Following up on the success of the iOptron CEM60 center balance equatorial mount, we at iOptron are excited to introduce two new medium payload center balance mounts. The CEM70 series mounts are new standard bearers for equatorial mounts in the 70lb payload segment. The mounts are packed with advanced features however the CEM70G is the first of its type with an onboard optical guiding system increasing tracking accuracy while streamlining the components resulting in a more portable imaging setup.
Retaining the inherent properties of the center balance design, these relatively compact medium payload mounts deliver what astronomers expect in an efficient accurate portable mount. With precise GOTO pointing and accurate tracking, the CEM70EC is a solid performer for observers and imagers alike.
Innovative operational features such as the internal iPolar electronic polar scope, easy lock drive gear engagement (levers large enough to use with gloves), an advanced cable management system for the mount, iPolar, guider, and camera, and cumulatively assure users the CEM70 designed with their needs in mind.
A new design, center-balanced equatorial mount (CEM) for maximum payload with natural stability
Ideal for both visual observation and astrophotography
Payload of 70 lbs (31.8 kg) with the mount weight of 30 lbs (13.6 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
iPolarTM electronic polar scope
Go2Nova® 8410 controller with Advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO Technology with built in heater
High precision tracking with low periodic error (PE <0.3 arcsec rms)
realtime periodic error correction (RPEC)
32-channel Global Positioning System (GPS)
USB3.0 powered connection
Integrated ST-4 autoguiding port
Advanced cable management system with more choices