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iOptron IEQ30 GOTO Equatorial Mount with Tripod

iOptron IEQ30 GOTO Equatorial Mount with Tripod
iEQ30 size compared to iEQ45 iOptron Polar Scope Dark Field Illuminated Reticule Alignment iEQ30 autoguide port & PC control port iEQ30 side view clutches iEQ30 side view clutches & altitude adjustment
Price: £999.00
Incl. VAT 20% ( £166.50 )
Product code: IEQ30
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Advanced: The iEQ30 offers the next generation GoTo technology from iOptron®. It comes standard with a calibrated dark field illumination polar scope, built-in GPS, and sturdy 1.5 -inch stainless steel tripod legs. (Field or permanent pier adapters available). Plus, it offers premium performance in an easy-to-transport package. 
Accurate: The iEQ30 has become a quick favourite with those who want a general purpose German Equatorial mount not only has accurate GOTO target acquisition, but also accurate tracking and is both light and compact enough for field-use.
Portable: The iEQ30 is equally capable as an imaging or visual mount, in a very portable package. Consider the mount-head weight (the heaviest component) is only 6.8 kg (15 lbs) whilst the maximum payload is 13.5kg (30lb) for an amazing capacity to weight ratio. 
"In terms of features, capacity and portability, we feel the iEQ30 is one of the best value mounts on the market for customers with refractors up to 4.5" or reflectors up to 8" whether you're a visual observer or astro-photographer" - Altair
The benefits of advanced technology in one package:
Accurate GOTO and a huge object database: The iEQ30 features high resolution encoders (0.11 arc second resolution), plus the industry leading iOptron GOTO technology found on the iEQ45 and Minitower mounts. That means less "hunting" associated with less sophisticated GOTO mounts. This is convenient for imagers and visual observers alike.
Multi-line handset display: More information can be be displayed in an intuitive format with a logical menu structure.
Easy, quick, yet accurate polar alignment using GPS data: GPS data is used to display a real-time diagram, showing the correct star-placement on the polar-scope reticule. This helps with quick, yet very accurate polar alignment.
Portability: With a capacity to head-weight ratio of about 2:1 you'll be hard-pressed to find another mount with these features and price.
iEQ30 feature summary:
  • Advanced GoToNOVA Technology for high precision goto and auto-tracking.
  • New high precision worm gear as used in the latest iEQ45 mounts.
  • Portable, compact, and sturdy German equatorial mount with the highest payload/mount ratio.
  • 1.5" Leg stainless steel tripod included.
  • 12v centre-positive fuzed power lead with car lighter socket included (Note: This replaces the USA-plug AC power supply mentioned in the product instructions).
  • Maximum payload 14 kg / 31 lbs.
  • Mount head weight 6.8 kg / 15 lbs.
  • Built-in 32 channel GPS.
  • Encoder Resolution 0.11 arc seconds.
  • iOptron Polar Scope with dark-field illumination. 
  • Autoguider port.
  • RS232 port.
  • Permanent PEC.
iEQ30 detailed technical specifications:
Mount: German Equatorial Mount
Payload: 31 lbs (14kg), excluding counterweight
Mount Weight: 15 lbs (6.8kg)
Payload/Mount Weight: 2.0
Right Ascension Worm Wheel: Ø108mm, 180 teeth
Declination Worm Wheel: Ø87mm, 144 teeth
Right Ascension Axis: Ø40mm
Declination Axis: Ø30mm
Motor Drive: Precision DC servo with encoder
Resolution: 0.11 arc seconds
Transmission: Synchronous belt/Gear
Latitude Range: 0º ~ 65º
Azimuth Range: ± 6º
GPS: Internal 32-channel GPS
Polar Scope: Yes. AccuAligningTM Polar Scope with dark field illumination
Level Indicator: Yes
Hand Controller: Go2NovaTM 8407 with 358,000 objects database
PEC: Permanent PEC
Tracking: Automatic
Speed: 1×,2×,8×,16×,64×,128×,256×,512×,MAX(~4º/sec)
Counterweight Bar : Ø20mmX250mm, Ø20mmX185mm
Counterweight: 10 lbs (4.5kg)
Tripod: 1.5” Stainless Steel (10.6lb or 4.8kg)
Dovetail: 3.5" VIXEN
Power Consumption: 0.25A(Tracking), 0.6A(GOTO)
Power Requirement: 12V DC(11 ~ 15V), 2Amp
Power Adapter: 12v DC Fuzed Car-Lighter Socket Cable Included with centre positive polarity
(UK version requires your own quality regulated 2.2-5A 12v DC regulated power supply, or can be run from a 12v leisure battery)
Serial port:  Yes (on hand controller)
RS232 port: Yes (on mount)
Autoguide port: Yes (ST-4 compatible)
Firmware Upgrade: Yes
PC Computer Control: Yes (ASCOM)
Working Temperature: -10ºC ~ 40ºC
Warranty: Two year limited
Do not be concerned if the box appears to have been opened. All mounts are removed from their boxes, and checked. We then apply a unique one-off, anti-tamper serial number to every product supported under our warranty. An image of the serial number is shown below. Legitimate iOptron products purchased from Offical EU Distributor Altair Astro UK and our official European partners all have this unique serial number either on the mount as shown, or inside the battery compartment. This entitles you to two years of warranty support from date of purchase, provided you can produce the original sales invoice with that serial number on it and the serial number on the product isn't showing signs of tampering.
Altair iOptron Serial Number
To find out more about astro photography with the iEQ30 as well as other products such as the Skytracker, iEQ45, Smart EQ and ZEQ range of mounts, we suggest joining the existing iOptron Imaging Yahoo User Group: Click to join the iOptron Imaging Mount User Group
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