iOptron - iEQ45-AZ German Equatorial-Altazimuth GOTO Mount

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The iEQ45-AZ German equatorial-altazimuth GOTO mount is the latest development of iOptron’s premium equatorial mount, the iEQ45.

SKU: 8000AZ
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The iEQ45-AZ German equatorial-altazimuth GOTO mount is the latest development of iOptron’s premium equatorial mount, the iEQ45. It offers superb astro-imaging capability and portable visual astronomy. With the ability to change from altazimuth mode to equatorial mode you have a product with high performance in both positions.

The iEQ45-AZ mount offers the next generation GOTO technology from iOptron —not to mention built-in 32-bit GPS. With a payload of 45 lbs. for EQ mode and 90 lbs for AA mode (dual mounting) – it comes standard with a calibrated dark field illumination polar scope and a rigid portable pier. 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
  • Portable, compact, and sturdy German equatorial (EQ) –altazimuth (AA) mount with the highest Payload/Mount ratio in the category
  • Payload: 45 lbs (20 kg) for EQ mode (excluding counterweight); 55 lbs (25 kg) for AA mode; or 55 lbs (25kg) + 33 lbs (15 kg) for AA dual mounting
  • Mount weight: 25 lbs (11.4 kg)
  • Ultra-accurate tracking with temperature-compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO)
  • FlexiTouchTM Gap-free structure for both R.A. and DEC worm gears
  • Angular contact bearing for R.A and DEC axles
  • Resolution: 0.09 arc second
  • Go2Nova® 8407 controller with Advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO Technology
  • Permanent periodic error correction (PPEC)
  • Polar alignment routine for those who can’t see the Pole Star
  • Built-in 32-channel Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Integrated ST-4 autoguiding port capable of reverse guiding with auto-protection
  • Calibrated polar scope with dark-field illumination and easy polar alignment procedure, allowing for fast and accurate polar alignment
  • iOptron port for electronic focuser, laser pointer, planetary dome control
  • RS232 port for computer control via ASCOM platform
  • Heated hand controller for low temperature operation (as low as -20ºC)
  • 6” Vixen/Losmandy dual dovetail saddle
  • 6 inch rigid portable pier (42-inch standing height)
  • Optional secondary Vixen/Losmandy dual dovetail saddle
  • Optional counterweight extension shaft
  • Optional carrying case
  • Optional PowerWeightTM rechargeable battery pack




Name iOptron - iEQ45-AZ German Equatorial-Altazimuth GOTO Mount
Manufacturer iOptron
Model 8000AZ
Custom Stock Status Available - Ships in 3-5 Days
Azimuth Adjustment ± 6º
Computer Hand Control Go2Nova® 8407 with 358,000 objects database
Counterweights 11 lb x 2
Dovetail Compatibility 6” Vixen/Losmandy dual dovetail saddle
Gear Brass
GPS Internal 32-channel GPS
Latitude Range 5º ~ 70º or 90º adjustment range
Motor Drive Planetary Gear Reducer DC servo with encoder
Mount German Equatorial/Alt-azimuth Mount
Mount Weight 20 lb
Payload Capacity 45 lbs (20kg) for EQ, 55 lbs (25kg)+33lbs(15kg) for AA
Periodic Error Correction Permanent PEC
Power Requirements 12V DC(11 ~ 15V), 2Amp
Tracking Modes Sidereal, Solar, Lunar,King and User Defined
Tracking Rates 1×,2×,8×,16×,64×,128×,256×,512×,MAX(~4º/sec)


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