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iOptron AZ Mount Pro GoTo Alt-Az Mount with Tripod


iOptron's AZ Mount Pro Head combines multiple technologies to produce a mount that requires minimal input from the user while providing full GoTo capabilities. This technology is referred to as "Level and Go" by iOptron because that's about all you need to do. Using its built-in level indicator, you simply level the mount and turn on the power. Utilizing the on-board 32-channel GPS receiver and built-in position and angular detection sensors, the mount calculates its global position as well as the telescope orientation then automatically slews to an easily identifiable bright object in the night sky. All you need to do is confirm a bright object is in the center of the view, to activate tracking and GoTo functionality.


Included with the mount is the Go2Nova 8407 computer controller. This handheld unit features a 212,000 object database with 60 user-defined customizable objects for your favorite celestial bodies. The easy-to-use menu-driven system displays on a 8-line 21-character back-lit screen. This fully GoTo-capable unit has automatic tracking for fast moving near-space objects such as the Moon and planets, and slower moving deep-sky objects like nebulae and galaxies. For set-up or manual use it has nine slew speeds starting at 1x and topping out at 10°/sec. The Go2Nova controller is powered by the mount to make use easier and simple while reducing the unit's weight. For increased functionality, the mount is also equipped with a Wi-Fi module for wireless connectivity to smartphones, tablets, and computers.

iOptron is offering the AZ Mount Pro GoTo Alt-Az Mount here with a sturdy 2" stainless steel tripod for users that already have an OTA and are looking to upgrade their mounting system, and to protect the head during transport and storage a hard aluminum case is included.

  • Motorized alt-az mount
  • Die-cast aluminum chassis
  • Compact design: Stands just 10" (25.4 cm) tall
  • Dual mount capabilityPosition and angular detection, with level indicator
    • 33-pound primary
    • 10-pound secondary
  • 32-channel GPS module for accurate day/time/location information without user input
  • Built-in Wi-Fi for direct connection to smartphones, tablets, and computers running iOptron Commander software or Sky Safari app
  • Retractable counterweight shaft
  • 9.9 lb(4.5kg) counterweight
  • Runs on built-in lithium-ion battery with a 10-hour runtime at 68°F
  • Dual Losmandy/Vixen-style 6" dovetail saddle to mount compatible OTAs
Motors and Gears
  • 128X microstep stepper motor
  • Aluminum worm wheel
  • Brass worm gear
  • Synchronous belt transmission
  • Zero backlash driver system eliminates gear-play
  • Resolution: 0.1 arcsecond
Go2Nova 8407 Controller
  • Easy-to-navigate menu-driven interface
  • Automatic GoTo and tracking
  • Alignment:Slew speeds: 1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x, 256x, 512x, MAX (10°/sec, 2400x)
    • Auto-alignment process requires no user input or assistance other than leveling tripod/mount
    • One Star
    • Two Star
    • Three Star
    • Solar System
  • Tracking rates: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar, King's, and User-Defined Speed
  • Large 8-line, 21-character LCD screen with backlit LED buttons
  • Firmware updates via the Internet
  • Supports compatible electric focusers
  • Works in northern and southern hemispheres
  • Built-in heater
Go2Nova Database
  • 212,000+ objects
  • Solar System catalog:
    • Sun, Moon, planets
  • Deep Sky Objects:
    • Named Objects: 60 popular deep sky objects with their common names
    • Messier Catalog: All 110 Messier objects
    • NGC Catalog: 7,840 objects
    • IC Catalog: 5,386 objects
    • PGC Catalog: 73,197 objects
    • Caldwell Catalog: 109 objects
    • Abell Catalog: 4,076 objects
    • Herschel Catalog: 400 objects
  • Stars:15 comets
    • Named Stars: 195 stars with their common names
    • Binary Stars: 210 binary stars
    • Hipparcos Catalog: 120,404 records
  • 116 asteroids
  • 88 modern constellations with their common names
  • Up to 60 user-defined objects
  • The new LiteRoc tripod features a 1.75” upper leg section with a 1.5” diameter lower section (same as the old 2” tripod), resulting in a lighter tripod with stability similar to the earlier 2”.  It also has improved leg cuffs and sockets for more rigidity and redesigned leg lock levers.

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