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CEM120


 
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Price: $3,999.00

Product Code: 7300
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The All NEW iOptron CEM120!

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

Recognizing the growing demand for an accurate and stable, equatorial mount with the versatility to carry larger instruments and more complex imaging arrays, we created the iOptron CEM120. It offers the benefits of our revolutionary “center balance” design: stability, accuracy, and smooth mechanical operation, while capable of carrying a payload up to 115 lbs (52 kg). The “center balance” design’s natural stability is due to its focusing the mount along with payloads weight directly over the center of the pier or tripod.

The CEM120's performance is demonstrated by its low periodic tracking error of ±3.5 arc seconds. Along with the stability aspect, the CEM120 features an advanced cable management system consisting of more ports in more locations preventing tangle ups and reducing the chance of fractured cables. It also adds some new features to the CEM family like Wi-Fi and LAN for remote operation and easy to use, reliable clutches on both axes.

Optional heavy duty Tri-Pier 360 and Permanent Pier are available for order.

Optional Tri-Pier adapter for light weight payload ( 8036-120) is also available for $129. It can be modified for permanent pier mounting.
Features
  • A new design, center-balanced equatorial mount (CEM) for maximum payload with natural stability
  • Observatory astrophotography mount ideal for both visual and Astro-photographers
  • Payload of 115 lbs (52 kg) with the mount weight of 57 lbs (26 kg)
  • Easy to use and reliable gear clutches
  • Precision altitude and azimuth adjustment.
  • Precision stepper motor with 0.07 arcsec accuracy for precise GOTO and accurate tracking
  • Polar alignment routine for those who can't see the Pole Star
  • Go2Nova® 8407 V2 controller with Advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO Technology with built in heater
  • High precision tracking with low periodic error (PE)<±3.5 arcsec
  • Permanent periodic error correction (PPEC)
  • 32-channel Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Built-in WiFi and LAN for remote operation
  • Integrated ST-4 autoguiding port
  • Advanced cable management system with more choices
  • Spring loaded, individual adjustable Losmandy saddle


PACKAGE CONTENTS
  • CEM120 mount head x1
  • Go2Nova 8407 V2 hand controller x1
  • 10 kg counterweight x1 (free extra one for limited time)
  • Counterweight shaft x1
  • Hand controller cable x1
  • Serial cable (#8412) x1
Average Rating: 4 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review »

Accessories
Tri-Pier 360
Price: $899.00

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Tri-Pier 360
CW 10kg for CEM120
Price: $118.00

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CW 10kg for CEM120
Permanent Pier
Price: $448.00

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Permanent Pier
PoleMasterTM iOptron Adapter
Price: $30.00

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PoleMaster<sup>TM</sup> iOptron Adapter
Tri-Pier Adapter
Price: $129.00

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Tri-Pier Adapter


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3 June 25, 2018
Reviewer: Smith Smith from Chicago, IL 3  
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Initial Thoughts February 16, 2018
Reviewer: John Crisp from Sylvania, OH United States  
The mount is a beast at 57 lbs without the counterweight bar/counterweights, puts it right on the portability threshold for me. I will primarily use this in a dome in my backyard.

The mount is sturdy, no rough edges or sloppy finish. The machining is clearly well done and the fittings and presentation is very nice and nothing seems cheap or put on as an afterthought. I don't see any evidence at this point of iOptron taking any shortcuts to replace parts with cheap materials.

The internal cabling has shielding to prevent chafing and is a nice touch.

Nice hand controller user interface. Well done as a janky interface can be a major frustration point.
 
This mount offers great value and quality/capability level for how I intend to use the mount: as an advanced amateur astrophotographer and occasional visual user.

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