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iOptron CEM25EC GoTo EQ Mount (1.5" Tripod, Hard Case)


Price: $1,899.00


  • Manufacturer: iOptron
  • MPN: 7100EC-HC - DISCONTINUED
  • SKU: 7100EC-HC - DISCONTINUED
  • Availability: 10+ In Stock - Ships from warehouse in 1-2 weeks

<div class="ov-wrapper js-overview-desc" style="color: #595959; font-size: 12px; font-family: OpenSans, Arial, sans-serif;"> <div class="ov-desc" style="color: #464646; font-size: 16px; font-family: inherit;"> <p class="ov-desc-paragraph" style="font-size: 18px; font-family: inherit;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="font-size: 18px; font-family: inherit;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-family: inherit;">iOptron</span>&nbsp;improved their ZEQ25 mount to create the&nbsp;<span style="font-family: inherit;">CEM25EC GoTo EQ Mount</span>. It features a motorized equatorial mount, Go2Nova 8408 computer hand controller, a 1.5" stainless steel adjustable tripod, the AccuAlign illuminated polar scope, and hard carrying case for the mount. A unique center-balanced "Z" design puts the payload weight at the center of gravity for enhanced natural stability and greater weight-to-payload capacity ratio. Its built-in 32-channel GPS receiver transmits accurate location and day/date/time to the hand controller, so when you change your position, the telescope can be set up quickly with accurate information. For precise tracking, as required during long-exposure astrophotography or observation sessions, the CEM25EC has micro stepper motors with digital encoders to precisely track the mount's position plus the capability for you to program out the Periodic Error Correction (PEC) common to all worm gears. Even before the PEC has been compensated for, the mount has an impressive periodic error of less than 0.3 arc seconds. With a maximum payload capacity of up to 27 lb, this mount is ideal for most medium to large refractor, reflector, or catadioptric OTAs with Vixen-style dovetail plates and still be able to handle imaging rigs.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="font-family: inherit;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">The dual-axis stepper motors are highly energy-efficient and use much less power than the servo motors they replace on this upgraded mount. The motors are controlled by the Go2Nova 8408 hand controller. This system has an internal database of 59,000+ celestial objects, with 60 user-defined objects to program yourself, and its firmware is updateable through the built-in serial port. With nine slew speeds and automatic tracking capabilities, finding and keeping objects centered in the field of view is easy no matter if you're viewing the fast-moving Moon or much slower deep space subjects.</span></p> <p style="font-family: inherit;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">A 1.5" adjustable-height stainless steel tripod, designed for this mount, is included. It features a metal accessory tray that locks the legs in-place for added stability and spiked feet to put it on a sure footing in rough or loose ground.&nbsp;To safely store and carry the iEQ45, a hard aluminum carrying case is also provided. It features a sturdy piano hinge, with dual locks and lock-holes for security. On the inside, custom cut foam padding perfectly protects the mount.</span></p> </div> </div> <div class="sectionHeaders js-hiddenFeatures" style="color: #595959; font-size: 12px; font-family: OpenSans, Arial, sans-serif;" data-selenium="sectionHeaders"><dl class="js-featureSectionDL" data-tickertarget="ov-ft-2"><dt class="featureTitle" style="color: #769e2d; font-size: 28px; font-family: inherit;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">"Z Balanced" Equatorial Mount</span></dt><dd class="c28" style="color: #464646; font-size: 16px; font-family: inherit;"> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Center-balanced "Z" design puts the payload weight at the center of gravity for greater natural stability</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt;">1.8&deg; stepper motor, 128x microdivision</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Digital optical encoders for precise tracking</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Polar alignment adjustable even during tracking</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Adjustable counterweight bar prevents obstruction with the tripod</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Built-in 32-channel GPS unit for accurate day, date, time and location information</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt;">AccuAligning polar scope with dark-field illumination for polar alignment</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Resolution:0.14 arc seconds</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt;">88mm, 144 teeth aluminum R.A. and Dec worm wheels with brass worm gears</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Gear tension adjustment eliminates play in gear</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt;">R.A. and Dec gear switches for balancing OTA</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Spring loaded Vixen-style dovetail saddle</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt;">10.4 lb counterweight included</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Polar scope is not blocked by the DEC shaft</span></li> </ul> </dd></dl><dl class="js-featureSectionDL" data-tickertarget="ov-ft-3"><dt class="featureTitle" style="color: #769e2d; font-size: 28px; font-family: inherit;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">GO2NOVA 8408 Hand Controller</span></dt><dd class="c28" style="color: #464646; font-size: 16px; font-family: inherit;"> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt;">59,000+ object database</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt;">0.3 arc second periodic error</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt;">User-friendly menu driven interface</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt;">9-speed slew speeds: 1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x, 256x, 512x, MAX (1440x)</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Database includes stars, constellations and comets</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt;">60 user-defined objects to easily find your favorites</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt;">4 line, 21 character, red-light back lit LCD screen</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt;">One-star, multi-star, polar and SolarSys alignments</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt;">RealTime Periodic Error Correction (PEC) eliminates tracking errors for long-exposure astrophotography</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Programmable anti-backlash adjustment for smoother tracking</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Serial port for firmware upgrade and computer control</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt;">ASCOM-protocol computer control with optional planetarium software</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Integrated ST-4 autoguiding port</span></li> </ul> </dd></dl><dl class="js-featureSectionDL" data-tickertarget="ov-ft-4"><dt class="featureTitle" style="color: #769e2d; font-size: 28px; font-family: inherit;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">AccuAligning Polar Scope</span></dt><dd class="c28" style="color: #464646; font-size: 16px; font-family: inherit;"> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt;">For accurate and fast polar alignment</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Dark field illuminated dial</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt;">LED illumination</span></li> </ul> </dd></dl><dl class="js-featureSectionDL" data-tickertarget="ov-ft-5"><dt class="featureTitle" style="color: #769e2d; font-size: 28px; font-family: inherit;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Tripod</span></dt><dd class="c28" style="color: #464646; font-size: 16px; font-family: inherit;"> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Stainless steel</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt;">1.5" leg diameter</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Metal accessory tray</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Metal-spiked feet</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt;">11.0 lb weight</span></li> </ul> </dd></dl><dl class="js-featureSectionDL" data-tickertarget="ov-ft-6"><dt class="featureTitle" style="color: #769e2d; font-size: 28px; font-family: inherit;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Carrying Case</span></dt><dd class="c28" style="color: #464646; font-size: 16px; font-family: inherit;"> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Fits the CEM25EC mount</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Aluminum exterior</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Reinforced edges for durability and additional protection against drops</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Hinged carrying handle</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Dual locking latches</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Die-cut foam insert specifically for mount</span></li> </ul> </dd></dl></div>



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