This center-balanced iOptron CEM25EC Mount with a 1.75-Inch Tripod and Hard Case is a smooth, lightweight equatorial mount that consumes up to 60 percent less GoTo power when compared with similar mounts.
This iOptron equatorial mount features a high precision optical encoder system with advanced control electronics. Even with its sub $2000 price tag, the CEM25EC will track a star at a periodic error less than 0.3 arc second!
This mount's "Z" design places the payload weight at the center of mass, providing better natural balance. At only 10.4-pounds, the CEM25 is remarkably light given its 27-pound payload capacity. This comes in handy when having to set up at a remote location. Additional features include an adjustable counterweight bar to avoid interference with the tripod and polar alignment that is quick and available at all times since it isn't impeded by the declination shaft.
The CEM25 is outfitted with the most advanced GoToNova, Go-To technology, making it one of the top GoTo mounts on the market in terms of power and accuracy. Its database features more than 59,000 objects. With its large 4-line LCD screen, the GoToNova controller is a user-friendly tool that streamlines the process of setting telescopes and finding objects in the night sky.
iOptron CEM25EC Equatorial Mount Features
- Recently designed Center-Balanced equatorial mount for large payloads with low mount weight.
- Perfect for novice as well as intermediate astrophotographers.
- High precision optical encoder system and advanced control electronics for precise tracking.
- PE <0.3 arc second RMS.
- One (1) 10-pound Counterweight.
- Payload capacity of 27-pound despite mount weight of only 10.4-pounds.
- Spring loaded gear system with user modifiable loading force.
- Gear switches on both R.A. and DEC axes for simple stabilization when disengaged.
- Alterable counterweight shaft for 0-degrees latitude application.
- Stepper motor with low power usage.
- New electronics and control adapter from CEM60.
- iOptron AccuAlign calibrated polar scope with dark-field illumination and simple polar alignment process for quick and precise polar alignment.
- Polar alignment routine for observers who aren't able to see the Pole Star.
- Go2Nova 8408 controller with Advanced GoToNova Go-To Technology.
- ST-4 autoguiding port.
- Integrated 32-channel Global Positioning System (GPS).
- Serial port for firmware upgrade and computer command.
- Spring loaded Vixen-style dovetail.
- Standard 1.75-inch heavy-duty stainless steel tripod.
- Die-cast metal tripod spreader with accessory tray.
- Includes hard case.
iOptron Product Number: 7102EC-HC