iOptron iEQ45-PRO Mount w/ Hard Case & Accessories

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iOptron iEQ45-PRO Mount w/ Hard Case & Accessories
Item # IO-8000E-M-HC
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  • This iOptron iEQ45 PRO equatorial mount includes a hard carry case and has a load capacity of 45 lbs.
  • Sporting large worm gears, an upgraded 1.8º stepper motor, faster slew speeds from 960x to 1400x and one piece motor covers the E series iEQ45 improves upon it's predecessor the D series. Moving the plugs to the side of the mount is a design feature owners will appreciate.
  • Key features like a built in illuminated polar finder, gap free gear structure, GPS and full GoTo computerization plus an load capacity to mount weight ratio of nearly 2:1 make this an optimal choice for the roaming astrophotographer.
  • Includes necessary cables for ASCOM control and firmware updates as well as DC and AC power cords.
  • One year warranty.


iOptron iEQ45-PRO Mount w/ Hard Case & 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.

And all of this comes with and in a hard carrying case that allows for convenient carrying of the mount and accessories, and keeps it's contents safe!

  • 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 arcsecond 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
  • Updateable firmware through built-in serial port
  • Computer control with planetarium software
  • Integrated ST-4 autoguiding 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
  • Losmandy/Vixen-style spring-loaded dual saddle
  • 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)
  • Comes with a Hard Carry Case!
Additional Information

Additional Information

Head Design Equatorial
Tripod or Pier Included? No
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
Mount Special Features Illuminated Control Panel, Integrated Polar Finder
Saddle Width Dual V & D
Weight Capacity 45 lbs.
Leg Length N/A
Material N/A
Power Supply Included AC Wall Adapter
Tracking Modes EQ North, EQ South
Latitude Range 5-70 degrees
Included Items

Included Items

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

Product Questions

I want to buy this package for a Christmas gift 2015, and would like to take advantage of your special price. But I wasn't planning on making the purchase until November or early December. How long will your special price be available, and/or are you planning an even bigger special on this particular unit for Christmas? (Any money I save here will still be spent for accessories, so will still go into sales for you.) Thanks.
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