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iOptron CEM26EC w/ iPolar/Case/1.5T - C264A1

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C264A1
$3,505 CAD

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Introducing iOptron’s new compact next-generation center-balance equatorial mounts the CEM26EC!

Like their predecessors, the CEM26 is designed with portability in mind, weighing in at only 10 lbs it can support up to a 26lb payload an incredible 2.6 mount weight to payload ratio. The key to enable such ratios is the CEM design focuses the mount and payload weight directly on the center of the tripod rendering “natural stability”.

Building on the legacy of earlier CEM models we have added features for convenience and functionality. A positive lock gear engagement system (easy to use even when wearing gloves). A high resolution optical encoder with real-time PEC delivers accurate tracking with PE <0.3 arcsec RMS. Built-in Wi-Fi enabling unparallel connectivity. The CEM26 sets the new standard for compact equatorial mounts.

The center-balanced design mount puts the weight of the payload at the center of gravity allowing for greater natural stability. Other features include an adjustable counterweight bar to prevent obstruction with the tripod. And polar aligning is quick and accessible all the time since the polar scope is not blocked by the declination shaft.

The CEM26 is equipped with the latest advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO technology, making it one of the most powerful and accurate GOTO mounts available. Its database includes over 212,000+ objects. The Go2Nova® Hand Controller is intuitive to use and its large 4-line LCD screen simplifies the process of setting telescopes and locating objects.

The CEM26EC mount has an integrated electronic polar finder scope known as the iPolar. This tool ensures the accurate alignment of a telescope, even when the pole star is obscured. It comes with a 1.5" heavy duty stainless steel tripod and an aluminum carrying case.

Shipping Box #1: C264A-CEM26EC Head w/ iPolar/Case/Tray (C264A)
Shipping Box #2: 8281-CEM26/GEM28 1.5" Tripod w/o Tray (C26/G28 1.5T)Manual:
Quick Start Guide
Instruction Manual
iPolar Operation Manual

Firmware and Software:
Download Latest Firmware
iPolar Software

iOptron Telescope ASCOM Driver:
Install ASCOM Driver and Commander

Mount Center-Balanced Equatorial Mount
Payload * 26 lbs (12kg), exclude counterweight
Mount weight 10 lbs (4.5kg)
Payload/Mount weight 2.60
Structure Material All metal, Casting + CNC machined
Exterior Finish Powder coating
Periodic error (PE) ** <0.3 arcsec rms
PEC Real-time PEC
Worm period 600 sec
Right Ascension worm wheel ?88mm, 144 teeth aluminum
Declination worm wheel ?88mm, 144 teeth aluminum
Right Ascension axis shaft ?35mm steel
Declination axis shaft ?35mm steel
Right Ascension bearing ?55mm ball bearing
Declination bearing ?55mm ball bearing
Worm gears ?15.2mm, Brass
Motor drive 1.8º stepper motor, 128X microdivision
Resolution 0.17 arc seconds
Transmission Synchronous belt
Latitude adjustment range 0º ~ 60º (special CW shaft mounting if <10° )
Azimuth adjustment range ± 6º
Polar Scope iPolar TM electrics polar scope
Level indicator Level bubble
Hand Controller Go2Nova® 8409 with ~212,000 objects database
Tracking Automatic
Slew speed 1×,2×,8×,16×,64×,128×,256×,512×,MAX(6º/sec)
Power consumption 0.5A(Tracking), 0.8A(GOTO)
Power requiremention 12V DC, 5A
AC adapter 100V ~ 240V (included)
Power-down memory Yes
Wi-Fi Built-in
Communication port Yes (Wi-Fi and USB)
Autoguide port Yes (ST-4 compatible)
Firmware upgrade Yes
PC computer control Yes (ASCOM)
Counterweight shaft ?20X200mm with a 120mm extension (M16, SS)
Counterweight 10 lbs (4.5kg)
Tripod 1.5" heavy duty stainless steel tripod (5kg)
Dovetail saddle 3.8" Vixen-style, center adjustable
Hard case Included
GPS Optional external 32-channel GPS
Autoguiding Optional external iGuider 1
Operation temperature -10ºC ~ 40ºC
Warranty Two year limited

* OTA size and length dependent, smaller than 6" in diameter recommended
** Measured with encoder on bench, 10 minutes

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