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iOptron iEQ45 GoTo German Equatorial Telescope Mount with Modified DEC Clutch

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The iOptron iEQ45 GoTo German Equatorial Telescope Mount with Modified DEC Clutch offers GoTo technology with a built-in 32-bit GPS. It can support a payload of up to 45 lb. This mount comes standard with a calibrated dark field illumination polar scope and a sturdy 2” stainless steel tripod. It also fits both Vixen and Losmandy-type mounting plates. The German equatorial mount is lightweight at 25 lb, which makes it much easier to carry. The mount comes with a modified DEC clutch for free-spin OTA balance.

The iEQ45 mount includes a Go2Nova 8407 Hand Controller, which boasts iOptron’s Go2Nova computerized control. With a database of 580,000 celestial objects, this controller enables you to search the skies with ease. Using the easy-to-use hand controller and its large 8-line LCD screen, you can easily set up the telescope and select where you want to go with its user-friendly interface. This controller also allows you to slew the telescope at 9 different drive speeds, keeping the object within the telescope’s viewfinder for as long as you wish. It also makes alignment quick and simple.

The Go2Nova controller can be connected to the mount with the 6P4C controller cable. The cable is also used to connect R.A. and DEC units for an iEQ, SmartStar-PR, or Go2Nova GoTo Kit. The iEQ45 mount features an 11 lb counterweight that is specifically designed to create additional counterbalance. The RS232 to RJ9 connection cable for the Go2Nova Hand Controller 8407 allows you to make firmware upgrades.

iEQ45 GoTo German equatorial telescope mount

Specialized astrophotography mount suitable for entry-level and intermediate astrophotographers
Can support a payload of up to 45 lb (20kg)
Portable, compact, and sturdy design with a high payload/mount ratio (1.7)
ST-4 autoguiding port capable of reverse guiding with auto-protection
Permanent periodic error correction (PEC)
Accurate tracking with temperature compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO)
Gap-free structure for both R.A. and declination worms
Built-in 32-channel GPS
Has a low working temperature of 14°F (-20°C)
RS232 port for mount firmware upgrade and ASCOM control
Resolution of 0.09 arc second
Fits with both Vixen and Losmandy-type mounting plates
2" heavy-duty stainless steel tripod legs
AccuAligning polar scope with dark-field illumination and quick polar alignment procedure, allowing for fast and accurate polar alignment

Go2Nova Hand Controller 8407

Features a 130,000 object database with 256 user-defined objects
8 line large screen LCD
User friendly interface
USB port for firmware upgrades and computer interactivity (such as planetarium software)
Comes standard on all A-series mounts, GotoNova Kits, CubePro, MiniTower, and MiniTower Pro
Mount German equatorial mount
Right Ascension Worm Wheel Ø5.12" (Ø130.00 mm), 216 teeth, aluminum
Declination Worm Wheel Ø4.53" (Ø115 mm), 192 teeth, aluminum
Right Ascension Axis Ø1.97" (Ø50.00 mm), steel
Declination Axis Ø1.57" (Ø40.00 mm), steel
Motor Drive Planetary gear reducer DC servo with encoder
Resolution 0.09 arc seconds
Transmission Synchronous belt/gear
Latitude Adjustment Range 5 to 70°
Azimuth Adjustment Range ±6°
GPS Internal 32-channel GPS
Leveling Indicators Precision bubble
Database Management 358,000
PEC Permanent PEC (Periodic Error Correction)
Tracking Ability Automatic
Speed 1×, 2×, 8×, 16×, 64×, 128×, 256×, 512×, max(approximately 4°/sec)
Counterweight Bar Ø1.1" (Ø28.0 mm)
Power Requirement 12 VDC (11 to 15 V), 2 A
Dovetail 3.5" (88.9 mm) Vixen and 8" (203.20 mm) Losmandy-D saddles included
Power Consumption 0.25 A (tracking), 1.2 A (GoTo)
Tripods & Support Heavy-duty stainless steel, 2", 16.5 lb (7.5 kg)
Payload/Mount Weight 1.75
Mount Weight 20.0 lb (11.4 kg)
Payload 45 lb (20 kg) excluding counterweight
Hand Controller Go2Nova
Database Management 580,000 objects
LCD 8-line, 21 character, red light backlit
Working Temperature 14 to 104° (-20 to 40°C) (internal heated)
Diameter Outer: 5.05" (128.28 mm),Inner: 1.11" (28.28 mm)
Height 2.07" (52.48 mm)
Weight 11 lb (5 kg)
iOptron iEQ45 GoTo German Equatorial Telescope Mount with Modified DEC Clutch
  • Go2Nova Hand Controller 8407
  • 2" Stainless Steel Tripod
  • 2 x 11 lb (5kg) Counterweight
  • 3.5" Vixen and 8" Losmandy-D Saddles
  • 6P6C Controller Cable (Black)
  • AC Adapter (100 to 240 V)
  • 12 VDC Car Plug Adapter
  • RS232-RJ9 Cable (Black)
  • RS232 Cable
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty on Mount
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty on Controller
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