iOptron CEM60EC Equatorial Mount Head with iPolar

iOptron CEM60EC

iOptron are proud to introduce the CEM60EC with high precision encoder and sub-arcsecond PE! — with an increased payload of 60 lbs! The CEM60EC puts the weight of the payload at the center of gravity allowing for greater natural stability. This makes the mount extremely light compared to its payload–a nice benefit when setting up at a remote site. And polar aligning is quick and accessible all the time since the polar scope is not blocked by the declination shaft.

The CEM60EC is equipped with the most advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO technology, making it one of the most powerful and accurate GOTO mounts available. Its database includes over 300,000 objects. The other features include an adjustable counterweight bar, magnetically loaded gear system, gear switches on both R.A. and DEC axes, screw/worm type latitude adjuster and built-in or customized cable management system. The CEM60EC – a new category (and payload capacity) of mounts for viewing and astrophotography.

(Tripod/Pier not included)

Features

  • A new design, center-balanced equatorial mount (CEM) for maximum payload and
  • minimum mount weight
  • Specialized astrophotography mount ideal for both visual and Astro-photographers
  • Patent pending non-contact magnetically loaded gear system
  • Payload of 60 lbs (27.2 kg) with the mount-only weight of 27 lbs (12.3 kg)
  • Gear switches on both R.A. and DEC axes for easy balancing when disengaged
  • Adjustable counterweight shaft for 0º latitude operation
  • Screw/worm type latitude adjuster for precision adjustments
  • Milling machine tooling vise type latitude bearing and locks system for rock solid
  • positioning
  • User side azimuth fine adjusters for easy azimuth adjustment
  • Precision stepper motor with 0.06 arcsec accuracy for precise GOTO and accurate
  • tracking
  • iOptron iPolar digital polar scope
  • polar alignment procedure, allowing for fast and accurate polar alignment
  • Polar alignment routine for those who can’t see the Pole Star
  • Go2Nova® 8407+ controller with Advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO Technology with
  • built in heater
  • Realtime periodic error correction (RPEC)
  • Integrated ST-4 autoguiding port
  • Built-in 32-channel Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Built-in or customized cable management system
  • Spring loaded Vixen/Losmandy dual saddle
  • 150mm base size to match optional 2 inch heavy-duty stainless steel tripod (8kg)
  • Included aluminum hard carrying case
  • Optional Tri-Pier (#8034), Tri-Pier with Rolling Case (#8034-RC), 42 inch pier (#8033) or 48 inch pier (#8030)
  • Optional 2-inch tripod available (#8021ACC)
  • Optional Mini Pier (#8032) for extending height also available
  • Optional PowerWeightTM rechargeable battery pack

Specifications:

Mount Center-balanced Equatorial Mount (CEM)
Payload 60 lb (27.2kg), exclude counterweight*
Mount weight 27 lb (12.3kg)
Payload/Mount weight ratio 2.22:1
Material All metal (except GPS cover)
Latitude adjustment range 0°~ 70°
Azimuth adjustment range ± 8°
Right Ascension worm wheel Φ146mm, 288 tooth aluminum
Declination worm wheel Φ146mm, 288 tooth aluminum
PEC Real Time PEC
PE < 0.5 arcsec rms for 5 min (< 0.3 arcsec for 2nd GEN)
Counterweight shaft Φ28x 450 mm Stainless Steel
Counterweight 21 lb (9.5 kg)
Mount base size Φ150 mm
Motor drive Stepper motor
Resolution 0.06 arc seconds
Slew speed 1×,2×,8×,16×,64×,128×,256×,512×,MAX(~3.75°/sec)
Power consumption 0.6A(Tracking),1.1A(GOTO)
Power requirement 12V DC 2A
AC adapter 100V ~ 240V (included)
Polar Scope iPolarTM digital polar scope
Level indicator Level bubble
Dovetail saddle 8” Losmandy/Vixen dual saddle
Hand Controller Go2Nova® 8407+ 359,000 objects database, star recognition
Meridian treatment Stop (0-15° pass), auto flip
GPS Internal 32-channel GPS
Autoguide port ST-4
Communication port Serial port
PC computer control Yes (ASCOM)
Cable management 4X USB, 2X DC12V (MAX 5A), 6P6C
Operation temperature -20°C ~ +45°C
Tripod Optional 2 “tripod Stainless Steel(8kg)/Pier (10kg)
Warranty Two year limited

iOptron iPolar Adapters

3340-CGEM

These adapters only fit an iPolar camera with USB port on the side (#3339).

