This next-generation package pairs iOptron's newest CEM26EC EQ mount with integrated iPolar, 1.5" tripod, and hard case. Be prepared to run, not walk, to your favorite dark sky site with this incredible bundle!
iOptron's CEM26EC 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 CEM26EC 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 real-time periodic error correction (PEC) in order to repeat optimal PEC training sessions.
The CEM26EC delivers precise pointing and accurate tracking, giving you functionality you could have only dreamed of (PE <0.3 arcsecs RMS). The 212,000 object library ensures that you'll never run out of dark sky objects to observe or photograph.
The CEM26EC is the new standard for compact equatorial mounts. Get yours today!
Built-in iPolar for Polar Alignment
This mount has an integrated electronic polar finder scope known as the iPolar. This tool ensures accurate alignment even when the pole star is obscured. There are large levers on the quick-lock drive engagement system which make it easy to snap the gears into place.