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iOptron CEM70EC w/ iPolar/NUC (C704AN0)

by iOptron
SKU C704AN0
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Original price $6,445.40 - Original price $6,445.40
Original price
$6,445.40
$6,445.40 - $6,445.40
Current price $6,445.40

Introducing iOptron CEM70EC-NUC equatorial mount! Need more versatility of an equatorial mount without cable tangling? Tired of connection error with some third party control interface? Check out the iOptron NUC-ready mounts!

Description

A CEM70EC-NUC is ready to mate with Intel® NUC minicomputer (thickness≤38mm) at the front of dovetail saddle seamlessly with the cable management system.

Following up on the success of the iOptron CEM60 center balance equatorial mount, we at iOptron are excited to introduce two new medium payload center balance mounts. The CEM70 and CEM70G are new standard bearers for equatorial mounts in the 70lb payload segment. Both models are packed with advanced features however the CEM70G is the first of its type with an onboard optical guiding system increasing tracking accuracy while streamlining the components resulting in a more portable imaging setup.

Retaining the inherent properties of the center balance design, these relatively compact medium payload mounts deliver what astronomers expect in an efficient accurate portable mount. With precise GOTO pointing and accurate tracking, the CEM70EC is a solid performer for observers and imagers alike.

Innovative operational features such as the internal iPolar electronic polar scope, easy lock drive gear engagement (levers large enough to use with gloves), an advanced cable management system for the mount, iPolar, guider, and camera, and cumulatively assure users the CEM70 and 70G designed with their needs in mind.

Quick Overview

  • A new design, center-balanced equatorial mount (CEM) for maximum payload with natural stability
  • Ideal for both visual observation and astrophotography
  • Payload of 70 lbs (31.8 kg) with the mount weight of 30 lbs (13.6 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
  • iPolarTM electronic polar scope
  • Go2Nova® 8407+ V2 controller with Advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO Technology with built in heater
  • High precision tracking with low periodic error (PE<0.3 arcsec rms)
  • Realtime periodic error correction (RPEC)
  • 32-channel Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • USB connection
  • Integrated ST-4 autoguiding port
  • Advanced cable management system for mount and NUC
  • Spring loaded 8" Vixen/Losmandy dual saddle with NUC mounting adapter
  • NEW iOptron subsidized TheSky Imaging Edition

Specifications

Mount Center-Balanced Equatorial Mount
Max payload* 31.8kg (70 lbs), exclude counterweight
Mount weight 13.6kg (30 lbs)
Payload/Mount weight 2.33
Structure Material All metal
Latitude adjustment range 0º ~ 65º
Azimuth adjustment range ± 4º
PE (by encoder)** < 0.3 arcsec rms**
Period
348 sec
PEC
Real-time PEC (RPEC)
Right Ascension worm wheel Φ151mm, 248 teeth
Declination worm wheel Φ151mm, 248 teeth
Worm Φ21.2mm
Right Ascension axle Φ55mm, steel
Declination axle Φ55mm, steel
Right Ascension bearings Φ80mm
Declination bearings Φ80mm
Counterweight shaft Φ28x415 mm (SS, 1.9 KG)
Counterweight 9.5KG (20lb)
Mount base size Φ152mm
Motor drive Precision stepper motor w/128 micro-step
Resolution 0.07 arc seconds
Slew speed 3.75°/sec (900x) max
Hand Controller Go2Nova® 8407+, 8 line 21 character LCD
Power requirement*** DC 12V, 5A (5.5mm/2.5mm plug)
Power consumption 0.6A(Tracking), 0.8A(GOTO)
Polar Scope Internal electronic polar scope, iPolar
Meridian treatment Stop (0-10° pass), auto flip
Zero position Automatic zero search
Park position Horizontal, vertical, current, alt/azi input
Level indicator Yes
Dovetail saddle 8" Losmandy D & Vixen
GPS Yes
Guiding port ST-4
Communication port USB2.0
Cable management DC12V (3A),DC (5A), GUIDE,USB
For NUC: DC 19V, LAN and USB
Operation temperature range -10°C ~ +40°C
Hard case Yes
Pier/Tripod Optional LiteRoc tripod (8023ACC) or pier
Warranty Two year limited

* OTA size and length dependent
** Measured with encoder on the bench, 348 seconds
*** Included AC adapter is for indoor use only

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