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Model: iop_cem70_C70APart Number: C70A
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 and easy lock drive gear engagement (levers large enough to use with gloves).
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 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
Originally bought the CEM70 from FLO more than 18 months ago. It was one of the earlier made models. An initial problem was with the Ipolar. FLO efficiently and quickly sorted that problem out. Gradually - and after eliminating many other possible causes - a further subtle problem with oscillation in the RA axis emerged. Again FLO were superb - they fully engaged with the problem, agreed to take the mount back back and quickly sorted out a solution with Ioptron. I now have a mount back and the problem has gone away . So the five stars are firstly for FLO and their customer service. But secondly - with its problems now resolved (which may have been more frequent in early models?) - the CEM70 is in fact a very capable and convenient mount - relatively light and transportable and yet capable of taking imaging loads up to 20kg or so - and also capabl;e of PHD2 guiding at < 0.5 arcsec RMS under good conditions.
Only just setup on pier but initial test looking good. Thought my CEM40 was solid but this is a massive step-up in comparison. Great service as usual from FLO especially in these difficult times
Perfect and smooth purchase from FLO. Highly recommended. Mount works as expected
I got first class service from First Light Optics.Consider me and my friends as regular customers, we will be back !T NordbergSweden
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