Many of us have some experience with a budget-priced telescope, and once
you have gotten a taste of visually exploring the craters on the moon,
seeing the rings of Saturn for the first time, or perceiving the glowing
gas of the Great Orion Nebula, you are at the doorstep of the cosmos.
astrophotography we can go well beyond our visual reach through a
telescope. But most budget-priced telescopes limit you to the visual
realm. To take these next steps you need the right gear to be equipped
for a life-enhancing and never-ending journey of celestial exploration.
Capturing the ethereal beauty of the celestial treasures overhead is
truly thrilling and deepens your understanding of our real connection
with the universe. The iEXOS PMC-Eight 100™ is designed from the
ground up to give you such priceless experiences with simplicity,
precision and affordability.
- Streamlined Explore Scientific’s
PMC-Eight™ system that transcends the industry standard single processor
by utilizing eight CPUs that operate independently of one another to
focus on defined functions, which results in superior responsiveness,
efficiency, reliability and astoundingly fast timing intervals.
- Intuitive ExploreStars app, which is
available for Apple, Android and Windows tablets, that makes it simple
to operate the GOTO system. Through it, users can quickly align their
telescope, navigate the stars and learn specifics about tens of
thousands of celestial objects
- Locking clutches and altitude knob, which make the process of repositioning your telescope efficient
- Small polar alignment tunnel in mount base that can be used to roughly align your observing setup with Polaris
- Battery pack powering the PMC-Eight™ system uses 8 C batteries and is secured in a bracket on one of the tripod legs when in use
- Two 1 kg counterweights included
- Glow-in-the-dark markings on mount and tripod
The iEXOS-100 is an astronomical GOTO
system that utilizes a proven German equatorial mount design and Explore
Scientific’s revolutionary PMC-Eight™ precision motion control system
to flawlessly navigate the night sky and track objects as they journey
across it. This combination provides superior observing and imaging
performance without a prohibitive price tag.
GOTO systems play an important role in
the world of amateur astronomy because they ensure users spend less
time searching for particular objects and more time observing and
imaging. They do this by working with a variety of software platforms to
move an attached telescope to a specific celestial object that is
chosen by the observer from a vast database of potential targets.
One of the standout features of the
iEXOS-100 system is its German equatorial design. When it comes to
tracking the stars with a telescope, there is nothing that compares to a
German equatorial mount because it will precisely follow objects as
they rise in the east and set in the west. For observers, a German
equatorial mount makes it easy to keep your celestial target in your
eyepiece. For imagers, it helps you avoid common astrophotography
pitfalls like field rotation.
Before you can track an object, you
need to find it, and that objective can be daunting when you’re faced
with a vast expanse of inky black sky. The iEXOS-100 puts a powerful
GOTO system in your arsenal of astronomical tools that takes the
frustration out of navigating the night sky. This streamlined version of
Explore Scientific’s PMC-Eight™ system transcends the industry standard
single processor by utilizing eight CPUs that operate independently of
one another to focus on defined functions. This delegation of tasks
among the processors results in a system that offers superior
responsiveness, efficiency, reliability and astoundingly fast timing
intervals for seamless images and accurate tracking.
Although it is internally complex, the
GOTO system can be easily operated from your own Apple, Android or
Windows tablet using the ExploreStars app, which has an intuitive nature
that makes it simple and quick to align your telescope, navigate the
stars and learn specifics about tens of thousands of celestial objects.
This dynamic app is fueled by a database that is routinely updated to
ensure it remains a relevant resource.
Our commitment to creating a
streamlined GOTO mount is obvious in other design choices. The iEXOS-100
has locking clutches that will let you quickly reposition your
telescope from one side to the other and an altitude knob for smooth
height adjustments. The mount base includes a small polar alignment
tunnel that allows users to roughly align their observing setup with
Polaris. It also has a simple bubble level that comes in handy when
stabilizing your tripod. Other features include a bracket for holding
the battery pack, which powers the PMC-Eight system™ through 8 C
batteries (not included); two 1 kg counterweights for balancing; and
glow-in-the-dark markers on certain points of the mount and tripod so
you can stay oriented with your setup at night. The mount is designed to
hold up to 19 lbs of astronomical equipment.