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iOptron iEQ30 Equatorial Mount w/ Tripod

  • The iEQ30 is ideal for entry-level and intermediate astrophotgraphers

  • The iEQ30 by iOptron features a sturdy German Equatorial mount that has the highest payload/mount ratio (2.0) in this category

  • The iEQ30 comes standard on a 1.5" stainless steel tripod

Next in the iEQ Series of high performing and portable equatorial mounts is the iEQ30 by iOptron. Only delivering the best GoTo technology from iOptron, the iEQ30 is a specialized astrophotography mount priced affordably but never lacking in quality. The iEQ30 is ideal for entry-level and intermediate astrophotographers. The iEQ30 comes standard on a 1.5" stainless steel tripod, has a built in GPS, and has a calibrated dark field illumination polar scope. The iEQ30 offers premium performance in an easy-to-transport package.

The iEQ30 features a compact, sturdy, and portable German Equatorial mount that has the highest payload/mount ratio (2.0) in its category. The iEQ30 has the capability of reverse guiding with autoprotection with its ST-4 autoguiding port. There is also a permanent periodic error correction and the iEQ30 has an ultra-accurate tracking with temperature compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO). The payload on the iEQ30 is approximately 31 lb and the mount weight is 15 lb. There is a built-in 32-channel GPS and a controller with Advanced GoToNOVA technology including a heating mechanism for working at low temperatures down to negative 20° Celsius.

iOptron iEQ30 Equatorial Mount w/ Tripod Specifications:

  • Mount: German Equatorial Mount

  • Mount Weight: 15 lb (6.8kg)

  • Payload: 31 lb

  • Payload/Mount Weight: 2.0

  • Right Ascension Worm: 108 mm, 180 teeth

  • Declination Worm: 87 mm, 144 teeth

  • Right Ascension Axis: 40 mm

  • Declination Axis: 30 mm

  • Motor Drive: Precision DC servo with encoder

  • Resolution: 0.11 arc seconds

  • Transmission: Synchronous belt/Gear

  • Latitude Adjustment Range: 0 degrees ~ 65 degrees

  • Azimuth Adjustment Range: +/: 6 degrees

  • GPS: Internal 32-channel GPS

  • Polar Scope: Yes. AccuAligning Polar Scope with dark field illumination

  • Level Indicator: Yes

  • Hand Controller: GO2Nova 8407 with 358,000 objects database

  • PEC: Permanent PEC

  • Tracking: Automatic

  • Speed: 1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x, 256x, 512x, MAX (~4 degrees/sec)

  • Counterweight Bar: 20 mm X 250 mm, 20 mm X 185 mm

  • Counterweight: 10lb (4.5kg)

  • Tripod: 1.5" Stainless Steel (10.6lb or 4.8kg)

  • Dovetail: 3.5" VIXEN

  • Power Consumption: 0.25A (Tracking), 0.6A (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 (ST-4 compatible

  • Firmware Upgrade: Yes

  • PC Computer Control: Yes (ASCOM)

  • Working Temperature: -10 degrees ~ 40 degrees Celsius

  • Warranty: Two year limited
iOptron iEQ30 Review by Patrick

Stepping up from cheap alt-azimuth and decent photographic tripods to a high quality go-to EQ mount can be a daunting task. High Point made it easy. Due to clouds and cold I haven't taken it completely thru it's paces, but the iEQ30 is rock steady, well balanced and on my first night out with only a quick polar alignment it tracked fairly well. A little warmer with proper one/two star alignments this thing will rock.

(Posted on 2/11/14)

iEQ30 Review by Andrew

mount arrived on time in perfect condition. Had to upgrade the handset software to the newest myself but it all went smoothly. Thanks HighPoint, you're the best.

(Posted on 2/11/14)

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