iOptron iEQ45-AZ Dual Equatorial/Alt-Azimuth GoTo Mount with 48" Pier

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iOptron iEQ45-AZ Dual Equatorial/Alt-Azimuth GoTo Mount with 48" Pier
Item # IO-8000E-AZ-48P
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  • The iOptron iEQ45-AZ Mount is two, two, two mounts in one! Use it in Alt-Az mode for visual observing, and then turn it into an equatorial powerhouse for imaging.
  • This mount has a load capacity of 45 lb for EQ mode, 55 lb. for AZ mode, and 88 lb. if you mount two OTA's side by side in the Alt-Az mode.
  • GoTo electronics are built in and include a heated hand controller (for observing in low temperatures) with a date base of over 350,000 objects.
  • Other features include a 32-channel GPS, Permanent PEC (PPEC), an auto guider port, and a polar scope with dark field illumination.
  • The portable pier is super sturdy and is 48" tall, 6" taller than the standard iEQ45 pier.


iOptron iEQ45EQ/AZ Pro Computerized Equatorial Mount with 48” Pier

The iOptron iEQ45 equatorial mount is the perfect instrument for beginning astrophotographers as well as visual amateur astronomers who would like a lightweight yet sturdy mount for their small to medium-sized telescope. With a weight capacity of 45 pounds, the iEQ45 Pro can handle a wide variety of refractor or Cassegrain-style telescopes with weight to spare, and with an actual weight of only 25 lb., it will be easy to set up, break down, and transport to your favorite observing location.

Equatorial or Alt-Azimuth - It’s Your Choice!

This version of the iEQ45 includes the components needed to easily convert the iEQ45 from an equatorial to an alt-azimuth mount. The #8050 AZ Base connects to a tripod or pier (in this case, it would attach to the head of the 48” pier, which is included in this package), so you could run your scope in alt-azimuth mode one night and in equatorial the next, depending on whether you were imaging or doing some quick (or not so quick) visual work. You will also receive a secondary saddle and shaft, #8055, which allows you to ride two telescopes side by side in Alt—AZ mode.

iEQ45 Equals Sophisticated Electronics

The electronics included with the iOptron iEQ45 Pro mount are those normally found on much more pricy models, including built-in 32 channel GPS, permanent periodic error correction (PEC), and an ST-4 autoguiding port that is capable of reverse guiding with auto-protection. Several tracking rates are available on the iEQ45 Pro, including Sidereal, Solar, Lunar, King (which compensates for the effect of refraction) & User. The User tracking rate can be set as required for your applications. The User Rate can be adjusted from 0.9900X to 1.0100X of sidereal speed.

GoTo Hand Controller with 580,000 Objects!

Control your iEQ45 Pro with the iOptron GOTONOVA hand controller with its amazingly huge 580,000 object database. The controller has an 8-line, 21 character LCD screen, and is heated so that it behaves consistently, even in cold weather…a thoughtful idea that is not commonly included on most computerized hand controllers. With this very smart controller you can slew (move) the telescope with nine different speeds. Zip across the sky at up to 5.83° per second to move from one object to another, or crawl along slowly to center the object in the field of view of your eyepiece or camera.

Includes a Polar Scope for Quick & Easy Alignment

Polar align your iEQ45 with help from the included AccuAlign dark field illumination polar scope. iOptron’s AccuAligning Polar Scope, together with its Quick Polar Alignment process and application, provides an accurate and fast polar alignment for an equatorial mount. The dark field illuminated dial makes the polar alignment simple and easy and it can be done just in minutes.

Achieve Premium Stability with 48” Pier!

