iOptron SmartStar Cube-E N114 Telescope 8503B

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Introducing iOptron® SmartStar® CubeTM-E N114 Newtonian telescope system. Designed with the latest technology the 114 mm mirror is crafted with aluminum coated mirrors and exacting alignment.

iOptron's Capable Cube
The SmartStar® CubeTM-E N114 comes with 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.

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.

Simply a better tripod
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.

“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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  • 114mm Newtonian telescope
  • Red dot finderscope for locating objects
  • Grab ‘N Go altazimuth mount– The Cube™: the only mount of its kind for ultimate rotation
  • 7 lb payload for various scopes and cameras
  • GoToNova 8405 Controller with Advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO Technology. The most intuitive controller on the market
  • 14,000+ object database plus 256 user-defined objects
  • Large LCD screen on the market with 4 lines and 21-character Hand Control with backlit LED buttons
  • Dual-axis servomotor with optical encoder
  • 5 speed gear system for precise GOTO and tracking
  • Operate on 8 AA batteries (not included)
  • 100~240V AC power adapter included, optional 12V DC adaptor available
  • GPS upgradable with optional GPS module
  • Sturdy 1.25” stainless steel tripod

For surprisingly little money, you can get a well-functioning computerized drive on a stainless-steel tripod.

Mount AltAzimuth Mount
Body Material Die-cast Aluminum
Payload 7 lbs
Motor Dual-Axis DC Servo motor with encoders
Gear Acetal worm wheel/Nylon 6 worm gear
Bearing 4 steel ball bearings
GOTO System GOTONOVA® automatic goto and tracking
Hand Controller GoToNova 8405
Processor 32bit ARM
Object in Database 14,000+
Speed Dual-Axis, 5-Gear, Electronic (2×,8×,64×,256×,MAX)
GOTO accuracy 1 Arc Min. (Typical)
Tracking Automatic
Battery AA x 8(Not Included)
Power Requirement DC 12V±2V, >1.2A
Operating Temperature 0 ~ 40ºC
Mount Weight 3.1 lbs
Tripod 1.25" stainless steel (6 lbs)
Warranty

Two year limited

Optical Design Newtonian reflector
Clear Aperture 114 mm
Focal Length 1000 mm
Focal Ratio f/8.8
Resolving Power 1.0 arc sec
Focuser 1.25” rack-and-pinion
Eyepiece adapter 1.25 inch
Eyepiece 1 25mm
Eyepiece 2 9mm
Finder scope Red dot
Weight 3.5 lbs