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Opticstar EQ1300 GT
Computerized GOTO Equatorial Mount
To order this item outside mainland Britain or Highlands, please contact us.
EQ1300 GT
  • Germal Equatorial Mount (GEM)
  • Maximum Payload Capacity: 13kg
  • Illuminated Polar Scope.
  • Counterweight (4.5kg).
  • Stainless steel tripod.
  • Advanced GOTO hand controller.
  • 30,000+ object database
  • Autoguide port (ST4)
  • Ball bearings on R.A. & DEC axes
  • Brass worm gears running on ball bearings
  • Saddle with Vixen / Sky-Watcher type fitting
  • 1 year warranty
Mounts Mount
Opticstar EQ1300 GT
The Opticstar EQ1300 GT Mount includes:
  • EQ1300 GT German Equatorial mount.
  • Illuminated Polar Scope.
  • Advanced GOTO hand controller.
  • Stainless steel tripod.
  • Counterweight (4.5kg).
  • Battery pouch.
  • 1 year warranty.
  • Free option (select one of the free options below):
    • 6A 12VDC Power Supply Unit. Quality regulated power supply unit to power the telescope (instead of using batteries) from the mains (R.R.P.: £29.95).
Additional Opticstar 4.5kg Counterweight. + £30.00
12V DC 6A Regulated Mains Power Supply Unit to power telescope. + £29.95
FREE Options & Offers (please select one)
12V DC 6A Regulated Mains Power Supply Unit to power telescope. £0.00
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Opticstar EQ1300 GT
User Manual (PDF)
Opticstar EQ1300 GT
Reference Sheet (PDF)

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.

Polar Scope
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.

Opticstar EQ1300 GT
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
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 tracking periods.

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 6.3 kg
Tripod net weight 2.9 kg
Tripod height 68cm - 108cm
Counterweight/s 1 x 4.5 kg
Handset Advanced GOTO with built-in red LED (30,000+ object database)
Polar Scope Red LED, illuminated
Battery power Battery pouch (8 x D cell 1.5V batteries, not included)
Power requirements 12VDC ~3A (pin positive)
Auto-guide port ST-4 type

Opticstar EQ1300 GT mount head
The Opticstar EQ1300 GT mount head.

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.

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