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iOptron CEM26 Center-Balance GoTo Equatorial Mount - iPolar - C261A1

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iOptron CEM26 Center-Balance GoTo Equatorial Mount - iPolar

  • 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)
  • Precision Stepper Motor - Precise Go-To
  • Includes Go2Nova 8409 Controller/Technology
  • +/- 10 arcsecond PEC
  • Permanent PEC (PPEC)
  • Includes Built-in Wi-Fi & ST-4 autoguider port
  • Includes Standard 1.5" Tripod

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 recordable permanent periodic error correction (PPEC) to repeat optimal PEC training sessions. The CEM26, Model C26A Center-balanced Equatorial Mount from iOptron delivers precise pointing and accurate tracking. The CEM26, Model C26A sets a new standard for compact equatorial GoTo mounts.

The iOptron CEM26, Model C26A 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 CEM26, Model C26A mount has an iPolar electronic Polar Scope installed for quick and easy polar alignment. It also includes a 1.5" heavy duty stainless steel tripod.

What's In The Boxes?

This model includes: A CEM26 Center-Balance Mount Head, CW shaft, 10 lb Counterweight, Go2Nova 8409 Controller/Technology, Cord for Controller, Integrated iPolar Polar Scope, 1.5" Standard Tripod.

Specifications:

Manufacturer: iOptron
Product SKU: C261A1
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
PEC: PPEC; For 600 sec. Period
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 Scope Integrated
Max Slew Rate: 6° per second
Guiding Port: ST-4
Comm. Port: USB, Wi-Fi (Built-in Wi-Fi)
Tripod Type: Metal, 1.5" Stainless Steel
Optional Tripod: "LiteRoc" (1.75"); Not Included
Case: No, Not Included W/This Model
Autoguiding: Not Included, Available Optional iGuider
GPS: Optional External; Not Included
Warranty: 2-Year, Limited
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