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iOptron ZEQ25 EQ Mount with 1.5" Tripod and Hard Case

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Product Highlights

  • Motorized EQ Mount
  • Dual Axis Servomotor
  • Dovetail Vixen-Style Saddle
  • Go2Nova 8408 Controller
  • 59,000+ Object Database
  • Built-In 32 Channel GPS Unit
  • Updateable Firmware via Internet
  • Periodic Error Correction (PEC)
  • 1.5" Adjustable Stainless Steel Tripod
  • Cut-Foam Padded Hard Carrying Case
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The ZEQ25 Equatorial Mount Kit with 1.5" Tripod and Hard Case from iOptron features a motorized equatorial mount, Go2Nova 8408 computer hand controller, a heavy duty stainless steel adjustable tripod, and hard carrying case for the mount. The mount has a Vixen-style dovetail saddle for mounting your compatible telescope. Its built-in 32-channel GPS receiver transmits accurate location and time to the hand controller, so when you change your position, the telescope can be set up quickly with accurate information. For precise tracking, as required during long-exposure astrophotography, the ZEQ25 has the capability for you to program out the Periodic Error Correction (PEC) common to all worm gears.

The dual-axis servomotor is controlled by the GO2NOVA hand controller. This system has an internal database of 59,000+ celestial objects, with 60 user-defined objects to program yourself. The hand controller has updateable firmware through the built-in serial port. With nine slew speeds and automatic tracking capabilities, finding and keeping objects centered in the field of view is easy no matter if you're viewing the fast-moving Moon or much slower deep space subjects.

An adjustable-height stainless steel tripod designed for this mount, is included. It has 1.5" thick legs to provide a stable platform for your mount and OTA.. To safely store and carry the iEQ45, a hard plastic carrying case is also provided. it features a sturdy piano hinge, with dual locks and lock-holes for security. On the inside, custom cut foam padding perfectly protects the mount.

"Z Balanced" Equatorial Mount
  • Spring loaded Vixen-style dovetail saddle
  • Dual-axis servomotor with optical encoder
  • Polar alignment adjustable even during tracking
  • Adjustable counterweight bar to prevent obstruction with the tripod
  • Built-in GPS unit for accurate day, date, time and location information
  • AccuAligning polar scope with dark-field illumination for polar alignment
  • 88mm, 144 teeth aluminum R.A. and Dec worm wheels with brass worm gears
  • Gear tension adjustment eliminates play in gear
  • R.A. and Dec gear switches for balancing OTA
  • Polar scope is not blocked by the DEC shaft
GO2NOVA 8408 Hand Controller
  • 59,000+ object database
  • User-friendly menu driven interface
  • 9-speed slew control with quiet mode
  • Database includes stars, constellations and comets
  • Up to 60 user-defined objects to easily find your favorites
  • 4 line, 21 character, red-light back lit LCD screen
  • One-star, multi-star, polar and SolarSys alignments
  • Periodic Error Correction (PEC) eliminates tracking errors for long-exposure astrophotography
  • Programmable anti-backlash adjustment for smoother tracking
  • Updateable firmware through built-in serial port
  • Computer control with planetarium software
  • Integrated autoguiding port
Mount Type Equatorial
Load Capacity 27 lb (12.3 kg), excluding counterweight
Motor Planetary gear reducer DC servo with encoder
GO-TO Capability Yes. GO2NOVA 8408 hand controller included
Azimuth Adjustment Range ±10°
Latitude Adjustment Range 0 to 60°
Polar Axis Scope Polar scope with dark-field illumination
Includes Tripod/Pier Yes.
Power Source 100 / 240 VAC adapter
Dimensions Mount: 6 x 11 x 12" (15.2 x 27.9 x 30.1 cm)
Hard Case: 15 x 14 x 8" (38.1 x 35.6 x 20.3 cm)
Weight Mount: 10.4 lb (4.7 kg)
Hard Case: 6 lb (2.7 kg)
iOptron ZEQ25 EQ Mount with 1.5" Tripod and Hard Case
  • AC Adapter (1.25A)
  • 1.5" Stainless Steel Tripod for ZEQ25/SkyGuider Mounts
  • RS232-RJ9 Cable
  • 10.4lb Counterweight
  • Go2Nova Controller and Cable
  • Hard Case for ZEQ25 Mount
  • Limited Two-Year Warranty
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    iOptronZEQ25 EQ Mount with 1.5" Tripod and Hard Case
     
