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iOptron SmartStar iEQ30 GoTo German Equatorial Mount with 1.5" Tripod

SKU: ATIEQ30 MFR: 3000
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About the iOptron iEQ30

The iOptron SmartStar iEQ30 is one of the new breed of premium astro-imaging equatorial mounts. The iEQ30 offers the next generation GoTo technology. The mount is made of the highest quality materials to ensure stability and durability. With a payload of 31 lb (14 kg) balanced - it comes standard with a calibrated dark field illumination polar scope and a sturdy 1.5" stainless steel tripod. Its lighter weight (only 15 lb or 6.8 kg) makes it a perfect portable EQ mount.

iOptron iEQ30 Includes

  • iOptron SmartStar iEQ30 Telescope Mount (with Built-in GPS)
  • Dark Field Illuminating LED with Cable
  • Go2Nova 8407 Hand Controller
  • AC Adapter (100V-240V)
  • 1.5" Tripod
  • 12V DC Adaptor Cable with Car Lighter Plug
  • One 10lb (4.5 kg) Counterweight
  • Controller Cable X 2
  • One Counterweight Extension Bar
  • RS232 Cable and RJ9 to RS232 Serial Cable
  • iOptron 2 Years Warranty

iOptron iEQ30 Features

  • Specialized astrophotography mount ideal for entry-level and intermediate Astro-photographers
  • Portable, compact and sturdy German equatorial mount with the highest Payload/Mount ratio (>2.0) in the category
  • Ultra-accurate tracking with temperature-compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO)
  • Angular contact bearing for R.A. and DEC axles, as well as worm gear shafts
  • Go2Nova 8407 controller with Advanced GoToNova Technology
  • Permanent periodic error correction (PEC)
  • Built-in 32-channel Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Integrated ST-4 autoguiding port capable of reverse guiding with auto-protection
  • Calibrated polar scope with dark-field illumination and easy polar alignment procedure, allowing for fast and accurate polar alignment
  • iOptron port for laser pointer, planetary dome, electronic focuser control
  • RS232 port for computer control via ASCOM platform
  • Heated hand controller for low temperature operation (as low as -20 degrees C)
  • 3.5" Vixen-type saddle
  • Standard 1.5" heavy-duty stainless steel tripod (4.8 kg), optional 2" tripod (8 kg)

iOptron iEQ30 Specifications

Mount German Equatorial Mount
Payload 31 lb (14kg), exclude counterweight
Payload/Mount weight 2.0
Right Ascension worm wheel (Dia) 108mm, 180 teeth aluminum
Declination worm wheel (Dia) 87mm, 144 teeth aluminum
Right Ascension axis shaft (Dia) 40mm steel
Declination axis shaft (Dia) 30mm steel
Right Ascension bearing (Dia) 68mm angular contact bearing
Declination bearing (Dia) 55mm angular contact bearing
Worm gears Brass
Motor drive Planetary Gear Reducer DC servo with encoder
Resolution 0.11 arc seconds
Transmission Synchronous belt/Gear
Latitude adjustment range 0deg. - 65deg.
Azimuth adjustment range ± 6deg.
GPS Internal 32-channel GPS
Polar Scope Yes. (with dark field illumination)
Level indicator Precision bubble
Hand Controller Go2Nova 8407 with 358,000 objects database
PEC Permanent PEC
Tracking Automatic
Speed 1x,2x,8x,16x,64x,128x,256x,512x,MAX(Approx. 4deg./sec)
Counterweight shaft (dia) 20mm x 250mm, 20mm x 185mm
Counterweight 10 lb (4.5kg)
Tripod 1.5" Stainless Steel (10.6lb or 4.8kg)
Dovetail 3.5"VIXEN
Power consumption 0.25A(Tracking), 0.6A(GOTO)
Power requirement 12V DC(11 - 15V), 2Amp
AC adapter 100V - 240V (included)
Serial port Yes (on hand controller)
RS232 port Yes (on mount)
Autoguide port Yes
Firmware upgrade Yes
PC computer control Yes (ASCOM)
Operation temperature -10deg.C - 40deg.C
Mount weight 15 lb (6.8kg)
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