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iOptron iEQ45-AZ Equatorial / Alt-azimuth Mount

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The latest development of iOptron’s premium equatorial mount, the iEQ45, offering 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.

 

 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 (34 inch or 865mm tall)
·         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
Φ130mm, 216 teeth aluminum
Declination worm wheel
Φ115mm, 192 teeth aluminum
Right Ascension axis shaft
Φ50mm steel
Declination axis shaft
Φ40mm steel
Right Ascension bearing
Φ80mm angular contact bearing
Declination bearing
Φ68mm 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, SolarLunar,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
Φ28mm
Counterweight
11 lb (5kg) X 2 (included)
Pier
150mm (6”) pier (34” or 865mm tall)
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)
Operation temperature
-20ºC ~ 40ºC
Warranty
Two year limited

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