iOptron - 10" Ritchey-Chrétien Telescope with CEM60 Equatorial Mount

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The iOptron Ritchey-Chretien design telescopes consist of low thermal expansion quartz primary and secondary mirrors with 99% reflective coatings and the optical design virtually eliminates coma as well as spherical and chromatic aberration which is excellent for color and monochrome imaging. This telescope package includes the fully computerized CEM60 equatorial mount for accurate guiding and tracking for an afforadable astro imaging solution.

SKU: IOP-12250
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Product Description

iOptron 10" Ritchey-Chrétien Telescope

The iOptron Ritchey-Chretien design telescopes consist of low thermal expansion quartz primary and secondary mirrors with 99% reflective coatings and the optical design virtually eliminates coma as well as spherical and chromatic aberration which is excellent for color and monochrome imaging.  The fixed primary mirror also eliminates shift due to focusing, commonly seen in other optical designs. The iOptron RC10 comes with a 2" dual-speed linear-bearing Crayford focuser. Three focuser extension rings are provided for a “flex-free” solid extension as a means to take up any unneeded back focus. The steel tube has 10 knife edge baffles to reduce contrast reducing stray light making it a more ideal instrument for both imaging and visual observers alike. The RC10 model comes with top and bottom dovetail plantes adding rigidity to the tube providing attachment point for the mount and other accessories to be used.

Features

  • Coma free, chromatic aberration-free, spherical aberration-free optics
  • 250mm (10") optical aperture
  • 2000mm focal length
  • f/8 focal ratio
  • Fixed primary
  • Low thermal expansion quartz mirrors
  • Multiple Knife-Edge Baffle System
  • 2" Dual Speed Crayford Focuser
  • Finder scope base and two dovetails bars
  • Optional finder scope, diagonal and 1.25" eyepiece
  • Optional iOptron Electronic Focuser (#8451)

CEM60 Center Balanced Equatorial Mount Features: 

The CEM60 is equipped with the most advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO technology, making it one of the most powerful and accurate GOTO mounts available. Its database includes over 300,000 objects. The other features include an adjustable counterweight bar, magnetically loaded gear system, gear switches on both R.A. and DEC axes, screw/worm type latitude adjuster and built-in or customized cable management system. The CEM60 - a new category (and payload capacity) of mounts for viewing and astrophotography.

  • A new design, center-balanced equatorial mount (CEM) for maximum payload and minimum mount weight
  • Specialized astrophotography mount ideal for both visual and Astro-photographers
  • Patent pending non-contact magnetically loaded gear system
  • Payload of 60 lbs (27.2 kg) with the mount-only weight of 27 lbs (12.3 kg)
  • Gear switches on both R.A. and DEC axes for easy balancing when disengaged
  • Adjustable counterweight shaft for 0º latitude operation
  • Screw/worm type latitude adjuster for precision adjustments
  • Milling machine tooling vise type latitude bearing and locks system for rock solid positioning
  • User side azimuth fine adjusters for easy azimuth adjustment
  • Precision stepper motor with 0.06 arcsec accuracy for precise GOTO and accurate tracking
  • iOptron AccuAligningTM calibrated polar scope with dark-field illumination and easy polar alignment procedure, allowing for fast and accurate polar alignment
  • Polar alignment routine for those who can't see the Pole Star
  • Go2Nova® 8407+ controller with Advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO Technology with built in heater
  • Permanent periodic error correction (PPEC)
  • Integrated ST-4 autoguiding port
  • Built-in 32-channel Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Built-in or customized cable management system
  • Spring loaded Vixen/Losmandy dual saddle
  • 150mm base size to match optional 2 inch heavy-duty stainless steel tripod (8kg)
  • Included aluminum hard carrying case
  • Optional Tri-Pier (#8034), 42 inch pier (#8033) or 48 inch pier (#8030)
  • Optional 2-inch tripod available (#8021ACC)
  • Optional Mini Pier (#8032) for extending height also available
  • Optional PowerWeightTM rechargeable battery pack

Package includes

#12250 10" RC OTA & CEM 60 GoTo Equatorial Mount

  • OTA w/2" dual speed Crayford focuser
  • 2X25mm, 1X 50mm focus extention
  • 1.25" accessory adapter
  • Top and bottom Losmandy dovetail bars
  • CEM60 Equatorial Mount Head
  • (2) 9.5kg Counterweights
  • Tri Pier Support
  • ASCOM Compliant Focuser
  • 1.25" Dielectric Diagonal
  • 25mm Plossl Eyepieces
  • 8x50 FinderScope

Specifications

Name iOptron - 10" Ritchey-Chrétien Telescope with CEM60 Equatorial Mount
Manufacturer iOptron
Model IOP-12250
In The Box OTA w/2" dual speed Crayford focuser 2X25mm, 1X 50mm focus extention 1.25" accessory adapter Top and bottom Losmandy dovetail bars CEM60 Equatorial Mount Head (2) 9.5kg Counterweights Tri Pier Support ASCOM Compliant Focuser 1.25" Dielectric Diagonal 25mm Plossl Eyepieces 8x50 FinderScope

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In the Box

OTA w/2" dual speed Crayford focuser
2X25mm, 1X 50mm focus extention
1.25" accessory adapter
Top and bottom Losmandy dovetail bars
CEM60 Equatorial Mount Head
(2) 9.5kg Counterweights
Tri Pier Support
ASCOM Compliant Focuser
1.25" Dielectric Diagonal
25mm Plossl Eyepieces
8x50 FinderScope