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The All NEW iOptron CEM60EC
With high precision encoder.

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 CEM60EC with high precision encoder and sub-arcsecond PE! -- with an increased payload of 60 lbs! The CEM60EC 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 CEM60EC 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 CEM60EC - a new category (and payload capacity) of mounts for viewing and astrophotography.

(Tripod/Pier not included)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Included aluminum hard carrying case
  • Optional Tri-Pier (#8034, #8034-RC), Tri-Pier 360 (#8037) or Permanent Pier (#8038)
  • 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: 1 Write a review »

Price: $148.00
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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Test driving the CEM60 November 14, 2015
Reviewer: Andrew Davies from Astrofarm, Confolens, Charente France  
Last night I managed to spend some time at Astrofarm getting to grips with the IOptron CEM60 mount.
I am very impressed with the CEM60. I like the funky robotic noise it makes when tracking. The CEM60 is a very powerful mount which I am looking forward to using more of.
Following 1 star alignment the mount centred M37 in the camera view and tracked for well over an hour with very little movement enabling over 4 min exposures, unguided and without running PEC function. www.theknowledgeobservatory.com

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