iOptron TV Mount 7100, TV Mount 7102, TV Mount 7101 User Manual

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ZEQ25GT™ Balanced GoTo Equatorial Mount

Models: #7100, #7101, #7102

PACKAGE CONTENTS1

Telescope Mount – with GPS, and AccuAligningTM dark field illuminated Polar Scope (except Model #7101)

Hand Controller (HC) – Go2Nova® #8408

Tripod – 1.5 inch size (#7100) or 2 inch (#7102)

Counterweight – 10.4 lbs X1 (4.7 kg)

Polar Scope LED Cable (except Model #7101)

Controller Cables – qty. 2

AC Adapter – 100 240V

ONLINE RESOURCES (at www.iOptron.com, under “Support”)

User’s Manual

Tips for set up and using the products

Hand controller and mount firmware upgrades (check online for the latest version)

Reviews and feedbacks from other customers

REV. 1.04

1 Packaging may change from time to time without notice.

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iOptron Corp. | 6E Gill Street | Woburn, MA 01801 USA | (781) 569-0200 | Toll Free (866) 399-4587 | www.iOptron.com

CAUTION: This product uses a delicate tension based clutch mechanism; DO NOT fully lock the 2 Tension Adjusters during operations. (Details in Step 7.)

1.Latitude Range: The mount is by default shipped with the Long Latitude Adjustment Knob installed (for 35 60°). At lower latitudes of 0 35º, the Short Latitude Adj. Knob needs to be used. To change this knob, remove the Latitude Locking T bolts on both sides (do not lose the 4 washers). Unscrew Bottom Post Locking Screw to free the Bottom Latitude Adj. Post and remove the Latitude Adj. Knob. Thread in evenly the adequate Latitude Adj. Knob to Top and Bottom Latitude Adjustment Posts. Reinstall and tighten bottom locking screw. Lastly, with 4 washers all properly placed, insert and tighten Latitude Locking T bolts into the upper threaded holes.

Short Lat. Adj. Knob

Level Bubble

 

 

Lat. Locking T -bolt

Bottom Lat. Adj. Post

 

Bottom Post

 

Locking Screw

 

 

Latitude Scale

Long Lat. Adj. Knob

For Low Latitudes

 

 

For High Latitudes

Azi. Adj. Knob

 

Alignment Peg

Center Rod Knob

Accessory Tray

Tray Locking Knob

3.Attach Mount: Retract both Azimuth Adj. Knobs to allow enough clearance inside the chamber. Position the mount on the tripod head with the Alignment Peg in between the 2 Azimuth Adj. Knobs. Thread the Center Rod into mount to secure it with tripod. Tighten the Tray Locking Knob to fully spread the tripod legs. Adjust the tripod legs to level the mount using the Level Bubble.

2.Tripod Setup: The Alignment Peg should be at the north side for northern hemisphere, and vice versa. Thread the tripod Center Rod through tripod head and insert the Accessory Tray and the Tray Locking Knob. Leave Tray Locking Knob slightly loose.

[TIP: The removable Alignment Peg may be placed at the opposite location on the tripod head should the scope hit the tripod leg at high latitudes. This does not change the setup configuration described above.]

4.Adjust Latitude: Loosen the 2 Latitude Locking T bolts. Turn Latitude Adj. Knob to adjust the latitude

until the arrow points to the current latitude on the Latitude Scale (2nd photo in Step 1). Tighten the Latitude Locking T bolts when done.

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