iOptron iEQ30 Pro EQ GoTo Mount with Tri-Pier

iOptron iEQ30 Pro EQ GoTo Mount with Tri-Pier

iOptron iEQ30 Pro EQ GoTo Mount with Tri-Pier

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iOptron iEQ30 Pro EQ GoTo Mount with Tri-Pier

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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
  • Tri-Pier Portable Support System
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  • 1Description

The iEQ30 Pro EQ GoTo Mount from iOptron features a motorized equatorial mount, the Go2Nova 8407+ computer hand controller, the Tri-Pier portable support system, and a Polar axis scope for faster alignment and set-up. Combining the strength and stability of a pier with the portability and leveling flexibility of a tripod, the Tri-Pier provides a rock-solid support system for the mount without requiring permanent installation. The mount has a Vixen style dovetail saddle for mounting compatible telescope 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 set up and alignment.

The stepper motor is controlled by the Go2Nova 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, and 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° arc sec 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.

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 microdivision
  • 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 110VAC wall plug and 12VDC car/vehicle power adapters
  • 9.9 lb (4.5 kg) 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° arc second 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
Tri-Pier
  • Pier and leg tops are made of lightweight and durable aluminum
  • Strong and sturdy stainless steel leg extensions
  • Vibration suspension pads on each foot
  • Max Payload Capacity: 220 lb
  • Adjustable Height: 31.5-42.5" (80-108cm)
  • Maximum leg spread: 48.8" (124cm)
  • Folds up into a relatively compact 26 x 12.8" package
  • Legs Store in Pier
  • Weight: 25.8 lb (11.7 kg)
In the Box
iOptron iEQ30 Pro EQ GoTo Mount with Tri-Pier
  • AC Adapter
  • 12V Car Plug
  • RS232-RJ9 Cable
  • Counterweight
  • Counterweight Shaft
  • Tri-Pier for GoTo Mounts (White/Black)
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description
    Mount Type German equatorial mount
    Load Capacity 30 lb / 13.5 kg
    Gear Right ascension: 180 teeth
    Declination: 144 teeth
    Resolution 0.14 arc seconds (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° arc sec 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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