Please Note: The above shows the original Cube I mount paired with the R80 refractor. The Cube II series looks identical except for the newer 8408 controller which has numeric keypads and a fuller database and other software capabilities. The scope mounted may be a different variant (N114 reflector or MC90 Maksutov Cassegrain).
โปรดทราบ: การปรับตำแหน่งกล้องต้องถ่วงน้ำหนัก (balance) ให้พอดีกับแกนยึด เพื่อให้ตัวเมาท์รับภาระน้อยที่สุดในขณะเคลื่องที่ในทุกทิศทาง น้ำหนักสูงสุดที่ใช้ได้ตามสเปคคือ 7lbs ทางร้านไม่แนะนำให้ใช้โหลดน้ำหนักมากกว่านี้ (ควรใช้รุ่นที่ใหญ่ขึ้นเช่น Cube Pro หรือ AZ Pro) วีดีโอนี้มีไว้เพื่อแสดงถึงประสิทธิภาพการทำงานของเมาท์เท่านั้น
Please Note: Payloads must be balanced for the Cube mount to perform at its best. Payload according to specifications is 7 lbs. Overloading the mount is not recommended (the larger iOptron Cube Pro or AZ Pro are recommended). Video is for illustration purposes only.
iOptron's Capable SmartStar® Cube-IITM computerized telescope mount
Our proprietary Grab 'N Go Alt-Azimuth Mount, a.k.a. The Cube, rated 4-star by Sky and Telescope Magazine is one of 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 Vixen-type dovetail connection. The Go2Nova® hand controller on each Cube mount is easy to use with menus for planets, stars, nebulas, and constellations. And at only 12 lbs. you can take it anywhere and get accurate tracking! It also has a large LCD screen with more lines of content compared with the competition (so you don’t have to keep scrolling to read the screen). The controller is designed so you can easily set up your telescope and select where you want to go. The revolutionary GOTONOVA® computerized control system is one of the most technologically advanced automated tracking system available on the market today. 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 can be operated by 8 AA battery or a external AC/DC power adapter, makes it an idea travel mount.
The CubeTM-II mount has a completely redesigned electronics and firmware while keeping the simplicity and sturdy of the original Cube mount. The new features including:
All new electronics
Super quiet tracking
8408 hand controller with AA/EQ dual operation
Large database with 150,000+ objects
Fully computer controllable using latest iOptron Commander and ASCOM
New 1.25” stainless steel tripod
Attaches to a camera tripod with 3/8” thread (or ¼ thread via a converter)
Wireless control with optional StarFiTM Wi-Fi adapter
Compatible with most tubes on the market Telescopes and cameras with Vixen-type dovetail connection and a weight up to 7 lbs. (including accessories) are compatible with the CubeTM GOTO Altazimuth Mount. (If you do not have a dovetail connection -- attach your OTA using mounting rings and dovetail available at your local telescope store or the OTA manufacturer). Contact iOptron for expert advice on compatibility issues.
GOTONOVA® computerized control system The revolutionary GOTONOVA® computerized control system is by far the most technologically advanced automated goto and tracking system available on the market today. With its large celestial object database, including all of the well-known galaxies, nebulae, star clusters-- not to mention the planets, sun and moon-- you’ll be able to enjoy star gazing with the simple push of a button. Both axis motors are built into a small single unit with optical encoders that provide accurate GOTO and tracking. The control system also allows you to slew the telescope at different drive speeds, keeping the object within the telescope's viewfinder for as long as you wish.
The most easy to understand controller on the market The GoToNova hand controller is much easier to use than other similar products. The hand controller is more intuitive with menu categories better organized. It also has a larger LCD screen with more lines of content compared with the competition. Using the easy-to-use hand controller and its large LCD screen, you can easily set up your telescope and select where you want to go.
32-Channel GPS Module (G-series and A-series only) All G-series and A-series telescope mounts come standard with a built-in 32-channel GPS module for fully automated operation and alignment. Simply turn on the Go2Nova® Controller and the GPS module will automatically synchronize your telescope location and time with the Go2Nova® computerized control system. View celestial objects without having to manually punch in the date, time, latitude or longitude.
The 8408 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
Simply a better tripod(A-series also supports equatorial mode) Made of 1.25-inch heavy-duty stainless steel, the Cube tripod is sturdy yet light weight, and gives the user unparalleled stability during operation. Solid construction joints keep your mount locked securely. For A-series models, a built-in wedge will allow you to convert the mount from an AA mount to a EQ one in minutes.
WiFi Support on Android/iOS/PC/MacOS (with optional iOptron StarFi WiFi Adapter #8434)
Raving Review & Hot Product Award from Sky&Telescope: “This seems like such a good idea, we wonder why someone didn’t think of it sooner. The iOptron Cube is a standalone alt-azimuth mount that will add Go To pointing and sidereal tracking to just about any small telescope with a Vixen-style dovetail connector.” - Contributing editor Gary Seronik of “Sky and Telescope”
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