3340-025 for CEM25/ZEQ25 mount
3340-034 for iEQ30 Pro/iEQ45 Pro/iEQ30/iEQ45 mount
3340-060 for CEM60 (Please contact iOptron if you have an earlier version CEM60)
3340-AVX for Celestron AVX mount
3340-CEGM for CGEM/NEQ6/AZEQ6 mount
3340-HEQ5 for HEQ5 mount
3340-TAK for Takahashi mount 

iOptron Alt-azimuth Adjustable Base for SkyTracker Pro and SkyGyider Pro mounts

3327 Wedge

Adjustable alt-azimuth base for SkyTracker Pro and SkyGyider Pro mounts. Allows for re-positioning during polar alignment while a mount is attached to a tripod. The base has a built-in bubble level. It accepts Vixen-type dovetail bar. The altitude adjustment range is from -30º ~ 65º, so you can mount your device/scope on the either side for better balance.

This adjustable alt-azi base/wedge also fit with other small camera mounts.

Features:

  • All metal construction
  • Accept Vixen-type dovetail bar
  • Dual direction mounting
  • -30º ~ 65º in latitude adjustment
  • ±5° in azimuth adjustment
  • Φ80 mm mounting base
  • Attaches to a camera tripod with 3/8” or 1/4” threads (optional 3/8″-1/4″ thread converter needed)

iOptron AZ Mount Pro Head

8920 AZ Mount Pro

Introducing the AZ Mount Pro featuring “level and go” intuitive GOTO setup. 

We call it “level and go”, the term used to describe iOptron new AZ Mount Pro’s simple set up routing. Using its built-in precision level indicator, the operator simply levels the mount and turns on the power; this capable computerized alt-azimuth telescope mount takes it from there. Utilizing the on board 32 channel GPS receiver and built-in position and angular detection sensors; the AZ mount Pro calculates its global position as well as the telescope orientation. Automatically the mount slews the instrument to an easily identifiable bright object in the night sky. The user need only confirm a bright object is in the center of the view, to activate tracking and GOTO functionality.

Features:

  • On board rechargeable lithium ion battery for up to 10 hours of use
  • 33lb primary payload and 10lb secondary payload capacity, with a mount weighing only 13lbs
  • Whisper quiet low-power consumption stepper motors
  • Go2Nova® 8407 hand controller featuring 212K+ object library with an 8 line illuminated LCD screen
  • Zero backlash driver system
  • Built-in WIFI adapter for full ASCOM, iOptron CommanderTM and Sky Safari wireless control
  • Serial port for computer control and firmware upgrades
  • Retractable counter weight shaft
  • Position memorization at power interruption
  • Die-cast aluminum body
  • 3-Point easy level adjustment (need part #8340-PIER for a pier top, or #8340 for a MT tripod, not included)
  • 6 inch dual dovetail saddle (Losmandy/Vixen styles)
  • Stands a mere 10 inches tall (mount head only)
  • Built-in 32-channel GPS receiver
  • Automatic position and angular detection sensors
  • 100 ~ 240V Battery Charger included
  • Aluminum Hard Case
  • Two year limited warranty (90 day for battery)
  • Counterweight and tripod not included

Specifications:

