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iOptron iEQ45 GoTo German Equatorial Mount w/ Tripod & Hard Case - 8000E-HC

iOptron   ——   SKU: IOP-8000E-HC
$2,319.00 CAD
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About the iOptron iEQ45 GoTo German Equatorial Mount w/ Tripod & Hard Case...

The iOptron iEQ45 GoTo Mount is the first in a new breed of premium astro-imaging mounts from iOptron. This model comes with a stainless steel tripod, deluxe hard carrying case 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 GoTo 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 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 GoTo German Equatorial Mount w/ Tripod & Hard Case Features...


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



  • Includes deluxe hard carrying case



  • 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



  • #8407 controller with Advanced GOTONOVA GoTo Technology and heating mechanism



  • Lowest working temperature: -20 C



  • RS232 port for mount firmware upgrade and ASCOM control



  • RS485 new command set completely open for user-defined control of the mount



  • Resolution: 0.09 arc second



  • Fits with both Vixen and Losmandy-type mounting plates



  • Includes 2-inch tripod (pier also available)



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



  • Comes standard with: 2 x 5kg counterweight, AC adaptor, 12V DC car plug adaptor, RS232-RJ9 cable and RS232 cable



iOptron iEQ45 GoTo German Equatorial Mount w/ Tripod & Hard Case Specifications...

Mount: German Equatorial Mount

Payload: 45 lbs (20kg), excluding counterweight

Mount Weight: 20 lbs (11.4kg)

Payload/Mount Weight: 1.75

Right Ascension Worm Wheel: 256 teeth, M=0.5, aluminum

Declination Worm Wheel: 228 teeth, M=0.5, aluminum

Right Ascension Axis: 50mm steel

Declination Axis: 40mm steel

Motor Drive: Planetary Gear Reducer DC servo with encoder

Resolution: 0.09 arc seconds

Transmission: Synchronous belt/Gear

Latitude Adjustment Range: 5 deg ~ 70 deg

Azimuth Adjustment Range: 6 deg

GPS: Internal 32-channel GPS

Polar Scope: Yes. AccuAligning Polar Scope with dark field illumination

Level Indicator: Precision bubble

Hand Controller: Go2Nova 8407 with 358,000 objects database

PEC: Permanent PEC

Tracking: Automatic

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

Counterweight Bar: 028mm

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

Tripod: Stainless Steel

Dovetail: Losmandy/Vixen dual 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)

Firmware Upgrade: Yes

PC Computer Control: Yes (ASCOM)

Working Temperature: -20 C ~ 40 C

Warranty: Two year limited

iOptron Product Number: 8000E-HC


Older model shown in photo with hard case. New model shown on tripod.
iOptron iEQ45 GoTo German Equatorial Mount w/ Tripod & Hard Case - 8000E-HC for $2551.88 at Khan Scope Centre

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