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iOptron CEM60EC Center-Balanced Equatorial Mount w/ iPolar - 7201A

iOptron   ——   SKU: IOP-7201A
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iOptron CEM60EC Center-Balanced Equatorial Mount With Included iPolar PolarScope

The new CEM60EC - Model No. 7201A - Center-Balanced Equatorial Mount with an increased payload of 60 lb now also includes an iPolar electronic polar scope as a standard package! The iOptron CEM60EC Center-Balanced Equatorial Mount with iPolar puts the weight of the payload at the center of gravity allowing for greater natural stability. This makes the mount extremely light compared to its payload - a nice benefit when setting up at a remote site. This model, the No. 7201A is the CEM60EC, and iOptron has incorporated a High-Precision Encoder into this mount, along with sub-arcsecond PE.

Other features include an adjustable counterweight bar to prevent obstruction with the tripod or pier. And polar aligning is quick and accessible all the time since the polar scope is not blocked by the declination shaft.

This Model 7201A now includes the iOptron iPolar Electronic Polarscope! The iOptron CEM60EC Center-Balanced Equatorial Mount is equipped with the most advanced GoToNova GoTo technology, making it one of the most powerful and accurate GoTo mounts available. Its database includes over 300,000 objects. The Go2Nova Hand Controller is intuitive to use and its large 8-line LCD screen simplifies the process of setting telescopes and locating objects. The CEM60EC is a super performing equatorial mount with Center-Balanced design for both viewing and astrophotography.

iOptron CEM60EC Center-Balanced Equatorial Mount Features:

  • A new design, center-balanced equatorial mount (CEM) for maximum payload and minimum mount weight
  • Specialized astrophotography mount ideal for entry-level and intermediate Astro-photographers
  • Patent pending non-contact magnetically loaded gear system
  • Payload of 60 lb (27.2 kg) with the mount-only weight of 27 lb (12.3 kg)
  • Gear switches on both R.A. and DEC axes for easy balancing when disengaged
  • Adjustable counterweight shaft for 0 degree latitude operation
  • Screw/worm type latitude adjuster for precision adjustments
  • Milling machine tooling vise type latitude bearing and lock system for rock-solid positioning
  • User side azimuth fine adjusters for easy azimuth adjustmen
  • Precision stepper motor with 0.06 arcsec accuracy for precise GoTo and accurate tracking
  • High-precision Encoder for this model (CEM60EC)
  • iOptron iPolar Electronic Polar Scope allows fast and accurate polar alignment
  • Polar alignment by electronics for those who can''t see the Pole Star
  • Go2Nova 8407 controller with Advanced GoTo Nova GoTo Technology with built in heater
  • Permanent periodic error correction (PPEC) or Realtime periodic error correction (RPEC)
  • Integrated ST-4 autoguiding port
  • Built-in 32-channel Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Built-in or customized cable management system
  • Spring loaded Vixen/Losmandy dual saddle
  • 150 mm base size to match Optional 2 inch heavy-duty stainless steel tripod (8 kg) or 42/48 inch pier; Note: tripod not included
  • Optional: PowerWeight rechargeable battery pack

Mount Specifications:

  • Mount: Center-balanced Equatorial Mount (CEM)
  • Includes a High-Precision Encoder
  • Payload: 60 lb (27.2 kg), exclude counterweight
  • Mount weight: 27 lb (12.3 kg)
  • Payload/Mount weight: 2.22
  • Material : All metal (except GPS cover)
  • Latitude adjustment range: 0 ~ 70 deg
  • Azimuth adjustment range: 8 deg
  • Right Ascension worm wheel: F146 mm, 288 tooth aluminum
  • Declination worm wheel: F146 mm, 288 teeth aluminum
  • PEC: PPEC/Real time PEC
  • PE: < 0.5 arcsec rms for 5 min (< 0.3 arcsec for 2nd GEN)
  • Counterweight shaft: F28 x 450 mm Stainless steel
  • Counterweight: 20 lb (9.1 kg)
  • Mount base size: F150 mm
  • Motor drive: Stepper motor
  • Resolution: 0.06 arcseconds
  • Slew speed: 1x,2x,8x,16x,64x,128x,256x,512x,MAX(~3.75 deg/sec)
  • Power consumption: 0.6A(Tracking), 1.1A(GOTO)
  • Power requirement: 12V DC 2A
  • AC adapter: 100V ~ 240V (included)
  • Polar Scope: Includes iPolar Electronic Polar Scope
  • Level indicator: Level bubble
  • Dovetail saddle: 8" Losmandy/Vixen dual saddle
  • Hand Controller: GotoNova 8407.300,000+ objects database with star recognition
  • Meridian treatment: Stop (0-15 pass), auto flip, continue
  • GPS:Internal 32-channel GPS
  • Autoguide port: ST-4
  • Communication port: Serial Port
  • PC computer control: Yes (ASCOM)
  • Cable management: 4X USB, 2X DC12V (MAX 5A), 6P6C
  • Operation temperature: -20C ~ +45C
  • Tripod: Optional Purchase: 2-inch stainless steel tripod (8 kg) or Pier (10 kg)
  • Warranty: Two year limited
  • iOptron Product Number: 7201A
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