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iOptron ZEQ25 Equatorial Mount

Item # HN-IOPT044

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Telescope Accessories Series
Mounts and Tripods
Equatorial Mounts

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  • All new design "balanced" equatorial mount
  • Specialized for astrophotography
  • Payload of 27 lbs.
  • Spring loaded gear system with customer adjustable loading force
  • Available with or without iOptron AccuAligning calibrated polar scope
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iOptron ZEQ25 Equatorial Mount

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The future of astrophotography mounts?

By wes

from alabama



      Best Uses

        Comments about iOptron ZEQ25 Equatorial Mount:

        Ok I'll start off by saying that this mount is not a normal EQ mount, the fulcrum is balanced on ball bearings across the axis. It moves unbelievably smooth, with RA and Dec balance so sensitive you can shift it by extending the draw tube or adding usb cables, this is fantastic because it drastically improves you ability to autoguide with precision. Try balancing like that on any celestron mount, it's not going to happen because their axises are so stiff.

        This mount replaced a CG5-Gt for me and I picked it over a higher capacity IEQ45 or CGEM purely because it guides so amazingly well. I don;t really need more capacity than this mount has to offer so I am completely happy with it's capabilities.

        Another egg in the basket that sets ioptron apart from the rest is the fact that you can have just about any replacement part mailed to your door instead of going through an RMA routine. It does not void your warranty to replace a motor or stripped gear yourself! That alone had me sold on this company.

        Now for the cons, I would like to first say that ioptron has very good customer service so if you hit any of these issues they can be easily fixed. The mount can have a few problems out of the box, the encoders can have bad crosstalk which prevents the mount from responding very well to slew commands, the RA axis can have a bit of play in it, also my handcontroller had a dead battery in it which will mess up your goto capabilities until you replace it. As I said ioptron will help you fix all of these problems, or you can mail it in to be adjusted.

        Other than the stated issues this mount is pretty dang impressive, I have never seen autoguide graphs like what I am getting from this mount, smooth and very precise. It is very easy to push guiding limits to atmospheric seeing interference. Also there is such a larger user group for this mount you can easily discuss and tweak this mount to spec from the advice of other owners. Definitely pick this one up if it meets your requirements.

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        ZEQ25 mount

        By David

        from TULSA,OK

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about iOptron ZEQ25 Equatorial Mount:

        The mount was everything I hoped it to be. Now I can wear it out. Buying online worked very smoothly, I couldn't have asked for a better experience. The only time I went outdoors was to bring the packages in.

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