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iOptron - CEM26 Equatorial Mount with iPolar and 1.5" Tripod

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Introducing iOptron's new compact next-generation center-balance equatorial mounts the CEM26 and CEM26EC. Like their predecessors the CEM26 is designed with portability in mind, weighing in at only 10 lbs it can support up to a 26lb payload an incredible 2.6 mount weight to payload ratio. The key to enable such ratios is the CEM design focuses the mount and payload weight directly on the center of the tripod rendering "natural stability".


SKU: IOP-C261A1
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iOptron CEM26 Equatorial Mount with iPolar and 1.5" Tripod

Introducing iOptron's new compact next-generation center-balance equatorial mounts the CEM26 and CEM26EC. Like their predecessors the CEM26 is designed with portability in mind, weighing in at only 10 lbs it can support up to a 26lb payload an incredible 2.6 mount weight to payload ratio. The key to enable such ratios is the CEM design focuses the mount and payload weight directly on the center of the tripod rendering "natural stability".

Building on the legacy of earlier CEM models we have added features for convenience and functionality. A positive lock gear engagement system (easy to use even when wearing gloves), Built-in Wi-Fi enabling unparallel connectivity and recordable permanent periodic error correction (PPEC) to repeat optimal PEC training sessions (real time PEC on the CEM26EC). Regarding functionality the CEM26 and CEM26EC delivers precise pointing and accurate tracking (PE <0.3 arcsec RMS on the EC model)

The 212,000 object library ensures you'll never run out of targets to see or image. The CEM26 and CEM26EC set the new standard for compact equatorial mounts.

Features

  • Unique design, center-balanced equatorial mount (CEM)
  • Ideal for both visual observation and astrophotography
  • Large easy to use quick-lock gear clutches
  • Integrated iPolar electronic polar finder (optional visual polarscope available)
  • Max payload of 26 lbs (11.8kg) with the mount weight of only 10 lbs (4.5kg)
  • Precision stepper motor for precise GOTO and accurate tracking
  • Go2Nova 8409 controller with advanced GOTONOVA GOTO technology
  • PEC +/- 10 arc-sec (CEM26), <.3 arc-sec rms (CEM26EC)
  • Permanent PEC (PPEC) CEM26, real time PEC (RPEC) CEM26EC
  • Integrated ST-4 auto guiding port
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Available with 1.5" standard or 1.75" LiteRoc tripod

Specifications

Name iOptron - CEM26 Equatorial Mount with iPolar and 1.5" Tripod
Manufacturer iOptron
Model IOP-C261A1
Azimuth Adjustment ± 6º
Communication Ports Yes (Wi-Fi and USB)
Computer Hand Control Go2Nova 8409 with ~212,000 objects database
Counterweights 10 lbs (4.5kg)
Counterweight Shaft Φ20X306mm (M16), Stainless Steel
Declination Worm Wheel Φ88mm, 144 teeth aluminum
Declination Axis Φ35mm steel
Dovetail Compatibility 3.8" Vixen-style, center adjustable
GPS Optional external 32-channel GPS
Latitude Adjustment 0º ~ 60º
Level Indicator Level bubble
Motor Drive 1.8º stepper motor, 128X microdivision
Mount Weight 10 lbs
Operating Temperature -10ºC ~ 40ºC
Payload Capacity 26 lbs
PC Computer Control Yes (ASCOM)
Periodic Error Correction <±10 arcsec
Polar Axis Scope iPolar
Ports ST4 Autoguider
Power Consumption 0.5A(Tracking), 0.8A(GOTO)
Power Requirements 12V DC, 5A
Resolution 0.17 arc seconds
Right Ascension Axis Φ35mm steel
Right Ascension Worm Wheel Φ88mm, 144 teeth aluminum
Slew Speeds 1×,2×,8×,16×,64×,128×,256×,512×,MAX(6º/sec)
Tracking Modes Automatic
Tripod 1.5" Stainless Steel (5kg)
Warranty Two year limited
Worms Φ15.2mm, Brass
Worm Wheels 600 sec

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