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iOptron CEM120 GoTo EQ Mount

iOptron CEM120 GoTo EQ Mount

Regular price $9,595.00
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The innovative mount for larger telescopes

Recognizing the growing demand for an accurate and stable, equatorial mount with the versatility to carry larger instruments and more complex imaging arrays, iOptron has created CEM120. It offers the benefits of their center balance design: stability, accuracy, and smooth mechanical operation, while being capable of carrying a payload up to 52 kg. The center balance design's stability is due to its focusing the mount along with the payload's weight directly over the center of the pier or tripod.

The CEM120's performance is demonstrated by its low periodic tracking error of ±3.5 arc seconds. Along with the stability aspect, it 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.


  • 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 52 kg with the mount weight of 26 kg
  • Easy to use and reliable gear clutches
  • Adjustable counterweight shaft for 0º latitude operation
  • 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 SCP
  • Go2Nova® 8407 V2 controller with Advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO Technology with built in heater
  • High precision tracking with low periodic error (PE)<±3.5 arcsec
  • Permanent periodic error correction (PPEC)
  • Built-in 32-channel GPS
  • Built-in WiFi and LAN for remote operation
  • Integrated ST-4 autoguiding port
  • Advanced cable management system with more choices
  • Spring loaded, individually adjustable Losmandy saddle


Mount Center-balanced Equatorial Mount (CEM)
Payload 52kg, excluding counterweight*
Mount Weight 26kg  
Payload/Mount weight 2:1 
Material All Metal 
Latitude adjustment range 0°~ 68° (0.5 arcmin division)  
Azimuth adjustment range ± 5° (3 arcmin division)
Tracking accuracy (PE) < ±3.5 arcsec
Worm Period 240 sec
RA & Dec worm wheel Φ216mm, 360 teeth, zero backlash
Worm Φ26mm
RA & Dec Axle Φ80mm, steel
RA & Dec Bearings Φ125mm
Counterweight shaft
Φ38.1x 540 mm (SS, anti-slip, 4.5kg)
Mount base size
210 x 230mm
Motor drive
Precision stepper motor w/128 micro-step
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
Polar Scope
Not Included
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, 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
Optional pier
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.


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