iOptron iEQ45 GoTo German Equatorial Mount with New Modified Clutch

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iOptron iEQ45 GoTo German Equatorial Mount with New Modified Clutch

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The iEQ45 is the first in a new breed of premium astro-imaging mounts from iOptron. Now it comes available with a modified DEC clutch for free spin OTA balance.

The iOptron iEQ45 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.  It's lighter weight (only 25 lbs) makes it much easier to carry.


The iOptron iEQ45 Mount Features


  • 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
  • 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
  • #8406 controller with Advanced SmartStarTM GoTo Technology and heating mechanism
  • Lowest working temperature: -20oC
  • RS232 port, with commands compatible with LX200
  • RS485 new command set completely open for user-defined control of the mount
  • Resolution: 0.09 arc second
  • Fits with both Vixen and Losmandy-type mounting plates
  • 2 inch heavy-duty stainless steel tripod legs
  • Optional pier available
  • Calibrated polar scope with dark-field illumination and easy polar alignment procedure, allowing for fast and accurate polar alignment
  • Comes Standard with 2x 5kg counterweight, AC Adapter, 12V DC Car plug adapter, RJ9 port, and RS232/RJ9 cable adaptor



  • Payload 45 lbs (20kg)
  • Mount Weight 25 lbs (11.4kg)
  • Payload/Mount Weight 1.75
  • R.A Worm 216 Teeth (Gap-free) Gear Ø130mm
  • Declination Worm 192 Teeth (Gap-free) Gear Ø115mm
  • Motor Drive Precision DC Servo
  • Resolution 0.09 Arc Seconds
  • Latitude Adjustment Range 5^70°
  • Azimuth Adjustment Range ±6°
  • Counterweight Bar Ø28mm
  • Counterweight 2 x 5kg
  • Tripod 2'' Stainless Steel(8kg)
  • Polar Scope With dark-field illumination
  • R. A. Axis Ø50mm
  • Dovetail 3.5''VIXEN and 8''LOSMANDY
  • Power Consumption 0.2A(Tracking), 1A(Rotation)
  • Power Requirement 12V DC(11^15V), 2Amp
  • Transmission Synchronous belt
  • Level Indicator Precision Bubble
  • GPS Internal 32-channel GPS
  • EQ Telescope mount with built in GPS
  • Payload of 45 lbs.
  • Advanced SmartStar GoTo Technology
  • Fits both Vixen and Losmandy type plates
  • 2-inch heavy duty stainless steel tripod
  • Polar scope with dark-field illumination


Shipping Weight (in pounds): 60.0

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