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!
This mount also has 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!
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|Mount||Center-Balanced Equatorial Mount|
|Max payload*||40 lb (18 kg), exclude counterweight|
|Mount weight||15.8 lb (7.2 kg)|
|Structure Material||All metal, CNC machined|
|Exterior Finish||Anodized red/black|
|Latitude adjustment range||0º ~ 60º(special CW shaft mounting if <10° )|
|Azimuth adjustment range||± 6º|
|Tracking accuracy (PE)**||<0.25 arcsec rms|
|PEC||Real-time PEC (RPEC)|
|Worm diameter||Φ17mm, Brass|
|Right Ascension worm wheel||Φ110mm, 216 teeth, zero backlash|
|Declination worm wheel||Φ110mm, 216 teeth, zero backlash|
|Right Ascension axis shaft||Φ45mm steel|
|Declination axis shaft||Φ45mm steel|
|Right Ascension bearings||Φ68mm|
|Counterweight shaft||Φ20X410 mm, Stainless Steel (1 kg)|
|Motor||Precision stepper motor, 1.8º/128X micro-step|
|Motor resolution||0.08 arcsec (200 PPS)|
|Hand Controller||Go2Nova® 8407+, 8 line 21 character LCD|
|Star Database||212,000+, star identification|
|Power||DC 12V, 5A|
|AC adapter||100V ~ 240V (included)|
|Power consumption||0.6A(Tracking), 0.9A(GOTO)|
|Polar scope||Internal iPolar TM electronic polar scope|
|Meridian treatment||Stop (0-10° pass), flip|
|Zero position||Automatic zero search|
|Dovetail saddle||iOptron Universal Saddle, 5″|
|Max slew speed||4.5°/sec (1080x)|
|Cable Management||DC12V (3A), ST4,USB|
|Tripod||1.5″ Stainless Steel(5kg), optional 2″ or tri-pier|
|Operation temperature||-10ºC ~ 40ºC|
|Warranty||Two year limited|
* OTA size and length dependent
** Measured with encoder, 400 seconds