Our Review of the iOptron SmartStar-E
Posted 08 November 2007 - 03:48 AM
View the review here: http://www.stevensta...ioptron_review/
Posted 08 November 2007 - 10:03 AM
Posted 08 November 2007 - 10:53 AM
A number of us have been looking for something like this.
Posted 08 November 2007 - 12:19 PM
Posted 08 November 2007 - 12:28 PM
I am very interested in this product and I hope some other companies come out with a similar one. Especially with the Vixen Mount.
Posted 08 November 2007 - 03:23 PM
Posted 09 November 2007 - 09:16 PM
I do find it odd that Alt-Az goto mounts aren't more common. I have a database that has about 50 computerized equatorial mounts. Other than the iOptron, the only stand alone goto Alt-Az mount I know of is the Vixen Skypod. Granted GEMs are necessary for imaging, but for the visual observer, it's less clear that the GEM has any real advantages.
Posted 09 November 2007 - 11:02 PM
Posted 10 November 2007 - 10:46 AM
Shortly after I bought the Vixen Skypod, these iOptron mounts became available costing far less (story of my life) and appearing more portable. Thank you for ending any doubts and "what ifs".
Posted 29 November 2007 - 01:20 PM
Posted 17 January 2008 - 11:44 PM
I definitely wouldn't buy it as a manual mount. There are much nicer manual Alt-Az mounts that can be had for the same amount of money.
Posted 18 January 2008 - 04:38 AM