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CEM70 w/iPolar
CEM70 w/iPolar
(Tripod/Pier not included)

Price: $3,228.00

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Product Code: C70A

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Following up on the success of the iOptron CEM60 center balance equatorial mount, we at iOptron are excited to introduce two new medium payload center balance mounts. The CEM70 and CEM70G are new standard bearers for equatorial mounts in the 70lb payload segment. Both models are packed with advanced features however the CEM70G is the first of its type with an onboard optical guiding system increasing tracking accuracy while streamlining the components resulting in a more portable imaging setup.

Retaining the inherent properties of the center balance design, these relatively compact medium payload mounts deliver what astronomers expect in an efficient accurate portable mount. With precise GOTO pointing and accurate tracking (PE <±5 arcsec) the CEM70 is a solid performer for observers and imagers alike.

Innovative operational features such as the internal iPolar electronic polar scope, easy lock drive gear engagement (levers large enough to use with gloves), an advanced cable management system for the mount, iPolar, iGuider, and camera, and cumulatively assure users the CEM70 and 70G designed with their needs in mind.

  • A new design, center-balanced equatorial mount (CEM) for maximum payload with natural stability
  • Ideal for both visual observation and astrophotography
  • Payload of 70 lbs (31.8 kg) with the mount weight of 30 lbs (13.6 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
  • iPolarTM electronic polar scope
  • Go2Nova® 8410 controller with Advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO Technology with built in heater
  • High precision tracking with low periodic error (PE)<±5 arcsec
  • Permanent periodic error correction (PPEC)
  • 32-channel Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • USB connection
  • Integrated ST-4 autoguiding port
  • Advanced cable management system with more choices
  • Spring loaded 8" Vixen/Losmandy dual saddle
  • NEW iOptron subsidized TheSky Imaging Edition

    Box 1 of 2: #C702A
    1x CEM70 mount head in hard case with accessories
    Box 2 of 2: #7226
    1x 9.5kg counterweight
Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review »

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Fantastic mount! October 8, 2021
Reviewer: Harley Kleemann from Bismarck, ND United States  
Unbelievably good tracking, easy to set up, easy to use. I would recommend the CEM70 very highly!

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Beats SkyWatcher by a country mile June 16, 2021
Reviewer: Lonosham Observatory from North Willoughby, New South Wales, Australia  
We have worked with numerous SkyWatcher mounts but recently purchased a CEM70 and the difference is immense.

The packaging, protection, manufacturing quality, mechanics, all are a step above SkyWatcher.

The build quality is great, setup time is quick (full setup on the first night was just 21 minutes).

The tracking accuracy is amazing. A 1625mm focla length 8" Ritchey-Chretien scope using OAG is around 0.4" RMS.

The software connecting to the mount auto selects the USB port and the ASCOM driver creates a profile for the mount that is immediately available for other software.

iPolar exectuable gets you up and running in minutes. The interface is simple, but that means no distractions.

Overall, we are happy to have backordered this mount, along with the Tri-Pier in the extremely handy rolling case, as it has been a huge and efficient step up, allowing us so many more OTA and equipment options.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Craftsmanship like non other August 19, 2020
Reviewer: Jered Brown from Belle, WV United States  
This mount goes above an beyond what I thought I was recieving. This thing is amazing!!!

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