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The same as a normal PORT, but Apple fanbois pay three times the price for it :D James

IOptron have contacted us. The new CEM70 is closer to release than we thought.  It appears the CEM60 will be discontinued 🙁  The CEM70 will be added to our website later today.  HTH

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4 minutes ago, newbie alert said:

Anyone know of the new cem 70 about to be released..not sure if this is a hoax,

I'm struggling to believe it at the moment.  A quick search doesn't turn up anything online.

James

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Just now, JamesF said:

I'm struggling to believe it at the moment.  A quick search doesn't turn up anything online.

James

I did a quick search and the US branch in Washington isn't even open because of the virus

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Translated the Chinese PDF👍🏻

 

Page 1

introduction

The CEM70 / CEM70 G equatorial mount is a medium-sized high-precision equatorial mount with a maximum load of 31kg , due to its own weight

Lightweight and easy to carry, especially suitable for astronomical observation and photography. It uses a large-diameter integral steel spindle with large-diameter precision

Dense worm gears and large-aperture ball bearings therefore have very excellent rigidity and stability. After optimizing the design of the equator

The weight of the instrument is light (13.6kg) and the bearing capacity is large. Worm gear and worm clearance use elastic mechanism , the transmission of worm and motor are the same

Step belt, driven as a stepper motor with 128 subdivisions, so the system has very low backlash and low power consumption

Large, high resolution, smooth operation and low noise. Especially the groundbreaking of CEM70 G (patent applied for invention) will

The guide star system is integrated with the dovetail , simplifying the system and increasing reliability. Motor controller uses 32-bit ARM

system. The tracking speed can be customized by Solar, Lunar, Sidereal, King, 0.9900x-1.0100x. CEM70 / CEM70

G The equatorial mount comes standard with a built-in iPolar electronic polar mirror.

 

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The CEM70 / CEM70 G equatorial mount is equipped with a telescope cable management system to prevent entanglement of the telescope system cables .

 

Page 2

There are 3 USB2.0 ports (one passive and two active) on the back of CEM70 dovetail , two DC12V3A (MAX)

Output interface, a DC5A (MAX) output interface, an iPORT port.

 

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There are 3 USB3.0 ports (active) at the rear of CEM70 G dovetail , and two DC12V3A (MAX) output ports.

There are two DC5A (MAX) output ports on the front of the dovetail, and one iPORT port.

CEM70 G has built-in WiFi.

CEM70 G only needs a USB cable to complete equatorial mount control, electrode, guide star, and other USB

device.

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The CEM70 G equatorial dovetail has a built-in guiding telescope and a driving-free guiding camera . Guide star: φ30 F120. guide. Star camera: black and white 1280x960, pixel size 3.75 microns.

 

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Performance parameter

1. Type of equatorial mount: Chinese equatorial mount (CEM)

2. Maximum load: 31 kg (70 lbs)

3. Weight of equatorial mount: 13.6 kg (30 lbs)

4. Structural material: Metal structure CNC

5. Latitude adjustment range: 0 ~ 65 °

6. Azimuth adjustment range: ± 4 °

7. Right ascension worm gear: 248 teeth Φ151 mm (worm gear worm clearance, no backlash)

8. Declination worm gear: 248 teeth Φ151 mm (worm gear worm clearance, no backlash)

9. Cycle time: about 348 seconds

10. Period error:

≤ +/- 3.5 arc seconds

11. Right ascension axis: Φ55 mm steel

12. Declination axis: Φ55 mm steel

13. Right ascension bearing: Φ80 mm ball bearing

14. Declination bearing: Φ80 mm ball bearing

15. Balance bar: Φ28 x 415 mm stainless steel (2 kg)

16. Counterweight: 9.5 kg (21 lbs)

17. Base straight through: Φ152 mm

18. Drive motor: 1.8 ° stepper motor 128 subdivision

19. Motor resolution: 0.07 arc seconds

20. Maximum swing speed: 3.75 ° / sec (900x)

21. Power adapter: DC 12V 5A

22. Power consumption: 0.6A (tracking) 0.8A (GOTO)

23. Polar axis mirror: built-in iPolar electronic polar axis mirror

24. Level indication: level bubble

25. Dovetail: 8 inch Vixen & Losmandy

(CEM70 G type, 8-inch Vixen & Losmand dovetail with guide system)

