iOptron ZEQ25GT equatorial mount
Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:21 AM
In a website in China, there appears this new iOptron ZEQ25GT equatorial mount able to operate in very low latitude and at the equator.
As stated: Maximum loading = 11.4 kg,
Self weight = 5.3 kg
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Posted 29 December 2012 - 01:37 PM
Posted 29 December 2012 - 02:04 PM
I looks like iOptron is starting to make some noise in the mount department... I wonder if that 11 and a half pound mount weight includes the counter weight?
The original poster wrote the mount is rated at 11.4 kg, not in pounds.. conversion is 25lbs.
Posted 29 December 2012 - 07:39 PM
Of course at my age, figuring numbers in my head can be dangerous!
Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:48 PM
Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:44 PM
Now the waiting...
Posted 24 April 2013 - 06:24 PM
Interesting, no meridian flips on long runs!
I don't think so - although it's a different arrangement to the usual GEM, it's not equivalent to a fork mount, even single arm. All photographs I've seen show it pointing North, but when it's visualised pointing South, mount clashes are definitely possible if too far on the 'wrong' side of the meridian.
I wonder if the quoted mount weight of 4.7 Kg includes the tripod - if so it's one heck of a good travel mount!
Aach! added later. I've just properly read the specs, and the tripod alone weighs 5 Kg. Not such a good airline mount after all. But still very light for the payload.
Posted 12 February 2014 - 09:16 PM
Astronomics ZEQ25GT page
Posted 13 February 2014 - 01:04 AM
iOptron ZEQ25, initial impressions
#5704125 - 02/27/13 07:48 PM
I don't know how to link the thread, but it's easy to find, along with several others.