Explore Scientific iEXOS-100 PMC-Eight GoTo Tracker System with WiFi and Bluetooth
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Explore Scientific iEXOS-100 PMC-Eight GoTo Tracker System with WiFi and Bluetooth - ES-iEXOS-100-02
Discover the Explore Scientific iEXOS-100 PMC-Eight GoTo Tracker System with WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity.
This comprehensive astronomical system incorporates the PMC-Eight™ electronics seamlessly, providing precision tracking for Small Telescopes or DSLR Cameras when paired with the Explore Scientific DSLR Camera Dovetail Assembly.
Experience the convenience of the ExploreStars App, available for Windows, Android, Amazon, and Apple tablets, to control your system wirelessly.
Alternatively, utilize the ASCOM Standards Compliant PMC-Eight™ ASCOM driver and the ASCOM POTH Client, both provided by Explore Scientific, for a wired or wireless connection to a wide range of astronomy software that supports ASCOM.
The iEXOS-100 employs a proven German equatorial mount design and the innovative PMC-Eight™ Precision Motion Control system from Explore Scientific.
This combination ensures flawless navigation of the night sky, enabling precise tracking of celestial objects.
All of this is achieved without breaking the bank, making it an excellent choice for both observing and imaging enthusiasts.
GOTO systems are invaluable in amateur astronomy, reducing the time spent searching for celestial targets and maximizing observation and imaging time.
The versatile PMC-Eight™ system, compatible with free downloadable apps for Windows computers, Android, and iOS tablets (with a minimum 7-inch screen), or through the free ASCOM PMC-Eight™ driver and POTH Client, allows telescope control from close range or via computer-to-computer communication with an internet connection, virtually from anywhere on the globe.
One of the standout features of the iEXOS-100 is its German equatorial design.
This mount excels at precisely tracking objects from east to west, making it effortless for observers to keep their targets in view and assisting imagers in avoiding issues like field rotation in astrophotography.
Before tracking an object, you must locate it, which can be challenging in a vast expanse of dark sky or a light-polluted urban environment.
The iEXOS-100 equips you with a powerful GOTO system that eliminates the frustration of navigating the night sky.
Explore Scientific's PMC-Eight™ system stands out by utilizing an 8-core microcontroller with eight independent CPUs, enhancing responsiveness, efficiency, reliability, and ensuring smooth image acquisition and accurate tracking.
Despite its internal complexity, operating the GOTO system is a breeze with the ExploreStars app, available for Apple, Android, and Windows tablets.
This user-friendly app simplifies telescope alignment, celestial navigation, and provides information on thousands of celestial objects, continually updated for accuracy.
Our dedication to user-friendly design is evident in various aspects of the iEXOS-100.
Smooth locking clutches allow for quick telescope repositioning, while the altitude knob ensures seamless height adjustments.
The mount base includes a polar alignment tunnel for rough alignment with Polaris and a bubble level for tripod stability.
Additional features include a bracket for the battery pack, which powers the PMC-Eight™ system (requires 8 C batteries, not included), two 1 kg counterweights for balancing (heavier telescopes and accessories may require additional counterweights), and glow-in-the-dark markers for easy orientation at night. The mount accommodates a total weight of up to 19 lbs, including the telescope, accessories, and counterweights.
The mount itself weighs 9.45 pounds (4.29 kg), while the lightweight Travel Tripod with an accessory tray weighs 5.5 pounds (2.5 kg). The Travel Tripod, when collapsed, measures 27.25 inches (69.21 cm) in height.
- Integrated PMC-Eight™ System: The iEXOS-100 features an integrated Explore Scientific PMC-Eight™ system that sets it apart from the industry standard. This system boasts eight CPUs that work independently to focus on specific functions, resulting in exceptional responsiveness, efficiency, reliability, and remarkably fast timing intervals.
- Precision Worm Gears and Stepper Motor Belt Drives: Equipped with clutched dual-axis worm gears, the iEXOS-100 ensures smooth and precise movement. The quiet precision stepper motor belt drives contribute to accurate tracking and reduced operational noise.
- Intuitive ExploreStars App: The ExploreStars app, compatible with Apple, Android, and Windows tablets, provides an intuitive interface for operating the GOTO system. Users can effortlessly align their telescope, navigate the celestial objects, and access detailed information about tens of thousands of celestial objects.
- Smooth Clutched RA and Declination Axes: The clutched RA and Declination axes allow for smooth and precise balancing of the telescope, facilitating efficient repositioning and accurate tracking.
- Efficient Polar Alignment: The iEXOS-100 includes a polar alignment sight hole through the RA axis, simplifying the polar alignment process. Precise altitude control further streamlines alignment without the need for a polar scope.
- Battery-Powered PMC-Eight™ System: The PMC-Eight™ system is powered by 8 C batteries, ensuring portability and flexibility. A dedicated bracket on one of the tripod legs securely holds the battery pack during use.
- Counterweights Included: Two 1 kg counterweights are included with the system, aiding in proper telescope balance, especially when using heavier telescopes and accessories.
- Glow-in-the-Dark Markings: The mount and tripod feature glow-in-the-dark markings, enhancing visibility and orientation during nighttime observations and setups.
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To guarantee a dependable power supply for your electronic accessories and maintain seamless and accurate tracking during long stargazing sessions, consider the Explore Scientific USB Power Bank with Red LED Flashlight. This power bank is specifically designed to meet the needs of the iEXOS-100 Tracker System:
The integrated red LED flashlight is a valuable feature, preserving your night vision and facilitating effortless navigation in the darkness.
This feature ensures that your observations remain undisturbed and do not interfere with others at your observing location.
✓ Explore Scientific iEXOS-100 Go-To EQ Mount
✓ Battery pack and connectors
✓ 2x Counterweights & Shaft
✓ Limited 1 year warranty
|Mount head weight||Instrument 9.45 lbs.|
|Tripod weight||5.35 lbs.|
|Tripod fully collapsed, no mount head||25.5”|
|Tripod open, retracted legs, no mount head||25”|
|Tripod open, retracted legs with the mount head||38.5” at highest point, 36” to the center of the mounting bracket|
|Tripod open, legs fully extended, no mount head||42”|
|Tripod open, legs fully extended with the mount head||45” at highest point|
|Counterweights||1 kg each|
|Mount weight capacity||Approx. 9 lbs. (equipment weight only),15 lbs. Photographic (equipment and counterweights); Approx. 19 lbs. Visual (equipment and counterweights)|