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Urban 150
Urban 150

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Price: $2,366.00

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Product Code: 10150


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Urban Observer series - GOTO telescope systems by iOptron®

Living in the city or populated suburb doesn’t exclude you from enjoying the night sky. In such environments you need a instrument that can be effective under “light polluted” conditions, portable for the times you head to darker skies, and compact for storage in the limited living space generally available in urban dwellings. Understanding these needs, iOptron created the Urban Observer Series telescope mount packages. These portable, easy set-up GOTO observing systems will serve users well living in or near a urban environment.

The Scope
The Urban 150 featuring an iOptron MAK150, Rumak Maksutov-Cassigran telescope (150mm diameter, f 12). Mak-Casssigrain scopes are known for very high resolution optics, even comparable to APO refractors at a fraction of the cost. The folded optical design results in a compact instrument optimal for transport and storage. Maksutovs also have a relatively high f- ratio compared to other optical designs, result being a darker background increasing the contrast of a foreground object under less than dark conditions. Less fuss, Mak’s are low maintenance, the closed tube eliminates the need for mirror cleaning and the Mak-Cassigrain doesn’t require frequent columniation of the optics.

The Mount
Instrument stability is the key to crisp, clear, detailed, views through any telescope. A solid mount that is compact, portable and easy to set-up is a prerequisite for the Urban Observer series. We chose our industry leading AZ Mount ProTM GOTO alt- azi mounts as the vehicles of support for Urban 150. The AZ Mount Pro mounts have the same reliable GOTO and tracking functions as found in more cumbersome German equatorial counterparts however they are a fraction of the size and weight. On top of the size advantage, our alt-az mounts do not require polar alignment and can be set up to track and GOTO without a view of the celestial pole (i.e. a tall building in the way).
The Urban 150 features a new "level and go" AZ Mount ProTM mount. The features including:
  • On board rechargeable lithium ion battery for up to 10 hours of use
  • 33lb primary payload and 10lb secondary payload capacity, with a mount weighing only 13lbs
  • Whisper quiet low-power consumption stepper motors
  • Go2Nova® 8407 hand controller featuring 212K+ object library with an 8 line illuminated LCD screen
  • Zero backlash driver system
  • Built-in WIFI adapter for full ASCOM, iOptron CommanderTM and Sky Safari wireless control
  • Serial port for computer control and firmware upgrades
  • Retractable counter weight shaft
  • Position memorization at power interruption
  • Die-cast aluminum body
  • 3-Point easy level adjustment on tripod
  • 6 inch dual dovetail saddle (Losmandy/Vixen styles)
  • Built-in 32-channel GPS receiver
  • Automatic position and angular detection sensors
  • Aluminum Hard Case
  • 1X 10lb counterweight included
  • 100 ~ 240V Battery Charger included
  • 1.75 inch heavy duty stainless steel tripod included
  • Two year limited warranty ( 90 day for battery)

The 150mm Maksutov-Cassegrain (MAK150) telescope features:
  • Rumak-type Maksutov-Cassegrain optics
  • BK-7 optical glass primary mirror, Rumak-type secondary mirror, and Maksutov meniscus corrector lens
  • Aluminized and quartz-overcoated primary and secondary mirrors
  • Moving primary mirror focusing via a dual-speed focuser
  • Vixen-style dovetail mounting rail
  • 8 x 50mm straight-through finderscope in a quick-release mounting bracket
  • Twist-lock aluminum dew-shield
  • T-ring adapter included for attaching a camera
  • Adapter Ring for Schmidt-Cass Accessories
  • One year limited warranty

Package Contents
  • AZ Mount ProTM mount
  • 8407 Go2Nova® hand controller
  • 10lb counterweight
  • Controller cable
  • Serial cable
  • 100 ~ 240V battery charger
  • Carrying case
  • 1.75" Tripod
  • Leveling screws (X3)
  • 150mm Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope
  • Twist lock dew shield
  • Mirror diagonal
  • 25mm plossl eyepiece
  • 8X50mm finder scope
  • Adapters for 1.25", 2", and SCT accessories
  • One year limited warranty

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