The All NEW iOptron CEM120EC!
An extraordinary innovation in mount design...Now with a new payload!
Recognizing the growing demand for an accurate and stable, equatorial mount with the versatility to carry larger instruments and more complex imaging arrays, we created the iOptron CEM120EC. It offers the benefits of our revolutionary “center balance” design: stability, accuracy, and smooth mechanical operation, while capable of carrying a payload up to 115 lbs (52 kg). The “center balance” design’s natural stability is due to its focusing the mount along with payloads weight directly over the center of the pier or tripod.
The CEM120EC's performance is demonstrated by its low periodic tracking error of <0.15 arcsec RMS. Along with the stability aspect, the CEM120EC features an advanced cable management system consisting of more ports in more locations preventing tangle ups and reducing the chance of fractured cables. It also adds some new features to the CEM family like Wi-Fi and LAN for remote operation and easy to use, reliable clutches on both axes.
Optional heavy duty Tri-Pier 360 and Permanent Pier are available for order.
A new design, center-balanced equatorial mount (CEM) for maximum payload with natural stability
Observatory astrophotography mount ideal for both visual and Astro-photographers
Payload of 115 lbs (52 kg) with the mount weight of 57 lbs (26 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
Polar alignment routine for those who can't see the Pole Star
Go2Nova® 8407 V2 controller with Advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO Technology with built in heater
High precision tracking with low periodic error (PE)<0.15 arcsec RMS
Real time periodic error correction (RPEC)
32-channel Global Positioning System (GPS)
Built-in WiFi and LAN for remote operation
Integrated ST-4 autoguiding port
Advanced cable management system with more choices
Spring loaded, individual adjustable Losmandy saddle
CEM120EC mount head x1
Go2Nova 8407 V2 hand controller x1
10 kg counterweight x1 ((free extra one for limited time)
Counterweight shaft x1
Hand controller cable x1
Serial cable (#8412) x1
Mount Center-balanced Equatorial Mount (CEM)
Payload 52kg (115 lbs), exclude counterweight*
Mount weight 26kg (57 lbs)
Payload/Mount weight ratio 2
Material All metal
Latitude adjustment range 0°~ 68° (0.5 arcmin division)**
Azimuth adjustment range ± 5° (3 arcmin division)
PE (by encoder) < 0.15 arcsec RMS
Worm period 240 sec
PEC Real time PEC (RPEC)
Right Ascension worm wheel Φ216mm, 360 teeth, zero backlash
Declination worm wheel Φ216mm, 360 teeth, zero backlash
Right Ascension axle Φ80mm, steel
Declination axle Φ80mm, steel
Right Ascension bearings Φ125mm
Declination bearings Φ125mm
Counterweight shaft Φ38.1x 540 mm (SS, anti-slip, 4.5kg)
Counterweight 10 kg (22 lbs)
Mount base size 210 x 230 mm
Motor drive Precision stepper motor w/128 micro-step
Encoder Resolution 0.035 arc seconds
Motor Resolution 0.07 arc seconds
Slew speed 4°/sec (960x) max.
Hand Controller Go2Nova® 8407 V2, 8 line 21 character LCD
Power requirement DC 12V, 5A
Power consumption 0.7A(Tracking),1.8A(GOTO)
Polar Scope Optional electronic polar scope
Meridian treatment Stop (0-14° pass), auto flip
Zero position Automatic zero search
Park position Horizontal, vertical, current, alt/azi input
Level indicator YES
Dovetail saddle Losmandy D, 17.2" (437mm)
Guiding port ST-4
Communication port RS232, USB, LAN, WiFi
Cable management 2xDC12V (1A), DC5V(1A), 2xDC (5A), ST4, 6P6C, 4xUSB2.0, USB3.0 (powered), USB for PS, AUX
Pier/Tripod Optional pier
Warranty Two year limited
* These are only guidelines. Some telescopes are very long or very big for their weight and may require a larger mount. Remember also that imaging requirements are more rigid than visual observation.