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iOptron IEQ30 PRO GOTO Equatorial Mount with Tripod (new version #3000E)

iOptron IEQ30 PRO GOTO Equatorial Mount with Tripod (new version #3000E)
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
Incl. VAT 20.00 % ( £1666.67 )
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Lead-time: Approx. 5-14 Days depending on order cycle.

What's changed in the new PRO version model #3000E? The New PRO version looks the same on the outside as the previous model but there have been substantial internal changes, with similar upgrades to the iEQ45 "PRO" version, namely ultra quiet stepper motor technology, better GOTO and tracking accuracy, and better electronics systems. The iEQ30 PRO is compatible with the new iOptron PC ASCOM control panel v3.0, and the new 3+ version coming out soon. It is not possible to upgrade from the previous model to the PRO version.

Advanced: The iEQ30 PRO 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 PRO has become a quick favourite with those who want a general purpose German Equatorial mount which not only has accurate GOTO target acquisition, but also accurate tracking, yet is light and compact enough for field-use.
Portable: The iEQ30 PRO 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. 
iOptron iEQ30 v1 mount Review in Astronomy Technology Today Magazine (PDF format, opens new window)
"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 small compact 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.
Instruction manual: Download the iOptron iEQ30 instruction manual here. (PDF format, opens new window).
iEQ30 PRO (#3000E) feature summary:
  • Specialized astrophotography mount ideal for entry-level and intermediate astrophotographers
  • AccuAlignTM polar scope with dark-field illumination and Quick Polar Alignment procedure, allowing for fast and accurate polar alignment
  • Payload: 30 lbs
  • Mount weight: 15 lbs
  • Updated with more advanced control electronics 
  • Ultra quiet slewing and tracking
  • Higher gear ratio (RA 180 teeth | DEC 144 teeth)
  • 1.8 degree stepper motor, 128 microsteps
  • Resolution: 0.14 arc second
  • Permanent periodic error correction (PPEC)
  • Maximum slew speed 6 deg/sec (1440X)
  • Built-in 32-channel GPS
  • Hand controller with Advanced GOTONOVA® GoTo Technology and heating mechanism
  • Lowest working temperature: -20C
  • Power interruption recovery feature
  • RS232 port for mount firmware upgrade and ASCOM control
  • ST-4 autoguiding port
  • 1.5 inch heavy-duty stainless steel tripod legs (10.6 lbs)
  • Die cast metal tripod spreader with accessory tray
  • Optional Tri-Pier available.
  • Optional foam-fitted sturdy hard case for storage and travel available (#8080)
  • Comes standard with: 4.5kg counterweight, 12V DC car plug adaptor, Stainless Steel counterweight shaft, RS232-RJ9 cable.
  • International 2 pin AC adapter available separately.
iEQ30 PRO (#3000E) detailed technical specifications:
  • Mount German Equatorial Mount
  • Payload 30 lbs (13.5kg)
  • Mount Weight 15 lbs (6.8kg)
  • Latitude Adjustment Range 0º ~ 65º
  • Azimuth Adjustment Range ± 6º
  • RA Worm period 480 S
  • Right Ascension Worm Wheel Ø110 mm, 180 teeth
  • Declination Worm Wheel Ø88 mm, 144 teeth
  • RA and DEC worm Ø15.2 mm, M=0.6, brass
  • RA Bearing Ø68 mm
  • DEC Bearing Ø55 mm
  • Right Ascension Axis Shaft Ø40 mm, steel
  • Declination Axis Shaft Ø30 mm, steel
  • Gear meshing Zero backlash
  • CW shaft Ø20 mm, Stainless steel
  • CW 10 lbs (4.5kg) 
  • Mount base diameter Ø120 mm
  • Dovetail saddle Vixen
  • Level indicator Precision bubble
  • Polar Scope AccuAlignTM G2 polar scope, dark field illumination
  • Drive Motor 1.8° stepper motor, 128 microdivision
  • Resolution 0.14 arc seconds (256 PPS)
  • Transmission 48MXL Synchronous belt
  • Motor control Open loop
  • PEC Permanent PEC
  • Hand controller Go2Nova® 8407+,359,000 objects database, star recognition
  • HC display 8 line, 21 character LCD, heated
  • Slew speed 9 speeds, 6°/sec max (1440X)
  • Tracking rate Sidereal/Solar/Lunar/King/User 
  • Meridian treatment Stop (0-15° pass) and auto flip
  • GPS Build-in 32 Channel GPS
  • Communication port RS232
  • Guiding port ST-4
  • Power interuption recover Yes 
  • Power requirement DC 12V (11~15V) 2A
  • Power consumption 0.4A(Tracking) 0.6A(GOTO)
  • Computer control Yes (ASCOM)
  • Operation temperature -20~45°C
  • Tripod 1.5” Stainless Steel (10.6lb or 4.8kg)
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 PRO as well as other products such as the Skytracker, CEM25-P and CEM60 range of mounts, we suggest joining the iOptron Imaging Yahoo User Group: Click to join the iOptron Imaging Mount User Group
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Availablity: Pre-Order approx. 5-10 Days depending on order cycle.

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