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SmartEQ Portable GOTO GEM

SmartEQ Portable GOTO GEM

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 SmartEQTM Pro is a fully computerized mount with a database of 59,000 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.

Read this SkyTracker Test Report by Dennis Di Cicco of Sky & Telescope magazine.
Two German Equatorials from iOptron.

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.



  • 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 59,000 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 dark field illuminated polar scope
  • Serial port for firmware upgrade and computer controller
  • Tracking without hand controller connected
  • Vixen-type dovetail saddle
  • 3/8" threads to fit on camera mount
  • Standard 1.25 inch heavy-duty stainless steel tripod (5.9lbs)


  • SmartEQ Pro Telescope Mount
  • Go2Nova® 8408 Hand Controller
  • 1.25-inch tripod with accessory tray
  • One 2 lbs (0.9 kg) counterweight
  • One hand controller cable
  • AccuAlignTM polar scope installed
  • One year limited warranty


German Equatorial Mount


11 lbs (5kg), exclude counterweight

Mount weight

6.2 lbs (2.8kg)

Latitude adjustment range

0º ~ 65º

Azimuth adjustment range

± 10º

Right Ascension worm wheel

Φ60mm, 120 teeth

Declination worm wheel

Φ60mm, 120 teeth

Right Ascension axis shaft

Φ25mm steel

Declination axis shaft

Φ25mm steel

Right Ascension bearing


Declination bearing


Motor drive

DC servo with optical encoder


0.5 arc seconds

Hand Controller

Go2Nova® 8408 with 50,000 objects database





Counterweight shaft



2 lbs (0.9kg)




1.25” Stainless Steel (5.7lbs or 2.6kg)

Polar Scope

AccuAlignTM bright field illuminated

Power consumption

0.1A(Tracking), 0.3A(GOTO)

Power requirement

DEC 9 ~12V, 1 amp


8AA (not included)

Serial port

Yes (on hand controller)

Autoguide port

ST-4 compatible

Firmware upgrade


PC computer control



One year limited

Quick Start Guide
Instruction Manual

Download Latest Firmware

iOptron Telescope ASCOM Driver:
Install ASCOM Driver 3.11

OR (if 3.11 does not perform well)
Install ASCOM Driver 2.4


SKU 3200
Our price: $499.00 (434.13)
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