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Price: $998.00

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Product Code: C261B-ECON

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Introducing iOptron’s new compact next-generation center-balance equatorial mounts -- the CEM26!

Like their predecessors, the CEM26 is designed with portability in mind; weighing in at only 10 lbs it can support payloads up to 26 lbs -- an incredible 2.6 payload-to-self weight ratio. This is achieved through the CEM design that pivots the mount and payload weights directly onto the center of the tripod, rendering a “natural stability”.

Building on the legacy of earlier CEM models we have added features for convenience and functionality: a positive lock gear engagement system that's easy to use even when wearing gloves, the built-in Wi-Fi enables unparallel connectivity, and recordable permanent periodic error correction (PPEC) to repeat optimal PEC training sessions. Regarding functionality the CEM26 delivers precise pointing and accurate tracking. The CEM26 sets the new standard for compact equatorial mounts.

Other features include an adjustable counterweight bar to prevent obstruction with the tripod, and polar aligning is quick and accessible all the time since the polar scope is not blocked by the declination shaft.

The CEM26 is equipped with the latest advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO technology, making it one of the most powerful and accurate GOTO mounts available. Its database includes 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 ECON does NOT come with a supporting tripod or pier; it has an AccuAlignTM optical polar scope installed for quick and easy polar alignment.

Shipping Box: #C261B-ECON.
  • Unique design, center-balanced equatorial mount (CEM) for maximum payload and minimum mount weight
  • Ideal for both visual observation and astrophotography
  • Low periodic error (< ± 12 arc seconds)
  • Payload of 12 kg (26 lbs) with the mount-only weight of 4.5 kg (10 lbs)
  • CNC machined and cast metal body
  • Spring loaded gear system
  • Large easy to use quick-lock gear clutches
  • 0º latitude operation with optional adapter
  • Stepper motor with low power consumption
  • iOptron AccuAlignTM calibrated 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
  • Die-cast metal tripod spreader with accessory tray
  • Optional 32-channel Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Optional hard carrying case #C2680
  • Optional iGuiderTM autoguiding system #3360

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