iOptron iEQ45 GoTo German Equatorial Mount with Hard Case

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About iOptron

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.

iOptron 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

iOptron Specifications

45 lbs (20kg)
0.09 Arc Seconds
2" Stainless Steel(7.5kg)
Internal 32-channel GPS
Payload/Mount Weight
Ascension Worm
216 Teeth (Gap-free) 130mm
Declination Worm
192 Teeth (Gap-free) 115mm
Latitude Adjustment Range
Azimuth Adjustment Range
Counterweight Bar
Dia. 28mm
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
Synchronous belt
Level Indicator
Precision Bubble
Motor Drive
Precision DC Servo
11.4kg / 25.13 lbs
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