Ieq45, Mount overview – iOptron SMARTSTAR IEQ45TM User Manual

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1. iEQ45


Mount Overview

The iEQ45


mount is one of the new breed of premium astro-imaging equatorial mounts from

iOptron. The iEQ45


mount offers the next generation GOTO technology from iOptron. The mount is made

of the highest quality materials to ensure stability and durability. With a payload of 45 lb (20 kg), 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 lb or 11.4 kg)
makes it much easier to carry.


• Specialized astrophotography mount ideal for entry-level and intermediate astrophotographers
• Portable, compact, and sturdy German equatorial mount with the highest Payload/Mount ratio (1.7)

in the category

• Payload: 45 lb (20 kg) (excluding counterweight)
• Mount weight: 25 lb (11.4 kg)
• Ultra-accurate tracking with temperature-compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO)
• FlexiTouch


Gap-free structure for both R.A. and DEC worm gears

• Angular contact bearing for R.A and DEC axles, as well as worm gear shafts
• Resolution: 0.09 arc second
• Go2Nova


8407 controller with Advanced GOTONOVA


GoTo Technology

• Permanent periodic error correction (PEC)
• 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)
• Fits with both Vixen and Losmandy-type telescope mounting plates
• 2 inch heavy-duty stainless steel tripod
• Optional


• Optional counterweight extension shaft
• Optional carrying case
• Optional



rechargeable battery pack