iOptron CEM25-EC Center Balanced Equatorial GoTo Mount with Encoders
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iOptron CEM25-EC Center Balanced Equatorial GoTo Mount with Encoders

£1,499.00✓ 2 year warranty
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About this product

Model:  iop_cem25ec_7100ec-hc
Part Number:  7100EC-HC

Ultra portable mount with a periodic error less than 0.3 arc seconds RMS under £1,600!

Center-balanced Equatorial Mount, a mount whisper quiet and light weight! The mount uses up to 60% less GOTO power consumption than other mounts in category.

With high precision optical encoder system and advanced control technology, the CEM25EC will track a star at a periodic error less than 0.3 arc second, the only mount under $2000! 

The "Z" design mount puts the weight of the payload at the center of gravity allowing for greater natural stability. Given its payload capacity, this means the "Z" designed mount is unusually light. A nice benefit when setting up at a remote site. 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 CEM25 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 150,000+ 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 mount comes standard with a 1.25" or 2" heavy duty stainless steel tripod and a hard carrying case.

FEATURES

  • A new design Center-Balanced equatorial mount for maximum payload and minimum mount weight
  • Specialised astrophotography mount ideal for entry-level and intermediate Astro-photographers
  • High precision optical encoder system and advance control technology for accurate tracking
  • PE<0.3 arc second RMS
  • Payload of 27 lbs (12.3 kg) with the mount-only weight of 10.4 lbs (4.7 kg)
  • Spring loaded gear system with customer adjustable loading force
  • Gear switches on both R.A. and DEC axes for easy balancing when disengaged
  • Adjustable counterweight shaft for 0º latitude operation
  • Stepper motor with low power consumption
  • New electronics and control adapted from CEM60
  • iOptron AccuAlignTM calibrated polar scope with dark-field illumination and easy polar alignment procedure, allowing for fast and accurate polar alignment
  • Polar alignment routine for those who can’t see the Pole Star
  • Go2Nova® 8408 controller with Advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO Technology
  • Integrated ST-4 autoguiding port
  • Built-in 32-channel Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Serial port for firmware upgrade and computer control
  • Spring loaded Vixen-style saddle
  • Standard 2 inch heavy-duty stainless steel tripod (8kg)
  • Die-cast metal tripod spreader with accessory tray
  • Hard case included
  • Optional PowerWeightTM rechargeable battery pack
  • Optional StarFi WiFi adapter for full function control via SmartPhone/Tablet/Computer,

Go2Nova Hand Controller 8408

  • 150,000+ object database
  • Large LCD screen with 4 lines and 21-character with backlit LED buttons
  • User friendly interface
  • 9-speed setting for motor slew speed
  • Serial port for firmware upgrade and mount computer control

Hard Case

Includes hard case for CEM25/ZEQ25 mount protects your mount whether you're heading out for a night of observation, or when you need to store it. The case features custom-fit foam padding to hold the mount in place and cushion it from impacts. The exterior has reinforced edges on the outside to help minimise denting and damage. There are dual trigger latches to secure the lid in place, and a carry handle.

 

 

What's in the box

  • Telescope mount – with GPS, and AccuAlignTM dark field illuminated Polar Scope 
  • Hand controller (HC) – Go2Nova® 8408 
  • Tripod with accessory tray – 1.5‐inch size (#7100) or 2‐inch (#7102) 
  • Counterweight – 10.4 lbs X1 (4.7 kg) 
  • Counterweight shaft 
  • Polar scope LED cable  
  • Controller cables X2 
  • RS232‐RJ9 serial cable 
  • AC adapter – 100‐240V 

Specifications

Mount

Center-Balanced Equatorial Mount

Payload

27 lb (12.3kg), exclude counterweight

Mount weight

10.4 lb (4.7kg)

Payload/Mount weight

2.60

Right Ascension worm wheel

Φ88mm, 144 teeth aluminum

Declination worm wheel

Φ88mm, 144 teeth aluminum

Right Ascension axis shaft

Φ35mm steel

Declination axis shaft

Φ35mm steel

Right Ascension bearing

Φ55mm ball bearing

Declination bearing

Φ55mm ball bearing

Worm gears

Brass

Motor drive

1.8 º stepper motor, 128X microdivision

Resolution

0.14 arc seconds

Transmission

Synchronous belt

Latitude adjustment range

0º ~ 60º

Azimuth adjustment range

± 10º

GPS

Internal 32-channel GPS

Polar Scope

AccuAlignTM dark field illuminated

Level indicator

Level bubble

Hand Controller

Go2Nova® 8408with 150,000+ objects database

PEC

Real Time PEC

Periodic Error

<0.3 arcsec RMS

Tracking

Automatic

Speed

1×,2×,8×,16×,64×,128×,256×,512×,MAX1440X)

Counterweight shaft

Φ20mm

Counterweight

10.4 lb (4.7kg)

Tripod

2" Stainless Steel(8kg)

Dovetail saddle

Spring loaded Vixen-style

Power consumption

0.35A(Tracking),0.6A(GOTO)

Power requirement

12V DC(9 ~ 15V), 1.5Amp

AC adapter

100V ~ 240V (included)

Serial port

Yes (on hand controller)

Autoguide port

Yes

Firmware upgrade

Yes

PC computer control

Yes (ASCOM)

Operation temperature

-10ºC ~ 40ºC

Warranty

Two year limited

Downloads / Manuals

Manual: 

Quick Start Guide 
Instruction Manual 

Firmware: 

Download Latest Firmware 

iOptron Telescope ASCOM Driver:

Install ASCOM Driver and Commander 

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