OWL Astronomy Products
The SmartStar® A Series GOTO Mountings run as either Alt-Azimuth or Equatorial. On this mounting, a 32 channel GPS system is standard. The controller database contains 80,000 objects plus has room for 256 user defined objects. The controller also has the largest LCD screen on the market. It has 8 rows of data up to 21 columns long and backlit LED buttons.
The SmartStar® A Series Mounting has a 9-speed control (1X, 2X, 8X, 16X, 64X, 128X, 256X, 512X, and a Max slew) in all directions. The mounting runs using either 8 AA batteries or the AC adapter which is included as the standard equipment. Batteries are not included. In addition, a 12VDC Car lighter adapter is available as an option.
This mounting has a payload of 11 pounds and a 1" Stainless Steel tripod. It will handle a large variety of small telescopes. The telescopes are easily mounting through the industry standard dove-tail mounting bracket. An optional 1.5kg counter weight is recommended in the equatorial mode.
In addition to the hand controller, you may control the telescope with your computer using any ASCOM compatible software. The USB cable between the telescope and the computer is available as an option as is The Guide 8 software for computer control.
The SmartStar® A Series is highly portable so you may easily take it with you into the field. This mounting currently is available as either just the mounting or with any of three different telescopes.
|Summary of SmartStar® A Series Mount Specifications|
|Mount type||Dual Alt-Azimuth Equatorial|
|Object Database||80,000 plus 256 User Defined|
|GPS||Standard equipment 32 channel|
|Payload Capacity||11 Pounds|
|Tripod||1 Inch Stainless Steel|
|Power Adapter||AC Adapter Standard or 8 AA Batteries|
|Computer Control and Updates||Optional ASCOM software and USB Cable|
|Useful Optional Accessories||DC Car Adapter, 1.5kg Counterweight, USB Cable|
|SmartStar® A Series - Mounting Only||SmartStar® A Series + 80 mm Refractor|
|Telescope: NA||Telescope: 80 mm Achromatic Refractor, 400 mm, f/4
5X24 Finder, 2 Plossl Eyepieces
Regular Price: $409.95
Regular Price: $459.95
|SmartStar® A Series + 114 mm Reflector||SmartStar® A Series + 90 mm Maksutov Cass.|
|Telescope: 114 mm Newt. Reflector, 1000 mm, f/8.8
Red Dot Finder, 2 Plossl Eyepieces
NOTE: This telescope is slightly too heavy to
use this mount in the EQ mode. Alt-Az only.
|Telescope: 90 mm Maksutov-Cassegrain,
1200 mm, f/13.3
Red Dot Finder, 2 Plossl Eyepieces, 3X Barlow
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Last Updated January 6, 2009