iOptron CEM26EC Center-Balance GoTo Equatorial Mount - iPolar - LiteRoc - Case - C264A3

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  • SKU IOP-C264A3

iOptron CEM26EC Center-Balance GoTo Equatorial Mount - iPolar Finder - LiteRoc - Case

  • Center-balanced Equatorial Mount (CEM)
  • Great for Visual Use and Astro-Imaging
  • Large, Easy, Quick-lock Gear Clutches
  • Built-in iPolar electronic Polar Finder
  • Max Payload of 26 lb (11.8 kg)
  • Mount weighs only 10 lb (4.5 kg)
  • High Resolution Optical Encoder
  • Precision Stepper Motor - Precise Go-To
  • Includes Go2Nova 8409 Controller/Technology
  • Real-time PEC (RPEC)
  • +/- 0.3 arcsecond RPEC
  • Includes Built-in Wi-Fi & ST-4 autoguider port
  • Includes Premium LiteRoc 1.75" Tripod
  • Includes a Hard Case for storage and transportation

Like their predecessors, the CEM26 mounts were designed with portability in mind, weighing in at only 10 lb. But, it can support up to a 26 lb payload an incredible 2.6 mount weight-to-payload ratio. The key to providing such an impressive ratio is the "CEM design" which focuses the mount and payload weight directly on the center of the tripod rendering “natural stability”. The center-balanced design mount puts the weight of the payload at the center of gravity allowing for greater mechanical mount stability. Other features include an adjustable counterweight bar to prevent obstruction with the tripod. And polar aligning is quick and accessible all the time, because the polar scope is not blocked by the declination shaft.

In addition, iOptron has added features for convenience and functionality. A positive lock gear engagement system (easy to use even when wearing gloves), built-in Wi-Fi, enabling unparalleled connectivity, and this model, the C26ECA3 includes a High-Resolution Optical Encoder for higher performance. It has real-time PEC (RPEC) which can deliver accurate tracking with a periodic error of less than 0.3 arcsecond RMS. The CEM26, Model C26ECA3 Center-balanced Equatorial Mount from iOptron delivers precise pointing and accurate tracking. The CEM26, Model C26ECA3 sets a new standard for compact equatorial GoTo mounts.

The iOptron CEM26, Model C26ECA3 Equatorial Mount is equipped with the latest advanced GOTONova GO-TO technology, which means it is now one of the most powerful and accurate GO-TO mounts available. Its database includes over 212,000+ objects! The Go2Nova Hand Controller is intuitive and very easy to use. Its large 4-line LCD screen simplifies the process of setting telescope parameters and locating objects, to make the astronomer's task even easier.

This CEM26EC, Model C26ECA3 mount has an iPolar electronic Polar Finder installed for quick and easy polar alignment. It also includes a Premium LiteRoc 1.75" Tripod, and a Hard Case for storage and transportation.

What's In The Boxes?

This model includes: A CEM26EC Center-Balance Mount Head with special Optical Encoder, a CW shaft, 10 lb Counterweight, Go2Nova 8409 Controller/Technology, Cord for Controller, Integrated iPolar electronic Polar Finder, Premium LiteRoc 1.75" Tripod, and a Hard Case for storage and transportation.


Manufacturer: iOptron
Product SKU: C264A3
Function: CEM - Center-balanced Equatorial Mount
Weight: 10 lb (4.5 kg)
Max Payload: 26 lb (11.8 kg); Not Including Counterweight
Construction: All Metal, Metal Casting, CNC Machined
Ext. Finish: Black, Powder Coated
Adjust Range: 0° to 60° Latitude; +/- 6° Azimuth
Special Encoder: High-Resolution Optical Type
PE: (RPEC); +/- 0.3 arcsecond RMS
RA, Dec Worms: 88 mm, 144 Teeth, Zero Backlash
RA, Dec Bearings: 55 mm, Ball Bearings
Counterweight Incl: 1 each, 10 lb
Motor Type: Stepper; 1.8° 128X Microstep
Motor Resolution: 0.17 arcsecond
Transmission: Synchronous Belt
Power Req: 12 Volt DC, 5 A
AC Adapter Incl: 100 V - 240 V
Hand Controller: Go2Nova 8409 Controller
Polar Scope: Internal iPolar Polar Finder
Max Slew Rate: 6° per second
Guiding Port: ST-4
Comm. Port: USB, Wi-Fi (Built-in Wi-Fi)
Tripod Type: Metal, Premium LiteRoc 1.75" Tripod
Optional Tripod: Yes, LiteRoc
Case: Yes, Hard Case Included W/This Model
Autoguiding: Not Included, Available Optional iGuider
GPS: Optional External; Not Included
Warranty: 2-Year, Limited