iOptron GEM28EC German EQ Mount with iPolar, Hard Case, and 1.5" Tripod

Brand: iOptron

SKU : IO-G284A1

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  • Unique design, German equatorial mount
  • Ideal for both visual observation and astrophotography
  • Max payload of 28 lbs with the mount weight of only 10 lbs
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and integrated ST-4 auto guiding port
  • Integrated iPolar System
  • 1.5" Standard Tripod and Hard Case

Product Details

  • This all-inclusive package pairs iOptron's newest GEM28EC German EQ mount with integrated iPolar, 1.5" tripod, and hard case. Be prepared to run, not walk, to your favorite dark sky site with this incredible bundle!

    GEM28EC Mount

    iOptron's newest generation of German equatorial mounts are nothing short of impressive. Like the older GEM models, the GEM28EC 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 GEM28EC has the traditional features of older GEM models, but with additional tweaks for convenience and functionality. The GEM28EC 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 real-time periodic error correction (PEC) to repeat optimal PEC training sessions.

    The GEM28EC is also super functional - giving you precise pointing and accurate tracking (PE <0.3 arcsec RMS). 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 iPolar for Polar Alignment

    This mount has an integrated electronic polar finder scope known as the iPolar. This tool ensures accurate alignment even when the pole star is obscured. There are large levers on the quick-lock drive engagement system which make it easy to snap the gears into place.

  • specifications

    Database212000 Objects
    Drive TypeWorm Gear
    Free ShippingYes
    Head DesignEquatorial
    Instrument Capacity28 lbs
    Latitude Range0 to 70 Degrees
    Mount Head Weight10 lb
    Ports 12V DC
    Telescope ConnectionVixen Style
    Total Kit Weight32 lbs
    Tracking Accuracy0.3 Arcseconds
    Tripod Weight4 lbs
  • included items

    • GEM28EC German EQ Mount
    • Integrated iPolar System
    • 1.5" Standard Tripod
    • Counterweight Shaft
    • 10 lb Counterweight
    • Go2Nova 8409 Hand Controller with Cord
    • Hard Case
    • AC power adapter

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