26. Tripod: Optional 1.75 inch stainless steel tripod or column tripod

27. Star catalog database: 240,000+ stars, with star recognition function

28. Polar axis alignment: built-in precision electronic polar mirror

29. Transit transit: stop (can set transit time 0-10 degrees), automatically flip

30. Zero position processing: automatically find the zero position

31. Guide star interface: ST-4

32. Communication interface: CEM70 / CEM70 G USB2.0 / USB3.0 WiFi

33. Cable management system: CEM70: 2 x DC12V (Max 3A), 1 x DC5A (MAX),

3 x USB2.0, 1 x iPORT

CEM70G: 2 x DC12V (Max 3A), 2 x DC5A (MAX),

3 x USB3.0, 1 x iPORT

34. Guide star system: CEM70G: Guide star φ30 F120

Guide star camera black and white 1280x960 pixel size 3.75 microns

35.PEC: PPEC

36. GPS: built-in

37. Test report: attached PE test report

 

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Well - for all those who don't like guide scopes and prefer OAG solution - there is now new and improved version - still featuring USB 2.0 connections :D

 

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6 minutes ago, vlaiv said:

Well - for all those who don't like guide scopes and prefer OAG solution - there is now new and improved version - still featuring USB 2.0 connections :D

 

And USB 3.0 as well. Why include both USB 2.0 and 3.0? Perhap somebody might need 2.0.

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1 minute ago, johninderby said:

And USB 3.0 as well

Could be that I'm wrong:

20 minutes ago, johninderby said:

There are 3 USB2.0 ports (one passive and two active) on the back of CEM70 dovetail , two DC12V3A (MAX)

Output interface, a DC5A (MAX) output interface, an iPORT port.

 

20 minutes ago, johninderby said:

There are 3 USB3.0 ports (active) at the rear of CEM70 G dovetail , and two DC12V3A (MAX) output ports.

There are two DC5A (MAX) output ports on the front of the dovetail, and one iPORT port.

And pictures show the same - USB3.0 is blue color coded - only right mount shows blue ports.

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I get the impression that the CEM70 has USB2 and no guider or wifi whilst the CEM70G has USB3, a guider and wifi.

I am a bit lost as to why anyone bothers with USB2 on new kit these days though.  I'd probably prefer USB3, no guider and I'm not really fussed either way about wifi.

James

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2 minutes ago, johninderby said:

 

iPORT: for iOptron compatible accessories, such as electrical focuser. 

Gotcha. So basically they've built in a Pegasus PB type affair. 

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15 hours ago, johninderby said:

And USB 3.0 as well. Why include both USB 2.0 and 3.0? Perhap somebody might need 2.0.

Hi John

Does it say if it will use those spring loaded knobs t control the RA and DEC, similar to the CEM25 & CRM60, or will it use simple clutches like the CEM40 and CEM120?

I can’t be sure from the product images?

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Not enough info in the pdf. Answers some questions but leaes a lot unanswered..

It is in stock in China but not yet on any website so hopefully more info and pictures will be available before much longer.

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1 hour ago, oymd said:

Hi John

Does it say if it will use those spring loaded knobs t control the RA and DEC, similar to the CEM25 & CRM60, or will it use simple clutches like the CEM40 and CEM120?

I can’t be sure from the product images?

Likely it's a smaller cem120. So cem120 style.

This is like a cem60 refresh. Not exactly ground shaking but I suppose it was necessary at some point. 

 

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1 hour ago, johninderby said:

Roughly. £1,800.00 plus fees and shipping plus import charges but no full details of what is included.

http://www.spreenow.com/taobao-agent/taobao/616595342042?option=com_jumi&fileid=27&shop=taobao&i=616595342042

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I had a look

looks like the vanilla CEM70 is 16,000 and the CEM70G, or as they call it, Guide Star CEM70, is 18,800. 
that’s £1800 and £2100

also, that tripod looks like it was photoshopped onto the mount. 

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10 minutes ago, johninderby said:

Will have to see what the production units look like which are supposed to be released in May. 🤔

Surely there will be some kind of delay because of the virus pandemic?

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2 hours ago, Rocket Stars said:

Maby its me. But dosent it seem to be quite topheavy? 

Would need som wheights to just balance the head? 

Agreed, wide at the top and very narrow base. 
 

Possibly it’s just a final prototype and the production model will have a wider base?

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