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!
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.