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iOptron - iEQ45 Equatorial GoTo Mount

Model#: 8000

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Manufactured by: iOptron


The iEQ45 is the first in a new breed of premium astro-imaging mounts from iOptron. The 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.  Its lighter weight (only 25 lbs.) makes it much easier to carry.


  • 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 GoToNovaTM GoTo Technology and heating mechanism
  • Lowest working temperature: -20°C
  • RS232 port for mount firmware upgrade and ASCOM control
  • 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
  • Calibrated polar scope with dark-field illumination and easy polar alignment procedure, allowing for fast and accurate polar alignment
  • Comes standard with: 2 x 5kg counterweight, AC adaptor, 12V DC car plug adaptor, USB cable and RS232 Cable











Additional Information

Name iOptron - iEQ45 Equatorial GoTo Mount
Manufacturer iOptron
Model 8000
AC Adapter 100V ~ 240V (included)
Computer Hand Control Go2Nova® 8407 with 358,000 objects database
Counterweight Bar Ø28mm
Counterweights 11 lbs (5kg) X 2 (included)
Dovetail Compatibility Losmandy/Vixen dual saddle
Mount German Equatorial Mount
Mount Weight 25 lbs (11.4kg)
Payload Capacity 45 lbs (20kg), excluding counterweight
PC Computer Control Yes (ASCOM)
Periodic Error Correction Permanent PEC
Power Consumption 0.25A(Tracking), 1.2A(GOTO)
Power Requirements 12V DC(11 ~ 15V), 2Amp
RS232 Port Yes (on mount)
Serial Port Yes (on hand controller)
Speed 1×,2×,8×,16×,64×,128×,256×,512×,MAX(~4º/sec)
Tracking Automatic
Tripod 2” Stainless Steel (16.5lbs or 7.5kg)
Warranty Two year limited
Working Temperature -20ºC ~ 40ºC