MountAltAzimuth Mount
Body MaterialsDie-cast Aluminum
SystemGoToNova®
Primary Payload33 lb
Secondary Payload10 lb
Mount Weight13 lb (including CW shaft and battery)
GearAluminum worm wheel/Brass worm gear
Motor128X microstep stepper motor
TransmissionSychronous belt
Resolution0.1 arc second
TrackingAutomatic
Tracking Ratecelestial, solar, lunar and user defined
Hand controllerGo2Nova® 8407 with over 212,000 object database
Slew Speed1x, 2×,8×,16x, 64×,128x, 256×,512x and MAX(~10º/sec, 2400X)
GPS32-channel GPS
SensorsPosition and angular detection
Level indicatorYes
Dovetail Saddle6″ Losmandy/Vixen dual saddle
Optional secondary Vixen saddle
BatteryBuilt-in rechargeable Li-ion battery (11.1V, 4.4AH)
Battery Running Time10 hour at 20ºC
Battery Charger100-240V AC input /12.6V DC 2000mA output (Included)
Wireless ControlYes, full control via built-in WIFI adapter
Firmware UpgradeYes, via serial port
Computer ControlYes. PC via ASCOM and Mac/Tablet/SmartPhone via WIFI
CounterweightNot induced (Optional 10lb CW #3006-10)
Tripod/Pier/Tri-PierNot included
WarrantyTwo year limited for mount
90 day limited for battery

iOptron 150mm Maksutov-Cassegrain

MAK 150mm

The iOptron® Rumak-type 150mm Maksutov-Cassegrain is perfect for the serious amateur astronomer who wants apochromatic refractor-type performance at an affordable price. In fact, the multicoated and fully-baffled optics provide almost similar results as a 5-inch apochromatic refractor — at a fraction of the cost.

The MAK150 from iOptron is the only MAK of its kind that comes with a dual speed focuser for fine-tuning your images. Also included is an attachable dew shield—rare for a MAK—for better performance in cold temperatures. 

Features:

  • Rumak-type Maksutov-Cassegrain optics
  • BK-7 optical glass primary mirror, Rumak-type secondary mirror, and Maksutov meniscus corrector lens
  • Aluminized and quartz-overcoated primary and secondary mirrors
  • Moving primary mirror focusing via a dual-speed focuser
  • Vixen-style dovetail mounting rail
  • 8 x 50mm straight-through finderscope in a quick-release mounting bracket
  • Twist-lock aluminum dew-shield
  • T-ring adapter included for attaching a camera
  • Adapter Ring for Schmidt-Cass Accessories
  • One year limited warranty

Specifications:

Lens TypeCatadioptric Rumak style Maksutov-Cassegrain
Clear Aperture150mm
Focal Length1800mm
Focal Ratiof/12
Resolving Power0.77 arc seconds
Visual Limiting Magnitude12.8
Highest Magnification300X
Finder scope8×50 w/ finder ring
Dew ShieldTwist-lock aluminum shield
FocuserDual speed
Tube Length21 3/4” (Without dew shield) 27 1/8” (With dew shield)
Tube Weight13.4 lbs
AstrophotographyT-ring adapter included for attaching a camera
Other Accessories2” to 1.25” compression ring accessory holders;
Adapter Ring for Schmidt-Cass Accessories
Dust CoverLight reducing lens cover
Gross Weight22 lbs
WarrantyOne year limited 

iOptron 4.5kg CW for iEQ30, MT, ZEQ25, CEM25 and CEM40

3006-10 Counterweight

This 4.5 kg (~10 lbs) counterweight can be used for the following iOptron mounts: 

  • CEM40/CEM40EC
  • iEQ30/iEQ30 Pro
  • CEM25/CEM25P/CEM25EC
  • ZEQ25
  • AZ Mount Pro
  • MiniTower Pro
  • MiniTower II
  • MiniTower

It can be used for other mounts with a 20mm diameter counterweight shaft.

iOptron CEM40 Mount Head w/ Hard Case

CEM40 Mount Head

Innovative iOptron Technology

Make way for an innovative mount! This iOptron CEM40 mount uses iOptron’s patent-pending Universal Self-Centreing Saddle (USCS). This saddle accommodates Losmandy and Vixen-style dovetail plates. The CEM40 also uses iOptron’s ultra-quiet, low-power consumption stepper motor drive system, aiding the mount in providing precise tracking.

Computerized Mount Features

The iOptron CEM40 mount uses the Go2Nova® 8407 hand controller to navigate the night sky. This incredible technology helps observers find celestial objects with the aid of the mount’s 212,000+ object database! For those looking for a telescope that has the capability of tracking and finding beautiful night sky objects, this mount is a must have tool.

