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iOptron iEQ30 Pro German Equatorial Mount w/ 1.5" Tripod

Price: $1,198.00

  • Manufacturer: iOptron
  • MPN: 3000E
  • SKU: 3000E
  • Availability: Ships from Warehouse

*Is ONLY to the LOWER 48.
Not Alaska/Hawaii/ PR/Guam/Thailand, etc

Introducing the NEW iEQ30 Pro!--- the next in the iEQ Series of high-performance, portable equatorial mounts. We've made a few changes that we think you'll like.  

The iEQ30 Pro offers the next generation GoTo technology from iOptron®It come standard with a calibrated dark field illumination polar scope, built-in GPS, and sturdy 1.5 -inch stainless steel tripod legs. Plus, it offers premium performance in an easy-to-transport package.


      • Specialized astrophotography mount ideal for entry-level and intermediate astrophotographers
      • 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: -20oC
      • 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 2 inch tripod, 42-inch (#8033) or 48-inch (#8030) pier available.
      • AccuAlignTM polar scope with dark-field illumination and Quick Polar Alignment procedure, allowing for fast and accurate polar alignment
      • Optional foam-fitted sturdy hard case for storage and travel available (#8080)
      • Comes standard with: 4.5kg counterweight, AC adaptor, 12V DC car plug adaptor, Stainless Steel counterweight shaft, RS232-RJ9 cable.



  • iEQ30 Pro w/ 1.5" Tripod
  • iEQ30 Pro w/ 1.5" Tripod & Hard Case
  • iEQ30 Pro w/ 2.0" Tripod
  • iEQ30 Pro w/ 2.0" Tripod & Hard Case
  • iEQ30 Pro w/ Tri-Pier
  • iEQ30 Pro w/ Tri-Pier & Hard Case


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)

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