iOptron iEQ45E Equatorial GoTo Mount with Tripod & Case

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  • iOptron iEQ45E Equatorial GoTo Mount with Tripod & Case

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    iOptron iEQ45E Equatorial GoTo Mount with Tripod & Case

    iOptron iEQ45 Pro Computerized Equatorial Mount

    The iOptron iEQ45 equatorial mount is the perfect instrument for beginning astrophotographers as well as visual amateur astronomers who would like a lightweight yet sturdy mount for their small to medium-sized telescope. With a weight capacity of 45 pounds, the iEQ45 Pro can handle a wide variety of refractor or Cassegrain-style telescopes with weight to spare, and with an actual weight of only 25 lb., it will be easy to set up, break down, and transport to your favorite observing location.

    iEQ45 Equals Sophisticated Electronics

    The electronics included with the iOptron iEQ45 Pro mount are those normally found on much more pricy models, including built-in 32 channel GPS, permanent periodic error correction (PEC), and an ST-4 autoguiding port that is capable of reverse guiding with auto-protection. Several tracking rates are available on the iEQ45 Pro, including Sidereal, Solar, Lunar, King (which compensates for the effect of refraction) & User. The User tracking rate can be set as required for your applications. The User Rate can be adjusted from 0.9900X to 1.0100X of sidereal speed.

    GoTo Hand Controller with 359,000 Objects!

    Control your iEQ45 Pro with the iOptron GOTONOVA hand controller with its amazingly huge 580,000 object database. The controller has an 8-line, 21 character LCD screen, and is heated so that it behaves consistently, even in cold weather thoughtful idea that is not commonly included on most computerized hand controllers. With this very smart controller you can slew (move) the telescope with nine different speeds. Zip across the sky at up to 5.83 degrees per second to move from one object to another, or crawl along slowly to center the object in the field of view of your eyepiece or camera.

    Includes the AccuAligning Polar Scope & Hard Case

    Polar align your iEQ45 with help from the included AccuAlign dark field illumination polar scope. iOptron's AccuAligning Polar Scope, together with its Quick Polar Alignment process and application, provides an accurate and fast polar alignment for an equatorial mount. The dark field illuminated dial makes the polar alignment simple and easy and it can be done just in minutes. This iOptron iEQ45 package comes with a hard case for the mount itself. There are also nooks and crannies for accessories. The dimensions of the iEQ45 hard case are 18.5" x 15" x 8".

    iOptron iEQ45 Pro EQ Mount Specifications

    • Mount Type: Equatorial
    • Maximum Payload: 45 lb. or 20 kg
    • Mount Weight (not including counterweights): 25 lb. or 11.4kg
    • Latitude Adjustment Range: 5 - 70 degrees
    • Azimuth Adjustment Range: Plus or Minus 6 degrees
    • RA Worm Period: 337 seconds
    • Right Ascension Worm Wheel: 256 teeth, M=0.5, aluminum
    • Declination Worm Wheel: 228 teeth, M=0.5, aluminum
    • RA and DEC Worm: 17mm diameter, brass
    • RA Bearing: 80mm diameter
    • DEC Bearing: 68mm diameter
    • Right Ascension Axis Shaft: 50mm diameter, steel
    • Declination Axis Shaft: 40mm diameter, steel
    • Gear Meshing: Zero backlash
    • Counterweight Shaft: 28mm diameter, stainless steel
    • Counterweight: Two 11 lb. or 5kg counterweights
    • Mount Base Diameter: 150mm diameter
    • Dovetail Saddle: 6" dual Vixen/Losmandy Style
    • Level Indicator: Precision Bubble
    • Polar Scope: AccuAlign G2 polar scope, dark field
    • Tripod: 2" stainless steel legs
    • Case Included? Yes, hard case
    • Drive Motor: 1:8 degree stepper motor
    • Resolution: 0.09 arc seconds
    • Transmission: Synchronous belt
    • Motor Control: Open loop
    • PEC: Permanent PEC (PPEC)
    • Hand Controller: GoToNova 8407+ with 580,000 objects
    • Hand Controller Display: 8 line, 21 character LCD, heated
    • Slew Speed: 9 speeds, 5.83 degrees per second max (1400X)
    • Tracking Rate: Sidereal, Solar, Lunar, King, User
    • Meridian Treatment: Stop (0-15 degree pass) and auto flip
    • GPS: Built-in 32 channel
    • Communication Port: RS232
    • Guiding Port: ST-4
    • Power Interruption Recover: Yes
    • Power Requirement: DC 12V (11 - 15V) 2A
    • Power Consumption: 0.45A tracking, and 0.75A GoTo
    • Computer Control: Yes (ASCOM)
    • Operation Temperature: -20 to 45 degrees C


    Additional Information

    Counterweights11 lb.
    Free ShippingYes
    GPS includedYes
    Hand Controller includediOptron GoTo Nova
    Head DesignEquatorial
    Latitude Range25689
    Mount ElectronicsComputerized/ GoTo
    Objects in Database580000
    Power Supply includedAC Wall Adapter
    Saddle WidthDual V & D
    Tracking ModesEQ North & EQ South
    Tracking RatesLunar & Sidereal & Solar
    Tripod or Pier includedYes
    Warranty2 Year Warranty
    Weight Capacity45 lb.
    Weight of Head20 lb.
    Weight of Tripod/Monopod16.5 lb.

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    • 1. What is the height of the saddle above the ground with the included tripod? 2. Is the tripod height adjustable? 3. Is the pier available as an alternative to the tripod? 4. If so, what is the pier height?

      The Tripod will adjust from 31"-43" . The saddle extends an additional 16" high. Th optional pier is 43" high.

    • Would this mount work with a C9.25 optical tube and associated equipment for imaging or would I have to step up to the 60 series mount?

      Hello. Yes this mount can handle a 9.25" telescope. That scope weighs 20 lbs.


      For any go-to mount, the mount cannot be moved manually without losing the alignment.

    • Hi, Does it come with an eyepiece tray? Thanks

      The Ioptron IEQ45 does not come with an eyepiece tray.

    • Hi, what is the most significant difference between iEQ45E and iEQ45 PRO?

      They are one and the same. The part number for the iEQ45 Pro mount is the IO-8000E, so the terms iEQ45 Pro and iEQ45E are interchangeable.