Used Losmandy GM-8 Mount w/Gemini 2 and Folding LW Tripod

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UT-12213
  • Sale
  • $1,899.00
  • Regular price $2,495.00
  • Used Losmandy GM-8 Mount w/Gemini 2 and Folding LW Tripod

    • Sale
    • $1,899.00
    • Regular price $2,495.00
    • ITEM #
      UT-12213

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    • This is a used mount in very good condition

    Used Losmandy GM-8 Mount w/Gemini 2 and Folding LW Tripod

    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 stainless steel 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 degree.
    • 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 "D" series dovetail plates. Dovetail plate drops in and locks allowing for interchaning of any tube assembly, reducing the need for DEC weights.
    • Removable stainless steel weight shaft w/safety knob.
    • 7 lb counterweight.
    • 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.

    Tripod

    • All machined aluminum, black anodized, powder coated.
    • Tripod height, adjustable from 27” - 43”
    • Fold-up tripod design for easy transporting.
    • Tripod weight 15 lbs.

    Gemini GOTO System

    • Very High Precision pointing to less than 1 arc minute
    • Object search mode with user definable search radius
    • Sidereal, Solar Lunar and King tracking rates
    • User brightness adjustable LED display
    • Up to 256 alignment stars permitted either side of the meridian
    • Menus are accessed by the standard Losmandy 4 button hand paddle
    • An optional deluxe hand paddle that repeats the Main panel display information
    • RS232 serial port control by a PC using software such as The Sky, Guide 7.0 or Palm Planetarium
    • T-Point (Software Bisque) Compatible
    • Internal real time clock that displays, UTC, Local Mean Time an Sidereal Time
    • Up to 10 degrees per second slewing (G-8)
    • User definable Guiding, Centering Slewing and GOTO speeds 
    • Permanent Periodic Error Correction
    • Allows manual telescope movement with optional shaft encoders
    • Southern and Northern Hemisphere operation
    • Retains position information after power off (for permanent observatory use)
    • EPROM upgradeable software

      Additional Information

      ConditionExcellent
      ManufacturerLosmandy
      Warranty90 Day Covered By OPT
    • Losmandy GM-8 mount head w/Gemini 2 system
    • Lightweight folding tripod
    • 7 pound counterweight
    • V and D saddles (V shown in photo)
    • Tripod accessory tray
    • AC power cable

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