iOptron CEM40 Center Balance Equatorial Mount and Tripod - 7400A

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  • Center Balanced Equatorial Mount
  • Great Stability for Astrophotography
  • Payload Capacity: 40lb
  • Beautifully machined
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    iOptron CEM40 Center Balance Equatorial Mount and Tripod

    The iOptron CEM40 equatorial GoTo mount has a weight capacity of 40 pounds. The innovative, integrated features like iOptron's iPolar, an integrated electronic polar finder will make alignment super easy. It also comes with a Universal Self-Centering Saddle that accepts both Losmandy and Vixen-style dovetail plates, as well as GPS, an internal cable management system, and more!

    The traditional equatorial mounts work well for both visual use and astrophotography, but sometimes the equatorial design causes torque that effects the mount's overall stability. The iOptron CEM, or Center Balance Equatorial Mount, places the mount's balance point directly over the tripod. With the greater stability, the mount allows for a better weight capacity to mount weight ratio. This iOptron mount design is the reason why the CEM40 mount head can weigh just 15.8 pounds but carry up to 40 pounds!

    Features of the iOptron CEM40 Equatorial Mount

    • The CEM40 is CNC machined and anodized for precision and beauty
    • An integrated electronic polar finder is included with the CEM40 and tripod system, making short work of polar alignment
    • The quick-lock gear clutch drive engagement system has large levers for easy adjustment even when wearing gloves
    • An internal cable management system keeps wires and cables neatly inside the mount to keep snags to a minimum
    • A Universal Self-Centering Saddle (USCS) places your mount's dovetail, either Losmandy or Vixen style, right where it should be.
    • The CEM40 includes low power consumption stepper motors with 0.08 arc seconds of resolution
    • A built-in 32-channel GPS quickly and easily locates your mount's position
    • GoTo capabilities are facilitated by the iOptron GoTo Nova 8407+ hand controller, which, among other things, has a built-in heater and a whopping 359,000 object library with star identification
    • PPEC, or Permanent Periodic Error Correction, allows you to train your mount for heightened accuracy
    • An ST-4 Guide Port is included and you can add an optional external WiFi Adapter for wireless control via your Smartphone or tablet


    iOptron CEM40 Specifications


    • Mount: Center Balanced Equatorial
    • Maximum Payload: 40 pounds (18 kg), excluding counterweight
    • Mount Weight: 15.8 lb. (7.2 kg)
    • Payload to Mount Weight Ratio: 2.5
    • Motor: Precision stepper motor, 1.8 degrees/128 micro-step
    • Motor Resolution: 0.08 arctic (200 PPS)
    • Hand Controller: Go2Nova 8407+, with an 8 line, 21 character LCD screen
    • Star Database: 359,000+ with star identification
    • Power: 12V DC 5A
    • Power Consumption: 0.6A when tracking, 0.9A during GoTo
    • Zero Position: Automatic zero search
    • Max Slew Speed: 4.5 degrees per second (1080X)
    • Dovetail Saddle: iOptron Universal Saddle
    • Cable Management: DC12V (3A), ST4, USB
    • PEC: PPEC
    • Tripod: 1.5"
    • Hard Case: Not Included

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    What's Included

    • CEM40 Center Balance Equatorial Mount Head
    • CW shaft
    • 10lb counter weight
    • Go2Nova ® 8407 hand controller
    • Universal Self-Centering Saddle (USCS)
    • iPolar Integrated Electronic Plar Finder Scope
    • Tripod with 1.5" legs

  • Dimensions & Specifications

    • Material: Metal
    • Machined: CNC
    • Exterior Finish: Anodized
    • Color: red and black
    • Latitude Range: 0-60 deg
    • Azimuth Range: +/- 6 deg
    • Tracking: +/- 7 arcsec
    • PEC: PPEC
    • Period: 400 seconds
    • Worm Diameter: 17mm
    • Worm Material: Brass
    • RA Worm Wheel: 110mm
    • RA Worm Teeth: 216
    • RA Worm Backlash: Zero
    • Dec Worm Wheel: 110mm
    • Dec Worm Teeth: 216
    • Dec Worm Backlash: Zero
    • RA Axis Shaft: 45mm
    • Dec Axis Shaft: 45mm
    • RA Axis Shaft Make: Steel
    • RA Bearings: 68mm
    • Dec Bearings: 68mm
    • Mount Base Dia: 125mm
    • Polar Scope: Internal iPolar
    • Guiding Port: ST-4
    • Communication Port: USB
    • GPS: Yes
    • WiFi: External

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