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equatorial mounts and tripods

iOptron IEQ45-AZ Pro Dual EQ/AZ Mount with 2" Tripod and Hard Case - 8000E-HC-AZ

iOptron   ——   SKU: 8000E-HC-AZ
$2,667.32 CAD
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The new iEQ45 Pro-AZ GoTo German equatorial mount is the next generation premium astro-imaging mounts from iOptron. They have 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-AZ mount offers the next generation GoTo technology from iOptron -not to mention built-in 32-bit GPS. With a payload of 45 lbs for EQ mode and 90 lbs for AZ mode (dual mounting) - it comes standard with a calibrated dark field illumination polar scope and a sturdy 2" 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.

• 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
• 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
• RS232 port for mount firmware upgrade and ASCOM control
• Spring loaded dual size dovetail saddle for both Vixen and Losmandy-type mounting plates
• 2" heavy-duty stainless steel tripod legs (16.5 lbs)
• Die cast metal tripod spreader with accessory tray
• Optional 42-inch (#8033),48-inch (#8030) pier or Tri-pier (#8034) available.
• AccuAlign polar scope with dark-field illumination and Quick Polar Alignment procedure, allowing for fast and accurate polar alignment
• Optional foam-fitted sturdy hard case for storage and travel available (#8080)
• Comes standard with: 2 x 5kg counterweight, AC adaptor, 12V DC car plug adaptor and RS232-RJ9 cable

Other Features still included:
• Losmandy/Vixen dual saddle
• AccuAlign Polar Scope
• 2" heavy duty stainless steel tripod with die-caste metal tripod spreader/tray