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iOptron CEM26 GoTo EQ Mount with iPolar & Hard Case

iOptron CEM26 GoTo EQ Mount with iPolar & Hard Case

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iOptron introduces the CEM26, their next-generation compact center-balance equatorial mount. This mount is designed with portability in mind, weighing only 4.5kg yet able to support up to a 12kg payload, resulting in an impressive 2.6 mount weight to payload ratio. The CEM design focuses the mount and payload weight directly on the center of the tripod, providing natural stability.

Building on the legacy of earlier CEM models, the CEM26 features added convenience and functionality. It has a positive lock gear engagement system that is easy to use even when wearing gloves. The built-in Wi-Fi feature allows for unparalleled connectivity, and the mount also has a recordable permanent periodic error correction (PPEC) for optimal PEC training sessions. The CEM26 delivers precise pointing and accurate tracking, setting a new standard for compact equatorial mounts.

The center-balanced design of the CEM26 puts the weight of the payload at the center of gravity, allowing for greater natural stability. Other features include an adjustable counterweight bar to prevent obstruction with the tripod and polar aligning that is quick and accessible at all times since the polar scope is not blocked by the declination shaft.

Equipped with the latest advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO technology, the CEM26 is one of the most powerful and accurate GOTO mounts available, with a database of over 212,000+ objects. The Go2Nova® Hand Controller is intuitive to use, and its large 4-line LCD screen simplifies the process of setting telescopes and locating objects.

The CEM26 comes with the iPolar electronic polar scope, a 1.5" heavy duty stainless steel tripod, and an aluminium um carrying case.

 

Product specs:

 

Mount
Center-Balanced Equatorial Mount
Payload
12kg, excluding counterweight
Mount weight
4.5kg
Payload/Mount weight
2.60
Structure Material
All metal, Casting + CNC machined
Exterior Finish
Powder coating
Periodic error (PE)
<±10 arcsec
PEC
Yes, Permanent PEC
Worm period
600 sec
Right Ascension worm wheel
Φ88mm, 144 teeth aluminum
Declination worm wheel
Φ88mm, 144 teeth aluminum
Right Ascension axis shaft
Φ35mm steel
Declination axis shaft
Φ35mm steel
Right Ascension bearing
Φ55mm ball bearing
Declination bearing
Φ55mm ball bearing
Worm gears
Φ15.2mm, Brass
Motor drive
1.8º stepper motor, 128X microdivision
Resolution
0.17 arc seconds
Transmission
Synchronous belt
Latitude adjustment range
0º ~ 60º
Azimuth adjustment range
± 6º
Polar Scope iPolar electronic polar scope
Level indicator
Level bubble
Hand Controller
Go2Nova® 8409 with ~212,000 objects database
Tracking
Automatic
Slew speed
1×,2×,8×,16×,64×,128×,256×,512×,MAX(6º/sec)
Power consumption
0.5A(Tracking), 0.8A(GOTO)
Power requirement
12V DC, 5A
AC adapter
100V ~ 240V (included)
Power-down memory
Yes
Wi-Fi
Built-in
Communication port
Yes (Wi-Fi and USB)
Autoguide port
Yes (ST-4 compatible)
Firmware upgrade
Yes
PC computer control
Yes (ASCOM)
Counterweight shaft
Φ20X306mm (M16), Stainless Steel
Counterweight
4.5kg
Tripod
1.5" Stainless Steel (5kg)
Dovetail saddle
3.8" Vixen-style, centre adjustable
Hard case
Included
GPS
Optional external 32-channel GPS
Autoguiding
Optional external iGuider 1
Operation temperature
-10ºC ~ 40ºC

 

Features:

 

  • Unique design, center-balanced equatorial mount (CEM) for maximum payload and minimum mount weight
  • Ideal for both visual observation and astrophotography
  • Low periodic error (< ± 10 arc seconds)
  • Payload of 12 kg with the mount-only weight of 4.5 kg
  • CNC machined and cast metal body
  • Spring loaded gear system
  • Large easy to use quick-lock gear clutches
  • Adjustable counterweight shaft for 0º latitude operation
  • Stepper motor with low power consumption
  • Integrated iOptron iPolarTM electronic polar scope 
  • Polar alignment routine for those who can’t see the Pole Star
  • Go2Nova® 8409 controller with Advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO Technology
  • Integrated ST-4 autoguiding port
  • Built-in Wi-Fi 
  • USB port for firmware upgrade and computer control
  • Standard 1.5 inch heavy-duty stainless steel tripod (5kg)
  • Die-cast metal tripod spreader with accessory tray
  • Hard carrying case
  • Optional 32-channel Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Optional iGuiderTM autoguiding system #3360
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