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Price: $2,068.00

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Product Code: C401A1

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The iOptron® CEM40 mount is the next generation of center-balanced equatorial mounts. This mount is incredibly eye-pleasing, and its beauty is found in more than its appearance. The functionality of the mount is superb. Weighing in at only 15.8lbs., this mount can support a payload of up to 40lbs.! That's incredible!

This mount also has an integrated electronic polar finder scope known as the iPolar. This tool ensures the accurate alignment of a telescope, even when the pole star is obscured. There are large levers on the quick-lock drive engagement system; these large levers make it easy to snap the gears into place.

Innovative iOptron Technology
Make way for an innovative mount! This iOptron CEM40 mount uses iOptron's patent-pending Universal Self-Centering Saddle (USCS). This saddle accommodates Losmandy and Vixen-style dovetail plates. The CEM40 also uses iOptron's ultra-quiet, low-power consumption stepper motor drive system, aiding the mount in providing precise tracking.

Computerized Mount Features
The iOptron CEM40 mount uses the Go2Nova® 8407 hand controller to navigate the night sky. This incredible technology helps observers find celestial objects with the aid of the mount's 212,000+ object database! For those looking for a telescope that has the capability of tracking and finding beautiful night sky objects, this mount is a must have tool.

With the included tripod, 10lbs. counterweight, and the mount's computerized technology, observers are just an OTA away from a spectacular viewing experience!
  • Unique design, Center-Balanced equatorial mount (CEM) for maximum payload and minimum mount weight
  • Idea for both visual observation and astrophotography
  • Maximum payload of 40 lbs (18 kg) with the mount weight of only 15.8 lbs (7.2 kg)
  • All metal, CNC machined with red/black anodized
  • Easy to use quick-lock gear clutches
  • Integrated iPolarTM electronic polar finder
  • Low periodic error (< ± 7 arc seconds)
  • Permanent periodic error correction (PPEC)
  • Precision stepper motor for precise GOTO and accurate tracking
  • Go2Nova® 8407+ controller with Advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO Technology with built-in heater
  • Integrated ST-4 autoguiding port
  • 32-channel Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • USB communication port
  • Cable management system
  • New, patent-pending iOptron universal saddle
  • Standard 1.5 inch heavy-duty stainless steel tripod (5kg)
  • Optional WiFi for mount control via SmartPhone/Tablet/Computer
  • NEW iOptron subsidized TheSky Imaging Edition
Average Rating: Average Rating: 4 of 5 4 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write a review »

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 Outstanding mount, 5* if ipolar phone app arrives February 29, 2020
Reviewer: William Shaw from Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire United Kingdom  
The CEM40 has transformed my imaging of DSO. It is portable but with a good payload. IPolar polar alignment software for this is now mature, and the new plate solver in Windows V2.1 and MacOS V1.1 works well. I have used it on a MacBook Pro, under Windows in Parallels, now natively with MacOS software. Early gremlins in IPolar software are gone. You might need to check permissions to use the camera from your laptop or save dark frames. I do a 3-star calibration and then the GOTO works well. The mount has Vixen and Losmandy options, though I've been on the Vixen side. I've had all kinds of lenses and scopes on it, including a 180mm Camera lens in rings, a 200-500 lens in rings, an APM-107/700 and a 6in SCT, all with cameras. I recently bought a heavier counterweight to manage the APM. The lack of Android/iPhone support, even via USB, is a pain and I'd give it 5* if it had it. I use a Nikon and I do not need a laptop save for IPolar. CEM25/SGP owners would love the portability too, so..

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