iOptron HEM27EC Hybrid Harmonic Drive Mount with iPolar and Case

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If you are looking for a lightweight high performance mount, and don't want the hassle of a counterweight, then this harmonic drive mount is perfect.
Our Product #: H274A
iOptron Product #: H274A
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Product Description

Say hello to the HEM27EC, iOptron’s revolutionary hybrid harmonic drive mount. The light weight, high payload tiny titan will deliver an astronomy experience like never before. Imagine a mount head weighing in at 8.15lbs with a payload capability 29.74lbs, without needing a cumbersome counterweight or shaft. Applying iOptron’s multi decade experience creating precision mounts, the HEM27EC brings this vision to reality.

Utilizing state of the art harmonic drive technology for the RA movement in tandem with backlash-free DEC worm/belt drive design, the HEM27s deliver unparalleled weight to payload efficiency. Its black anodized all metal CNC machined body is not only appealing to the eye, it’s a rugged platform that will perform at the highest level for many years to come. Unique features such as an electronic friction break and power down memory allow the mount safely stop and resume a GoTo slew or continue tracking even after an abrupt power loss (No need to realign and start from the beginning).

The HEM27EC features a high precision RA axis encoder that delivers incredible tracking accuracy, enough that many will choose to image “sans” guiding.

Features

  • Advanced harmonic drive technology
  • Payload capacity of 13.5 kg (29.7 lbs) with the mount weight of 3.7 kg (8.15 lbs)
  • CNC machined and cast metal body
  • Unique friction brake to safely stop movement during a planned or unplanned power interruption
  • 360 second gear period
  • High precision encoder with realtime PEC (RPEC)
  • Go2Nova® hand controller with ~212,000 object database
  • iPolar electronic polar scope for easy and accurate polar alignment
  • Cable management system, no hanging exterior cables to moving parts
  • Dual saddle (vixen and losmandy-D styles)
  • Built in zero position search and locator
  • Power down position and location memory
  • Integrated ST-4 autoguiding port
  • Built-in Wi-Fi (via hand controller)
  • USB port for firmware upgrade and computer control
  • Soft carrying case
  • Two year warranty
Mount Hybrid Equatorial Mount
RA Gear system StrainWave 17 (RA)/worm gear (DEC)
DEC Gear system Backlash-free worm/belt system
RA reduction ratio 120
Payload w/o CW * 29.14 lbs (13.5kg)
Mount weight 7.49lbs (3.4kg) w/o dovetail saddle, 8.15 ls (3.7kg) with dovetail saddle
Payload/Mount weight 3.65
Payload with CW * 44 lbs (20kg)
Period 360 second
Drive motor Stepper motor
Structure Material All metal, CNC machined
Exterior finish Anodized black
High precision encoder Yes (RA)
PEC Yes, Realtime PEC
Latitude adjustment range 15º ~ 65º
Azimuth adjustment range ± 5º
Polar Scope iPolar electronic polar scope
Level indicator Level bubble
Control system GOTONOVA/Commander
Hand Controller Go2Nova® 8409 with ~212,000 objects database
Tracking Automatic
Maximum slew speed 6º/sec
Power consumption 0.5A(Tracking), 1A(GOTO)
Power requiremention 12V DC, 5A
AC adapter 100V ~ 240V (included, indoor use only)
Power off brake Electronic friction brake
Power-down memory Yes
Wi-Fi Built-in
Communication port Yes (Wi-Fi and USB)
Autoguide port Yes (ST-4 compatible)
Firmware upgrade Yes
Tripod Optional
Counterweight shaft SS Φ20X200mm, M16 thread (Optional)
Counterweight 10 lbs (4.5kg) (Optional)
Operation temperature -20ºC ~ 40ºC (hand controller -10ºC ~ 40ºC)
Warranty Two year limited

Tech Details

Weight 9 pounds
Warranty 2 years

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