an external power supply (a battery)? If so, what are the requirements on the input current (voltage, etc) and what is the size/polarity of the plug from the battery?
Hey Adam. Yes the mount can be powered externally with either an optional 1.25A AC/DC adapter, however not necessary. 8 AA batteries provide 16 hours of continuous tracking. The motors draws 0.1A while tracking and 0.3A while slewing. If you have any addi
Is the tripod included?
Yes, the Ioptron Smart EQ Pro does come with the tripod.
What is the weight of the tripod ?
The tripod for the Smart EQ Pros weight is 5.3lbs.
I have an iptron skytracker pro with counterweight accessory. It will not sufficiently hold my 7-lb camera/lens system without slipping (especially when pointed straight up - i.e., solar at noon). Can I mount the camera on this Smart EQ pro, and with what
Unfortunately, while the Smart EQ mount will hold a 7 lbs scope/camera combo, it will likely not be especially stable if it is windy due to the small size of the bearings in this mount. The mount operates off of it's own hand controller, but it does have
Is the box and caps included.
The Meade 9mm XWA eyepiece does come with the box and both caps.
What is the latitude range of this mount? thanks
Great Question! The latitude adjustment range is 0º ~ 62º
What is the biggest telescope you suggest for this mount?
The total weight needs to be less than 4kg (9lbs) including all rings, plates, accessories and eyepieces, to truly be stable, so that would restrict you to 90mm or smaller short refractors and 4-5" Mak-Cassegrains.