Home > Products > Discontinued (Infomation Only) > CEM60 >

Tripod not included.

Alternative Views:

Product Code: 7200

Description Technical Specs Support Documents
The All NEW iOptron CEM60

An extraordinary innovation in mount design...Now with a new payload!

This past year we introduced a new design concept -- the center-balanced equatorial mount (or CEM) called the ZEQ25. Now, we're proud to introduce the CEM60! -- with an increased payload of 60 lbs! The CEM60 puts the weight of the payload at the center of gravity allowing for greater natural stability. This makes the mount extremely light compared to its payload--a nice benefit when setting up at a remote site. And polar aligning is quick and accessible all the time since the polar scope is not blocked by the declination shaft.

The CEM60 is equipped with the most advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO technology, making it one of the most powerful and accurate GOTO mounts available. Its database includes over 200,000 objects. The other features include an adjustable counterweight bar, magnetically loaded gear system, gear switches on both R.A. and DEC axes, screw/worm type latitude adjuster and built-in or customized cable management system. The CEM60 - a new category (and payload capacity) of mounts for viewing and astrophotography.

(Tripod/Pier not included.)
iOptron at NEAF 2014 -- Sky & Telescope
  • A new design, center-balanced equatorial mount (CEM) for maximum payload and minimum mount weight
  • Specialized astrophotography mount ideal for both visual and Astro-photographers
  • Patent pending non-contact magnetically loaded gear system
  • Payload of 60 lbs (27.2 kg) with the mount-only weight of 27 lbs (12.3 kg)
  • 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 AccuAligningTM 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)
  • 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)
  • Included aluminum hard carrying case
  • Optional Tri-Pier (#8034, #8034-RC)
  • Optional 2-inch tripod available (#8021ACC)
  • Optional Mini Pier (#8032) for extending height also available
Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review »

Tri-Pier with rolling case
Price: $838.00
Tri-Pier with rolling case
Price: $698.00
Price: $148.00
Pier Top Plate
Price: $60.00
Pier Top Plate
iEQ45/CEM60 2-inch Tripod
Price: $315.00
iEQ45/CEM60 2-inch Tripod

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 The only mount to have. July 21, 2019
Reviewer: Jerry24 from Stratford, CT United States  
The CEM60 is a really great mount to own.  I have had this mount for two years now have had no issues with it.  It is very reliable and quite versatile.  It can quickly adapt to my various telescopes and their configurations.  The scopes and the various cameras approach about 50 pounds total weight with no tracking issues.  I have had 10 minute photo sessions with no issues.  

I recommend this mount for anyone who does astrophotos.

Was this review helpful to you?

  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Super mount August 24, 2016
Reviewer: Jaspal Chadha from London, UK United Kingdom  
I've owned this mount for several years now and have never had a problem. It is a fantastic mount for the money. Please not be silly and pay for paramount or other expensive brands till you have considered this.

I've recent used the Ioptron pole finder and now to 5 min unguided subs with a 10 inch RC

You can use the interface handset or connected to the of at the same time without causing any issues

10/10 product

Was this review helpful to you?