iOptron Compatibility List:
- iOptron SmartStar / MiniTower - these use the 8401A and 8402 controllers. We don't support 8401G. Also iOptron has abandoned these controllers. Also see note below (*)
- iOptron iEQ45 with 8406 controller - Yes, this mount is supported. For this mount, the RS-232 port is on the mount base, not on the 8406 hand controller. Plug the rs232 cable into the mount base rs232 port.
- iOptron 8407 / 8408 contollers - yes, these are supported. These go with the iOptron iEQ30/45, and ZEQ25 mounts. RS-232 port is on the controller itself. Plug the rs232 cable into the and hand controller rs232 port.
(*) The 8401/2 have a firmware bug which prevents the "Align" command from working with these controllers. Also they stop tracking (sidereal motion) when you press the directional east/north/south/west arrows. iOptron knows about this but is not addressing the problem since these contollers are obsolete. These problems are not present in newer iOptron models - the 8407/8408 support Align, and continue sidereal tracking after east/west/north/south buttons are released.
SkySafari 5+ works perfectly with Ioptron AZ Mount Pro.