iOptron CEM70G Mount Head

CEM70

Following up on the success of the iOptron CEM60 center balance equatorial mount, 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, built-in guider and camera (CEM70G), assure users that the CEM70 and CEM70G are designed with their needs in mind.

The CEM70 includes the iPolarTM electronic polar scope, and a hard case. 
(Tripod/Pier not included.)

The CEM70G Saddle includes a built-in iGuider autoguiding system, a three port USB 3.0 hub and dual 12VDC power outputs.


CEM70AG Saddle Connections

The CEM70G connection panel includes a DC12V 5A Input Power Jack, Power Button, ST-4 Guide Port, USB 3.0 Port, HBX Hand Controller Port and WiFi Antenna jack.

CEM70AG Connections

Features

  • 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
  • Built-in Autoguider and camera
  • Built-in WiFi
  • 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 3.0 connection with Built-in USB 3.0 Hub
  • Integrated ST-4 autoguiding port
  • Advanced cable management system with more choices
  • Spring loaded 8″ Vixen/Losmandy dual saddle

PACKAGE CONTENTS

  • Box 1 of 2: #C702A
    1x CEM70 mount head in hard case with accessories
  • Box 2 of 2: #7226
    1x 9.5kg counterweight

iOptron CEM70 Mount Head

CEM70

Following up on the success of the iOptron CEM60 center balance equatorial mount, 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, built-in guider and camera (CEM70G), assure users that the CEM70 and CEM70G are designed with their needs in mind.

The CEM70 includes the iPolarTM electronic polar scope, and a hard case.

(Tripod/Pier not included.) 

Features

  • 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

PACKAGE CONTENTS

  • Box 1 of 2: #C702A
    1x CEM70 mount head in hard case with accessories
  • Box 2 of 2: #7226
    1x 9.5kg counterweight

iOptron AZ Mount Pro Altitude Lock Lever

AZMP Altitude Lock Lever

This set of 4 lever allows you to better grip to tighten the AZ Mount Pro altitude lock, especially in the winter time. The lever has M6 thread. You can threaded it onto the AZ Mount Pro altitude lock directly. 

iOptron CEM40 Equatorial Mount with Stainless Steel Tripod

7400A

The iOptron® CEM40 mount is the next generation of center-balanced equatorial mounts. This mount is incredibly eye-pleasing, and its beauty is found in more than its appearance. The functionality of the mount is superb. Weighing in at only 15.8lbs., this mount can support a payload of up to 40lbs.! That’s incredible!

The mount is available with a Polarscope or 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. There are large levers on the quick-lock drive engagement system; these large levers make it easy to snap the gears into place.

Innovative iOptron Technology
Make way for an innovative mount! This iOptron CEM40 mount uses iOptron’s patent-pending Universal Self-Centering 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.

With the included tripod, 10lbs. counterweight, and the mount’s computerized technology, observers are just an OTA away from a spectacular viewing experience!Features:

Features:

  • Unique design, Center-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
  • Integrated iPolarTM electronic polar finder or Optical Polarscope
  • Low periodic error ( PE< 0.25 arc seconds RMS)
  • Real-time periodic error correction with high resolution encoder (RPEC)
  • 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
  • Standard 1.5″ or (1.75″ LiteRoc) stainless steel tripod (5kg or 7kg)
  • Optional Hard case included
  • Optional WiFi for mount control via SmartPhone/Tablet/Computer

iOptron 1.35 kg Counterweight

#8605 1.3kg Counterweight

This new 1.35 kg (3 lb) counterweight is designed for SkyGuider Pro and SkyTracker pro counterweight package (#3324), as well as other iOptron mounts, which include: 

SkyGuider Pro
SkyGuider
CubePro
Cube-A (Dual AltAz/EQ mounts)*
Cube-G*
Cube-E*
CEM25/ZEQ25
iEQ30 Pro/iEQ30
CEM40/CEM40EC
MiniTower/ II / Pro
AZ Mount Pro

* It works together with CW shaft (#8607) for Cube-A/G/E.

iOptron Star Knobs with Center Post

8340 Pier hardware

A set of 3 Star Knobs for the MiniTower/MiniTower II/MiniTower Pro/AZ Mount Pro level adjustment. A center post for use on Tri-Pier/Pier/MiniPier, as well as your own tripod/pier. 

iOptron MiniPier

8032 MinPier

iOptron® MiniPier is designed for iOptron GOTO mounts to provide 8″ extra telescope height. The MiniPier fits on various iOptron tripods/piers, as well other brand tripod with some DIY. 

The MiniPier fits these iOptron tripod/piers:

  • MiniTower 1.5″ Tripod (#8321ACC)
  • MiniTower 2″ Tripod (#8121ACC)
  • iEQ45/CEM60 Tripod (#8021ACC)
  • 48-inch Pier (#8030) and 42-inch Pier (#8033)
  • Tri-Pier (#8034)
  • DOES NOT fit on iEQ30 Tripod

The following mounts can be mounted onto the MiniPier:

  • CEM60
  • iEQ45/iEQ45 Pro
  • iEQ30/iEQ30 Pro (won’t fit on iEQ30 tripod, may limit low latitude application)
  • AZ Mount Pro/MiniTower/MiniTower II/MiniTower Pro

(*Not all accessories shown here are included. Specify your mount when ordering)

iOptron AZ Mount Pro with LiteRoc Tripod

8903 AZ Mount Pro with LiteRoc Tripod

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.

The new LiteRoc tripod resulting in a lighter tripod with stability similar to the old 2” one. It also has improved leg cuffs and sockets for further rigidity and redesigned leg lock levers securing the extensions position.

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 on tripod
  • 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
  • Aluminum Hard Case
  • 1X 10lb counterweight included
  • 100 ~ 240V Battery Charger included
  • LiteRoc 1.75 inch heavy duty stainless steel tripod included
  • Two year limited warranty ( 90 day for battery)
  • Optional pier/Tri-pier

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)