iOptron CEM70 with iGuider

R85,500.00

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 revolutionary 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 <±3.5 arcsec) the CEM70 is a solid performer for observers and imagers alike.

 

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Description

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 revolutionary 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 <±3.5 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, guider, and camera, and cumulatively assure users the CEM70 and 70G designed with their needs in mind. On top of the built-in guiding system the CEM70G also comes standard with WiFi and USB 3.0.

(Tripod/Pier not included.)

Features

  • 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® 8407+ V2 controller with Advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO Technology with built in heater
  • High precision tracking with low periodic error (PE)<±3.5 arcsec
  • Permanent periodic error correction (PPEC)
  • Onboard iGuiderTM autoguiding system
  • 32-channel Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Built-in WiFi for remote operation
  • USB3.0 connection
  • Integrated ST-4 autoguiding port
  • Advanced cable management system with more choices
  • Spring loaded 8″ Vixen/Losmandy dual saddle
Mount Center-balanced Equatorial Mount (CEM)
Payload 31.8kg (70 lbs), exclude counterweight*
Mount weight 13.6kg (30 lbs)
Payload/Mount weight ratio 2.33
Material All metal
Latitude adjustment range 0°~ 65°
Azimuth adjustment range ± 4°
PE (by encoder) < ±3.5 arcsec**
Worm period 348 sec
PEC PPEC
Right Ascension worm wheel Φ151mm, 248 teeth
Declination worm wheel Φ151mm, 248 teeth
Worm Φ21.2mm
Right Ascension axle Φ55mm, steel
Declination axle Φ55mm, steel
Right Ascension bearings Φ80mm
Declination bearings Φ80mm
Counterweight shaft Φ28x 415 mm (SS, 1.9kg)
Counterweight 9.5 kg (20 lbs) x1
Mount base size Φ152mm
Motor drive Precision stepper motor w/128 micro-step
Resolution 0.07 arc seconds
Slew speed 3.75°/sec (900x) max.
Hand Controller Go2Nova® 8407+, 8 line 21 character LCD
Power requirement DC 12V, 5A (5.5mm/2.5mm plug)
Power consumption 0.6A(Tracking),0.8A(GOTO)
Polar Scope Internal electronic polar scope, iPolar
Meridian treatment Stop (0-10° pass), auto flip
Zero position Automatic zero search
Park position Horizontal, vertical, current, alt/azi input
Level indicator YES
Dovetail saddle 8″ Losmandy D & Vixen
GPS YES
Guiding port ST-4
Communication port USB3.0, Wifi
Cable management 2xDC12V (3A), 3xUSB3.0, 1xDC in/2xDC out, iPort.
1X USB input for mount, iGuider, iPolar and more
Guiding scope/camera Built in guiding scope and camera, iGuider
Operation temperature range -20°C ~ +45°C
Hard case YES
Pier/Tripod Optional LiteRoc tripod or pier
Warranty Two year limited

Download “iOptron CEM70 Quick Start Guide” iOptron-CEM70-Quick-Start-Guide-.pdf – Downloaded 6 times – 2 MB

Download “iOptron CEM70 Instruction Manual” iOptron-CEM70-Instruction-Manual-.pdf – Downloaded 6 times – 3 MB

Download “iPolar Operation Manual” iPolar-Operation-Manual-.pdf – Downloaded 13 times – 824 KB

Download “iOptron® iGuiderTM Integreted Guiding System Instruction” iOptron®-iGuiderTM-Integreted-Guiding-System-Instruction.pdf – Downloaded 4 times – 1 MB

Additional information

Weight 23 kg
Dimensions 52 × 45 × 25 cm

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