The EQ1300 GT has a maximum 13Kg payload excluding counterweighs. Both R.A. and DEC axes are supported by ball bearings typically
found in much more expensive mounts to ensure smooth tracking. In addition, all R.A and DEC worm gears are made of brass and also
run on ball bearings.
The fully adjustable built-in illuminated Polar scope makes Polar star positioning straight forward, especially under dark skies
where it would be difficult to view the etchings on the Polar scope’s viewfinder.
Controlling the mount and navigating the night sky is a pleasant experience via the supplied modern
large 8-line display handset capable of displaying 8 lines of text as well as graphics. A built-in
variable intensity red LED light is a useful addition making accessories easier to locate and use
in the dark while safeguarding your night vision.
The GOTO handset is included.
GOTO and Auto-tracking
Once the mount has been aligned GOTO commands can be issued via the handset for the mount to automatically locate
a night sky object and then track it for extended periods. The handset comes with several databases of night
objects to observe as listed below.
Solar System - Catalogue of Solar System objects
Constellation - Catalogue of stellar constellations
Famous Star - Catalogue of popular stars
Messier Catal. - Catalogue of bright deep sky objects
NGC Catalog. - Extensive NGC catalogue
IC Catalogue - Catalogue of fainter objects
Sh2 Catalog. - Catalogue of fainter objects
Bright Star Cat - Catalogue with bright stars
SAO Star Catal. - Extensive catalogue of stars
Customer Objects - For storing user’s own objects
Advanced GOTO Handset is included.
The mount has a built-in ST-4 port for auto-guiding in conjunction with an ST-4 guide camera and guide scope.
The response of the motors can be set via the supplied handset to further enhance tracking accuracy over extended
Powering the EQ1300 GT
The EQ1300 GT Mount can be powered via a 12VDC power supply (pin positive) delivering ~3A of power or
via 8 x D cell batteries.
Opticstar EQ1300 GT specification
Maximum Load Capacity
13 kg (excludes counterweights)
Mount-head net weight
Tripod net weight
68cm - 108cm
1 x 4.5 kg
Advanced GOTO with built-in red LED (30,000+ object database)
Red LED, illuminated
Battery pouch (8 x D cell 1.5V batteries, not included)
12VDC ~3A (pin positive)
The Opticstar EQ1300 GT mount head.
The Opticstar EQ1300 GT mount.
We are constantly checking the accuracy of the technical data. We are prepared
to provide more detailed information on request. Technical data is subject to
change without notice.
Customers who purchase any Opticstar telescopes, Opticstar optical tubes or
Opticstar mounts listed on this page qualify for a 10% cash back
on any Opticstar astronomy cameras purchased at the same time or at a later date.
This offer is valid for 1 year commencing on the date that the Opticstar
product is purchased from the Opticstar website or the Opticstar showroom.
Any additional purchases at a later date of Opticstar products that qualify for
this offer will renew the cash back period to 1 full year.
Opticstar astronomy cameras that qualify for this offer include the following:
Once an Opticstar CCD or CMOS camera has been purchased within a year of
the qualifying Opticstar purchase, the cash back can be claimed by contacting
Opticstar by email or over the phone quoting the receipt number(s). Please
allow up to 14 days to process the payment.
The A&M 80mm f/6 A&M/TMB has been
reviewed in Cloudy Nights
and it has been hailed as the "best of breed". The review concludes by saying "offers
stunning performance while standing out from the crowd, look no further".
The new Opticstar DS-616C XL+ deep-sky CCD is the successor to the
popular DS-616C XL that earned the annual star product award back in 2013. It maintains all the
features of the original model as well as other improvements.
DS-616C XL is Astronomy Magazine's Star Product
posted: 12th September 2013
The Opticstar DS-616C XL deep-sky CCD camera has earned the annual star product award from
Astronomy, the world's best-selling astronomy magazine. Read about it in the September 2013 issue.