- imaging platform
- ZWO ASIAIR Pro
- iOptron CEM40
iOptron CEM40 appears to be a well made and sturdy mount. So far everything works as advertised. Functions really well with the ZWO ASIAIR Pro and ZWO Cameras, which is all new hardware for me. Having a great time working step by step to assemble a new imaging platform with the iOptron CEM40 as the foundation. OPT has been great, good communication and fast shipping which really helps to keep things moving forward. Thanks!
I did a huge amount of research on mounts for doing astrophotography. My first mount was a Celestron CG-5 and it just was not a reliable platform for photography. I got the ioptron because it is so much lighter than any of the others that are capable of carrying 40 lbs of gear, and has a reputation of having excellent tracking and guiding ability. My first test shows that it deserves all its accolades. Guiding averaged 0.1 pixel rms, similar to even the most expensive observatory mounts. Controls are precise and so easy to use compared to the Celestron. Ipolar is super easy to use to get precise polar alignment. The 1.75” tripod especially when you attach the accessory tray is rock solid, and I can easily carry the whole thing out to my back yard for imaging. Great investment if you want to get serious about imaging and especially for portable locations.