iOptron CEM26EC Center-Balance GoTo Equatorial Mount - iPolar Finder - Standard - 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 Standard 1.5" 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 C26ECA 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 C26ECA Center-balanced Equatorial Mount from iOptron delivers precise pointing and accurate tracking. The CEM26, Model C26ECA sets a new standard for compact equatorial GoTo mounts.
The iOptron CEM26, Model C26ECA 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 C26ECA mount has an iPolar electronic Polar Finder installed for quick and easy polar alignment. It also includes a Standard 1.5" 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, Standard 1.5" Tripod, and a Hard Case for storage and transportation.
|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|
|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|
|Comm. Port:||USB, Wi-Fi (Built-in Wi-Fi)|
|Tripod Type:||Metal, Standard 1.5" Tripod|
|Optional Tripod:||No, LiteRoc Not included|
|Case:||Yes, Hard Case Included W/This Model|
|Autoguiding:||Not Included, Available Optional iGuider|
|GPS:||Optional External; Not Included|