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SmartEQ Pro+ with Hard Case
SmartEQ Pro+ with Hard Case

Price: $618.00

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Product Code: 3200-HC
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Born out of the popular iOptron CubeTM and iEQTM mounts, the SmartEQTM Pro mount is the ultimate Grab N’ Go German equatorial GOTO mount fitting into almost everyone’s budget. It is ideal for visual observation and wide field astrophotography. The compact design and light weight make travelling with the mount easy.

The newly updated SmartEQTM Pro+ is a fully computerized mount with a database of 150,000 objects. It offers the next generation GOTO technology from iOptron. The Go2Nova® Hand Controller is intuitive with a large LCD screen, with which you can easily set up your telescope and select where you want to navigate.

The SmartEQTM Pro+ is universally compatible with any tubes using a Vixen-style dovetail connection, making it useful for beginners as well as hobbyists with multiple tubes.

Read this SkyTracker Test Report by Dennis Di Cicco of Sky & Telescope magazine.

Two German Equatorials from iOptron.
  • Specialized Grab N’ Go mount ideal for visual observer and wide field astro-photographer
  • Portable, compact, and sturdy German equatorial mount that is easy to travel with
  • Payload: 11 lb (5 kg) (excluding counterweight)
  • Mount weight: 6.2 lb (2.8 kg)
  • Metal wheels and worm shafts
  • Dual-axis servomotor with optical encoder
  • Drive motor with 9-speed setting for precise tracking
  • Resolution: 0.5 arc second
  • Go2NovaTM 8408 controller with Advanced GOTONOVA® GoTo Technology
  • Over 150,000 celestial objects for easy surfing
  • Low power consumption (8 AA batteries for 16 hours consecutive tracking)
  • Retractable counterweight shaft
  • ST-4 compatible Guiding Port
  • AccuAlignTM illuminated polar scope
  • Serial port for firmware upgrade and computer controller
  • Vixen-type dovetail saddle
  • 3/8" threads mounting base
  • Standard 1.25 inch heavy-duty stainless steel tripod (5.9lbs)
  • Aluminum hard carrying case

  • SmartEQ Pro+ Telescope Mount
  • Go2Nova® 8408 Hand Controller
  • 1.25-inch tripod w
  • One 1 kg (2.2 lbs) counterweight
  • One hand controller cable
  • AccuAlignTM polar scope installed
  • Hard case
  • One year limited warranty
Average Rating: Average Rating: 4 of 5 4 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write a review »

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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 SmartEQ Pro+ with Hard Case Review June 3, 2019
Reviewer: Ron Patterson from Pflugerville, TX United States  
Build quality seems good, a lot of plastic in the mount housing, accessory tray, and tripod head and legs. Very easy to put together and get it up and running.The hand controller is fairly intuitive to use. Polar alignment is easy thru the lighted polar scope, except for the light setup. The azimuth and latitude adjustment screws are very to smooth to operate giving you good adjustment control. One star alignment is easy.It is a little loud when slewing at high speed but not overly so as to be a problem.  Go to and tracking seem to be solid. Tripod is weak, if it is fully extended, and it's too short to work with if you leave it collapsed.The knobs just fall apart with any torque just change them out and get it over with.  All said I give it 4 stars. I also own an Ioptron Skyguider Pro and I've had good support from Ioptron on both when I had a question even on a 3 day weekend so 5 stars for support.  Clear skies.

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