Please note: This iOptron GEM45 includes and integrated iPolar (polar alignment scope), high-precision encoders, a 1.75-inch tripod, and a custom hard case to fit both.
The iOptron GEM45 computerized mount is an impressive and notable addition to the center-balanced equatorial mounts on the astronomy market today. Coupled with a sleek design and a payload capacity more than doubling its own weight, this full metal mount isn't something to pass up. Whether you're an avid astrophotographer or a dedicated visual observer, this mount will perfectly suit your needs.
Already integrated into this mount on arrival is the electronic polar finder scope, the iPolar. With this, you're sure to have accurate and easy polar alignment whenever you're ready to get out under the stars--even if the pole star is obscured! This is just one of many incredible features of the iOptron GEM45 Mount.
iOptron GEM45 Main Features:
Heavy Load Capacity - Weighing only 15.6 lbs itself, this mount can easily support up to 45 lbs with no issues
Integrated iPolar Polar Finder - Integrated polar scope allows for easy polar alignment with no external equipment required to purchase
Low Periodic Error - Coming in with fantastic 7-arcsecond accuracy and built-in permanent periodic error correction, your tracking will be essentially perfect in no time
Go2Nova 8407+ Controller - Intuitive system controller with Advanced GOTONOVA GOTO Technology to ensure comprehensive control
Multi-Port Compatibility with GPS - Utilize the 32-channel GPS integrated into the mount with various ports for ST-4 autoguiding and other accessories
Tripod and Hard Case - Enjoy the 1.75-inch LiteRoc tripod and Hard Case included with this system to ensure your setup is both sturdy and protected
WiFi Capabilities - This whole system can be controlled via a smartphone, tablet, or computer
High-Precision Encoders - Advanced encoders built into this computerized mount drastically improve your tracking accuracy
Innovative iOptron Technology
The GEM45 mount uses iOptron's patent-pending Universal Self-Centering Saddle (USCS). This saddle accommodates both Losmandy and Vixen-style dovetail plates. This mount also uses iOptron's ultra-quiet, low-power consumption stepper-motor drive-system, aiding the mount in providing precise tracking.
The iOptron GEM45 mount uses the Go2Nova 8407 hand controller to navigate the night sky. This technology helps observers find celestial objects with the aid of the mount's 212,000+ object database. For those looking for a telescope that has the capability of tracking and finding night sky objects, this mount is a must-have tool.
With the included tripod, 10-pound counterweight, and the mount's computerized technology, observers are just an OTA away from a spectacular viewing experience!
- iOptron has known issues with their high resolution encoders on this mount and are working on a firmware update. Please contact us for updates on the issue before purchasing.
What's in the Box
- iOptron GEM45 with integrated iPolar and high-precision encoders
- Counterweight Shaft
- 10 lb Counterweight
- Hard Carrying Case
- 1.75-Inch LiteRoc Tripod
- Go2Nova 8407 Hand Controller