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Losmandy GM8G Mount


$2495.00


SKU: GM8G
Manufacturer: Losmandy
Power Requirements: 0.5 amps @ 12 VDC
Instrument Capacity: 30 lbs.
Tripod Weight: 15 lbs.
EQ Head Weight: 21 lbs.
Counterweights: 1 x 7 lbs.

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The Losmandy GM8G is a high quality German equatorial mount with a 30 pound instrument capacity, lightweight folding tripod, and Gemini 2 go to system. 

SPECIFICATION: R.A. / DEC. AXIS

  • All machined aluminum and stainless steel, black anodized.
  • All stainless steel hardware.
  • One 2.100" diameter needle thrust bearing.
  • One 2.000" diameter needle thrust bearing.
  • Two 1.500" diameter needle bearings.
  • 2.812" diameter, 7075 aluminum worm gear, 180 tooth.
  • Dual supported, ball bearing housed High Precision Brass Worm.
  • Variable slip clutch, both axes. One knob design.
  • 1.250" diameter aluminum shafts.
  • Fully locking, unique tangent arm design altitude adjustment, 0-64 degrees, large knob for easy alignment.
  • Laser engraved latitude scale in 2 degree increments.
  • Single knob azimuth control, bi-directional +/- 8.5 degrees.
  • 3.500" diameter laser engraved setting circles 6 minute R.A. / 2 degrees DEC. R.A. circle engraved for Northern and Southern Hemisphere.
  • Porter slip ring design.
  • 160 oz/in stepper motor, 1.0 arc sec. step.
  • Spit Dovetail saddle-plate design. Accepts "D" series dovetail plates. Dovetail plate drops in and locks allowing for interchaning of any tube assembly, reducing the need for DEC weights.
  • Removable stainless steel weight shaft w/safety knob.
  • 7 lb counterweight.
  • 11 lb and 21 lb. extra counterweights available.
  • Through the axis polar scope, works in Northern and Southern hemisphere. Polar scope optional.
  • Instrument weight capacity 30 lbs.
  • Equatorial head weight 21 lbs.

LW TRIPOD

  • All machined aluminum, black anodized.
  • Tripod height, adjustable from 27" - 43"
  • Fold-up tripod design for easy transporting.
  • Tripod weight 15 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 internet
  • Auto Guide Port (TTL)
  • Dual 12-18V DC input/output (3.0A)

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