Introducing iOptron’s new compact next-generation center-balance equatorial mounts the CEM26!

Like their predecessors, the CEM26 is designed with portability in mind, weighing in at only 10 lbs it can support up to a 26lb payload an incredible 2.6 mount weight to payload ratio. The key to enable such ratios is the CEM design focuses the mount and payload weight directly on the center of the tripod rendering “natural stability”.

Building on the legacy of earlier CEM models we have added features for convenience and functionality. A positive lock gear engagement system (easy to use even when wearing gloves), Built-in Wi-Fi enabling unparallel connectivity and recordable permanent periodic error correction (PPEC) to repeat optimal PEC training sessions. Regarding functionality the CEM26 delivers precise pointing and accurate tracking. The CEM26 sets the new standard for compact equatorial mounts.

The center-balanced design mount puts the weight of the payload at the center of gravity allowing for greater natural stability. Other features include an adjustable counterweight bar to prevent obstruction with the tripod. And polar aligning is quick and accessible all the time since the polar scope is not blocked by the declination shaft.

The CEM26 is equipped with the latest advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO technology, making it one of the most powerful and accurate GOTO mounts available. Its database includes over 212,000+ objects. The Go2Nova® Hand Controller is intuitive to use and its large 4-line LCD screen simplifies the process of setting telescopes and locating objects.

The CEM26B mount has an AccuAlignTM optical polar scope installed for quick and easy polar alignment.

 

Mount Center-Balanced Equatorial Mount
Payload * 26 lbs (12kg), exclude counterweight
Mount weight 10 lbs (4.5kg)
Payload/Mount weight 2.60
Structure Material All metal, Casting + CNC machined
Exterior Finish Powder coating
Periodic error (PE) ** <±10 arcsec
PEC Yes, Permanent PEC
Worm period 600 sec
Right Ascension worm wheel Φ88mm, 144 teeth aluminum
Declination worm wheel Φ88mm, 144 teeth aluminum
Right Ascension axis shaft Φ35mm steel
Declination axis shaft Φ35mm steel
Right Ascension bearing Φ55mm ball bearing
Declination bearing Φ55mm ball bearing
Worm gears Φ15.2mm, Brass
Motor drive 1.8º stepper motor, 128X microdivision
Resolution 0.17 arc seconds
Transmission Synchronous belt
Latitude adjustment range 0º ~ 60º
Azimuth adjustment range ± 6º
Polar Scope AccuAlignTM optical polar scope
Level indicator Level bubble
Hand Controller Go2Nova® 8409 with ~212,000 objects database
Tracking Automatic
Slew speed 1×,2×,8×,16×,64×,128×,256×,512×,MAX(6º/sec)
Power consumption 0.5A(Tracking), 0.8A(GOTO)
Power requiremention 12V DC, 5A
AC adapter 100V ~ 240V (included)
Power-down memory Yes
Wi-Fi Built-in
Communication port Yes (Wi-Fi and USB)
Autoguide port Yes (ST-4 compatible)
Firmware upgrade Yes
PC computer control Yes (ASCOM)
Counterweight shaft Φ20X306mm (M16), Stainless Steel
Counterweight 10 lbs (4.5kg)
Tripod 1.5″ Stainless Steel (5kg)
Dovetail saddle 3.8″ Vixen-style, center adjustable
GPS Optional external 32-channel GPS
Autoguiding Optional external iGuider 1
Operation temperature -10ºC ~ 40ºC
Warranty Two year limited

* OTA size and length dependent
** Measured with encoder, 10 minutes

All our products are shippable. In all cases, full payment is required before our products are shipped. Currently Sidereal Trading Pty Ltd only ships to Australia, Australian Territories and New Zealand.

Deliveries are made via Registered Australia Post or TNT Australia. Tracking information and updates will be sent to the email address associated with the order. A link to the courier’s website tracking information may also be provided. All small items will be shipped via Australia Post – Parcel Post or if requested via Express Parcel Post. All large items will be Shipped via TNT Road Express or TNT Economy Express Export. Should you require Express Post for your order, please contact our staff to confirm any additional charges that may apply.

You may be required to sign for the delivery to confirm proof of receipt. If you are not there when the delivery is made, you may incur further charges from Australia Post or TNT Australia (not from Sidereal Trading Pty Ltd) to pick up the parcel from the nearest post office or depot.
Our Flat Rate delivery charges are determined per order depending on the category your products fall into. This will be specified once a postcode is entered at checkout.

Remote delivery destinations or other factors may cause the web-based shopping cart to underquote the shipping charges. Some regional areas of Australia and New Zealand will incur higher charges than specified at checkout. When this occurs, we will first contact you to confirm payment of the difference, or subsequently cancel the order and refund any payments made if this additional cost is prohibitive. At any time if you feel the shipping calculation does not seem correct, please contact us via phone or email so that we can fix the problem and raise the order for you with the correct shipping amount.

In-Store Pick Up is also possible. See Contact Us for Store Location.

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    Introducing iOptron’s new compact next-generation center-balance equatorial mounts the CEM26!