If you choose iOptron electronics polar scope, iPolarTM, it ensures the accurate alignment of the mount, even when the pole star is obscured. You may also choose iOptron AccuAlignTM optical polar scope. There are large levers on the quick-lock drive engagement system; these large levers make it easy to snap the gears into place.

Polar scope, tripod and counterweight are not included.

Features

  • Unique design, Centre-Balanced equatorial mount (CEM) for maximum payload and minimum mount weight
  • Idea for both visual observation and astrophotography
  • Maximum payload of 40 lbs (18 kg) with the mount weight of only 15.8 lbs (7.2 kg)
  • All metal, CNC machined with red/black anodized
  • Easy to use quick-lock gear clutches
  • Low periodic error (< ± 7 arc seconds)
  • Permanent periodic error correction (PPEC)
  • Precision stepper motor for precise GOTO and accurate tracking
  • Go2Nova® 8407+ controller with Advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO Technology with built-in heater
  • Integrated ST-4 autoguiding port
  • 32-channel Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • USB communication port
  • Cable management system
  • New, patent-pending iOptron universal saddle
  • Hard case included
  • Optional 1.5 inch heavy-duty stainless steel tripod (5kg)
  • Optional WiFi for mount control via SmartPhone/Tablet/Computer

iOptron 2.5kg Counterweight for GEM45/iEQ45/CEM60

8027 Counterweight

This 2.5 kg (5.5lb) counterweight is designed for following iOptron mounts:

iOptron CEM60/CEM60EC
GEM45/GEM45EC
iEQ45 Pro
iEQ45

It can be used for other mount with a 28mm diameter counterweight shaft. 

iOptron 5kg Counterweight for GEM45/iEQ45/CEM60

8027 Counterweight

This newly designed 5kg (11lb) counterweight (CW) uses compression ring to lock the CW onto a CW shaft. Comparing to traditional “point contact” locking mechanism via a locking screw and a pin, the compression ring provides more secure locking method through distributed surface contact. 

This CW is designed for following iOptron Mount:
iOptron CEM60/CEM60EC
GEM45/GEM45EC
iEQ45 Pro
iEQ45

It can be used for other mount with a 28mm diameter counterweight shaft.

iOptron SkyTracker Pro Camera Mount with iPolar

3322A SkyTracker Pro

Upgraded from SkyTracker, the new Pro version is more compact, small enough to fit on your palm, better precision, silent tracking, it even has a built-in rechargeable power source that runs for up to 24 hours of continuous operation. With built-in iPolar, quick and accurate polar alignment is just a joy. 

The SkyTracker Pro features four tracking rates, 1X or sidereal, 1/2X for sky and landscape, solar and lunar. All 4 tracking rates work in both northern and southern hemispheres. We have also added a quick slew mode with both forward and reverse to help quickly reframing your image without disrupting the cameras position.

We have made big improvements on the SkyTracker Pro’s removable alt-azimuth base, which features a precision bubble level, degree markings for the altitude and a built in post for the azimuth control. You can also mount the SkyTracker Pro head (without the base) directly to any standard photographic tripod with 1/4” or 3/8” threads. The SkyTracker Pro is certainly a must have tool for any photographer interested in astroscape or wide field astrophotography.

Features:

  • All metal structure with ABS covers
  • Attaches to a camera tripod with 3/8” or 1/4” threads
  • Accepts cameras weighing up to 3 kg (6.6 lbs)
  • Silent tracking for smooth camera motion, perfect for long-term exposures
  • Detachable alt-azi base with fine latitude and azimuth adjusters for easy polar alignment
  • Reversible mounting post for both 3/8” and 1/4” threaded ball head mounting
  • Includes iOptron iPolarTM electronics polar scope
  • 4 tracking speed (1X, 1/2X, solar and lunar). 1X celestial tracking for imaging the sky and stars; 1/2X tracking speed for imaging both the starry night and the landscapes at the same time
  • Quick slew (180X max.) for camera framing adjustment
  • Operation in both northern and southern Hemisphere
  • Built-in rechargeable battery with Micro USB port for power and charging
  • Up to 24 hours of operation (20°C)
  • 1/4″ – 3/8” thread converter included
  • Padded carry bag included
  • Optional ball heads available separately (#3305A)
  • Optional tripod (#3221)
  • Optional counterweight balance kit (#3324)

