iOptron iEQ45-PRO Mount w/ Hard Case & Accessories

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iOptron iEQ45-PRO Mount w/ Hard Case & Accessories

The iOptron iEQ45-PRO Mount w/ Hard Case & Accessories package was intended from the very beginning of it's conception to the very end of it's construction to be a complete package with accessories for the range of entry-level to intermediate astrophotographers. This package is outfitted with a wide array of precision motors, zero-backlash gears, and to top it all of a computer controller to provide an absolutely ideal platform for imaging. The mount has a duel dovetail saddle that allows both Losmandy and Vixen-style plates for mounting compatible OTAs, and with a maximum payload capacity of 45 lb, it can easily hold large telescopes, counterweights, and accessories. The mount is motorized, with a Go2Nova 8407+ computer hand controller, and an illuminated polar axis scope for speedy alignment and set up! The mount also has a built in 32-channel GPS receiver that sends your location and time to the Go2Nova hand controller, allowing for quick and easy setup.

The included dark-field illuminated AccuAligning polar axis scope installs through the body of the mount for accurate initial manual alignment, as well as alignment verification and correction during observation and imaging sessions. The iEQ25 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 Period Error Correction common to all worm gears.

The dual-axis 1.8 degree stepper motor is controlled by the Go2Nova hand controller, both mentioned above. This system has an internal database of 359,000+ celestial objects, with sixty user-defined objects to program yourself for your own convenience. The controller has update-able firmware in the built-in serial port as well- and with nine slew speeds 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 space subjects.

And all of this comes with and in a hard carrying case that allows for convenient carrying of the mount and accessories, and keeps it's contents safe!

  • Motorized and computer-guided equatorial mount with 45 lb payload capacity
  • 6 Inch Losmandy/Vixen dual saddle accepts any compatible OTA up to 60 lb
  • AccuAligning polar scope with dark-field illumination for polar alignment
  • Gear switches on both R.A. and 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
  • 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 R.A. and 228-tooth Declination aluminum worm wheels
  • Screw/worm type latitude adjuster for precision adjustments, 5 to 70 degrees 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
  • 359,000 object database
  • User-friendly menu driven interface
  • Multiple tracking rates including Sidereal, Solar, Lunar, King, and User-defined
  • 9-speed slew control with quiet mode, up to 5.83 degrees/ second 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 R.A. and Declination coordinates of objects for immediate GoTo
  • 8 line, 21 character/line, red-light back-lit LCD screen
  • One-star, multi-star, polar and SolarSys alignments
  • Updateable 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
  • Mount Type: Equatorial
  • Load Capacity: 45 lb (20.4 kg)
  • Right Ascension Axis Worm gear: 256-teeth, aluminum, M=0.5 Worm: 0.7" (1.7 cm), brass Period: 337 S Bearing: 3.1 Inch (8.0 cm) Shaft: 2.0 Inch (5.0 cm), steel
  • Declination Axis Worm wheel: 228-teeth, aluminum, M=0.5 Worm: 0.7" (1.7 cm), brass Bearing: 2.7 Inch (6.8 cm) Shaft: 1.6 Inch (4.0 cm), steel
  • Resolution: 0.09 arc second
  • Adjustment Range Latitude: 5 to 70 degrees Azimuth: plus or minus 6 degrees
  • GPS: Internal 32-Channel receiver
  • Motor: 1.8 degree stepper motor, 128 microsteps
  • GO-TO Capability: Yes, Go2Nova 8407+ hand controller
  • Polar Axis Scope: Yes, AccuAlign G2 polar scope with dark-field illumination
  • Losmandy/Vixen-style spring-loaded dual saddle
  • Dimensions: Base diameter: 5.9 Inch (15.0 cm)
  • Weight: Mount: 25 lb (11.3 kg)
  • Operating Temperature: neg.-4 deg.F to 113 deg.F (neg.-20 deg.C to 45 deg.C)
  • Comes with a Hard Carry Case!


OPT Product Number: IO-8000E-M-HC


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  • iEQ45-PRO Mount Head
  • 2 x 5kg counterweight
  • AC adapter
  • 12V DC car plug adapter
  • RS232-RJ9 cable

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  • I want to buy this package for a Christmas gift 2015, and would like to take advantage of your special price. But I wasn't planning on making the purchase until November or early December. How long will your special price be available, and/or are you plan

    Hello Eldon, Eldon, You can put a 10% deposit on the mount and that will hold the price for you and then pay off the balance in November or December. I'm not quite sure when the sale ends but I can find out for you. I will contact you by email or feel