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iOptron ZEQ25GT Portable Astro Photography Mount

iOptron ZEQ25GT Portable Astro Photography Mount
ZEQ25GT with 80mm OTA & DSLR ZEQ25GT with 80mm OTA & DSLR ZEQ25GT with Camera Lens and Mini Guider ZEQ25GT Vixen Clamp ZEQ25GT Polar Scope ZEQ25GT Guide Port ZEQ25GT Metal Tripod Spreader Tray ZEQ25GT GOTO Hand Controller ZEQ25GT ports ZEQ25GT altitude adjustment
 
 
Price: £849.00
Incl. VAT 20% ( £141.50 )
Product code: ZEQ25GT
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The ZEQ25GT is a new equatorial mount product from iOptron designed for imaging and visual observing, it sits between the IEQ30 and the SmartEQ PRO in carrying capacity and size, with a unique and innovative design.
 
We will announce UK Retail prices shortly. We expect stock in April 2013. Please click on the "Notify me when in stock" button to receive instant notification of availability.
 
The ZEQ25GT offers one of the most sophisticated electronic/mechanical packages on the market today in a smaller sized equatorial mount, with all the features you need to start imaging in the field quickly and easily.
 
Here are some You Tube videos of the iOptron ZEQ25 in action, which demonstrate the mount's operation.
 
 
The new iOptron "Z" design mount puts the weight of the payload at the center of gravity allowing for greater natural stability. Given its payload capacity, this means the "Z" designed mount is unusually light-a nice benefit when setting up at a remote site. Other features include an adjustable counterweight bar to prevent obstruction with the tripod. And polar aligning is quick and accessible all the time since the polar scope is not blocked by the declination shaft this design is known as the CEM or Centre Balanced Equatorial Mount.
 
The ZEQ25GT is equipped with the most advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO technology, making it one of the most powerful and accurate GOTO mounts available. Its database includes over 59,000 objects-its Go2Nova® Hand Controller is intuitive to use and its large 4-line LCD screen simplifies the process of setting telescopes and locating objects. The ZEQ25 - a new category of viewing and astrophotography.
 
To find out about other user's experiences with the iEQ30's bigger brother, the larger iEQ45 mount, we suggest joining the existing iOptron Mount Yahoo User Group:
 
Download the ZEQ25 Mount Intruction Manual here! (PDF format, opens new window)

ZEQ25 Features:

  • A new design "balanced" equatorial mount for maximum payload and minimum mount weight
  • Specialized astrophotography mount ideal for entry-level and intermediate Astro-photographers
  • Payload of 27 lbs (12.3 kg) with the mount-only weight of 10.4 lbs (4.7 kg)
  • Spring loaded gear system with customer adjustable loading force
  • Gear switches on both R.A. and DEC axes for easy balancing when disengaged
  • Adjustable counterweight shaft for 0º latitude operation
  • Dual-axis servomotor with enhanced optical encoder for precise GOTO and accurate tracking
  • iOptron AccuAligningTM calibrated polar scope with dark-field illumination and easy polar alignment procedure, allowing for fast and accurate polar alignment
  • Polar alignment routine for those who can't see the Pole Star
  • Go2Nova® 8408 controller with Advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO Technology
  • Periodic error correction (PEC)
  • Integrated ST-4 autoguiding port
  • Built-in 32-channel Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Serial port for firmware upgrade and computer control
  • Spring loaded Vixen-style saddle
  • Standard 1.5 inch heavy-duty stainless steel tripod (5kg), optional 2 inch tripod (8kg)
  • Die-cast metal tripod spreader with accessory tray
  • Optional PowerWeightTM rechargeable battery pack

Technical Specifications 

Mount

"Z Balanced" Equatorial Mount

Payload

27 lb (12.3kg), exclude counterweight

Mount weight

10.4 lb (4.7kg)

Payload/Mount weight

2.60

Right Ascension worm wheel

Φ88mm, 144 teeth aluminum

Declination worm wheel

Φ88mm, 144 teeth aluminum

Right Ascension axis shaft

Φ35mm steel

Declination axis shaft

Φ35mm steel

Right Ascension bearing

Φ55mm ball bearing

Declination bearing

Φ55mm ball bearing

Worm gears

Brass

Motor drive

Planetary Gear Reducer DC servo with encoder

Resolution

0.14 arc seconds

Transmission

Synchronous belt/Gear

Latitude adjustment range

0º ~ 60º

Azimuth adjustment range

± 10º

GPS

Internal 32-channel GPS

Polar Scope

AccuAligningTM dark field illuminated

Level indicator

Level bubble

Hand Controller

Go2Nova® 8408 with 59,000 objects database

PEC

PEC

Tracking

Automatic

Speed

1×,2×,8×,16×,64×,128×,256×,512×,MAX(~4.5º/sec)

Counterweight shaft

Φ20mm x 300mm (0.7 kg)

Counterweight

10.4 lb (4.7kg)

Tripod

1.5" Stainless Steel(5kg), optional 2"(8kg)

Dovetail saddle

Spring loaded Vixen-style

Power consumption

0.25A(Tracking), 0.75A(GOTO)

Power requirement

12V DC(9 ~ 15V), 1.5Amp

AC adapter

100V ~ 240V (included)

Serial port

Yes (on hand controller)

Autoguide port

Yes

Firmware upgrade

Yes

PC computer control

Yes (ASCOM)

Operation temperature

-10ºC ~ 40ºC

Warranty

Two year limited

 

PLEASE NOTE:

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
 
Click to join ieq45imaging
 
 
 
 

Where to buy iOptron products:

European orders:


If showing out of stock here, please check with your nearest dealer with "stockist" status, or click the "Notify when in stock" button above. You will then receive an email update when the product is back in stock. European orders are welcome. Both Altair Astro and the manufacturer reserve the right to change the product price and specification without notice. 

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