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iOptron CEM25-EC Computerized Equatorial Mount - 1.5" Tripod Legs - Hard Case - 7100EC-HC
iOptron CEM25 Center-Balanced Computerized Equatorial Mount
Tripod with 1.5" Legs and Hard Case
The iOptron CEM25 is a Center-balanced Equatorial Mount, a computerized mount that is whisper quiet and light weight! The CEM25 mount uses up to 60% less GOTO power consumption than other mounts in the same weight capacity category.
The unique “Z” design of the iOptron® patented Center-Balanced Equatorial Mount, or CEM, puts the payload at the center of gravity providing greater natural stability. This means the mount is extremely light compared to its maximum payload – resulting in a mount that is portable enough for easy transportation and set-up at a remote site. The adjustable counterweight bar prevents the counterweight from getting in the way of the tripod or pier when operating at a low latitude location. Polar aligning is quick and accessible all the time since the polar scope is not blocked by the declination shaft.
With a high precision optical encoder system and advanced control technology, the iOptron CEM25-EC mount will track a star at a periodic error less than 0.3 arc second rms. A perfect portable mount for unguided astrophotography!
The iOptron CEM25 comes equipped with the latest advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO technology, making it one of the most powerful and accurate GOTO mounts available. It comes with over 59,000 objects in its database. Plus, the Go2Nova® Hand Controller is intuitive to use with a large 4-line LCD screen to easily set up your telescope and select where you want to go. The CEM25 – a new category of viewing and astrophotography.
iOptron CEM25 Highlights
- A new Center-Balanced equatorial mount design for maximum payload and minimum mount weight
- Specialized astrophotography mount ideal for entry-level and intermediate astrophotographers
- High precision optical encoder system and advance control technology for accurate tracking
- PE<0.3 arc second RMS
- Payload of 27 lbs (12.3 kg) with the mount-only weight of 10.4 lbs (4.7 kg)
- Spring loaded gear system with customer adjustable loading force
- Gear switches on both R.A. and DEC axes for easy balancing when disengaged
- Adjustable counterweight shaft for 0º latitude operation
- Stepper motor with low power consumption
- iOptron AccuAlignTM 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® 8408 controller with Advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO Technology
- Integrated ST-4 autoguiding port
- Built-in 32-channel Global Positioning System (GPS)
- Serial port for firmware upgrade and computer control
- Spring loaded Vixen-style saddle
- Standard 1.5 inch heavy-duty stainless steel tripod
- Die-cast metal tripod spreader with accessory tray
- Hard case included