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iOptron - iEQ45 GoTo German Equatorial Mount with Pier

Model#: 8000CP

Discontinued Product

Manufactured by: iOptron


This is a discontinued item. We suggest the new version of the iOptron iEQ45 GoTo Mount with Pier instead.


iOptron iEQ45 GoTo German Equatorial Mount with Pier


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 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 astrophotographer
  • Payload: 45 lbs
  • Mount weight: 25 lbsPortable, 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: -20oC
  • 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 GoTo German Equatorial Mount with Pier
Manufacturer iOptron
Model 8000CP
Discountinued Yes