Alt-Azimuth Mount The Cube
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 youre camping or at any remote location.
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)
OTAs with dovetail connection and a weight limit of less than 11 lbs.
(including finder scope and camera) are compatible with the SmartStarTM-E GO
TO AltAzi Mount. (If you do not have a dovetail connection - attach your OTA
using mounting rings and dovetail available at your local telescope store or
the OTA manufacturer). Contact iOptron for experts advice on compatibility
The most easy 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.
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 telescopes viewfinder for as long
as you wish.
Simply a better tripod
Made of 1-inch heavy-duty stainless steel the SmartStar Tripod is sturdy
yet elegant, and gives the user unparalleled stability during operation. Solid
construction joints keep your mount locked securely. With an all-metal support
system your valuable telescope will keep still even on a windy night.
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 5,000 celestial objects, including all of the most famous
galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, not to mention the planets, youll be
able to enjoy star gazing with the simple push of a button.