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Losmandy G11GFT Mount


Manufacturer: Losmandy
Power Supply: 5 amps @ 12 VDC or 4 amps @ 15 VDC
Instrument Capacity: 60 lbs.
Tripod Weight: 35 lbs.
EQ Head Weight: 33 lbs.
Counterweights: 1 x 21 lbs.
Weight Fully Assembled: 98 lbs.


The Losmandy G-11 mount is a high-quality German equatorial mount with a 60-pound instrument capacity that is popular for imaging applications. This is the mount that many of our more serious imaging customers graduate to once they have exceeded the capabilities of an entry level mount. With a 60 pound instrument capacity it can easily handle the load of an eleven-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain complete with a guide scope, autoguider, larger format CCD camera and filter wheel. The heaviest single component weighs only 35 pounds, which means this mount remains highly portable in spite of its large instrument capacity.

Losmandy G-11 Mount Specifications

  • All machined aluminum and stainless steel, black anodized.
  • All stainless-steel hardware.
  • One 3.750-inch diameter needle thrust bearing.
  • One 2.000-inch diameter needle thrust bearing.
  • Two 1.500-inch diameter needle bearings.
  • 5.625-inch diameter, 7075 aluminum worm gear, 360 tooth.
  • Dual supported, ball bearing housed stainless steel worm-heat treated and ground.
  • Variable slip clutch, both axes. One knob design.
  • 1.250-inch diameter stainless steel shafts.
  • Fully locking, unique tangent arm design altitude adjustment, 6-64 degrees, large knob for easy alignment. (6-68 degrees with small modification).
  • Laser engraved latitude scale in 2-degree increments.
  • Single knob azimuth control, bi-directional +/- 8.5 degree.
  • 5.000-inch diameter laser engraved setting circles, 4-minute R.A., vernier reading to 1 minute / 1 degrees DEC., vernier reading to 0.1 degrees. R.A. circle engraved for Northern and Southern Hemisphere.
  • Porter slip ring design.
  • 160 oz/in stepper motor, 0.5 arc sec. step.
  • Dovetail saddle-plate allows for the interchanging of any tube assembly-reduces need for DEC. weights.
  • Removable stainless-steel weight shaft w/safety knob.
  • 21 lb counterweight.
  • 7 lb and 11 lb extra counterweights available.
  • Through the axis polar scope, works in Northern and Southern Hemisphere. Polar scope optional.
  • Instrument weight capacity 60 lbs
  • Equatorial head weight 36 lbs


  • All machined aluminum, black anodized, powder coated.
  • Tripod height, adjustable from 33 inches - 48 inches
  • Tripod weight 35 lbs

Drive Electronics: GEMINI 2 GOTO

Losmandy Gemini 2 System
  • Full Color Graphic Touch Screen clearly displays all functions
  • Classic four-button pattern for guiding, centering, moving and slewing on both the touch screen and tactile membrane on the rear.
  • Periodic Error Correction (PEC).
  • Programmable DEC. Backlash Compensation (TVC).>
  • Control panel dimmer, Day and Night Modes.
  • Accepts auto-guider systems.
  • Northern and Southern Hemisphere operation.
  • Tiltable control panel for easy access.
  • Stand Alone System. No PC required
  • Ethernet 10/100 with full IP function permits operation from anywhere using a browser, ASCOM, or app over the web or Serial Port
  • DC Servos for improved accuracy with higher torque than steppers
  • Non-Volatile Memory and Real-Time Clock
  • English, German, French & Spanish displays
  • Over 40,000 objects
  • USB ports; Virtual COM to PC, ASCOM or planetarium program.
  • Firmware upgrade via the internet
  • Auto Guide Port (TTL)
  • Dual 12-18V DC input/output (3.0A)

Interested in purchasing a Losmandy mount of your own? Skies Unlimited carries this Losmandy tripod and other Losmandy mounts in our vast collection. Browse our catalog online today or visit our physical store location to discover your options!

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