iOptron iEQ45-PRO Mount Head with Accessories

iOptron iEQ45-PRO Mount Head with Accessories
Item # IO-8000E-M
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  • The iEQ45 PRO by iOptron is a highly versatile equatorial mount capable of carrying 45 pounds.
  • With an impressive 2:1 load capacity to mount weight ratio, the iEQ45 Pro is the perfect choice for the roaming astronomer and astrophotographer.
  • Fully computerized mount with iOptron's GoToNova hand controller included. Pre-loaded with 359,000 objects and update-able firmware via the included RS232 cable
  • Includes key features like built-in 32 channel GPS, built-in illuminated polar scope, PEC (periodic error correction), and a gap free work structure for fluid and accurate movement.
  • Use the included hand controller or control remotely with the included ASCOM controls.
  • Spring loaded saddle plate accepts both V and D style dovetail plates.
  • One year warranty.



iOptron iEQ45-PRO Mount Head with Accessories

Intended from the very beginning of it's conception to the very end of it's construction for the range of entry-level to intermediate astrophotographers, the iEQ45 Pro GOTO Equatorial Mount, complete with accessories, from iOptron is outfitted with a wide array of precision motors, zero-backlash gears, and to top it all of a computer controller to provide an absolutely ideal platform for imaging. The mount has a duel dovetail saddle that allows both Losmandy and Vixen-style plates for mounting compatible OTAs, and with a maximum payload capacity of 45 lbs., it can easily hold large telescopes, counterweights, and accessories. The mount is motorized, with a Go2Nova 8407+ computer hand controller, and an illuminated polar axis scope for speedy alignment and set up! The mount also has a built in 32-channel GPS receiver that sends your location and time to the Go2Nova hand controller, allowing for quick and easy setup.

The included dark-field illuminated AccuAligning polar axis scope installs through the body of the mount for accurate initial manual alignment, as well as alignment verification and correction during observation and imaging sessions. The iEQ25 is built for precise tracking, as required during long-exposure astrophotography, with highly accurate stepper motors and the ability for you to program out the Period Error Correction common to all worm gears.

The dual-axis 1.8 degree stepper motor is controlled by the Go2Nova hand controller, both mentioned above. This system has an internal database of 359,000+ celestial objects, with sixty user-defined objects to program yourself for your own convenience. The controller has update-able firmware in the built-in serial port as well- and with nine slew speeds and automatic tracking capabilities, finding and keeping objects centered in the field of view is easy no matter if you're viewing the fast moving Moon, or much slower space subjects.

  • Motorized and computer-guided equatorial mount with 45 lb payload capacity
  • 6" Losmandy/Vixen dual saddle accepts any compatible OTA up to 60 lb
  • AccuAligning polar scope with dark-field illumination for polar alignment
  • Gear switches on both R.A. and DEC axes for fast movement
  • Built-in 32-channel GPS receiver communicates information to the Go2Nova controller
  • Accurate tracking with temperature compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO)
  • Integrated bubble level
  • Precision stepper motors with 0.09 arc second accuracy for precise GoTo capability and accurate tracking
  • Zero-gap RA and DEC worm gear ensures perfect gear-meshing with no backlash
  • 256-tooth R.A. and 228-tooth Declination aluminum worm wheels
  • Screw/worm type latitude adjuster for precision adjustments, 5-70° range
  • Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC) removes inaccuracies inherent in gears and allows for more accurate tracking, especially for long-exposure astrophotography
  • Slew speed and direction controlled via Go2Nova controller
  • 110-240 VAC and 12 VDC with car accessory plug power adapters included
  • 359,000 object database
  • User-friendly menu driven interface
  • Multiple tracking rates including Sidereal, Solar, Lunar, King, and User-defined
  • 9-speed slew control with quiet mode, up to 5.83°/s max
  • Database includes stars, constellations, and seven complete astronomical catalogs including Messier and NCG IC
  • Up to 60 user-defined objects to easily find your favorites
  • Enter specific R.A. and Declination coordinates of objects for immediate GoTo
  • 8 line, 21 character/line, red-light back-lit LCD screen
  • One-star, multi-star, polar and SolarSys alignments
  • Update-able firmware through built-in serial port
  • Computer control with planetarium software
  • Integrated ST-4 auto-guiding port capable of reverse guiding with auto-protection
  • Built-in heater for wider operating temperature range
  • Mount Type: Equatorial
  • Load Capacity: 45 lb (20.4 kg)
  • Right Ascension Axis Worm gear: 256-teeth, aluminum, M=0.5 Worm: 0.7" (1.7 cm), brass Period: 337 S Bearing: 3.1" (8.0 cm) Shaft: 2.0" (5.0 cm), steel
  • Declination Axis Worm wheel: 228-teeth, aluminum, M=0.5 Worm: 0.7" (1.7 cm), brass Bearing: 2.7" (6.8 cm) Shaft: 1.6" (4.0 cm), steel
  • Resolution: 0.09 arc second
  • Adjustment Range Latitude: 5 to 70° Azimuth: ±6°
  • GPS: Internal 32-Channel receiver
  • Motor: 1.8° stepper motor, 128 microsteps
  • GO-TO Capability: Yes, Go2Nova 8407+ hand controller
  • Polar Axis Scope: Yes, AccuAlign G2 polar scope with dark-field illumination
  • Dimensions: Base diameter: 5.9" (15.0 cm)
  • Weight: Mount: 25 lb (11.3 kg)
  • Operating Temperature: -4 to 113°F (-20 to 45°C)
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU IO-8000E-M
Head Design Equatorial
Tripod or Pier Included? Yes
GPS Included? Yes
Electronics Included Computerized - GoTo
Manufacturer iOptron
Warranty 1 Year Warranty
Hand Controller Included iOptron GoTo Nova
# of Counterweights Included 2
Weight of Counterweights 11 lbs. each
Tracking Rates Lunar, Sidereal, Solar
Objects in Database 359,000
Mount Special Features Illuminated Control Panel, Illuminated Polar FInder, Integrated Polar Finder
Saddle Width Dual V & D
Weight Capacity 45 lbs.
Leg Length 52" Max.
Accessory Tray Included? Yes
Material Steel
Power Supply Included AC Wall Adapter
Tracking Modes EQ North, EQ South
Latitude Range 5-70 degrees
Weight of Tripod/Monopod 17.1 lbs.
Included Items

Included Items

  • iOptron iEQ45 Pro Mount EQ Head
  • (2) Two 11-lb. Counterweights
  • Counterweight Shaft
  • GoToNova Hand Controller
  • AccuAlign Polar Scope
  • AC Adapter
  • 12V DC Adapter
  • RS232-RJ9 Cable
  • RS232 Cable
  • 6PC6C Controller Cable
Questions & Answers

Product Questions

Does this mount feature free-spin balance?
Complete newb question. Would this mount be a good choice to photograph the 2017 solar eclipse in the US with a couple of DSLRs mounted on it?
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