Losmandy GM8 Equatorial Mount - No Tripod

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Losmandy GM8 Equatorial Mount - No Tripod

The GM8 Equatorial Mount; No Tripod by Losmandy:

 

If you're tired of messing around with equatorial mounts that just can't handle your observing and imaging requirements, the Losmandy GM-8 is definitely worth a look. This heavy-duty mount is machined of aluminum and stainless steel, and sports all stainless steel hardware.

 

The Losmandy GM8 will handle a load capacity of 30 pounds. Below you'll find specifications on the GM-8 mount itself. Losmandy GM-8 Specifications:

  • R.A./DEC Axis: All machined aluminum and stainless steel, black anodized.
  • All stainless steel hardware.
  • One 2.1-inch diameter needle thrust bearing.
  • One 2-inch diameter needle thrust bearing.
  • Two 1.5-inch diameter needle bearings.
  • 2.812-inch diameter, 7075 aluminum worm gear, 180 tooth.
  • Dual supported, ball bearing housed stainless steel worm-heat treated and ground.
  • Variable slip clutch, both axes. One knob design.
  • 1.25-inch diameter aluminum shafts.
  • Fully locking, unique tangent arm design altitude adjustment, 0 to 64-degrees, large knob for easy alignment.
  • Laser engraved latitude scale in 2-degree increments.
  • Single knob azimuth control, bi-directional +/- 8.5-degrees.
  • 3.5-inch 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-ounce/ in stepper motor, 1.0 arc second step.
  • Spit Dovetail saddle-plate design. Accepts Losmandy "D" series dovetail plates. Dovetail plate drops in and locks allowing for interchanging of any tube assembly, reducing the need for DEC weights.
  • Removable stainless steel weight shaft w/safety knob.
  • 7-pound counterweight. Optional 11-pound and 21-pound extra counterweights available.
  • Through the axis polar scope, works in Northern and Southern hemisphere. Polar scope optional.
  • Instrument weight capacity 30-pounds
  • Equatorial head weight 21-pounds
  • Dual-Axis Electronics: Diamond push button pattern.
  • R.A. and DEC. reversing switches.
  • Three guiding rates: 30-percent, 50-percent,  and 2x sidereal rate.
  • Three setting rates: 4x, 8x, 16x sidereal rates, and super fast 32x HST (high speed transfer).
  • Quartz tracking rates: sidereal, solar, lunar, and king.
  • Periodic Error Correction (PEC).
  • Programmable DEC. Backlash Compensation (TVC).
  • Control panel dimmer.
  • Accepts auto-guider systems.
  • Northern and Southern Hemisphere operation.
  • 12V DC to 500 ma power use.
  • Tiltable control panel for easy access.
  • Small hand control box for comfortable use.
  • All heights are to top of tripod. Add 9-inch at 34-degrees to center of Declamation -R.A. junction. Add 6-inch from Dec.-R.A. junction to top of saddle.

 

OPT Product Number: LO-GM8S-LT 

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Accessory TypeMount and Tripod
ComputerizedComputerized
Head DesignGerman Equatorial
Instrument Capacity30 lbs
ManufacturerLosmandy

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  • I have a G11 folding tripod with MA that is doing nothing in it's open box. The mount is in my observatory on a pier. Is the tripod compatible with the G8? Thanks.

    Yes, many customers have added a G11 tripod to a GM8 mount for additional stability. Both mounts use the MA connector on the bottom, so both fit that tripod.