Good honest mix of opinions, just what I was hoping for. Thankfully the iOptron CEM60 does not disappoint in this department. This is a nice benefit when setting up at a remote site. The DEC guiding backlash is bad, such that guiding in PHD needs to set in one direction or off only (and PA accurate). The iPolar fits many iOptron mounts, including the CEM60. Your review could save some of us hundreds of dollars! Aside from its impressive specs, this iOptron mount has developed a reputation for smooth tracking and precise autoguiding. I see that this mount has been discussed from time to time on this forum, but I was hoping to get some opinions from people who have used one for a while on a few points: If you had a re-do would you buy it again or go … Edited by axle01, 21 April 2019 - 08:58 PM.
The center balanced design of this astrophotography mount is hard to overlook. I've had mine for 3 years now and love it for simplicity. Many thanks and keep up the good work. Whether this statistic could be improved, or whether I would notice a difference in my images is (justifiably) debatable.
Its database includes over 300,000 objects. DSLR, Mirrorless & General-Purpose Digital Camera DSO Imaging, Community Forum Software by IP.BoardLicensed to: Cloudy Nights, This is not recommended for shared computers, Mars by the 1-meter telescope at the Pic-du-Midi observatory, Two images of Mars from tonight with Takahashi Mewlon 180c, Andromeda - Can't get the spiral arms no matter what, Jim Davenport, Rob55, Upstate New Yorker and. I will shoot long exposure (3-5 minute subs) images of some beautiful fall and winter targets. I absolutely hate backlash and wonder if the non-EC CEM60 has precision ring and ring gears and close tolerances in the motor gear reduction. Rest assured that our team of Telescope and Telescope Accessory experts will be standing by (800.266.9590) to support you for as long as you own one of our products! You know where to find us if you need any more info and I wish you the best with your choice of mount.
Will the little CEM60 do the job? It does its alignment dance and points near a bright object. For now, it would be used for a C8 and an FS102, but who knows in the future? Cheers. The center balanced design of the iOptron CEM60 makes the mount lighter. ZWO ASI294MC Pro and William Optics FLT 132.
Thanks everyone! I’ve been given an opportunity to review the iOptron CEM60, and hope to share my experiences in astrophotography along the way. Now a day's I just keep the C-8/E on it for visual only. Love your channel, Hi Mike – Thank you!
This a step up from the capabilities and performance of my previous astrophotography mount, the Sky-Watcher HEQ-5 Pro. Over the past ten years of using the Mini Towers and now the AZ mount pro and the dual set up I've found that I can put on much more weight than what is the "stated " capacity by keeping it all properly balanced.. In this piece you say you will be evaluating the mount for AP, guiding, polar alignment, etc. I wanted a mount that could be set up for each session, and light enough to allow my ageing frame to be able to carry it from inside the house to outside.