iOptron CEM25EC GoTo EQ Mount (2" Tripod, Hard Case)

iOptron CEM25EC GoTo EQ Mount (2" Tripod, Hard Case)

iOptron CEM25EC GoTo EQ Mount (2" Tripod, Hard Case)

B&H # IO7102ECHC MFR # 7102EC-HC
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Product Highlights

  • Motorized EQ Mount
  • Dual-Axis Stepper Motors with Encoders
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail Saddle
  • Go2Nova 8408 Controller
  • 59,000+ Object Database
  • Built-In 32 Channel GPS Unit
  • AccuAlign Illuminated Polar Scope
  • Periodic Error Correction (PEC)
  • 2" Heavy-Duty Steel Adjustable Tripod
  • Cut-Foam Padded Hard Carrying Case
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iOptron CEM25EC overview

  • 1Description

iOptron improved their ZEQ25 mount to create the CEM25EC GoTo EQ Mount. It features a motorized equatorial mount, the Go2Nova 8408 computer hand controller, a 2" stainless steel adjustable tripod, the AccuAlign illuminated polar scope, and a hard carrying case for the mount. A unique center-balanced "Z" design puts the payload weight at the center of gravity for enhanced natural stability and greater weight-to-payload capacity ratio. Its built-in 32-channel GPS receiver transmits accurate location and day/date/time to the hand controller, so when you change your position, the telescope can be set up quickly with accurate information. For precise tracking, as required during long-exposure astrophotography or observation sessions, the CEM25EC has micro stepper motors with digital encoders to precisely track the mount's position plus the capability for you to program out the Periodic Error Correction (PEC) common to all worm gears. Even before the PEC has been compensated for, the mount has an impressive periodic error of less than 0.3 arcseconds. With a maximum payload capacity of up to 27 lb, this mount is ideal for most medium-to-large refractor, reflector, or catadioptric optical tube assemblies (OTAs) with Vixen-style dovetail plates and is still capable of handling imaging rigs.

The dual-axis stepper motors are highly energy efficient and use much less power than the servo motors they replace on this upgraded mount. The motors are controlled by the Go2Nova 8408 hand controller. This system has an internal database of 59,000+ celestial objects, with 60 user-defined objects to program yourself, and its firmware is updatable through the built-in serial port. With nine slew speeds and automatic tracking capabilities, finding and keeping objects centered in the field of view is easy no matter whether you're viewing the fast-moving Moon or much slower deep-space subjects.

A heavy-duty 2" adjustable-height stainless steel tripod, larger and heavier than the 1.5" standard tripod, provides a steadier and more robust observational platform. It features a metal accessory tray that locks the legs in place for added stability and spiked feet to put it on a sure footing on rough or loose ground. To safely store and carry the iEQ45, a hard aluminum carrying case is also provided. It features a sturdy piano hinge, with dual locks and lock holes for security. On the inside, custom-cut foam padding protects the mount.

"Z-Balanced" Equatorial Mount
  • Center-balanced "Z" design puts the payload weight at the center of gravity for greater natural stability
  • 1.8° stepper motor, 128x microdivision
  • Digital optical encoders for precise tracking
  • Polar alignment adjustable even during tracking
  • Adjustable counterweight bar prevents obstruction with the tripod
  • Built-in 32-channel GPS unit for accurate day, date, time, and location information
  • AccuAligning polar scope with dark-field illumination for polar alignment
  • Resolution: 0.14 arcseconds
  • 88mm, 144-tooth aluminum right ascension (RA) and declination (dec) worm wheels with brass worm gears
  • Gear tension adjustment eliminates play in gear
  • RA and dec gear switches for balancing OTA
  • Spring -loaded Vixen-style dovetail saddle
  • 10.4 lb counterweight included
  • Polar scope is not blocked by the dec shaft
GO2NOVA 8408 Hand Controller
  • 59,000+ object database
  • 0.3 arcsecond periodic error
  • User-friendly menu-driven interface
  • 9 slew speeds: 1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x, 256x, 512x, Max (1440x)
  • Database includes stars, constellations, and comets
  • 60 user-defined objects to easily find your favorites
  • 4-line, 21-character, red-light backlit LCD screen
  • One-star, multi-star, polar, and SolarSys alignments
  • RealTime Periodic Error Correction (PEC) eliminates tracking errors for long-exposure astrophotography
  • Programmable anti-backlash adjustment for smoother tracking
  • Serial port for firmware upgrade and computer control
  • ASCOM-protocol computer control with optional planetarium software
  • Integrated ST-4 autoguiding port
AccuAligning Polar Scope
  • For accurate and fast polar alignment
  • Dark-field illuminated dial
  • LED illumination
Tripod
  • Stainless steel
  • 2" leg diameter
  • Metal accessory tray
  • Metal-spiked feet
  • 17.6 lb weight
Carrying Case
  • Fits the CEM25EC mount
  • Aluminum exterior
  • Reinforced edges for durability and additional protection against drops
  • Hinged carrying handle
  • Dual locking latches
  • Die-cut foam insert specifically for mount
In the Box
iOptron CEM25EC GoTo EQ Mount (2" Tripod, Hard Case)
  • AC Adapter (1.25A)
  • 2" Steel Tripod for iEQ45 and CEM60
  • Hard Case for ZEQ25 Mount
  • RS232-RJ9 Cable
  • 10.4 lb Counterweight
  • Go2Nova 8408 Controller and Cable
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    iOptron CEM25EC specs

    Mount Type Motorized equatorial
    Load Capacity 27 lb / 12.3 kg, excluding counterweight
    Motor 1.8° stepper motor, 128x microdivision
    Digital encoders
    Right Ascension Axis Worm wheel: 88mm, 144-tooth aluminum
    Shaft: 35mm, steel
    Bearing: 55mm ball bearing
    Worm gear: Brass
    Declination Axis Worm wheel: 88mm, 144-tooth aluminum
    Shaft: 35mm, steel
    Bearing: 55mm ball bearing
    Worm gear: Brass
    GoTo Capability Go2Nova 8408 hand controller included
    Azimuth Adjustment Range ±10°
    Latitude Adjustment Range 0 to 60°
    Polar Axis Scope Polar scope with dark-field illumination
    Includes Tripod/Pier 2" stainless steel, adjustable height
    Saddle Vixen, spring loaded
    Power Requirement 9 ~ 15 VDC, 1.5 A
    Power Consumption 0.35 A, Tracking
    0.6 A, GoTo
    Power Source 100 - 240 VAC adapter
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Dimensions Mount: 6 x 11 x 12" / 15.2 x 27.9 x 30.1 cm
    Weight Mount: 10.4 lb / 4.7 kg
    Tripod: 17.6 lb / 8 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 48.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 40.0 x 16.0 x 15.0"

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