iOptron CEM25P Equatorial Mount w/ 1.5" Tripod w/ Hard Case
The CEM25P Equatorial Mount w/ 1.5-Inch Tripod w/ Hard Case by iOptron:
This center-balanced iOptron CEM25P Mount is an upgrade to the CEM25 iOptron Mount, and neatly exceeds the previously established level of quality proven by that mount. It now boasts a guaranteed low periodic error of ~+/- 10 Arc seconds or less, without sacrificing any of the traits that made the original a great mount.This improved accuracy is a natural result of the advancement of the techniques used to manufacture the R.A. Gears of these mounts, as iOptron grows ever more skilled at crafting these splendid devices. The CEM25P also features larger gear switches on both axes, making access and adjustment easier, especially with light gloves on.
This mount's "Z" design places the payload weight at the center of mass, providing better natural balance. At only 10.4-pounds, the CEM25P 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's not impeded by the declination shaft.
The CEM25P is outfitted with the most advanced GOTONOVA, GOTO 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 CEM25P Equatorial Mount Features:
- Recently designed Center-Balanced equatorial mount for large payloads with low mount weight
- Perfect for novice as well as intermediate astrophotographers
- Payload capacity of 27-pounds 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, GOTO Technology
- ST-4 autoguiding port
- Integrated 32-channel Global Positioning System (GPS)
- Serial port for firmware upgrade and computer command
- One (1) 10-pound Counterweight
- Spring loaded Vixen-style dovetail
- Standard 1.5-inch heavy-duty stainless steel tripod
- Die-cast metal tripod spreader with accessory tray
- Guaranteed Hyper low Period Error of -/+ 10 Arc Seconds or Less
- Larger, easier to manipulate gear switches.
- Includes Hard Case
OPT Product Number: IO-7100P-HC