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iOptron iEQ30 GEM

B&H # IO3000 MFR # 3000
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You Pay: $1,299.00

Belonging to the iEQ Series, the iEQ30 GEM from iOptron is a high-performance, portable equatorial mount. It comes with a calibrated dark field illumination polar scope, built-in GPS, and sturdy 1.5” (38.1mm) stainless steel tripod legs. Packed with GoTo technology, this device offers good performance in an easy-to-transport package.

The Go2Nova 8407 Hand Controller has an integrated temperature controller that ensures it can be operated down to -4°F (-20°C). It has a large LCD screen, function keys, direction keys, and number keys on the front; a red LED reading light on the back; and a HBX port (6-pin), and a serial port (4-pin) at the bottom.

Specialized astrophotography mount suitable for entry-level and intermediate astrophotographers
Portable, compact, and sturdy German equatorial mount with a payload/mount ratio of 2.0
ST-4 auto-guiding port capable of reverse guiding with auto-protection
Permanent periodic error correction (PEC)
Accurate tracking with temperature compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO)
AccuAligning Polar Scope with dark field illumination and easy polar alignment procedure, allowing for fast and accurate polar alignment
#8407 controller with Advanced Go2Nova technology
Controller includes heating mechanism for working at low temperatures down to -4°F (-20°C)
RS232 port on mount for ASCOM control
Level indicator
Auto-guide port ST-4 compatible
Heavy-duty stainless steel tripod legs
Firmware upgrade
Mount German Equatorial
Payload 31 lb (14 kg), excluding counterweight)
Payload/Mount Weight 2.0
Right Ascension Worm Wheel Ø4.25" (Ø108 mm), 180 teeth
Declination Worm Wheel Ø5.66" (Ø87 mm), 144 teeth
Right Ascension Axis Ø1.57" (Ø40 mm)
Declination Axis Ø1.18" (Ø30 mm)
Motor Drive Precision DC servo with encoder
Resolution 0.11 arc sec
Transmission Synchronous belt/gear
Latitude Adjustment Range 0 to 65º
Azimuth Adjustment Range ±6º
GPS Internal 32-channel
Hand Controller Go2Nova 8407 with 358,000 objects database
PEC Permanent
Tracking Ability Automatic
Speed 1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x, 256x, 512x, maximum (approximately 4º/sec)
Counterweight Bar Ø0.8 x 9.8" (Ø20 x 250 mm), Ø0.8 x 7.3" (Ø20 x 185 mm)
Counterweight 10 lb (4.5 kg)
Dovetail 3.5" (88.9 mm) vixen
Power Consumption 0.25 A (tracking), 0.6 A (GoTo)
Power Requirement 12 VDC (11 to 15 V), 2 A
Operating Temperature -4 to 104°F (-20 to 40°C)
Interface Serial port on hand controller
Tripod 1.5" (31.75 mm) stainless steel (10.6 lb or 4.8 kg)
Mount Weight 15 lb (6.8 kg)
iOptron iEQ30 GEM
  • Go2Nova 8407 Hand Controller
  • Vixen-Style Mounting Saddle
  • Heavy-Duty Stainless Steel Tripod Legs
  • 10 lb (4.5 kg) Counterweight
  • Extension Bar
  • 100 to 240 VAC Adapter
  • 12 VDC Car Plug Adapter
  • RS232 Cable
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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