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iOptron iEQ30 Pro Equatorial Mount with 1.5" Tripod and Hard Case - 3000E-HC

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iOptron iEQ30 Pro Equatorial Mount
with 1.5" Tripod Legs and Hard Case

The iOptron iEQ30 Pro EQ Mount offers the classic design of a German Equatorial mount with the sophistication of cutting edge GoTo technology from iOptron. The iEQ30 Pro is perfect for beginners as well as intermediate amateur astronomers and astrophotographers. With a payload capacity of 30 pounds, you can choose from a large array of optical tube assemblies to round out your set-up, from a medium-sized refractor to an 8” Schmidt-Cassegrain.

The iOptron iEQ30 Pro weighs just 15 pounds without the counterweight, making this mount one of the highest payload to mount ratios (2.0) around. The heavy duty tripod, with 1.5” diameter stainless steel legs and a die-cast metal tripod spreader, offers stability and quick dampening time without the weight of a larger tripod or pier. If you would like something beefier, iOptron offers the iEQ30 Pro with a 2” leg diameter tripod as an alternative, or you can always opt for an optional pier. This special package also includes a hard case with foam inserts for the mount to provide protection during transport or when the iEQ30 is not in use.

The electronics housed in the iEQ30 Pro and its advanced GOTONOVA hand controller are impressive. Automatically “GoTo” over 359,000 objects with the touch of a button. The built in 32-channel GPS will help you align the mount and keep the internal clock up to date. An RS232 port and allows you to update software as necessary and the ST-4-style auto guiding port accepts a wide range of third-party guiders to help make astrophotography even easier.

The iOptron iEQ30 Pro includes the AccuAlign polar alignment scope with dark-field illumination. Couple the functionality of a illuminated polar alignment scope with the iOptron Quick Polar Alignment procedure, and you will be accurately set up and tripping the light fantastic in no time. Also included are an AC adapter and DC adapter, which allows you to run the iEQ30 Pro from a regular household current or a DC power supply (or your vehicle’s battery if you don’t have a stand-alone power supply and are away from AC power). Finally, a white 9.8 lb. counterweight is included with this system. Extra counterweights are available should you need them.

iOptron iEQ30 Pro Equatorial Mount Specifications:

  • Mount: German Equatorial Mount
  • Payload: 30 lb (13.5kg)
  • Mount Weight: 15 lb (6.8kg)
  • Latitude Adjustment Range: 0º ~ 65º
  • Azimuth Adjustment Range: ± 6º
  • RA Worm Period: 480 S
  • Right Ascension Worm Wheel: Ø110 mm, 180 teeth
  • Declination Worm Wheel: Ø88 mm, 144 teeth
  • RA and DEC Worm: Ø15.2 mm, M=0.6, brass
  • RA Bearing: Ø68 mm
  • DEC Bearing: Ø55 mm
  • Right Ascension Axis Shaft: Ø40 mm, steel
  • Declination Axis Shaft: Ø30 mm, steel
  • Gear Meshing: Zero backlash
  • Counterweight Shaft: Ø20 mm, Stainless steel
  • Counterweight: 9.8 lb (4.5kg)
  • Mount Base Diameter: Ø120 mm
  • Dovetail Saddle: Vixen
  • Level Indicator: Precision bubble
  • Polar Scope: AccuAlign G2 polar scope, dark field illumination
  • Drive Motor: 1.8° stepper motor, 128 microdivision
  • Resolution: 0.14 arc seconds (256 PPS)
  • Transmission: 48MXL Synchronous belt
  • Motor Control: Open loop
  • PEC: Permanent PEC
  • HandController: Go2Nova® 8407+,359,000 objects database, star recognition
  • HC Display: 8 line, 21 character LCD, heated
  • Slew Speed: 9 speeds, 6°/sec max (1440X)
  • Tracking Rate: Sidereal/Solar/Lunar/King/User
  • Meridian Treatment: Stop (0-15° pass) and auto flip
  • GPS: Built-in 32 Channel GPS
  • Communication Port: RS232
  • Guiding Port: ST-4
  • Power Interruption Recovery: Yes
  • Power Requirement: DC 12V (11~15V) 2A
  • Power Consumption: 0.4A (Tracking) 0.6A (GOTO)
  • Computer Control: Yes (ASCOM)
  • Operation Temperature: -20~45°C
  • Tripod: 1.5” Stainless Steel (10.6 lb or 4.8kg)
  • Case: Hard case 18.5 x 15 x 8 inches