Losmandy GM8 Equatorial Mount - No Tripod

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  • Regular price $1,295.00
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    LO-GM8S-LT


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Losmandy GM8 Equatorial Mount - No Tripod

Losmandy GM8 Equatorial Mount; No Tripod

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 2.100" diameter needle thrust bearing. One 2.000" diameter needle thrust bearing. Two 1.500" diameter needle bearings.
  • 2.812" 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.
  • 1.250" diameter aluminum shafts.
  • Fully locking, unique tangent arm design altitude adjustment, 0-64 degrees, large knob for easy alignment.
  • Laser engraved latitude scale in 2 degree increments.
  • Single knob azimuth control, bi-directional +/- 8.5 degrees.
  • 3.500" 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 oz/in stepper motor, 1.0 arc sec. 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 lb counterweight. Optional 11 lb and 21 lb. extra counterweights available.
  • Through the axis polar scope, works in Northern and Southern hemisphere. Polar scope optional.
  • Instrument weight capacity 30 lbs.
  • Equatorial head weight 21 lbs.
  • Dual-Axis Electronics: Diamond push button pattern.
  • R.A. and DEC. reversing switches.
  • Three guiding rates - 30%, 50% and 2x sidereal rate.
  • Three setting rates - 4x, 8x, 16x sidereal rate and super fast 32x HST (high speed transfer).
  • Quartz tracking rates: sidereal, solar, lunar, king.
  • Periodic Error Correction (PEC).
  • Programmable DEC. Backlash Compensation (TVC).
  • Control panel dimmer.
  • Accepts auto-guider systems.
  • Northern and Southern Hemisphere operation.
  • 12 volt DC - 500ma power use.
  • Tiltable control panel for easy access.
  • Small hand control box for comfortable use.
  • All heights are to top of tripod. Add 9" @ 34 degrees to center of Dec.-R.A. junction. Add 6" from Dec.-R.A. junction to top of saddle.

Additional Information

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.

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