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iOptron - iEQ45 GoTo German Equatorial Mount with Hard Case - DISCONTINUED

Model#: 8000D-HC

Discontinued Product

Manufactured by: iOptron

iOptron iEQ45 GoTo German Equatorial Mount with Hard Case


This is a discontinued item. We recommend iOptron iEQ45 Pro Equatorial Mount and Hard Case as a replacement.

The iEQ45 GOTO German Equatorial Mount with Case


The iEQ45 GOTO German equatorial mount 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 iEQ45 mount 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.


New Features for 2013:

  • Losmandy/Vixen dual saddle
  • Some gear improvements
  • Die-caste metal tripod spreader/tray






Additional Information

Name iOptron - iEQ45 GoTo German Equatorial Mount with Hard Case - DISCONTINUED
Manufacturer iOptron
Model 8000D-HC
Discountinued Yes
AC Adapter 100V ~ 240V (included)
Azimuth Adjustment ± 6º
Computer Hand Control Go2Nova® 8407 with 358,000 objects database
Counterweight Bar Ø28mm
Counterweights 11 lbs (5kg) X 2 (included)
Declination Axis Ø40mm steel
Declination Worm Wheel Ø115mm, 192 teeth aluminum
Dovetail Compatibility Losmandy/Vixen dual saddle
Firmware Upgrade Yes
GPS Internal 32-channel GPS
Latitude Adjustment 5º ~ 70º
Level Indicator Precision bubble
Motor Drive Planetary Gear Reducer DC servo with encoder
Mount German Equatorial Mount
Mount Weight 20 lbs (11.4kg)
Payload Capacity 45 lbs (20kg), excluding counterweight
PC Computer Control Yes (ASCOM)
Periodic Error Correction Permanent PEC
Polar Axis Scope Yes. AccuAligning Polar Scope with dark field illumination
Power Consumption 0.25A(Tracking), 1.2A(GOTO)
Power Requirements 12V DC(11 ~ 15V), 2Amp
Resolution 0.09 arc seconds
Right Ascension Axis Ø50mm steel
Right Ascension Worm Wheel Ø130mm, 216 teeth aluminum
RS232 Port Yes (on mount)
Serial Port Yes (on hand controller)
Speed 1×,2×,8×,16×,64×,128×,256×,512×,MAX(~4º/sec)
Tracking Modes Automatic
Transmission Synchronous belt/Gear
Tripod 2” Stainless Steel (16.5lbs or 7.5kg)
Warranty Two year limited
Working Temperature -20ºC ~ 40ºC