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Model: iop_cem70_C70AGPart Number: C70AG
This model features iOptron's integrated 'iGuider' guiding scope and camera.
Retaining the inherent properties of the centre balance design, this relatively compact mount provides an impressive 70 lbs (31.8 kg) payload capacity, precise GOTO pointing and accurate tracking (PE <±3.5 arc-sec) so will appeal to both both visual astronomers and astrophotographers.
An impressive features list includes an internal iPolar electronic polar scope, easy lock drive gear engagement (levers large enough to use with gloves) and an integrated 'iGuider' guiding scope and camera.
It also features an advanced cable management system for the mount, iPolar, guider, and camera.
Note: The tripod/pier shown in photos not included but is available separately.
* iOptron's quoted max' payload is a guide only. If you will be using the mount for astrophotography (or your telescope is unusually long or large) we recommend the quoted max' payload be reduced by 1/3rd.
Quick Start Guide Instruction Manual iPolar Operation Manual iGuider Operation Manual Firmware:
Download Latest Firmware iPolar Software FTDI VCP Driver, or go to FTDI Chip website to download the VCP driveriOptron Telescope ASCOM Driver:
Install ASCOM Driver and Commander
Ok, so this is my first product review for a major item. First of, this was heavier than I anticipated, but then again Iíve been used to a Sw star adv on a typical tripod using a Wo ZS71ed. It is still very much portable for star parties or seeking out dark skies. This is my very first own goto mount, I have once borrowed a Celestron AVX and because of this, led me to purchasing the CEM70g. The quality of the build, the precision of the engineering is fantastic. It has a great sturdy feel about it and set up onto the tri-pier was simple enough. Initial set up of the mount is very straight forward, just switch it on, the gps does its thing almost instantaneously and before you know it youíre good to go. I had to adjust the time but that was it. So Iím just trying to link the WiFi of the mount to SS6 pro on macOS but am having some issues regarding the mount due to not being on the SS6 mount list, it needs to have the ip address and port put in manually. I have had immediate success using the Usb3 port with a usb to thunderbolt adaptor and choosing the Cem120 option. This allowed control of the mount via SS6. As Iíve gone at the deep end with a mount that has iPolar & an iGuider, Iím slowly getting round to trying these features out and will review this again soon. Iím looking forward to setting up the scope with my ASI 183 c Pro using the usb3 and power ports for the cable management. I will review again with pics hopefully but in general, I feel this is a great mount that will serve me well for years to come. If the cem60 is anything to go by, this should be a very good replacement/upgrade. Thank you Flo for your advice as always & your support to date for helping with the purchase of my first goto mount.
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