Package Contents:

  • SkyTrackerTM Pro camera mount
  • Alt-Azi base (installed)
  • iPolar electronics polar scope
  • Brass 3/8” and 1/4” threaded ball head mounting post (installed)
  • Padded carry bag
  • Micro USB charging cable
  • One Year Limited Warranty (90 days on battery)

iOptron SkyGuider Pro Camera Mount Full Package

SkyGuider Pro Full Package

The redesigned SkyGuider Pro mount head is more compact, small enough to fit on your palm, better precision, silent tracking, built-in rechargeable power source, ST-4 guiding port and camera trigger port. The improved precision polar scope maintains a fine engraved reticule, now features adjustable illumination with different brightness levels. Using with our iOS app, quick and accurate polar alignment is just a joy. The DEC mounting bracket allows you to balance a heavy camera and/or lens better, or even mount a light telescope. The optional 8408 hand controller allows you to check the Pole Star position for the polar alignment, slew the mount, adjust the guiding rate, change the mount settings and control the camera trigger.

The SkyGuider Pro features four tracking rates, 1X or sidereal, 1/2X for sky and landscape combined, solar and lunar. All 4 tracking rates work in both northern and southern hemispheres. We have also added a quick slew mode with both forward and reverse to help quickly reframing your image without disrupting the cameras position. 

We have made big improvements on the SkyGuider Pro’s removable alt-azimuth base, which features a precision bubble level, degree markings for the altitude and a built in post for the azimuth control. You can also mount the SkyGuiderTM Pro head (without the base) directly to any standard photographic tripod with 1/4” or 3/8” threads.

The DEC mounting bracket package, which includes DEC mounting bracket, counterweight shaft, counterweight and Vixen-type dovetail saddle, makes the SkyGuide Pro mount suitable for a heavier camera/lens system, even a lightweight telescope.

The SkyGuider Pro is certainly a must have tool for any photographer interested in astroscape or wide field astrophotography.

Features:

  • All metal mechanical structure
  • Attaches to a camera tripod with 3/8” or 1/4” threads
  • Payload 11 lbs (5kg) (balanced, with DEC mounting bracket, exclude CW)
  • Silent tracking for smooth camera motion, perfect for long-term exposures
  • Detachable alt-azi base with fine latitude and azimuth adjusters for easy polar alignment
  • Includes iOptron AccuAlignTM dark-field illuminated polar scope
  • Adjustable polar scope illumination
  • 4 tracking speed (1X, 1/2X, solar and lunar). 1X celestial tracking for imaging the sky and stars;
  • 1/2X tracking speed for imaging both the starry night and the landscapes at the same time
  • Operation in both northern and southern hemisphere
  • Quick slew (144X) for camera framing adjustment
  • Built-in rechargeable battery for up to 20 hours of operation (20°C)
  • Built-in ST-4 autoguiding port
  • HBX port for external hand controller
  • Micro USB port for power, charging and firmware upgrade
  • Built-in shutter triggering port
  • Padded carry bag included
  • DEC mounting bracket
  • Counterweight and CW shaft
  • Vixen dovetail saddle for scope mounting
  • Optional ball heads available separately (#3305A)
  • Optional tripod (#3221)
  • Optional Go2Nova® 8408 hand controller (#8408)
  • Optional DSLR camera shutter trigger cable

Package Contents:

  • SkyGuiderTM Pro camera mount
  • Alt-azi base (installed)
  • AccuAlignTM dark field illuminated polar scope (installed)
  • Micro USB charging cable
  • Padded carry bag
  • DEC mounting bracket w/ camera mounting disk
  • 1.35kg counterweight
  • CW shaft
  • One Year Limited Warranty (90 day on battery)