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iOptron Go To Nova Controller - 8401

SKU: IOP-8401
  • Enjoy access to a vast library containing over 130,000 celestial objects with this premiere iOptron 8401 GoToNova Hand Controller.
  • Permits up to 128 user-defined objects to make exploring the night sky easy for even the most novice stargazer.
  • Allows telescope slewing at nine different drive speed in order to maintain optimal position for your target object in the telescope's viewfinder for as long as possible.
  • Connects to a computer for use with planetarium software, or for ASCOM communication, via an integrated USB port.
  • Features a large, easy-to-read 8-line LCD interface.
$170.00
 

Meade AutoStar III Hand Controller with Cable - 35-4700-13LF - Used

SKU: UEQ-11608-MEA-35-4700-13LF
  • This replacement Meade AutoStar III Hand Controller is identical to the controller included with Meade LS LightSwitch series telescopes.
  • Controller features include a 100,000+ object database and guided tour functionality.
  • Not compatible with any telescopes other than those in the LightSwitch series.
  • Having an extra AutoStar III hand controller will come in handy in the event your primary controller gets broken or misplaced.
$105.00 $85.00
 
Sky Engineering Sky Commander XP4 Computer

Sky Engineering Sky Commander XP4 Computer with Flash Cable & Manual - CMP-XP-4000

SKU: SKE-CMP-XP-4000
  • Gain access to more than 30,000 celestial objects while boosting your telescope's performance with this Sky Commander XP4 Computer.
  • Suitable for use in conjunction with a PC or individually.
  • Flash programming cable included for upgrading the Sky Commander XP4 using Flash memory.
  • With encoder "Fast-Tracking," even if the telescope is abruptly moved, extremely high resolution encoder counts up to 24576 will not be reduced.
  • Enclosure construction consists of ABS plastic with a conveniently accessible battery compartment for quick and easy battery exchange.
$295.00
 
iOptron Go2Nova 8407 Hand Controller

iOptron Go2Nova 8407 Hand Controller

SKU: IOP-8407
  • This GoToNova 8407 Hand Controller is the most up-to-date representation of iOptron's innovative Go2Nova electronic tracking technology.
  • Provides users access to an incredibly expansive database of more than 350,000 celestial objects.
  • Allows telescope slewing at nine different drive speed in order to maintain optimal position for your target object in the telescope's viewfinder for as long as possible.
  • A large, easy-to-read 8-line, 21-character LCD screen with intuitive interface enables fast telescope setup and object selection.
  • Offers compatibility with the iOptron iEQ30, iEQ30 Pro, iEQ45, iEQ45 Pro, CEM60, and AZ Mount Pro.
$175.00
 
iOptron GoToNova 8408 Hand Controller

iOptron Go2Nova 8408 Hand Controller

SKU: IOP-8408
  • This iOptron GoToNova 8408 Hand Controller incorporates a 59,000 celestial object database.
  • Compatible with iOptron CEM25, ZEQ25, SmartEQ, and SmartEQ Pro mounts.
  • Features a large, easily read LCD screen with 4 lines, 21 characters, and backlit LED buttons.
  • Offers 9 speed slew control as well as a serial port for upgrading the firmware.
$150.00
 
iOptron GoToNova 8405 Controller

iOptron GoToNova 8405 Hand Controller for SmartStar - 8405

SKU: IOP-8405
  • Included as standard equipment with iOptron SmartStar Cube mounts, this GoToNova 8405 Hand Controller offers an intuitive, user-friendly interface that will make even an absolute beginner a proficient stargazer in no time.
  • Database contains more than 14,000 celestial objects as well as 256 user-selected objects.
  • Features a large, easily read LCD screen with 4 lines, 21 characters, and backlit LED buttons.
  • This hand controller is also compatible with iOptron Cube Pro and MiniTower mounts.
$120.00
 

Celestron NexStar + Hand Control with USB For Celestron AZ Mounts - 93981

SKU: CEL-93981
  • This Celestron NexStar+ Hand Controller with USB is the same controller that comes standard with all current Celestron alt-azimuth computerized telescope models.
  • Celestron's highly regarded NexStar controller has been updated to include software upgrade capability as well as the ability to control your telescope via third party software using a mini-USB port.
  • Incorporates a massive database consisting of more than 40,000 celestial objects that your telescope can automatically slew to with the push of a button.
  • View the most popular targets for your exact location and time with the Tour Mode feature.
  • Contains a dual-line LCD screen with 16 characters and backlighting that can be modified to suit your eyes.
  • The Celestron NexStar+ Controller makes setup easy with features such as SkyAlign, customizable max slew speed, programmable slew limits, and more.
$109.95 $99.95
 

