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CubePro (8200)


  • 42800

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Description

The iOptron SmartStar® CubeProTM system combines the same precision goto and tracking technology found in the MiniTowerTM-- but packaged in a portable, easy-to-carry system. The latest version of CubeProTM mount features the latest GOTONOVA® computerized control system and all new all control electronics. The Go2Nova® 8408 hand controller features over 150,000 celestial objects with a 4-line backlit LCD screen. A 32 channel internal GPS, easy alignment procedure and accurate GoTo and auto-tracking minimize the setup time. The standard Vixen-type dovetail saddle makes this mount compatible with many different OTAs. CubePro mount is compatible with all ASCOM compliant planetarium programs and many other programs such as The Sky X, Starry Night and Sky Safari.

CubePro with 8408 hand controller

Features

The new CubeProTM mount has a completely redesigned electronics and firmware while keeping the simplicity and sturdiness of the original CubePro mount. The new features including:

  • All new electronics
  • Super quiet tracking
  • 8408 Go2Nova® hand controller with AA/EQ dual operation
  • Large database with 150,000+ objects
  • Fully computer controllable using latest iOptron Commander and ASCOM
  • Attaches to a camera tripod with 3/8” thread (or ¼ thread via a converter)
  • Wireless control with optional StarFiTM Wi-Fi adapter

The other features include:

  • Grab ‘N Go altazimuth mount – The CubePro: the only mount of its kind for ultimate rotation
  • Metal worms and ring gears
  • 8 lbs payload for various scopes and cameras, with 3.1 lb mount head
  • Go2Nova® 8408 hand controller with Advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO Technology
  • 150,000+ object database with 60 user-defined objects
  • Large LCD screen with 4 lines and 21-characters hand control with backlit LED buttons
  • Dual-axis servomotor with optical encoder
  • 9 speed for precise mount moving control
  • Built-in 32-channel Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Altazimuth/equatorial (AA/EQ) dual operation (need a wedge for EQ operation)
  • Vixen-type dovetail saddle
  • 3 lbs counterweight and stainless steel CW shaft included
  • Operate on 8 AA batteries (not included)
  • 3/8" threads to fit on camera mount
  • 100~240V AC power adapter included, optional 12V DC adapter (#8418) available
  • Serial port for firmware upgrade and computer control
  • Latest ASCOM and iOptron Commander for mount remote control
  • RS232-RJ9 serial cable for firmware upgrade and computer control
  • Sturdy 1.25” stainless steel tripod
  • Optional StarFiTM WiFi adapter #8434 for mount wireless control


Package Contents

  • 1X SmartStar® CubeProTM mount
  • 1X 8408 Go2Nova® hand controller
  • 1X 3.5lb counterweight
  • 1X Counterweight shaft
  • 1X Controller cable
  • 1X Serial cable
  • 1X 12V AC/DC adapter
  • 1X Tripod
  • Two year limited warranty

Specifications

Mount AltAzimuth Mount
Body Materials Die-cast Aluminum
Maximum Payload 8 lbs
Mount Weight 3.1 lbs (w/o batteries)
System GoToNova®
Motor Dual-Axis DC Servo motor with encoders
Gear Aluminum worm wheel/Brass worm gear
Bearing 4 steel ball bearings
Hand controller Go2Nova® 8408 w AA/EQ dual mode
LCD display 8 line, 21 character with LED backlit
Database 150,000+ object database
Slew Speed 1x, 2×,8×,16x, 64×,128x, 256×,512x and MAX(~4º/sec)
Tracking Control Automatic
Tracking Rate Celestial, Solar, Lunar, King and Sser defined
Resolution 0.5 arc second
GPS 32-channel GPS
Processor 32bit ARM
Level indicator Yes
Dovetail Saddle Integrated VIXEN saddle
Counterweight 3.5lb (Included)
Battery AA x 8 (Not Included)
AC/DC adapter Included
Power Consumption 0.2A (Tracking),0.6A (Slew)
Power Requirement DC 12V±2V, >1.2A
Tripod 1.25” Stainless Steel
Serial Port Yes (on hand controller)
Firmware Upgrade Yes
PC Computer Control Yes (iOptron Commander and ASCOM)
Wireless Control Yes (with optional StarFi TM adapter #8434)
Operating Temp. 0 ~ 40°C
Warranty Two Year Limited Warranty


Manual:
Quick Start Guide
Instruction Manual

Firmware:
Download Latest Firmware

iOptron Telescope ASCOM Driver:
Install ASCOM Driver and Commander


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