Losmandy GM-8 W/ Gemini System

Brand: Losmandy


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  • Losmandy GM-8 W/ Gemini System

    A time-tested mount, proven strong by years of dedicated service and refinement, the Losmandy GM-8 doesn't know how to disappoint anymore- only how to perform. This high quality and well-designed mount work in conjunction with a top-notch tripod and the superb Gemini System hand controller to provide excellent support for compatible telescope systems. With a reputation that has only grown with each year since its inception and a level of quality that has only been refined with the passage of time, the Losmandy GM-8 is one of the better options out there for Equatorial Go-To mounts.Look below for detailed specifications and traits of both the mount itself and the Gemini System utilized with it!

    RA/DEC Axis Specifications

    • All machined aluminum and stainless steel, black anodized.
    • All stainless steel hardware.
    • One 2.1" diameter needle thrust bearing.
    • One 2" diameter needle thrust bearing.
    • Two 1.50" diameter needle bearings.
    • 2.812" diameter, 7075 aluminum worm gear, 180 teeth.
    • Dual supported, ball bearing housed ground High Precision Brass Worm.
    • Variable slip clutch, both axes. One knob per axis design.
    • Porter Slip Ring Design
    • 1.25" diameter aluminum shafts.
    • Through the axis polar scope mounting works in Northern and Southern Hemisphere. Polar scope optional.
    • Instrument Weight Capacity 30 LBS
    • Equatorial head weight 21 lbs.

    Gemini System Go-To Control Specifications

    • Full Color Graphic Touch Screen clearly displays all functions.
    • The classic four-button pattern for guiding, centering, moving and slewing on both the touch screen and tactile membrane on the rear.
    • Periodic Error Correction (PEC).
    • Programmable DEC. Backlash Compensation (TVC).
    • Control panel dimmer, Day and Night Modes.
    • Accepts auto-guider systems.
    • Northern and Southern Hemisphere operation.
    • Tiltable control panel for easy access.
    • Stand Alone System. No PC required
    • Ethernet 10/100 with full IP function permits operation from anywhere using a browser, ASCOM, or app over the web or Serial Port
    • DC Servos for improved accuracy with higher torque than steppers
    • Non-Volatile Memory and Real-Time Clock
    • English, German, French & Spanish displays
    • Over 40,000 objects
    • USB ports; Virtual COM to PC, ASCOM or planetarium program.
    • Firmware upgrade via internet
    • Auto Guide Port (TTL)
  • specifications

    Head DesignEquatorial
    Instrument Capacity30 lb

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