    5.0

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Accurate (6)
    • Easy to use (5)
    • Strong construction (5)
    • Compact (4)
    • Lightweight (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

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      5.0

      excellent little mount easy to align

      By phliperfil

      from ottawa ontario canada

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Compact
      • Easy to Use
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy
        • Astrophotography

        Comments about iOptron ZEQ25 EQ Mount with 1.5" Tripod and Hard Case:

        akigning this mount whatever way you wish is very easy

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Mount, Great Value

        By Chris P

        from Alberta, Canada

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy
          • Astrophotography

          Comments about iOptron ZEQ25 EQ Mount with 1.5" Tripod and Hard Case:

          The ZEQ25 is extremely well constructed and the tracking accuracy and features are much better than most similarily priced mounts. The tripod is very sturdy and the connection between the mount and tripod is rock solid.

          The case is a nice bonus making this a good choice for a grab-n-go setup. I am using it with a 102mm refractor + a finder + DSLR + guidescope - no weight limit problems.

          For astrophotography most people say to go with total weight = 1/2 of the rating limit. I expect (but have not tested) with the z-design of the mount, you can push this much farther and still get good tracking.

          Polar alignment takes practice but is easy as can be. Love the built in GPS.

          Last thing - B&H Shipping estimates and prices are bang on! Arrived on time and well packed. B&H's shipping is very Canadian-friendly...much appreciated.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very happy with this one!

          By The Most Ancient

          from Northwoods Minnesota

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy

            Comments about iOptron ZEQ25 EQ Mount with 1.5" Tripod and Hard Case:

            Due to a harsh winter it has been hard to get outside and use this...the weather has finally improved and my first few tries have been quite pleasing. The drive is quiet and accurate. I had guessed the position of Polaris, trained my scope on Mars, and several hours later this was still tracking well.

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            5.0

            Great Mount

            By Clint

            from Tulsa, OK

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Easy to Use
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Astronomy

              Comments about iOptron ZEQ25 EQ Mount with 1.5" Tripod and Hard Case:

              Very sturdy and good construction. Movement is very smooth and accurate. Hand controller is sometimes not responsive without very firm button presses.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Lightweight and portable

              By Bobbie observatory docent

              from Coloma, Ca

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Compact
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Astronomy

                Comments about iOptron ZEQ25 EQ Mount with 1.5" Tripod and Hard Case:

                This purchase is for the base of my 1st telescope. I wanted a product that was especially portable and progressive to view deep space objects (with a payload of 27 pounds for a larger portable scope assembly). This mount kit is perfect for both. It's light enough to be portable for private viewing or star parties and will accept a more progessive scope. The go to mount is especially progressive with a polar scope that is pre aligned at the time of manufacture to the mount axis.

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                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great lightweight capable mount.

                By Ajay

                from Houston, TX

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate
                • Compact
                • Lightweight
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Instructions Not Clear

                Best Uses

                • Astronomy
                • Travel

                Comments about iOptron ZEQ25 EQ Mount with 1.5" Tripod and Hard Case:

                First off, I haven't used this mount in field, just did tests indoors regarding slewing and go tos. Here are my thoughts about the mount.

                I like the mount finish and white color. I like the fact that it has polar alignment scope. The mount is extremely light weight yet stable. I like the RA and DEC lock mechanisms and when clutches are not engaged, the axes spins without much resistance, very useful for balancing. I never saw this smooth motion on my ASGT from celestron. During my indoor test, slew/goto were correct and mount is quiet too.

                I will recommend this mount.

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