iOptron - CEM40 Center Balance Equatorial Mount with Tripod - 7400

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  • The iOptron CEM40 is a center-balanced equatorial mount which moves the main point of balance of the mount to a more centralized position versus standard equatorial mounts.  This altered design allows for exceptional weight to payload capacity.  This mount head weighs just 15.8 pounds but can carry up to 40 pounds.

  • Integrated iPolar electronic polar scope allows for accurate alignment with or without a pole star.

  • Large levers on the quick-lock drive engagement make snapping into gear easy with gloved fingers.

  • Internal cable management.

  • The CEM40 is the standard version of this mount and offers < ±7 arcsec accuracy and a 1.5" steel tripod.  The CEM40EC version provides higher accuracy.

  • Includes 1.5" steel leg tripod with accessory tray and power adapter.

SKU: IOP-7400A
Manufactured by:
iOptron
 

Product Description

The iOptron CEM40 Center Balance Equatorial mount provides a high payload to weight ratio.  The mount head itself weighs a very manageable 15.8 pounds but the mount can carry 40 pounds, excluding the counterweight making it well suited to medium sized imaging systems, heavier refractors and larger cameras or complex imaging trains.  Smart design features like the Self Centering Saddle (USCS) which will accomodate both D and V series dovetails, large and easy to use quick lock gear clutches can be easily switched with gloved hands, and the built in iPolar electronic polar finder make this a user friendly equatorial mount.   The all metal CNC machined body is designed for rigidity and precision.  PPEC period error correction and < +/- 7 arcsecond accuracy ensure that you will be on target throughout your imaging session.  For users in need of higher accuracy demands, check out the CEM40EC.

The iOptron CEM40 center-balanced equatorial mount includes a Go2Nova hand controller with a massive database and built in heater and 32 channel GPS.  An integrated ST4 auto guide port and USB communication port are ready to accept your guiding and control accessories.  Plus advanced cable management keep your cables neatly tucked out of the way. 

iOptron CEM40 Center-Balanced Equatorial Mount Features:

Model: CEM40

Mount Type: Chinese Equatorial Mount (CEM)

Payload: (excl. CW)18 kg (40 lbs), exclude counterweight

Mount Weight: 7.2 kg (15.8 lbs)

Payload/Mount Weight: 2.5

Structure Material: All metal, CNC machined

Exterior Finish: Anodized red/black

Latitude Adjustment Range: 060° (special CW shaft mounting if < 10° )

Azimuth Adjustment Range: ±6°

Tracking Accuracy (PE): < ±7 arcsec

Period: 400 sec.

Worm diameter: 17 mm

Right Ascension Worm Wheel: 216 teeth, Ø 110 mm, zero backlash

Declination Worm Wheel: 216 teeth, Ø 110 mm, zero backlash

Right Ascension Axle: Ø 45 mm, steel

Declination Axle: Ø 45 mm, steel

Right Ascension Bearings: Ø 68 mm

Declination Bearings: Ø 68 mm

Counterweight Shaft: Ø 20 x 410 mm (SS, 1 kg)

Counterweight: 4.5 kg (10 lbs) x1

Mounting Base Diameter: Ø 125mm

Motor Precision stepper motor: 1.8°/128 micor-step

Motor Resolution: 0.08 arcsec (200 PPS)

Hand Controller: Go2Nova 8407+; 8 line 21 character LCD

Star Database: 359,000+, star identification

Power: DC 12V, 5A

Power Consumption: 0.6A (tracking), 0.9A (GOTO)

Polar Scope: Internal iPolar eletronic polar scope

Meridian treatment: Stop (0-10° pass), flip

Zero position: Automatic zero search

Dovetail saddle: iOptron Universal saddle, 5"

Max slew speed: 4.5°/sec (1080x)

Guiding Port: ST-4

Communication Port: USB

GPS: YES

WIFI: External (optional)

Cable Management: DC12V (3A),ST4,USB

Tripod: 1.5" Steel

Specifications

Name iOptron - CEM40 Center Balance Equatorial Mount with Tripod - 7400
Manufacturer iOptron
Model IOP-7400A
In The Box iOptron CEM40 Center Balance EQ Mount Head CW Shaft 10lb. Counterweight Go2Nova Controller 1.5" Steel Leg Tripod Accessory Tray Power Adapter
Azimuth Adjustment +/- 6º
Bearings Ø 68 mm
Communication Ports USB
Computer Hand Control Go2Nova 8407+; 8 line 21 character LCD
Counterweights (1) 10lb.
Counterweight Shaft Ø 20 x 410 mm (SS, 1 kg)
Database 359,000+, star identification
Declination Worm Wheel 216 teeth, Ø 110 mm, zero backlash
Declination Axis Ø 45 mm, steel
Diameter Mount Base Diameter Ø 125mm
Dovetail Compatibility iOptron Universal saddle, 5" - D Series or V Series
GPS Yes
Latitude Range 0-60º - a special CW shaft mounting is needed if under 10º)
Material CNC All Metal Body
Meridian Treatment Stop (0-10° pass), flip
Motor Resolution 0.08 arcsec (200 PPS)
Motors precision stepper motor, 1.8°/128 micor-step
Mount Weight 15.8 lbs.
Payload Capacity 40 lbs. (18kg) excluding counterweight
Periodic Error Control Yes
Periodic Error Correction Permanent
Polar Finder Built In iPolar Electronic Polar Finder
Ports ST4 Autoguider
Power Consumption 0.6A (tracking), 0.9A (GOTO)
Power Requirements DC 12V, 5A
Right Ascension Axis Ø 45 mm, steel
Right Ascension Worm Wheel 216 teeth, Ø 110 mm, zero backlash
Slew Speeds Max. 4.5°/sec (1080x)
Tracking accuracy < +/- 7 arcsec
Tripod 1.5" Steel Leg Folding Tripod
Worms 17mm diameter

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In the Box

iOptron CEM40 Center Balance EQ Mount Head
CW Shaft
10lb. Counterweight
Go2Nova Controller
1.5" Steel Leg Tripod
Accessory Tray
Power Adapter

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