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iOptron CEM60 Center-Balanced Equatorial Mount w/ High-End Encoders - 7201

iOptron   ——   SKU: IOP-7201
$4,967.00 CAD
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About the iOptron CEM60 Center-Balanced Equatorial Mount w/ High-End Encoders...

In 2013 iOptron introduced a new design concept - the center-balanced equatorial mount (or CEM) called the ZEQ25. Now, they are proud to introduce the CEM60 - with an increased payload of 60 lbs! The iOptron CEM60 Center-Balanced Equatorial Mount 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. 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.


The iOptron CEM60 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 CEM60... a new category (and payload capacity) of for viewing and astrophotography.



iOptron CEM60 Center-Balanced Equatorial Mount w/ High-End Encoders 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 lbs (27.2 kg) with the mount-only weight of 27 lbs (12.3 kg)



  • Includes high-end encoders



  • 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 locks system for rock solid positioning



  • User side azimuth fine adjusters for easy azimuth adjustment



  • Precision stepper motor with 0.06 arcsec accuracy for precise GoTo and accurate tracking



  • iOptron AccuAligning calibrated polar scope with dark-field illumination and easy polar alignment procedure, allowing for fast and accurate polar alignment



  • Polar alignment routine 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



  • 150mm base size to match optional 2 inch heavy-duty stainless steel tripod (8kg) or 42/48 inch pier



  • Optional PowerWeight rechargeable battery pack



iOptron CEM60 Center-Balanced Equatorial Mount w/ High-End Encoders Specifications...

Mount: Center-balanced Equatorial Mount (CEM)

Payload: 60 lb (27.2kg), exclude counterweight

Mount weight: 27 lb (12.3kg)

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: F146mm, 288 tooth aluminum

Declination worm wheel: F146mm, 288 teeth aluminum

PEC: PPEC/Real time PEC

Counterweight shaft: F28x 450 mm Stainless steel

Counterweight: 20 lb (9.1 kg)

Mount base size: F150 mm

Motor drive: Stepper motor

Resolution: 0.06 arc seconds

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: AccuAligning dark field illuminated, 2 arc min

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 2-inch stainless steel tripod (8kg) or Pier (10kg)

Warranty : Two year limited

iOptron Product Number: 7201


Available worldwide January 2014. Price may be subject to change without notice.

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