Brand: iOptron

iOptron CEM70 Center Balanced Equatorial Mount with iPolar / iGuider (C70AG)

C70AG

Brand: iOptron

iOptron CEM70 Center Balanced Equatorial Mount with iPolar / iGuider (C70AG)

C70AG

  • 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® 8407+ V2 controller with Advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO Technology with built in heater
  • High precision tracking with low periodic error (PE)<±3.5 arcsec
  • Permanent periodic error correction (PPEC)
  • Onboard iGuiderTM autoguiding system
  • 32-channel Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Built-in WiFi for remote operation
  • USB3.0 connection
  • Integrated ST-4 autoguiding port
  • Advanced cable management system with more choices
  • NEW iOptron subsidized TheSky Imaging Edition
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Product Description

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 and revolutionary CEM70G are new standard bearers for equatorial mounts in the 70lb payload segment. Both models 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 (PE <±3.5 arcsec) the CEM70 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 and 70G designed with their needs in mind. On top of the built-in guiding system the CEM70G also comes standard with WiFi and USB 3.0.

The CEM70G includes the iPolarTM electronic polar scope, iGuiderTM onboard autoguiding camera and a hard case.

Please note, pictures include optional tripod.

What's in the Box

  • iOptron CEM70 center-balanced equatorial mount (CEM)
  • PolarTM electronic polar scope
  • Go2Nova® 8407+ V2 controller 
  • Spring loaded 8" Vixen/Losmandy dual saddle
  • 20-lb Counterweight
  • Hard Case

Specifications

Mount Center-balanced Equatorial Mount (CEM)
Payload* 31.8kg (70 lbs), exclude counterweight
Mount weight 13.6kg (30 lbs)
Payload/Mount weight ratio 2.33
Material All metal
Latitude adjustment range 0°~ 65°
Azimuth adjustment range ± 4°
PE (by encoder)** < ±3.5 arcsec
Worm period 348 sec
PEC PPEC
Right Ascension worm wheel Φ151mm, 248 teeth
Declination worm wheel Φ151mm, 248 teeth
Worm Φ21.2mm
Right Ascension axle Φ55mm, steel
Declination axle Φ55mm, steel
Right Ascension bearings Φ80mm
Declination bearings Φ80mm
Counterweight shaft Φ28x 415 mm (SS, 1.9kg)
Counterweight 9.5 kg (20 lbs) x1
Mount base size Φ152mm
Motor drive Precision stepper motor w/128 micro-step
Resolution 0.07 arc seconds
Slew speed 3.75°/sec (900x) max.
Hand Controller Go2Nova® 8407+, 8 line 21 character LCD
Power requirement DC 12V, 5A (5.5mm/2.5mm plug)
Power consumption 0.6A(Tracking), 0.8A(GOTO)
Polar Scope Internal electronic polar scope, iPolar
Meridian treatment Stop (0-10° pass), auto flip
Zero position Automatic zero search
Park position Horizontal, vertical, current, alt/azi input
Level indicator YES
Dovetail saddle 8" Losmandy D & Vixen
GPS YES
Guiding port ST-4
Communication port USB3.0, Wifi
Cable management 2xDC12V (3A), 3xUSB3.0, 1xDC in/2xDC out, iPort.
1X USB input for mount, iGuider, iPolar and more
Guiding scope/camera Built in guiding scope and camera, iGuider
Operation temperature range -10°C ~ +40°C
Hard case YES
Pier/Tripod Optional LiteRoc tripod or pier
Warranty Two year limited

Customer Reviews

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Ioptron is top notch

Great mount.easy to use.well made.

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First Impressions

I am still in the process of making a final setup/configuration for the scopes to be used on the mount. The weather has been poor but did have a brief session to focus the iPolar scope and test out the controls. So far everything is going as expected but will have a better sense of it once polar alignment is complete and I can run it through its paces.

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