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CEM120EC2 - Center Balance Equatorial Mount


Price: $6,998.00


  • Manufacturer: iOptron
  • MPN: 7302
  • SKU: 7302
  • Availability: In-Stock - Ships from Warehouse

The All NEW iOptron CEM120EC2! 

An extraordinary innovation in mount design...Now with a new payload! 

Recognizing the growing demand for an accurate and stable, equatorial mount with the versatility to carry larger instruments and more complex imaging arrays, we created the iOptron CEM120EC. It offers the benefits of our revolutionary “center balance” design: stability, accuracy, and smooth mechanical operation, while capable of carrying a payload up to 115 lbs (52 kg). The “center balance” design’s natural stability is due to its focusing the mount along with payloads weight directly over the center of the pier or tripod. Along with the stability aspect, the CEM120 features an advanced cable management system consisting of more ports in more locations preventing tangle ups and reducing the chance of fractured cables. They also add some new features to the CEM family like Wi-Fi and LAN for remote operation and easy to use, reliable clutches on both axes. 

The CEM120EC2 utilizes two high resolution encoders, one on each axis. The two encoders enable the mount to perform dual axes tracking. With advanced sky modeling the CEM120EC2 will be able to account and adjust for polar alignment error as well as changes in atmospheric (refractive) distortion. Fixed home sensors on each axis, allow the mount to save alignment models after power off too to be used on future nights. 

Optional heavy duty Tri-Pier 360 and Permanent Pier are available for order. 

Optional Tri-Pier adapter for light weight payload ( 8036-120) is also available for $129. It can be modified for permanent pier mounting.
 
 
Features
  • A new design, center-balanced equatorial mount (CEM) for maximum payload with natural stability
  • Observatory astrophotography mount ideal for both visual and Astro-photographers
  • Payload of 115 lbs (52 kg) with the mount weight of 57 lbs (26 kg)
  • Easy to use and reliable gear clutches
  • Precision altitude and azimuth adjustment.
  • Precision stepper motor with 0.07 arcsec accuracy for precise GOTO and accurate tracking
  • Polar alignment routine for those who can't see the Pole Star
  • Go2Nova® 8407 V2 controller with Advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO Technology with built in heater
  • Dual high precision encoders on both RA and DEC
  • High precision tracking with low periodic error (PE)
  • Real time periodic error correction (RPEC)
  • 32-channel Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Built-in WiFi and LAN for remote operation
  • Integrated ST-4 autoguiding port
  • Advanced cable management system with more choices
  • Spring loaded, individual adjustable Losmandy saddle


PACKAGE CONTENTS
  • CEM120EC2 mount head x1
  • Go2Nova 8407 V2 hand controller x1
  • 10 kg counterweight x1 ((free extra one for limited time)
  • Counterweight shaft x1
  • Hand controller cable x1
  • Serial cable (#8412) x1
Mount Center-balanced Equatorial Mount (CEM)
Payload 52kg (115 lbs), exclude counterweight*
Mount weight 26kg (57 lbs)
Payload/Mount weight ratio 2
Material All metal
Latitude adjustment range 0°~ 68° (0.5 arcmin division)**
Azimuth adjustment range ± 5° (3 arcmin division)
Tracking accuracy (PE) < 0.15 arcsec RMS
Worm period 240 sec
PEC Real time PEC (RPEC)
Right Ascension worm wheel Φ216mm, 360 teeth, zero backlash
Declination worm wheel Φ216mm, 360 teeth, zero backlash
Worm Φ26mm
Right Ascension axle Φ80mm, steel
Declination axle Φ80mm, steel
Right Ascension bearings Φ125mm
Declination bearings Φ125mm
Counterweight shaft Φ38.1x 540 mm (SS, anti-slip, 4.5kg)
Counterweight 10 kg (22 lbs)
Mount base size 210 x 230 mm
Motor drive Precision stepper motor w/128 micro-step
Encoder Resolution 0.035 arc seconds
Motor Resolution 0.07 arc seconds
Slew speed 4°/sec (960x) max.
Hand Controller Go2Nova® 8407 V2, 8 line 21 character LCD
Power requirement DC 12V, 5A
Power consumption 0.7A(Tracking),1.8A(GOTO)
Polar Scope Optional electronic polar scope
Meridian treatment Stop (0-14° pass), auto flip
Zero position Automatic zero search
Park position Horizontal, vertical, current, alt/azi input
Level indicator YES
Dovetail saddle Losmandy D, 17.2" (437mm)
GPS YES
Guiding port ST-4
Communication port RS232, USB, LAN, WiFi
Cable management 2xDC12V (1A), DC5V(1A), 2xDC (5A), ST4, 6P6C, 4xUSB2.0, USB3.0 (powered), USB for PS, AUX
Pier/Tripod Optional pier
Warranty Two year limited




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