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iOptron CEM40 Center-Balance Go-To Equatorial Mount in Hard Case - 7400A-HC

iOptron   ——   SKU: IOP-7400A-HC
$2,819.00 CAD
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iOptron CEM40 Center-Balance Go-To Equatorial Mount

The iOptron CEM40 mount is the next generation of Center-Balanced Equatorial Go-To mounts. This mount is incredibly eye-pleasing, and its beauty is found in its amazing performance as well as in its appearance! The functionality of the mount is superb. Weighing in at only 15.8 pounds, this mount can support a payload of up to 40 pounds! That's a payload capacity specification you will really appreciate when you put your OTA and imaging equipment onto this mount and watch it perform with ease to follow your commands.

Mount Features:

  • Unique design, Center-Balanced equatorial mount (CEM) for maximum payload (40 lb) and minimum mount weight
  • Idea for both visual observation and astrophotography
  • Maximum payload of 40 lb (18 kg) with the mount weight of only 15.8 lb (7.2 kg)
  • All metal, CNC machined with red/black anodized finish
  • Easy to use quick-lock gear clutches
  • Integrated iPolar electronic polar finder is included
  • Low periodic error (< ± 7 arcseconds)
  • Permanent periodic error correction (PPEC)
  • Precision stepper motor for precise GOTO and accurate tracking
  • Go2Nova® 8407+ controller with Advanced GOTO Technology with built-in heater
  • Integrated ST-4 autoguiding port
  • 32-channel Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • USB communication port
  • Cable management system
  • New, patent-pending iOptron universal saddle
  • Standard 1.5 inch heavy-duty stainless steel tripod (5kg)
  • Includes a metal Hard Case for storage and transportation
  • Optional WiFi for mount control via SmartPhone/Tablet/Computer

This iOptron CEM40 Center-Balance Go-To Equatorial Mount also has an integrated electronic polar finder scope known as the iPolar. This tool ensures the accurate alignment of a telescope, even when the pole star is obscured. This iPolar polarscope introduced by iOptron is available as a separate product, but is included and integrated in this mount. A metal Hard Case is also included. The large levers on the quick-lock drive engagement system make it easy to snap the gears into place or release them.

This iOptron CEM40 mount has some innovative features such as iOptron's patent-pending Universal Self-Centering Saddle (USCS). This saddle accommodates both Losmandy-type and Vixen-style dovetail plates. The CEM40 also uses iOptron's ultra-quiet, low-power consumption stepper motor drive system, which means you will get precise tracking with very quiet operation.

The iOptron CEM40 mount uses the Go2Nova® 8407 hand controller to navigate the night sky. This incredible technology helps you find celestial objects with the aid of the mount's 212,000+ object database! Whether you are a newbie to astronomy or a seasoned observer, this mount has the capability of tracking and finding many beautiful night sky objects, and its simple operation will save you lots of time. More time for observing!

What is included: This model 7400A, CEM40 Center-Balance Go-To Equatorial Mount includes the mount head, the tripod, integrated iPolar camera, 10 lb counterweight, counterweight shaft, and the Go2Nova® 8407 hand controller with built-in intelligence and database, plus this product also includes the Hard Case for the mount.

Mount Specifications:

Mount: Center-Balanced Equatorial Mount
Max payload*: 40 lb (18 kg), exclude counterweight
Mount weight: 15.8 lb (7.2 kg)
Payload/Mount weight ratio: 2.5
Structure Material: All metal, CNC machined
Exterior Finish: Anodized red/black
Latitude adjustment range: 0º ~ 60º(special CW shaft mounting if <10°)
Azimuth adjustment range: ± 6º
Tracking accuracy (PE)**: <±7 arcsec
PPEC Period: 400 sec
Worm diameter: Φ17 mm, Brass
Right Ascension worm wheel: Φ110 mm, 216 teeth, zero backlash
Declination worm wheel: Φ110 mm, 216 teeth, zero backlash
Right Ascension axis shaft: Φ45 mm steel
Declination axis shaft: Φ45 mm steel
Right Ascension bearings: Φ68 mm
Declination bearings: Φ68 mm
Counterweight shaft: Φ20X410 mm, Stainless Steel (1 kg)
Counterweight: 10 lb (4.5kg) X1
Motor: Precision stepper motor, 1.8º/128X micro-step
Motor resolution: 0.08 arcsec (200 PPS)
Transmission: Synchronous belt
Hand Controller: Go2Nova® 8407+, 8 line 21 character LCD
Star Database: 212,000+, star identification
Power: DC 12 Volt, 5A
AC adapter: 100V ~ 240V (included)
Power consumption: 0.6A (Tracking), 0.9A (GOTO)
Power-down memory: Yes
Polar scope: Internal iPolar TM electronic polar scope
Meridian treatment: Stop (0-10° pass), flip
Zero position: Automatic zero search
Dovetail saddle: iOptron Universal Saddle, 5"
Max slew speed: 4.5°/sec (1080x)
Guiding port: ST-4
Communication port: USB
GPS: Yes
WiFi: External (optional)
Cable Management: DC12V (3A), ST4, USB
Tripod: 1.5" Stainless Steel (5kg), Optional 2" or tri-pier
Hard case: Yes, Included
Operation temperature: -10ºC ~ 40ºC
Warranty: Two year, limited
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