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 iOptron is worldwide known for their development and manufacturing of cutting edge astronomical telescopes, mounts, optical instruments and accessories.  Customer satisfaction is extremely high due to the quality of their products and customer service iOptron provides. 

iOptron offers a wide range of telescopes.  For the beginner of astronomy, they have several telescope systems to choose from.  There is the SmartStar-R80 that has all the basic needs without breaking the bank.  Or for a beginner’s telescope with more options there are the SmartStar® Cube series.  The SmartStar® Cube-G-R80 is equipped with GPS and the SmartStar® Cube-A-R80 not only has GPS but also has dual Mount: Alt-Azimuth & German Equatorial.  iOptron provides a selection of Newtonian telescope systems. They range from the basic model SmartStar-N114 to the fully loaded SmartStar® Cube-A-N114.  For deep space viewing and astrophotography, the SmartStar® Cube-E-MC90, Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope system, is perfect for that task.  The SmartStar® Cube-G-MC90,  Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope system, has GPS and the SmartStar® Cube-A-MC90 has GPS and dual Mount: Alt-Azimuth & German Equatorial. iOptron also produces “GoTo and Tracking” telescope systems.  The MiniTower II is extremely portable with accurate tracking. The MiniTower Pro is the ultimate “GoTo and Tracking” telescope system. Not only does it have all the amazing features as the MiniTowerII but also has an encoder that is six times finer.  The AstroboyI and the Astroboy -70e are fun, easy to use and easy to carry telescopes. They are great for watching stars, birds and landscapes.  IOptron even manufactures a solar telescope.  The Solar 60 is a computerized telescope that locates and auto-tracks to keep the sun in view.  

iOptron’s Equatorial mounts are popular among the astronomy enthusiast.  There is a range of mount to select from.  They offer the entry level, middle level to all the way up to high-end equatorial mounts.  The Smart EQ Portable GOTO GEM. It is an excellent German equatorial GOTO mount at a reasonable price. And for the person who wants the extreme, there is the iEQ45-GT GOTO German Equatorial Mount With Renishaw Encoder. 

Telescope systems are not the only products that iOptron produces.  They also offer electronic microscopes.  There is the ST-80 Electronic Microscope that is both versatile and easy to use with the ability to magnify objects 4x to 1024x.  The Electronic Antique Microscope is made according to designs of 19th century instrument models, but with the latest optical technology.  Need a high-tech microscope that is capable of both digital viewing through a 3.5” LCD screen and via traditional eyepieces?  Than the ST-640 LCD is the microscope is the one for you. 

iOptron manufactures many other product including extensive range of telescope accessories.  Whether the iOptron product is a simple iEQ45 counterweight or the complex iEQ75-GT Go To German Equatorial mount, the product is made with precision and high quality materials. 
 

 

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12v Car Charger

A cigarette-type power lead for iOptron telescopes. No more buying batteries! Easy connection to car cigarette lighter output.
$20.00

iOptron 1.25A AC Adapter

iOptron’s 1.25 amp AC Adaptor allows a telescope to be connected to an ordinary power outlet. Transforms 110-volt to 240-volt current into 12 DC volts. Suitable for all iOptron computerized telescope systems.
$22.00

iOptron 2" Tripod for iEQ45 / CEM60

2" tripod for for the iEQ45 and CEM60 mounts. This is the same tripod used on the iEQ45 #8000D.
$248.00

iOptron AC Adapter 1.25A

iOptron’s 1.25 amp AC Adaptor allows a telescope to be connected to an ordinary power outlet. Transforms 110-volt to 240-volt current into 12 DC volts. Suitable for all iOptron computerized telescope systems.
$22.00

iOptron CEM60 Center-Balanced Equatorial Mount

This past year we introduced a new design concept -- the center-balanced equatorial mount (or CEM) called the ZEQ25. Now, we're proud to introduce the CEM60! - with an increased payload of 60 lbs!
$2,499.00

iOptron CEM60 Center-Balanced Equatorial Mount w/ High End Encoders

This past year we introduced a new design concept -- the center-balanced equatorial mount (or CEM) called the ZEQ25. Now, we're proud to introduce the CEM60! - with an increased payload of 60 lbs!
$3,899.00

iOptron GoToNova Controller 8401

Comes standard on all A-series mounts, GotoNova Kits, CubePro, MiniTower, and MiniTower Pro.
$170.00

iOptron iEQ45 Pro w/ Tripod Equatorial Mount

Introducing the new iEQ45 Pro German Equatorial Mount. Stepper motor (instead of servo), higher gear ratio (same as CEM60), and cosmetic changes are just a few of the enhancements in this new version of the highly popular iEQ45.
$1,848.00

iOptron SkyGuider (Mount Head Only)

A new member of the camera-mount family for astrophotography! The SkyGuider mount is simple to set up. Just attach the mount to a tripod. Mount your digital camera or lightweight scope onto the mount and balance it.
$499.00

iOptron SkyGuider Mount w/ Tripod

A new member of the camera-mount family for astrophotography! The SkyGuider mount is simple to set up. Just attach the mount to a tripod. Mount your digital camera or lightweight scope onto the mount and balance it.
$578.00

iOptron ZEQ25 w/ Polar Scope and Hard Case (2" Tripod)

The new iOptron "Z" design mount puts the weight of the payload at the center of gravity allowing for greater natural stability. Given its payload capacity, this means the "Z" designed mount is unusually light—a nice benefit when setting up at a remote site.
$998.00

iOptron 1.5 kg Counterweight

8606 - 1.5 kg counterweight with bar fits all SmartStar-A series mounts (Dual AltAz/EQ mounts).
$25.00