iOptron iEQ30 Pro EQ GoTo Mount with 1.5" Tripod

iOptron iEQ30 Pro EQ GoTo Mount with 1.5" Tripod

iOptron iEQ30 Pro EQ GoTo Mount with 1.5" Tripod

B&H # IO3000E MFR # 3000E
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Product Highlights

  • Motorized Equatorial Mount
  • 1.8° Stepper Motor/128 Microdivision
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail Saddle
  • Go2Nova 8407+ Hand Controller
  • 359,000-Object Database
  • AccuAligning Polar Scope
  • Built-In 32-Channel GPS
  • PPEC-Permanent Periodic Error Correction
  • 1.5" Stainless Steel Tripod
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iOptron 3000E overview

  • 1Description

The iEQ30 Pro EQ GoTo Mount from iOptron features a motorized equatorial mount, the Go2Nova 8407+ computer hand controller, a 1.5" stainless steel adjustable tripod, and a polar axis scope for faster alignment and setup. The mount has a Vixen-style dovetail saddle for mounting compatible telescope optical tube assemblies (OTAs) and accessories of up to 30 pounds. Its built-in 32-channel GPS receiver sends your location and time to the Go2Nova hand controller for a more accurate and faster setup and alignment.

The stepper motor is controlled by the Go2Nova 8407+ hand controller with an LCD screen that has internal heating in order to be operational in cold weather. It features 8 lines with 21 characters on each line, with an internal database of more than 359,000 celestial objects from comets and asteroids to galaxies and nebulae. With nine slew speeds up to 6° arcsec and automatic tracking capabilities, finding and keeping objects centered in the field of view is easy no matter whether you're viewing the fast-moving Moon or much slower deep-space subjects.

The included AccuAligning polar axis scope can be installed through the body of the mount, and the design of the counterweight ensures an unimpeded view through the alignment scope regardless of its position. This is especially critical for long viewing periods or astrophotography where periodic adjustments might be required. For precise tracking, as required during long-exposure astrophotography, the iEQ30 Pro can be programmed for the Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC) common in every worm gear.

German Equatorial Mount
  • Vixen-style dovetail saddle
  • 1.8° stepper motor with 128 microdivisions
  • Adjustable counterweight bar to prevent obstruction with the tripod
  • Built-in 32-channel GPS provides accurate date, time, and location information
  • AccuAligning polar scope with dark-field illumination for polar alignment
  • Includes 110 VAC wall plug and 12 VDC car/vehicle power adapters
  • 9.9 lb (4.5kg) counterweight and shaft for balancing scope and accessories
Go2Nova 8407+ Hand Controller
  • 359,000 stellar object database
  • Star recognition function
  • Heated LCD display allows it to work at temperatures down to -4°F (-20°C)
  • 8 lines with 21 characters on each line LCD screen
  • 9-speed slew from 1x to 4° arcsec with quiet tracking
  • Database includes stars, constellations, and comets
  • Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC) eliminates tracking errors
  • Programmable anti-backlash adjustment for smoother tracking
  • RS232 port and RS232-RJ9 cable allow for connectivity to a PC
  • Compatible with ASCOM computer protocol
  • Power interruption recovery feature
  • Can be controlled with a PC and planetarium software
  • Integrated autoguiding ST-4 port
  • Stainless steel construction
  • 1.5" diameter legs
  • Center stabilizer adds rigidity to reduce vibrations
In the Box
iOptron iEQ30 Pro EQ GoTo Mount with 1.5" Tripod
  • AC Adapter
  • 12V Car Plug
  • RS232-RJ9 Cable
  • Counterweight
  • Counterweight Shaft
  • Stainless Steel Tripod
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    iOptron 3000E specs

    Mount Type German equatorial mount
    Load Capacity 30 lb / 13.5 kg
    Gear Right ascension: 180 teeth
    Declination: 144 teeth
    Resolution 0.14 arcsec (256 PPS)
    Adjustment Range Latitude: 0 to 65°
    Azimuth: ±6°
    GPS 32-channel, internal
    Motor 1.8° stepper motor, 128 microdivision
    Motor control: open loop
    Transmission 48MXL synchronous belt
    Tracking Rates Sidereal, solar, lunar, King, user
    Meridian treatment:
    1. Stop: 0 to 15° pass 2. Auto flip
    Hand Controller Go2Nova 8407+
    Heated LCD display: 8 lines, 21 characters
    Polar Axis Scope AccuAligning polar scope
    Dark-field illumination
    Tripod Leg diameter: 1.5" / 3.8 cm
    Power Requirement Voltage: 12 VDC (11 - 15 V)
    Current: 2 A
    Power Consumption Tracking: 0.4 A
    Go2Nova: 0.6 A
    Slew Rate 9 speeds, 6° arcsec max
    PC Control Protocol: ASCOM
    Port 1 x RS232
    Guiding port: 1 x ST-4
    Operating Temperature -4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C
    Weight Mount: 15 lb / 6.8 kg
    Tripod: 10.6 lb / 4.8 kg
    Counterweight: 9.9 lb / 4.5 kg
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    Package Weight 46.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 33.0 x 12.5 x 9.0"

    iOptron 3000E reviews

    iEQ30 Pro EQ GoTo Mount with 1.5" Tripod is rated 2.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Shipped w/o hand control and tripod spreader Do to pkg. change at Ioptron, received one old and one new pkg. set. As result, key parts missing. Ioptron supplied parts but found main mount board was dead. Returned for credit and ordered 2nd mount. Second mount worked briefly and failed in same manner as 1st mount after brief tryout. Returned for credit and will look elsewhere. B&H was great allowing quick return and credit.
    Date published: 2016-01-29
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