iOptron iEQ45 Pro GoTo Equatorial Mount with Hard Carrying Case

iOptron iEQ45 Pro GoTo Equatorial Mount with Hard Carrying Case

iOptron iEQ45 Pro GoTo Equatorial Mount with Hard Carrying Case

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Product Highlights

  • Motorized Computer-Controlled EQ Mount
  • Precision Dual-Axis Stepper Motor
  • Go2Nova 8407+ Hand Controller
  • 359,000+ Object Database
  • 6" Losmandy/Vixen Dovetail Saddle
  • Built-In 32-Channel GPS Unit
  • AccuAligning Polar Axis Scope
  • Permanent Periodic Error Correction
  • 45 lb Payload Capacity
  • Requires Tripod and OTA
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iOptron iEQ45 Pro overview

  • 1Description

Conceived, designed, and built for entry-level to intermediate astrophotographers, the iEQ45 Pro GoTo Equatorial Mount from iOptron is outfitted with precision motors, zero-backlash gears, and a computer controller to provide an ideal platform for imaging. The mount has a dual dovetail saddle that fits both Losmandy- and Vixen-style plates for mounting compatible optical tube assemblies (OTAs), and with a maximum payload capacity of 45 lb, it can easily hold large telescopes, counterweights, and accessories. It features a motorized equatorial mount, the Go2Nova 8407+ computer hand controller, and an illuminated polar axis scope for faster alignment and setup. The mount has a built-in 32-channel GPS receiver that sends your location and time to the Go2Nova hand controller, so the telescope can be set up quickly. For safe and secure transportation and storage, iOptron includes a hard carrying case that comes with a custom-cut foam lining, dual snap latches, two padlock locations, and a hinged handle.

The included dark-field illuminated AccuAligning polar axis scope installs through the body of the mount for accurate initial manual alignment and alignment verification and correction during observation and imaging sessions. The iEQ45 is built for precise tracking, as required during long-exposure astrophotography, with highly accurate stepper motors and the ability for you to program out the Periodic Error Correction (PEC) common to all worm gears.

Its dual-axis 1.8° stepper motor is controlled by the Go2Nova 8407+ hand controller. This system has an internal database of 359,000+ celestial objects, with 60 user-defined objects to program yourself. The hand controller has updatable 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 whether you're viewing the fast-moving Moon or much slower deep-space subjects. An adjustable-height stainless steel tripod is included for the mount and your telescope.

Mount
  • Motorized and computer-guided equatorial mount
  • 6" Losmandy/Vixen dual saddle accepts any compatible OTA up to 45 lb
  • AccuAligning polar scope with dark-field illumination for polar alignment
  • Gear switches on both right ascension (RA) and declination (dec) axes for fast movement
  • Built-in 32-channel GPS receiver communicates information to the Go2Nova controller
  • Accurate tracking with temperature-compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO)
  • Integrated bubble level
Motors and Gears
  • Precision stepper motors with 0.09 arcsecond accuracy for precise GoTo capability and accurate tracking
  • Zero-gap RA and dec worm gear ensures perfect gear meshing with no backlash
  • 256-tooth RA and 228-tooth dec aluminum worm wheels
  • Screw/worm-type latitude adjuster for precision adjustments, 5-70° range
  • Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC) removes inaccuracies inherent in gears and allows for more accurate tracking, especially for long-exposure astrophotography
  • Slew speed and direction controlled via Go2Nova controller
  • 110-240 VAC and 12 VDC with car accessory plug power adapters included
Go2Nova 8407+ Hand Controller
  • 359,000-object database
  • User-friendly menu-driven interface
  • Multiple tracking rates including Sidereal, Solar, Lunar, King's, and user defined
  • 9-speed slew control with quiet mode, up to 5.83°/s max
  • Database includes stars, constellations, and seven complete astronomical catalogs including Messier and NCG IC
  • Up to 60 user-defined objects to easily find your favorites
  • Enter specific RA and dec coordinates of objects for immediate GoTo
  • 8-line, 21-character/line, red-light backlit LCD screen
  • One-star, multi-star, polar, and SolarSys alignments
  • Updatable firmware through built-in serial port
  • Computer control with planetarium software
  • Integrated ST-4 autoguiding port capable of reverse guiding with auto-protection
  • Built-in heater for wider operating temperature range
In the Box
iOptron iEQ45 Pro GoTo Equatorial Mount with Hard Carrying Case
  • Go2Nova 8407+ Hand Controller
  • Losmandy/Vixen Dual Saddle
  • LED with cable for Polar Scope
  • 2 x Controller Cables
  • RS232 to RJ9 Cable
  • 12 VDC Car/Vehicle Power Adapter
  • AC Adapter (1.25A)
  • 2 x 11 lb Counterweight for iEQ45/CEM60 EQ Mounts
  • Counterweight Shaft
  • Hard Carrying Case
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    iOptron iEQ45 Pro specs

    Mount Type Equatorial
    Load Capacity 45 lb (20.4 kg)
    Resolution 0.09 arcsecond
    Adjustment Range Latitude: 5 to 70°
    Azimuth: ±6°
    GPS Internal 32-Channel receiver
    Motor 128 microstep stepper motor
    GoTo Capability Go2Nova 8407+ hand controller
    Polar Axis Scope Yes, AccuAlign G2 polar scope with dark-field illumination
    Includes Tripod/Pier No
    Dovetail Plate Dual saddle: 6" Vixen/Losmandy-D
    Operating Temperature -4 to 104°F / -20 to 40°C
    Power Adapter:
    In: 100 - 240 VAC
    Out: 11 - 15 VDC, 2A

    Consumption:
    Tracking: 0.45 A
    GoTo: 0.75 A

    Dimensions Base diameter: 5.9" / 15.0 cm
    Weight Mount: 25 lb (11.3 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 66.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.5 x 19.4 x 16.0"

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