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iOptron CEM60EC Equatorial Mount with High-End Encoders - 7201

SKU: IOP-7201

The iOptron® CEM60EC Equatorial Mount has been discontinued and we are out of stock. Here is a link to other iOptron equatorial mounts in hopes that you might find a great alternative. If you'd like some advice on choosing the best mounts and accessories to meet your needs, please don't hesitate to contact one of our non-commissioned product advisors. We are here to help!

The iOptron® CEM60EC Equatorial Mount with Optional High-End Encoders

An extraordinary innovation in mount design with greater payload!

The iOptron CEM60EC equatorial mount is an updated version of the highly popular ZEQ25 center-balanced equatorial mount. This astrophotography tracking mount can handle up to 60 lb. by distributing the weight of the payload at the center of gravity. This makes the iOptron CEM60EC equatorial mount extremely light compared to its payload--a nice benefit when setting up at a remote site. Other features of this astrophotography tracking mount 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 astrophotography tracking mount is equipped with the most advanced Go2Nova 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 iOptron CEM60EC equatorial mount…a new category (and payload capacity) for viewing and astrophotography.

iOptron CEM60EC Equatorial Mount Features:

  • A new design, center-balanced equatorial mount (CEM) for maximum payload and minimum mount weight

  • High-end encoders for the ultimate in accuracy!

  • Specialized astrophotography tracking mount ideal for entry-level and intermediate Astro-photographers

  • Patent pending non-contact magnetically loaded gear system

  • Gear switches on both R.A. and DEC axes for easy balancing when disengaged

  • Adjustable counterweight shaft for 0º 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 GOTONOVA® 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 PowerWeightTM rechargeable battery pack

iOptron CEM60EC Equatorial Mount Specifications:

  • Type: Center-balanced Equatorial Mount (CEM)

  • Max Payload: 60 lb (27.2kg), exclude counterweight

  • Weight: 27 lb (12.3kg)

  • Material: All metal (except GPS cover)

  • Latitude adjustment range: 0º ~ 70º

  • Azimuth adjustment range: ± 8º

  • 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: 1×,2×,8×,16×,64×,128×,256×,512×,MAX (~3.75º/sec)

  • Power consumption: 0.6A(Tracking), 1.1A(GOTO)

  • Power requirement: 12V DC 2A

  • AC adapter: 100V ~ 240V (included)

  • Polar Scope: AccuAligningTM 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 (0-15º 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: -20ºC ~ +45ºC

  • Tripod: Optional 2-inch stainless steel tripod (8kg) or Pier (10kg) (Not Included)

  • Hard Case: Yes

  • Warranty: Two year limited