    Like their predecessors, the CEM26 is designed with portability in mind, weighing in at only 10 lbs it can support up to a 26lb payload an incredible 2.6 mount weight to payload ratio. The key to enable such ratios is the CEM design focuses the mount and payload weight directly on the center of the tripod rendering “natural stability”.

    Building on the legacy of earlier CEM models we have added features for convenience and functionality. A positive lock gear engagement system (easy to use even when wearing gloves), Built-in Wi-Fi enabling unparallel connectivity and recordable permanent periodic error correction (PPEC) to repeat optimal PEC training sessions. Regarding functionality the CEM26 delivers precise pointing and accurate tracking. The CEM26 sets the new standard for compact equatorial mounts.

    The center-balanced design mount puts the weight of the payload at the center of gravity allowing for greater natural stability. Other features include an adjustable counterweight bar to prevent obstruction with the tripod. And polar aligning is quick and accessible all the time since the polar scope is not blocked by the declination shaft.

    The CEM26 is equipped with the latest advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO technology, making it one of the most powerful and accurate GOTO mounts available. Its database includes over 212,000+ objects. The Go2Nova® Hand Controller is intuitive to use and its large 4-line LCD screen simplifies the process of setting telescopes and locating objects.

    The CEM26B mount has an AccuAlignTM optical polar scope installed for quick and easy polar alignment.

     

    Mount Center-Balanced Equatorial Mount
    Payload * 26 lbs (12kg), exclude counterweight
    Mount weight 10 lbs (4.5kg)
    Payload/Mount weight 2.60
    Structure Material All metal, Casting + CNC machined
    Exterior Finish Powder coating
    Periodic error (PE) ** <±10 arcsec
    PEC Yes, Permanent PEC
    Worm period 600 sec
    Right Ascension worm wheel Φ88mm, 144 teeth aluminum
    Declination worm wheel Φ88mm, 144 teeth aluminum
    Right Ascension axis shaft Φ35mm steel
    Declination axis shaft Φ35mm steel
    Right Ascension bearing Φ55mm ball bearing
    Declination bearing Φ55mm ball bearing
    Worm gears Φ15.2mm, Brass
    Motor drive 1.8º stepper motor, 128X microdivision
    Resolution 0.17 arc seconds
    Transmission Synchronous belt
    Latitude adjustment range 0º ~ 60º
    Azimuth adjustment range ± 6º
    Polar Scope AccuAlignTM optical polar scope
    Level indicator Level bubble
    Hand Controller Go2Nova® 8409 with ~212,000 objects database
    Tracking Automatic
    Slew speed 1×,2×,8×,16×,64×,128×,256×,512×,MAX(6º/sec)
    Power consumption 0.5A(Tracking), 0.8A(GOTO)
    Power requiremention 12V DC, 5A
    AC adapter 100V ~ 240V (included)
    Power-down memory Yes
    Wi-Fi Built-in
    Communication port Yes (Wi-Fi and USB)
    Autoguide port Yes (ST-4 compatible)
    Firmware upgrade Yes
    PC computer control Yes (ASCOM)
    Counterweight shaft Φ20X306mm (M16), Stainless Steel
    Counterweight 10 lbs (4.5kg)
    Tripod 1.5″ Stainless Steel (5kg)
    Dovetail saddle 3.8″ Vixen-style, center adjustable
    GPS Optional external 32-channel GPS
    Autoguiding Optional external iGuider 1
    Operation temperature -10ºC ~ 40ºC
    Warranty Two year limited

    * OTA size and length dependent
    ** Measured with encoder, 10 minutes

    All our products are shippable. In all cases, full payment is required before our products are shipped. Currently Sidereal Trading Pty Ltd only ships to Australia, Australian Territories and New Zealand.

    Deliveries are made via Registered Australia Post or TNT Australia. Tracking information and updates will be sent to the email address associated with the order. A link to the courier’s website tracking information may also be provided. All small items will be shipped via Australia Post – Parcel Post or if requested via Express Parcel Post. All large items will be Shipped via TNT Road Express or TNT Economy Express Export. Should you require Express Post for your order, please contact our staff to confirm any additional charges that may apply.

    You may be required to sign for the delivery to confirm proof of receipt. If you are not there when the delivery is made, you may incur further charges from Australia Post or TNT Australia (not from Sidereal Trading Pty Ltd) to pick up the parcel from the nearest post office or depot.
    Our Flat Rate delivery charges are determined per order depending on the category your products fall into. This will be specified once a postcode is entered at checkout.

    Remote delivery destinations or other factors may cause the web-based shopping cart to underquote the shipping charges. Some regional areas of Australia and New Zealand will incur higher charges than specified at checkout. When this occurs, we will first contact you to confirm payment of the difference, or subsequently cancel the order and refund any payments made if this additional cost is prohibitive. At any time if you feel the shipping calculation does not seem correct, please contact us via phone or email so that we can fix the problem and raise the order for you with the correct shipping amount.

    In-Store Pick Up is also possible. See Contact Us for Store Location.

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      Need Expert Advice?

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      Enquire now or call us (03) 9042 2293