iOptron Cube-A GoTo mount with GPS - azimutal and parallactic modeTransportable travelling mount with integrated wedge for observing and long time exposure astrophotography.iOptron Dual Mount: Alt -Azimuth & German Equatorial - The Cube
The SmartStar Cube-A comes with the patented Dual Mount: Alt-Azimuth & German Equatorial, 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. The mount can be leveled for Alt-Azimuth or locked into position for German Equatorial. 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 you car if you´re camping or at any remote location.Astrophotography travelling mount
The SmartStar Cube-A is a very good platform for astrophotography in the parallactic mode. Instead of a telescope, you can put a camera with tele or wide angle objective upon the mount and you can start with astrophotography. Because of the accurate tracking, you will have pinpoint stars.Features of the Cube-A mount
The easy to understand controller
- Heavy duty stainless steel tripod
- Alt-Azimuth - Equatorial Dual Mount - The Cube - The only mount of its kind for ultimate rotation
- Includes the GoToNova Controller. The most intuitive controller on the market.
- 130.000 object database plus 256 user-definied objects
- The largest LCD screen on the market with 8 lines and 21 character Hand Control with backlit LED buttons
- USB Port for PC Laptop control and firmware upgrades (ASCOM protocol)
- Drive motor with 9-speed setting for precise tracking
- Dual-axis Servomotor
- Standard equipment AC connection
- 32-Channel GPS
- Payload: 11 lbs, depending on tubes and attachments
The GoToNovaTM Controller is much easier to use than other similar products. The hand controller is more intuitive with menue 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 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 9 different drive speeds, keeping the object within the telescope´s viewfinder for as long as you wish.
The hand controller comes with a USB port that tremendously expands the functionalities of the already powerful system. With the USB2COM driver intalled, the USB port works as an RS232 serial port. It supports firmware upgrades and computer control. With ASCOM protocol, you can control your telescope with most ASCOM compatible software. This enables you to utilize the CPU, large screen, and disk space of your PC / Laptop. With a wide selection of software, your star gazing experience will never be the same again.
Stainless Steel Tripod
Made of 1-inch heavy-duty stainless steel the Cube Tripod is sturdy yet elegant, and gives the user unparalleled stability during operation.
GoToNovaTM Controller Computerized Control System
The revolutionary GoToNovaTM computerized control system is by far the most technologically advanced automated tracking system available on the market today. With a database of 130.000 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 with the simple push of a button.
32-Channel GPS Module
All A-series mounts come standard with a 32-channel GPS module for fully automated operation and alignment. Simply turn on the GoToNovaTM Controller and the GPS module will automatically synchronize your telescope location and time with the GoToNovaTM computerized control system. View celestial objects without having to manually punch in the date, time, latitude or longitude.
- Cube-A Mount
- GoTo Handcontroller
Lightweight GoTo Mount for travelling - with equatorial and alt-azimuth mode.