This next-generation package pairs iOptron's newest CEM26 EQ mount with AccuAlign, 1.5" tripod, and hard case. Be prepared to run, not walk, to your favorite dark sky site with this incredible bundle!
iOptron's CEM26 Center-Balance Equatorial Mount is the newest generation of compact EQ mounts from iOptron. They are designed with portability in mind, with the mount itself weighing only 10 lbs and a payload of up to 26 lbs (a 2.6 mount weight to payload ratio!) The secret to this is in the design of the mount itself - the mount and payload weight are directly centered on the tripod, giving you "natural stability".
The CEM26 mount is equipped with large and easy to use quick-lock gear clutches. Its precision stepper motor enables you to have precise GOTO and accurate tracking. The Go2Nova 8409 controller features advanced GOTONOVA GOTO technology, giving you the opportunity to expertly track your target in the night sky.
While you will notice some of the same features from older CEM models, there are added functions that will enhance the user experience. These include a positive lock gear engagement system that is easy to use, even when you're wearing gloves! The built-in Wi-Fi enables you to have great, stable connection and you will have the ability to record permanent periodic error correction (PPEC) in order to repeat optimal PEC training sessions.
The CEM26 delivers precise pointing and accurate tracking, giving you functionality you could have only dreamed of. The 212,000 object library ensures that you'll never run out of dark sky objects to observe or photograph.
The CEM26 is the new standard for compact equatorial mounts. Get yours today!
Built-in AccuAlign for Polar Alignment
The great minds at iOptron know what kind of trouble we astronomers can go through when it comes to polar alignment. Whether the pole star is obscured and whatever hemisphere you’re imaging from, the CEM26 will take care of everything. The iOptron AccuAligning procedure with the built-in polar scope incorporates dark-field illumination for fast an accurate polar alignment with you not needing to do much more than press a few buttons!