iOptron AZ Mount Pro - Level & Go GoTo Mount
Includes Tripod with 2” Diameter Legs
iOptron's revolutionary “level and go” AZ Mount Pro is absolutely simple to set up and permits up to 33 pounds of primary payload; all in a remarkably compact unit that is outfitted with amazing GoTo computerization.
The secret to fast and easy leveling is the AZ Mount Pro’s built-in precision level indicator. To set up, all you have to do is set the mount & tripod down, adjust the three leveling knobs on the tripod head to level the AZ Mount Pro and turn on the power. From there, the onboard 32 channel GPS receiver calculates the mount’s global position, and the built-in position and angular detection sensors compute the mount’s orientation. Once this is accomplished, your iOptron AZ Mount Pro will automatically go to a bright object in the sky and ask you to confirm that it is in the center of your field of view, and that’s all there is to it! Once you confirm, tracking and GoTo functionality are activated, and you are ready to observe.
You will be impressed with the whisper-quiet low power consumption stepper motors as they move your telescope from object to object. An onboard rechargeable lithium ion battery will provide up to ten hours of power so you can do a good long observing session without the need for an additional power source.
The included iOptron Go2Nova 8407 hand controller is loaded with an object library that will keep you busy for a lifetime of observing! The 8407 controller also offers an 8-line, 21-character illuminated LCD screen and the choice of 9 different driver speeds for the ability to quickly get across the sky to slowly and precisely centering an object, and what’s more, it works well in temperatures as low as -20ºC.
The iOptron AZ Pro Mount also has a built-in wifi adapter that will allow for full ASCOM, iOptron Commander, or Sky Safari wireless control. A serial port is also included for computer control via telescope control software (sold separately) and is also used should your mount require a firmware upgrade.
The die-cast aluminum body of the AZ Mount Pro is strong and built to last. It is capable of a 33-pound primary payload and a 10-pound secondary payload but weighs just 13 pounds. A 6” dual (Vixen or Losmandy-style) dovetail saddle is included that will handle the primary load, and if you wish to mount a reasonably light secondary load, a Vixen-style dovetail is available separately.
The mount comes with a retractable counterweight shaft and 10-pound counterweight, and additional counterweights are available for purchase. An aluminum hard case will keep your mount safe when not in use, and makes it easy to pick up and go whenever you wish. This mount is only 10” tall, and with its increased weight capacity, would make a great travel mount for both nighttime and daytime astronomy.
This iOptron AZ Mount Pro comes with a stainless steel tripod with 2” legs. As noted above, this special tripod is designed with a 3-point level adjustment system which allows you to make easy work of leveling your mount and telescope.
iOptron AZ Mount Pro Features
- Rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to 10 hours of use
- Primary payload capacity of 33 lbs. with a secondary payload capacity of 10 lbs. Mount weighs only 13 lbs.
- Exceptionally quiet stepper motors consume little power
- Go2Nova® 8407 hand controller contains a 212,000+ object library along with an 8-line illuminated LCD screen
- No backlash driver system
- Integrated WI-Fi adapter for full ASCOM, iOptron Commander™, and Sky Safari wireless control
- Computer control and firmware upgrades via serial port
- Retractable counterweight shaft
- Memorizes positioning in case of power disruption
- Die-cast aluminum assembly
- 6" dual "D" and "V" style dovetail saddle
- Height of Mount Head: 10"
- Integrated 32-channel GPS receiver
- Sensors automatically detect position and angle
- Aluminum hard case
Please Note: If you will be mounting the AZ Mount Pro on the iOptron Tri-Pier, you will need part 8340-PIER, which includes a modified attachment bolt, to mate the mount to the pier.
iOptron AZ Mount Pro Head
Go2Nova 8407 Controller & Cable
Dual Vixen/Losmandy Style Saddle
Built-in Lithium-Ion Battery with Charger
Stainless Steel Tripod with 2” Legs & 3-Point Level Adjustment
Aluminum Hard Case for Mount Head
Retractable Counterweight Shaft
Dimensions & Specifications
Mount or Tripod Type: Alt-Azimuth Mounts
Type of Mount Electronics: Computerized with GoTo
Hand Controller Included: Yes
Objects in Database: 212000+
Mount Weight: 13 lb
Mount Slew Speeds: 1x / 2x / 8x / 16x / 64x / 128x / 256x / 512x / 2400x (Maximum)
Includes GPS: Yes
Mounting Style: Vixen or Losmandy Dovetail Plate
Mount Weight Capacity: Primary: 33 lb; Secondary: 10 lb
Tripod Height Range: 54"
Tripod Leg Material: Stainless Steel
Tripod Weight: 18 lb
Number of Counterweights Included: One
Counterweight Weight: 10 lb
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