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That's Right. There is a new iEQ45 Mount!

The iEQ45-AZ German equatorial-altazimuth GOTO mount is the latest development of iOptron’s premium equatorial mount, the iEQ45. It offers superb astro-imaging capability and portable visual astronomy. With the ability to change from altazimuth mode to equatorial mode you have a product with high performance in both positions.



The iEQ45-AZ mount offers the next generation GOTO technology from iOptron —not to mention built-in 32-bit GPS. With a payload of 45 lbs. for EQ mode and 90 lbs for AA mode (dual mounting) – it comes standard with a calibrated dark field illumination polar scope and a rigid portable pier. It also fits both Vixen and Losmandy-type mounting plates. Its lighter weight (only 25 lbs.) makes it much easier to carry.

                                                                              Does not include telescope and Power Weight.

iEQ45-AZ™ Features

    • Specialized astrophotography mount ideal for entry-level and intermediate astrophotographers
    • Portable, compact, and sturdy German equatorial (EQ) –altazimuth (AA) mount with the highest Payload/Mount ratio in the category
    • Payload: 45 lbs (20 kg) for EQ mode (excluding counterweight); 55 lbs (25 kg) for AA mode; or 55 lbs (25kg) + 33 lbs (15 kg) for AA dual mounting
    • Mount weight: 25 lbs (11.4 kg)
    • Ultra-accurate tracking with temperature-compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO)
    • FlexiTouchTM Gap-free structure for both R.A. and DEC worm gears
    • Angular contact bearing for R.A and DEC axles
    • Resolution: 0.09 arc second
    • Go2Nova® 8407 controller with Advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO Technology
    • Permanent periodic error correction (PPEC)
    • Polar alignment routine for those who can’t see the Pole Star
    • Built-in 32-channel Global Positioning System (GPS)
    • Integrated ST-4 autoguiding port capable of reverse guiding with auto-protection
    • Calibrated polar scope with dark-field illumination and easy polar alignment procedure, allowing for fast and accurate polar alignment
    • iOptron port for electronic focuser, laser pointer, planetary dome control
    • RS232 port for computer control via ASCOM platform
    • Heated hand controller for low temperature operation (as low as -20ºC)
    • 6” Vixen/Losmandy dual dovetail saddle
    • 6 inch rigid portable pier (42-inch standing height)
    • Optional secondary Vixen/Losmandy dual dovetail saddle
    • Optional counterweight extension shaft
    • Optional carrying case
    • Optional PowerWeightTM rechargeable battery pack

 

Technical Specifications

 

Mount

German Equatorial/Alt-azimuth Mount

Payload

45 lbs (20kg) for EQ, 55 lbs (25kg)+33lbs(15kg) for AA

Mount weight

20 lb (11.4kg)

Right Ascension worm wheel

F130mm, 216 teeth aluminum

Declination worm wheel

F115mm, 192 teeth aluminum

Right Ascension axis shaft

F50mm steel

Declination axis shaft

F40mm steel

Right Ascension bearing

F80mm angular contact bearing

Declination bearing

F68mm angular contact bearing

Worm gears

Brass

Motor drive

Planetary Gear Reducer DC servo with encoder

Resolution

0.09 arc seconds

Transmission

Synchronous belt/Gear

Latitude adjustment range

5º ~ 70º or 90º

Azimuth adjustment range

± 6º

GPS

Internal 32-channel GPS

Polar Scope

AccuAligningTM polar scope with dark field illumination

Level indicator

Precision bubble

Hand Controller

Go2Nova® 8407  with 358,000 objects database

PEC

Permanent PEC

Tracking

Sidereal, Solar, Lunar,King and User Defined

Speed

1×,2×,8×,16×,64×,128×,256×,512×,MAX(~4º/sec)

Quiet slewing mode

Yes

Cord anti-wrapping in AA mode

Yes

Counterweight shaft

F28mm

Counterweight

11 lb (5kg) X 2 (included)

Pier

150mm (6”) pier (42-inch standing height)

Dovetail saddle

6” Vixen/Losmandy dual dovetail saddle

Power consumption

0.25A(Tracking),  1.2A(GOTO)

Power requirement

12V DC(11 ~ 15V), 2Amp

AC adapter

100V ~ 240V (included)

Serial port

Yes (on hand controller)

RS232 port

Yes (on mount)

Autoguide port

Yes

Firmware upgrade

Yes

PC computer control

Yes (ASCOM)

2 year Manufactures Warranty
Price $1890.00