iOptron iEQ45 GoTo German Equatorial Mount with Hard Case

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About this item

The iEQ45 is the first in a new breed of premium astro-imaging mounts from iOptron. The iEQ45 offers the next generation GoTo technology from iOptron -not to mention built-in 32-bit GPS. With a payload of 45 lbs. balanced - it comes standard with a calibrated dark field illumination polar scope and a sturdy 2-inch stainless steel tripod. It also fits both Vixen and Losmandy-type mounting plates. Its lighter weight (only 25 lbs.) makes it much easier to carry.

What's Included With This Item

  • iOptron iEQ45 GoTo German Equatorial Mount
  • 2 x 5kg Counterweight
  • AC Adaptor
  • 12V DC Car Plug Adaptor
  • USB Cable
  • RS232 Cable
  • Hard Case
  • iOptron Warranty

Key Features

  • Specialized astrophotography mount ideal for entry-level and intermediate astrophotographers
  • Portable, compact, and sturdy German equatorial mount with the highest Payload/Mount ratio (1.7) in the category
  • ST-4 autoguiding port capable of reverse guiding with auto-protection
  • Periodic error correction (PEC)
  • Ultra-accurate tracking with temperature compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO)
  • Gap-free structure for both R.A. and declination worms
  • Built-in 32-channel GPS
  • #8406 controller with Advanced GoToNova GoTo Technology and heating mechanism
  • RS232 port for mount firmware upgrade and ASCOM control
  • RS485 new command set completely open for user-defined control of the mount
  • Fits with both Vixen and Losmandy-type mounting plates
  • 2 inch heavy-duty stainless steel tripod legs
  • Calibrated polar scope with dark-field illumination and easy polar alignment procedure, allowing for fast and accurate polar alignment

Technical Specs

Payload 45 lbs (20kg)
Resolution 0.09 Arc Seconds
Tripod 2" Stainless Steel(7.5kg)
GPS Internal 32-channel GPS
Payload/Mount Weight 1.75
Ascension Worm 216 Teeth (Gap-free) 130mm
Declination Worm 192 Teeth (Gap-free) 115mm
Latitude Adjustment Range 5-70°
Azimuth Adjustment Range ±6°
Counterweight Bar Dia. 28mm
Counterweight 2 x 5kg
Polar Scope Yes (with dark-field illumination)
Ascension Axis Dia. 50mm
OTA attachment 3.5" VIXEN Dovetail and 8" LOSMANDY
Power Consumption 0.2A (Tracking), 1A (Rotatable)
Power Requirement 12V DC (11-15V), 2Amp
Transmission Synchronous belt
Level Indicator Precision Bubble
Motor Drive Precision DC Servo
Weight 11.4kg / 25.13 lbs
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