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iOptron CEM70EC2W with C706AW Mount Head, 7226 Counterweight and iPolar - C706AW0

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C706AW0
$8,282 CAD

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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® 8410 controller with Advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO Technology with built in heater
  • High precision tracking with low periodic error (PE <0.3 arcsec rms)
  • Dual axes real time 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
  • 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 a new medium payload center balance mount. The CEM70EC2W dual high resolution encoder mount the new standard bearer for equatorial mounts in the 70lb payload segment. The mount is packed with advanced features however the CEM70EC2 is the first of its type with dual axes high resolution encoders 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 CEM70EC2 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 CEM70EC2W designed with their needs in mind.

 

PACKAGE CONTENTS

Box 1 of 2: #C706AW
    1x CEM70EC2 mount head in hard case with accessories
Box 2 of 2: #7226
    1x 9.5kg counterweight
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
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 encoders)** < 0.3 arcsec rms**
Worm period 348 sec
PEC Real-time PEC(RPEC)
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
Cable management
Operation temperature range -10°C ~ +40°C
Hard case Yes
Pier/Tripod Optional LiteRoc tripod (8023ACC) or pier
Warranty Two year limited

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