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iOptron announces new CEM120 Equatorial Mount

iOptron announces new CEM120 Equatorial Mount
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Synopsis: iOptron have just announced their new CEM120 mount is nearing readiness for launch near the end of 2015

Building on the already hugely successful CEM60 mount, world leader in portable imaging mounts iOptron have just announced their new CEM120 mount is nearing readiness for launch near the end of 2015. 

Beta testing has been ongoing for some time, enabling iOptron to confirm more technical information for the final product configuration.

The CEM120 is designed to bring a higher capacity, high accuracy and lighter weight to the market with a 54kg (120lb) maximum payload* and a head weight of only 24.7 kg (54.5 lbs). 

A CEM120 "EC" version will also be available with a very high tracking accuracy.

We assume payload quoted applies to a concentrated mass OTA. Imaging payloads will vary, depending on imaging application, focal length and optical tube shape.

Our current estimated price is under £4000.

Here's a quick run down of vital statistics to help you compare with other mounts on the market:
 
Manufacture iOptron
Model CEM120
Mount Type CEM
Payload (excl. CW) 54.5 kg(120 lbs)
Mount Weight 24.7 kg (54.5 lbs)
Payload/Mount Weight 2.2
Latitude Adjustment Range   0~65°
Azimuth Adjustment Range   ±6°
Tracking Accuracy (PE) < 7 arcsec p-p
Right Ascension Worm Wheel  360 teeth  Ø218.4 mm
Declination Worm Wheel  360 teeth  Ø218.4 mm
Worm   Ø27 mm  
Right Ascension Axle  Ø80 mm steel
Declination Axle  Ø80 mm steel
Counterweight Shaft  AntiSlip  Ø43x550mm 6kg stainless steel
Counterweight  10 kg x 2 steel (SS optional)
Mounting Base Diameter 203 x 203 mm
Motor 0.9° stepper motor w/128 micor-step
Resolution 0.07 arcsec
Hand Controller Go2Nova 8407+;  8 line 21 character LCD 
Power  DC 12V 2A
Power Consumption 0.6A (tracking), 1.4A (GOTO)
Polar Scope AccuAlignTM with dark field illumination
Transmission  Worm direct drive
Dovetail saddle 17.2"Losmandy D
Level Indicator YES 
Slew speed 5°/sec
PEC PPEC
Guiding Port ST-4
Serial Port RS232 + USB
Wireless connection WIFI 
Network connection Ethernet
GPS YES 
Cable Management YES 

 

iOptron CEM120 Engineering drawings

 

iOptron CEM120 Engineering drawings

iOptron CEM120 Engineering drawings

 

 

 
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