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iOptron CEM70 w/ iPolar - C70A

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Mount
iOptron
C70A
$3,588

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Highlights

  • 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)
  • 32-channel Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • USB connection
  • Integrated ST-4 autoguiding port
  • Advanced cable management system with more choices
  • Spring loaded 8" Vixen/Losmandy dual saddle
  • NEW iOptron subsidized TheSky Imaging Edition

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 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.

Manuals and Instructions:
Quick Start Guide
Instruction Manual
iPolar Operation Manual

Firmware and Software:
Download the latest firmware
iPolar Software
FTDI VCP Driver, or go to FTDI Chip website to download the VCP driver

iOptron Telescope ASCOM Driver:
Install ASCOM Driver and Commander

 

Returns Policy

You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

Items that have been opened, damaged or are otherwise unsaleable will be subject to a minimum 10% restocking fee, to be assessed by Telescopes Canada upon receipt of the returned goods

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

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Typographical Errors and Order Cancellations

Telescopes Canada reserves the right to cancel an order due to an error in pricing by Telescopes Canada or one of our suppliers, equipment being no longer obtainable, or other events which are out of our control.

Client-Initiated Cancellations

Client-initiated order cancellations are accepted prior to delivery of the equipment to the customer, thereafter it is a return.
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 USB2.0
Cable management 2xDC12V (3A), 3xUSB2.0, 1xDC in/1xDC out, iPort.
1X USB input for mount and USB hub
Operation temperature range -10°C ~ +40°C
Hard case YES
Pier/Tripod Optional LiteRoc tripod or pier
Warranty Two year limited

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