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SmartStar-A GPS  Goto
Alt-Azimuth Equatorial
Dual Mount

The SmartStar™-A comes with a 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 level 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 your car if you’re camping or at any remote location.

Compatible with most tubes on the market. OTA’s with dovetail connection and a weight limit of less than 10 lbs. (including finder scope and camera) are compatible with the SmartStarTM-E GO TO Alt-Az Mount.

The easiest to understand controller on the market. The GoToNovaTM Controller is much easier to use than other similar products. The hand controller is more intuitive with menu categories better organized. It also has 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, you can easily set up your telescope and select where you want to go.

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.

GoToNovaTM 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 50,000 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.

USB Port

The 8402 hand controller comes with a USB port that tremendously expands the functionalities of the already powerful system. With the USB2COM driver installed, 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.

32-Channel GPS Module

The G-series telescope 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

• Heavy duty stainless steel tripod
• Alt-Azimuth Mount– The Cube™-- The only mount of its kind for ultimate rotation
• Includes the GoToNovaTM Controller. The most intuitive controller on the market.
• 50,000 object database plus 256 user-defined objects
• The 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)
• Payload: 7-10 lbs, depending on tubes and attachments

Price $420.00