equatorial mounts and tripods

iOptron iEQ45-AZ German Equatorial-Altazimuth GoTo Mount w/ 42" Pier - 8000E-AZ-42P

iOptron   ——   SKU: IOP-8000E-AZ-42P
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About the iOptron iEQ45-AZ German Equatorial-Altazimuth GoTo Mount w/ 42" Pier...

The iOptron iEQ45-AZ German Equatorial-Altazimuth GoTo Mount w/ 42" Pier is the latest development of iOptron'''s premium equatorial mount, the iEQ45. It offers superb astro-imaging capability and portable visual astronomy. With the ability to change from altazimuth mode to equatorial mode you have a product with high performance in both positions and lots more! The new iEQ45 has a stepper motor (instead of servo)and a higher gear ratio (now same gears as CEM60). There has also been a number of cosmetic changes (ex. plugs moved to sides, plastic covers are singular piece, etc.) to make this the best iEQ45 ever!


The iOptron iEQ45-AZ German Equatorial-Altazimuth GoTo Mount w/ 42" Pier 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 AA mode (dual mounting) - it comes standard with a calibrated dark field illumination polar scope and a rigid portable pier. It also fits both Vixen and Losmandy-type mounting plates. Its lighter weight (only 25 lbs.) makes it much easier to carry.



iOptron iEQ45-AZ German Equatorial-Altazimuth GoTo Mount w/ 42" Pier Features...


  • Specialized astrophotography mount ideal for entry-level and intermediate astrophotographers



  • Portable, compact, and sturdy German equatorial (EQ) altazimuth (AA) mount with the highest Payload/Mount ratio in the category



  • Payload: 45 lbs (20 kg) for EQ mode (excluding counterweight); 55 lbs (25 kg) for AA mode; or 55 lbs (25kg) + 33 lbs (15 kg) for AA dual mounting



  • Mount weight: 25 lbs (11.4 kg)



  • Ultra-accurate tracking with temperature-compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO)



  • FlexiTouch Gap-free structure for both R.A. and DEC worm gears



  • Angular contact bearing for R.A and DEC axles



  • Resolution: 0.09 arc second



  • Go2Nova 8407 controller with Advanced GOTONOVA GOTO Technology



  • Permanent periodic error correction (PPEC)



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



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



  • Integrated ST-4 autoguiding port capable of reverse guiding with auto-protection



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



  • iOptron port for electronic focuser, laser pointer, planetary dome control



  • RS232 port for computer control via ASCOM platform



  • Heated hand controller for low temperature operation (as low as -20C)



  • 6" Vixen/Losmandy dual dovetail saddle



  • 6 inch rigid portable pier (42-inch standing height)



  • Optional secondary Vixen/Losmandy dual dovetail saddle



  • Optional counterweight extension shaft



  • Optional carrying case



  • Optional PowerWeight rechargeable battery pack



iOptron iEQ45-AZ German Equatorial-Altazimuth GoTo Mount w/ 42" Pier Specifications...

Mount: German Equatorial/Alt-azimuth Mount

Payload: 45 lbs (20kg) for EQ, 55 lbs (25kg)+33lbs(15kg) for AA

Mount weight: 25 lb.

Right Ascension worm wheel: 256 teeth, M=0.5, aluminum

Declination worm wheel: 228 teeth, M=0.5, aluminum

Right Ascension axis shaft: F50mm steel

Declination axis shaft: F40mm steel

Right Ascension bearing: F80mm angular contact bearing

Declination bearing: F68mm angular contact bearing

Worm gears: Brass

Motor drive: Planetary Gear Reducer DC servo with encoder

Resolution: 0.09 arc seconds

Transmission: Synchronous belt

Latitude adjustment range: 5 deg ~ 70 deg or 90 deg

Azimuth adjustment range: 6 deg

GPS: Internal 32-channel GPS

Polar Scope:AccuAligning polar scope with dark field illumination

Level indicator: Precision bubble

Hand Controller: Go2Nova 8407 with 358,000 objects database

PEC: Permanent PEC

Tracking: Sidereal, Solar, Lunar,King and User Defined

Speed: 1x,2x,8x,16x,64x,128x,256x,512x,MAX(~4 deg/sec)

Quiet slewing mode: Yes

Cord anti-wrapping in AA mode: Yes

Counterweight shaft: F28mm

Counterweight: 11 lb (5kg) X 2 (included)

Pier: 150mm (6") pier (42-inch standing height)

Dovetail saddle: 6" Vixen/Losmandy dual dovetail saddle

Power consumption: 0.25A(Tracking), 1.2A(GOTO)

Power requirement: 12V DC(11 ~ 15V), 2Amp

AC adapter: 100V ~ 240V (included)

Serial port: Yes (on hand controller)

RS232 port: Yes (on mount)

Autoguide port: Yes

Firmware upgrade: Yes

PC computer control: Yes (ASCOM)

Operation temperature: -20C ~ 40C

iOptron Product Number: 8000E-AZ-42P


Customer Note: Older model shown for illustratory purposes. Does not include telescope, PowerWeight or eyepieces. New model mount displayed on optional tripod.