Celestron NexStar + Hand Control with USB for Celestron EQ Mounts - 93982

SKU: CEL-93982
  • This Celestron NexStar+ Hand Controller with USB is the same controller that comes standard with all current Celestron computerized telescope models on equatorial mounts.
  • Celestron's highly regarded NexStar controller has been updated to include software upgrade capability as well as the ability to control your telescope via third party software using a mini-USB port.
  • Incorporates a massive database consisting of more than 40,000 celestial objects that your telescope can automatically slew to with the push of a button.
  • View the most popular targets for your exact location and time with the Tour Mode feature.
  • Contains a dual-line LCD screen with 16 characters and backlighting that can be modified to suit your eyes.
  • The Celestron NexStar+ Controller makes setup easy with features such as SkyAlign, customizable max slew speed, programmable slew limits, and more.
$109.95 $99.95
 

Celestron StarSense Hand Control - 93999

SKU: CEL-93999
  • Celestron Hand Controller with USB designed for the StarSense AutoAlign system when used together with Celestron computerized telescopes and mounts.
  • Replacement controller included as standard equipment with the StarSense AutoAlign.
  • Offers automatic slewing to any of the 40,000+ celestial objects in its database.
  • With user-friendly menu descriptions, even the absolute novice will be able master this StarSense AutoAlign controller following only a few observing sessions.
$109.95 $99.95
 
Explore Scientific TDM Telescope Drive Master Version 251 Controller with Cables

Explore Scientific TDM Telescope Drive Master Ver. 251 Controller with Cables - 721004

SKU: EXS-721004
  • This Controller is a key component of the Explore Scientific Telescope Drive Master system, or TDM.
  • The Explore Scientific TDM drastically reduces drive errors to provide users with the potential for 1 arc-second tracking without requiring that their current mount be replaced.
  • For those who already have an existing TDM system with encoder, you can use this particular controller to upgrade your equipment to Version 2.51 so you don't have to purchase another encoder.
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$879.99
 

Meade AutoStar III Hand Controller with Cable - 35-4700-13LF

SKU: MEA-35-4700-13LF
  • This replacement Meade AutoStar III Hand Controller is identical to the controller included with Meade LS LightSwitch series telescopes.
  • Controller features include a 100,000+ object database and guided tour functionality.
  • Not compatible with any telescopes other than those in the LightSwitch series.
  • Having an extra AutoStar III hand controller will come in handy in the event your primary controller gets broken or misplaced.
Available Used from $85.00
$105.00
 

Atik ATIKBase Computer - ATK0182

SKU: ATK-ATK0182
  • The Atik Base Computer provides a single centralized hub for connecting and controlling all of your cameras and related hardware for greatly enhanced convenience and portability.
  • Atik has partnered with Ikarus Technologies and their revered StellaMate software system for more customization than has ever been offered before.
  • Operates in offline mode to enable the StellaMate interface on mobile devices without requiring access to the internet.
  • Both runs on and distributes 12V power while also providing an ST4 port for guiding when a mount does not have USB connectivity.
  • Included motor focus drive is compatible with RoboFocus, Moonlite, and Lakeside motors, as well as Atik Air.
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$266.00
 

A great telescope mount and tripod can truly complement the celestial observing experience of any amateur astronomer. At High Point Scientific, we have a wide array of telescope tripods and mounts from the most popular brand today, such as Celestron, Meade, Orion, and many more. Be sure to reach out to one of our telescope experts if you would like help selecting the telescope mount parts and mount that best fit your observing needs.

When selecting a telescope mount it is important that you select a mount that has more than enough payload capacity to support your telescope and any accessories you plan on adding to your telescope. A general rule of thumb is to never exceed 80% of your telescope mount's payload capacity when visual observing and never exceed 60% of your mount's payload capacity when imaging.


There are two main telescope mount types, Equatorial mounts and Alt-Azimuth mounts. Equatorial mounts, including German Equatorial mounts, are great platforms for astro-imaging and visual observing. Alt-Azimuth mounts are great for easy, point and view visual observations. Each mount type comes in computerized and non-computerized configurations. Computerized mounts can easily find celestial objects for you, taking the guesswork out of observing. However, they can also be an added expense, which is something to consider when purchasing a mount.


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