This all-inclusive package pairs iOptron's newest GEM28 German EQ mount with integrated AccuAlign, 1.5" tripod, and hard case. Be prepared to run, not walk, to your favorite dark sky site with this incredible bundle!
iOptron's newest generation of German equatorial mounts are nothing short of impressive. Like the older GEM models, the GEM28 is designed to be ultra-portable, weighing only 10 lbs but can support up to a 28 lb payload (a 2.8 mount weight to payload ratio!) This is done through the design of the mount itself ; the same methods that are used to reduce mount mass on the CEM family of mounts are employed here. The German EQ versions were created to satisfy customers that either prefer a traditional mount or for those whom need a mount that can function at higher latitudes (over 60-degrees).
You'll find that the GEM28 has the traditional features of older GEM models, but with additional tweaks for convenience and functionality. The GEM28 is equipped with a positive lock gear engagement system, which is even easy to use while wearing gloves! There is built-in Wi-Fi capability, giving you fantastic connectivity, along with recordable permanent periodic error correction (PPEC) to repeat optimal PEC training sessions.
The GEM28 is also super functional - giving you precise pointing and accurate tracking. You'll never run out of targets to observe or image with the onboard 212,000 object library! The GEM28 set the new standard of compact German equatorial mounts. Get yours today!
Built-in AccuAlign for Polar Alignment
The great minds at iOptron know what kind of trouble we astronomers can go through when it comes to polar alignment. Whether the pole star is obscured and whatever hemisphere you’re imaging from, the CEM26 will take care of everything. The iOptron AccuAligning procedure with the built-in polar scope incorporates dark-field illumination for fast an accurate polar alignment with you not needing to do much more than press a few buttons!