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iEQ45 Pro
iEQ45 Pro

Price: $1,848.00

Product Code: 8000E

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The new iEQ45 Pro GOTO German equatorial mount is the next generation premium astro-imaging mounts from iOptron. We've made a few changes on the iEQ45 including:
  • Stepper motor (instead of servo)
  • Higher gear ratio for even smoother tracking
A number of visual changes (plugs moved to sides, motor covers are singular piece, and more) The iEQ45 Pro mount offers the next generation GoTo technology from iOptron --not to mention built-in 32-bit GPS. With a payload of 45 lbs. balanced -- it comes standard with a calibrated dark field illumination polar scope and a sturdy 2-inch stainless steel tripod. It also fits both Vixen and Losmandy-type mounting plates. Its lighter weight (only 25 lbs.) makes it much easier to carry.

Other Features still included:
  • Losmandy/Vixen dual saddle
  • AccuAlignTM Polar Scope
  • 2" heavy duty stainless steel tripod with die-caste metal tripod spreader/tray

  • Specialized astrophotography mount ideal for entry-level and intermediate astrophotographers
  • Payload: 45 lbs
  • Mount weight: 25 lbs
  • Portable, compact, and sturdy German equatorial mount with the highest Payload/Mount ratio (1.7) in the category
  • ST-4 autoguiding port capable of reverse guiding with auto-protection
  • Permanent periodic error correction (PEC)
  • Ultra-accurate tracking with temperature compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO)
  • Gap-free structure for both R.A. and declination worms
  • Built-in 32-channel GPS
  • Hand controller with Advanced GOTONOVA® GoTo Technology and heating mechanism
  • Lowest working temperature: -20oC
  • RS232 port for mount firmware upgrade and ASCOM control
  • Resolution: 0.09 arc second
  • Spring loaded dual size dovetail saddle for both Vixen and Losmandy-type mounting plates
  • 2 inch heavy-duty stainless steel tripod legs (16.5 lbs)
  • Die cast metal tripod spreader with accessory tray
  • Optional 42-inch (#8033),48-inch (#8030) pier or Tri-pier (#8034) available.
  • AccuAlignTM polar scope with dark-field illumination and Quick Polar Alignment procedure, allowing for fast and accurate polar alignment
  • Optional foam-fitted sturdy hard case for storage and travel available (#8080)
  • Comes standard with: 2 x 5kg counterweight, AC adaptor, 12V DC car plug adaptor and RS232-RJ9 cable
Average Rating: Average Rating: 3 of 5 3 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write a review »

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  1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
3 of 5 ioptron 45 August 12, 2018
Reviewer: Patrick Stonehouse from Wolverine, MI United States  
I suspect that if i can ever get past the instruction manual it may work well. I have had a bunch of equatorials with go to function over the last 20 years and could not make head nor tails of the alignment procedure with illuminated dial so I just aligned like i did my other scopes putting the the pole position of the polar alignment scope on the part of the sky just offset from lambda Polaris which seemed to work well as after i did that my go tos were all good until the meridian flip happened and then not so good. Still trying to get it to work for astro-imaging with not much good success yet but i suspect if i just ignore the poorly written manual and do a drift alignment it will probably start tracking pretty good. So for now I would say i have hopes the mount itself is probably pretty good if I could just understand the manual which so far makes little sense to me in the complicated parts of alignment and astro-imaging. Hope to come back in a few weeks and write a better review

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