Instead of a tripod, this version of the iEQ45 mount comes with a 48” aluminum alloy pier. The pier itself has a diameter of 5.7” is structurally reinforced with stainless steel rods that are adjustable, and the pier legs are made of steel and retract so that the pier will have a small footprint when not in use or during transport. The 48” Pier weighs just 25 pounds, making it just about as portable as a standard tripod.

iOptron iEQ45 Pro EQ Mount Specifications

  • Mount Type: Equatorial
  • Maximum Payload: 45 lb. or 20 kg
  • Mount Weight (not including counterweights): 25 lb. or 11.4kg
  • Latitude Adjustment Range: 5 - 70 degrees
  • Azimuth Adjustment Range: Plus or Minus 6 degrees
  • RA Worm Period: 337 seconds
  • Right Ascension Worm Wheel: 256 teeth, M=0.5, aluminum
  • Declination Worm Wheel: 228 teeth, M=0.5, aluminum
  • RA and DEC Worm: 17mm diameter, brass
  • RA Bearing: 80mm diameter
  • DEC Bearing: 68mm diameter
  • Right Ascension Axis Shaft: 50mm diameter, steel
  • Declination Axis Shaft: 40mm diameter, steel
  • Gear Meshing: Zero backlash
  • Counterweight Shaft: 28mm diameter, stainless steel
  • Counterweight: Two 11 lb. or 5kg counterweights
  • Mount Base Diameter: 150mm diameter
  • Dovetail Saddle: 6” dual Vixen/Losmandy Style
  • Level Indicator: Precision Bubble
  • Polar Scope: AccuAlign G2 polar scope, dark field
  • Drive Motor: 1:8 degree stepper motor
  • Resolution: 0.09 arc seconds
  • Transmission: Synchronous belt
  • Motor Control: Open loop
  • PEC: Permanent PEC (PPEC)
  • Hand Controller: GoToNova 8407+ with 580,000 objects
  • Hand Controller Display: 8 line, 21 character LCD, heated
  • Slew Speed: 9 speeds, 5.83 degrees per second max (1400X)
  • Tracking Rate: Sidereal, Solar, Lunar, King, User
  • Meridian Treatment: Stop (0-15º pass) and auto flip
  • GPS: Built-in 32 channel
  • Communication Port: RS232
  • Guiding Port: ST-4
  • Power Interruption Recover: Yes
  • Power Requirement: DC 12V (11 - 15V) 2A
  • Power Consumption: 0.45A tracking, and 0.75A GoTo
  • Computer Control: Yes (ASCOM)
  • Operation Temperature: -20º to 45º C
  • Tripod/Pier: 48” Pier
  • Pier Diameter: 5.7” or 144mm
  • Pier Height: 40”
  • Standing Height: 48”
  • Leg Length: 22.5” or 570mm
  • Total Weight: 25 lb.or 11.3kg


Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU IO-8000E-AZ-48P
Head Design Combo - AZ & EQ
Tripod or Pier Included? Yes
GPS Included? Yes
Electronics Included Computerized - GoTo
Manufacturer iOptron
Warranty 2 Year Warranty
Hand Controller Included iOptron GoTo Nova
# of Counterweights Included 2
Weight of Counterweights 11 lb.
Tracking Rates Lunar, Sidereal, Solar
Objects in Database 580,000
Mount Special Features Illuminated Polar FInder, Integrated Bubble Level
Saddle Width Dual V & D
Weight Capacity 45 lb in EQ, 55 lb. in AZ, 88 lb. with Dual AZ
Material Steel
Power Supply Included AC Wall Adapter
Tracking Modes EQ North, EQ South
Latitude Range 5 - 70 or 90
Weight of Tripod/Monopod 25 lb.
Weight of Head 25 lb.
Included Items

Included Items

  • iEQ45E Equatorial Mount
  • iEQ45 AZ Base
  • Two 11 lb. counterweights
  • 8407 Nova Go To Hand Controller
  • Controller Cable
  • Polar Scope
  • 6" Vixen/Losmandy Dovetail Saddle
  • 48" Portable Pier
  • Counterweight Shaft
  • AC Adapter
  • 12V Car Charger and Cable
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