CubeTM-A-MC90 telescope system is the ideal choice for deep space
viewing and astrophotography. This 90mm-diameter Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope
dramatically reduces the chromatic aberration that plagues its Refractor
counterparts and has a focal length of 1200mm. This light weight, ultra-compact
scope offers a great combination of power and transportability, and brings stargazing
to a whole other level.
Mount: Alt-Azimuth & German Equatorial – The Cube™
The SmartStar® CubeTM-A-MC90
comes with our patented Dual Mount:
Alt-Azimuth & German Equatorial, 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. The mount can be
level for Alt-Azimuth or locked into position for German Equatorial. 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 you’re camping or at any remote location.
The most easy to understand controller
on the market
GoToNova® Controller is
much easier to use than other similar products. The hand controller is more
intuitive with menu categories better organized. It also has the largest LCD
screen on the market with 8 lines of content compared with others that only
have 2 lines. Using the easy-to-use hand controller, you can easily set up your
telescope and select where you want to go.
More precise speed control for viewing
control system also allows you to slew the telescope at 9 different drive
speeds, keeping the object within the telescope’s viewfinder for as long as you
The #8401 hand controller comes with a
USB port that tremendously expands the functionalities of the already
powerful system. With the USB2COM driver installed, the USB port works as an
RS232 serial port. It supports firmware upgrades and computer control.
a better tripod
Made of 1.25-inch heavy-duty stainless
steel the Cube™ 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.
revolutionary GoToNova® computerized control system is by far
the most technologically advanced automated tracking system available on the
market today. With a database of 130,000
celestial objects, including all of the most famous galaxies, nebulae, star
clusters, not to mention the planets, you’ll be able to enjoy star gazing with
the simple push of a button.
32-Channel GPS Module
All A-series telescopes come standard
with a 32-channel GPS module for fully automated operation and alignment.
Simply turn on the GoToNova® Controller
and the GPS module will automatically synchronize your telescope location and
time with the GoToNova® computerized control system. View celestial objects without having to
manually punch in the date, time, latitude or longitude.