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equatorial mounts and tripods

iOptron iEQ45-AZ PRO w/ Hard Case w/ 48" Pier - 8000E-HC-AZ-48P

iOptron   ——   SKU: IOP-8000E-HC-AZ-48P
$2,797.56 CAD
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The new iEQ45 Pro GOTO German equatorial mount is the next generation premium astro-imaging mounts from iOptron. We've made a few changes on the iEQ45 including:
  • Stepper motor (instead of servo)
  • Higher gear ratio for even smoother tracking
A number of visual changes (plugs moved to sides, motor covers are singular piece, and more) The iEQ45 Pro mount 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.

Other Features still included:
  • Losmandy/Vixen dual saddle
  • Aluminum alloy pier with retractable steel spread legs
  • Hard case
Features

  • Specialized astrophotography mount ideal for entry-level and intermediate astrophotographers
  • Payload: 45 lbs
  • Mount weight: 25 lbs
  • 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
  • Permanent 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
  • Hand controller with Advanced GOTONOVA® GoTo Technology and heating mechanism
  • Lowest working temperature: -20oC
  • RS232 port for mount firmware upgrade and ASCOM control
  • Resolution: 0.09 arc second
  • Spring loaded dual size dovetail saddle for both Vixen and Losmandy-type mounting plates
  • 48-inch (#8030) pier
  • Optonal Tri-pier (#8034) available.
  • AccuAlignTM polar scope with dark-field illumination and Quick Polar Alignment procedure, allowing for fast and accurate polar alignment
  • Comes standard with: 2 x 5kg counterweight, AC adaptor, 12V DC car plug adaptor and RS232-RJ9 cable