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iOptron CubePro Telescope Mount

Item# IOPT016
 
4.0

(9 Ratings)

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  • The ideal mount for easy transportation
  • Features SmartStar computerized control system
  • 32-channel internal GPS with easy alignment procedure
  • Standard dovetail is compatible with many OTAs
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What's Included?

Cube Pro mount

Description

The CubePro GoTo AltAzimuth Mount is the ideal portable mount to go with your traveling OTAs, such as a 60mm or 80mm ED refractor, a 90mm or 100mm Mak or 114mm Newtonian reflector. It can also be used to mount solar scopes. It features a SmartStar computerized control system with 130,000 objects and 8-line backlit LCD screen. A 32 channel internal GPS, easy alignment procedure and accurate GoTo and auto-tracking minimize the setup time. 1" stainless steel tripod legs with metal platform and metal hinges makes the mount very sturdy. The compact design of the tripod and the mount makes it easy to carry around in a travel case, and the mount assembly time takes less than 5 minutes. The standard dovetail makes this mount compatible with many different OTAs. CubePro is compatible with all ASCOM compliant planetarium programs and many other programs such as Sky X, Starry Night and Voyager.

 

Features

 

  • 12 lb Payload
  • Internal GPS
  • 8401 controller with USB port and 130,000 object database
  • Accurate SmartStar GoTo and auto-tracking
  • Metal worm/gear
  • Automatic over-current protection
  • Automatic clutch protection for both axes
  • 1-inch stainless steel legs
  • 1.5 kg. counterweight
  • AC adapter
  • USB cable

 

CHOKING HAZARD - small parts may pose a risk to children under 6 yrs.

Supplier Sku:
8200
Shipping Restrictions:
Ships to most international destinations, APOs, and FPOs.

Dimensions & Specifications

Type

Alt-Azimuth Mounts

Brand

iOptron

Telescope Accessories Series

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iOptron CubePro Telescope Mount
 
4.2

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (4)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (8)
    • Astronomy (4)
    • Home (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Nice features, but not very stable

    By skywatcher

    from San Carlos, CA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Poor Construction

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy
    • Travel

    Comments about iOptron CubePro Telescope Mount:

    I've been using this mount with a 7lb 90mm refractor.
    Pros: The computer-control works very well. The controller is easy to set up and use. The mount is easy to carry around.
    Cons: The refractor sits so close to the mount that it often collides, losing alignment.
    The basic stability of the mount is not very good with this scope, despite it being well within the stated weight limits. I wouldn't even think about doing any kind of imaging on this mount.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Very nice mount.

    By Marc

    from New Hampshire

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Widely Compatible Adapter

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy
      • Astrophotography
      • Bright Conditions
      • Terrestrial Viewing
      • Travel

      Comments about iOptron CubePro Telescope Mount:

      While the tripod is a bit light, it is still much better than the average light weight tripod. The setup is fast and the tracking is great. I use it with a Mac-90 and a PST.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      very satisfied

      By Windy

      from San Francisco, CA

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Easy To Use
      • Quiet
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy
        • Astrophotography
        • Terrestrial Viewing
        • Travel

        Comments about iOptron CubePro Telescope Mount:

        I have severy mounts including expensive ones, but this little CubePro is the one I used the most. It is so easy to use and can be put in my suitcase for air travelling. It hold my 102ED nicely. I damaged the HC last year but iOptron kindly sent me a replacement without charge, except $10 S&H (within warranty period).

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Improved

        By Torgyg

        from Olympia Wa.

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Strong Construction
        • Widely Compatible Adapter

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy
          • Travel

          Comments about iOptron CubePro Telescope Mount:

          Having read many reviews on the Cube Pro i was a little leary about it but went for it anyway. All I can say is that from the first reviews there have been many improvements in it quality Ioptron is listening to the users and making it better. Just make sure it is LEVEL and it tracks great

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Adequate for casual Visual GOTO

          By Frank

          from Denver, CO

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about iOptron CubePro Telescope Mount:

              I bought this for use as a portable, visual, GOTO mount. It seems adequate for this application with a 7# telescope. Lots of slop in azimuth and a 4 to 5 second stabilization after focusing. I would definitely NOT use this mount for astrophotography.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              iOptron Cube Pro: Nice, but Imperfect

              By wrather1

              from Dallas, Texas

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Good Footing
              • Lightweight
              • Smooth Movement

              Cons

              • Slips Out Of Position

              Best Uses

              • Travel

              Comments about iOptron CubePro Telescope Mount:

              Overall, this is a nice little grab-and-go mount.
              The tripod is amazingly sturdy and steady for such a small leg diameter. Getting the unit aligned for the go-to function was challenging. It kept choosing alignment stars not visible in my location.

              Although the unit is supposed to support up to 9 lbs, the RA clutch did not hold my 80mm refractor firmly- it slipped out of position a few times. Also, the instruction book omits directions on how to use the counterweight supplied with the mount.

              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              2009 best

              By Tony

              from Uncasville, CT

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Travel

                Comments about iOptron CubePro Telescope Mount:

                This is the best product I have ever seen in it cateory. Received as a gift.

                (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Mount with good capacity

                By Jason

                from CA

                About Me Professional

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easily Adjusted
                • Lightweight
                • Rugged

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Special Events
                  • Travel

                  Comments about iOptron CubePro Telescope Mount:

                  I own both Cube and Minitower. Bought the CubePro for a professional as wedding and Christmas gift.

                  From the outside view of the mount, it is identical to a Cube-G, except the color which is the same as Minitower. The quick set up manual with pictures of the Pro is a big step improved from the old Cube.

                  I opened one cover of the mount and the guts exposed. Major improvement from the Cube I can tell were: The worm gear was made from brass while the worm wheel aluminum (compared to Cube's nylon). The DEC motor assembly was directly supported through screws onto the metal housing, very smart, which made the DEC absolutely no play. I did not open the lower part to see how the RA motor was fixed, but it was very solid when a force applied to test. The tripod was still the same as the Cube 1" one at first glance, but a close look you could find the redesign at the top joint made it much stronger, and not to mention all metal instead of plastic. Oh, it’s also about 10cm higher than the old tripod.

                  An 80mm APO refractor (9 lbs) was attached to the mount without a CW, it held nicely with a damping time less than 2 sec. However, when a MC150 (13 lbs) was attached with the CW applied, it looked more stable. Played some slew in house and felt solid and smooth. No field test yet, which will be done in the future but not by me.

                  (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  What a beauty

                  By Eric Young

                  from Beverly Hills, FL

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Excellent over all

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Office
                    • Special Events
                    • Travel

                    Comments about iOptron CubePro Telescope Mount:

                    Considered between the minitower and cube pro, and finally got the pro without regret. Besides the size and payload, it is a perfect clone of the minitower at much less price. The HC is the same as minitower with 130000 stars in the database. A C6 is just right for the mount. The goto and tracking are very quiet and accurate. Set up is as easy as 123.

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                    Customer Q & A

                    Q1: What is max height and weight (payload) of CubePro/tripod?

                    A: This tripod can support up to 9lbs and stands 51 inches at full extension.

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