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iOptron ZEQ25 GoTo Equatorial Mount with 1.25" Tripod & Hard Case - 7100-HC

iOptron   ——   SKU: IOP-7100-HC
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About the iOptron ZEQ25 Equatorial Mount w/ Polar Scope & Hard Case...

Introducing the iOptron ZEQ25 Equatorial Mount... An extraordinary new innovation in mount design.

 

The iOptron "Z" design mount puts the weight of the payload at the center of gravity allowing for greater natural stability. Given its payload capacity, this means the "Z" designed mount is unusually light - a nice benefit when setting up at a remote site. Other features of the iOptron ZEQ25 Equatorial Mount include an adjustable counterweight bar to prevent obstruction with the tripod. And polar aligning is quick and accessible all the time since the polar scope is not blocked by the declination shaft.

 

The iOptron ZEQ25 Equatorial Mount is equipped with the most advanced GOTONOVA GOTO technology, making it one of the most powerful and accurate GOTO mounts available. Its database includes over 59,000 objects - its Go2Nova Hand Controller is intuitive to use and its large 4-line LCD screen simplifies the process of setting telescopes and locating objects. The ZEQ25 - a new category of viewing and astrophotography.

 

 

iOptron ZEQ25 Equatorial Mount w/ Polar Scope & Hard Case Features...

 

  • A new design "balanced" equatorial mount for maximum payload and minimum mount weight

     

  • Specialized astrophotography mount ideal for entry-level and intermediate Astro-photographers

     

  • Payload of 27 lbs (12.3 kg) with the mount-only weight of 10.4 lbs (4.7 kg)

     

  • Spring loaded gear system with customer adjustable loading force

     

  • Gear switches on both R.A. and DEC axes for easy balancing when disengaged

     

  • Adjustable counterweight shaft for 0 latitude operation

     

  • Dual-axis servomotor with enhanced optical encoder for precise GOTO and accurate tracking

     

  • iOptron AccuAligning calibrated polar scope with dark-field illumination and easy polar alignment procedure, allowing for fast and accurate polar alignment

     

  • Polar alignment routine for those who cant see the Pole Star

     

  • Go2Nova 8408 controller with Advanced GOTONOVA GOTO Technology

     

  • Periodic error correction (PEC)

     

  • Integrated ST-4 autoguiding port

     

  • Built-in 32-channel Global Positioning System (GPS)

     

  • Serial port for firmware upgrade and computer control

     

  • Spring loaded Vixen-style saddle

     

  • Standard 1.5 inch heavy-duty stainless steel tripod (5kg), optional 2 inch tripod (8kg)

     

  • Die-cast metal tripod spreader with accessory tray

     

  • Optional PowerWeight rechargeable battery pack

     

  • Includes hard case for mount

 

 

iOptron ZEQ25 Equatorial Mount w/ Polar Scope & Hard Case Specifications...

Mount: "Z Balanced" Equatorial Mount

Payload: 27 lb (12.3kg), excluding counterweight

Mount weight: 10.4 lb (4.7kg)

Payload/Mount weight: 2.60

Right Ascension worm wheel: F88mm, 144 teeth aluminum

Declination worm wheel: F88mm, 144 teeth aluminum

Right Ascension axis shaft: F35mm steel

Declination axis shaft: F35mm steel

Right Ascension bearing: F55mm ball bearing

Declination bearing: F55mm ball bearing

Worm gears: Brass

Motor drive: Planetary Gear Reducer DC servo with encoder

Resolution: 0.14 arc seconds

Transmission: Synchronous belt/Gear

Latitude adjustment range: 0 ~ 60 degrees

Azimuth adjustment range: 10 deg

GPS: Internal 32-channel GPS

Polar Scope: AccuAligning dark field illuminated

Level indicator: Level bubble

Hand Controller: Go2Nova 8408 with 59,000 objects database

PEC: PEC

Tracking: Automatic

Speed: 1,2,8,16,64,128,256,512,MAX(~4.5 deg/sec)

Counterweight shaft: F20mm x 300mm (0.7 kg)

Counterweight: 10.4 lb (4.7kg)

Tripod: 1.5" Stainless Steel(5kg), optional 2"(8kg)

Dovetail saddle: Spring loaded Vixen-style

Power consumption: 0.25A(Tracking), 0.75A(GOTO)

Power requirement: 12V DC(9 ~ 15V), 1.5Amp

AC adapter: 100V ~ 240V (included)

Serial port: Yes (on hand controller)

Autoguide port: Yes

Firmware upgrade: Yes

PC computer control:Yes (ASCOM)

Operation temperature: -10 C ~ 40 C

Warranty: Two year limited

iOptron Product Number: 7100-HC