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iOptron Urban 150 Maksutov-Cassegrain on AZ Mount Pro - 10150
iOptron Urban 150 Maksutov-Cassegrain on AZ Mount Pro
iOptron's Urban MC150 package allows you to explore the skies with impressive optics and easy set up even in light polluted areas. The 150mm Maksutov-Cassegrain OTA is mounted on the GPS-enhanced AZ Mount Pro, which allows you to attach a secondary telescope (up to 10lbs) for even more versatility. Also included is a heavy-duty 2" stainless steel tripod, 25mm Plossl eyepiece, mirror diagonal, Go2Nova Hand Controller, and much more.
The iOptron Urban 150 features a Maksutov-Cassegrain optical design with a 150mm aperture and f/12 focal ratio. The high focal ratio means that you will notice a dark, black background sky with enhanced contrast. You will love the pinpoint, bright stars and enhanced detail using the included mirror diagonal and 25mm Plossl eyepiece (also included). This MC150 has an internal dual-speed focuser and Aluminized and quartz-overcoated primary and secondary mirrors. This catadioptric, closed-tube design also means less fussing with collimation.
The AZ Mount Pro has the same reliable GOTO and tracking functions as found in its more cumbersome German equatorial counterpart. The AZ Mount Pro, however, is a fraction of the size and weight. On top of the size advantage, this alt-az mount does not require polar alignment and can be set up to track and GOTO without a view of the celestial pole (i.e. a tall building in the way).
The AZ Mount Pro is powered by an onboard rechargeable lithium-ion battery that lasts up to 10 hours of use. The Go2Nova hand controller has a 212,000+ object library and 8 line illuminated LCD screen to show you galaxies, planets, nebulae, star clusters, and so much more. The AZ Mount Pro has a built-in wifi adapter for complete ASCOM, iOptron Commander, and Sky Safari wireless control.
iOptron Urban 150 Maksutov-Cassegrain Specs
- Telescope Series: iOptron Urban
- Optical Design: Maksutov-Cassegrain
- Aperture: 150mm (5.9")
- Focal Ratio: f/12
- Focal Length: 1800mm
- Resolving Power: 0.77 arc seconds
- Mirror Glass Type: BK-7 Optical Glass Primary Mirror, Rumak-type Secondary Mirror, and Maksutov Meniscus Corrector Lens
- Optical Coatings: Aluminized and Quartz Overcoated
- Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 12.8
- Highest Useful Magnification: 300x
- Finder Included: 8 x 50 Finder Included
- Focuser Style: Internal Moving Primary
- Focuser Speed: Dual Speed
- Dew Shield: Twist-Lock Aluminum Shield
- Telescope OTA Length - Extended: 27.1"
- Telescope OTA Length - Retracted: 21.75"
- Telescope OTA Weight: 13.4lb
- Telescope Total Weight: 22lb
- Telescope Warranty Period: One Year
iOptron AZ Mount Pro Specs
- Mount: Alt-Azimuth Mount
- Body Materials: Die-cast Aluminum
- System: GoToNova®
- Primary Payload: 33 lb
- Secondary Payload: 10 lb
- Mount Weight: 13 lb (Including CW Shaft and Battery)
- Gear: Aluminum Worm Wheel/Brass Worm Gear
- Motor: 128X Microstep Stepper Motor
- Transmission: Sychronous Belt
- Resolution: 0.1 Arc Second
- Tracking: Automatic
- Tracking Rate: Celestial, Solar, Lunar and User-Defined
- Hand controller: Go2Nova® 8407 with Over 212,000 Object Database
- Slew Speed: 1x, 2×,8×,16x, 64×,128x, 256×,512x and MAX(~10º/sec, 2400X)
- GPS: 32-channel GPS
- Sensors: Position and Angular Detection
- Level indicator: Yes
- Dovetail Saddle: 6" Losmandy/Vixen Dual Saddle
- Optional Secondary Saddle : Vixen Saddle
- Counterweight: 10 lb
- Battery: Built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery (11.1V, 4.4AH)
- Battery Running Time: 10 hour at 20ºC
- Battery Charger: 100-240V AC input /12.6V DC 2000mA output (Included)
- Wireless Control: Yes, full control via built-in WIFI adapter
- Firmware Upgrade: Yes, via serial port
- Computer Control: Yes, PC via ASCOM and Mac/Tablet/SmartPhone via WIFI
- Tripod: 2" Stainless Steel Tripod