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GM-8 Equatorial Mount


  • 2,49500

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Description

These high quality mounts are perfect for your telescope and come packed with a variety of features. Including a fully locking, unique tangent arm design altitude adjustment for between 6-68 degrees, with a large knob for easy alignment. A Laser engraved latitude scale in 2 degree increments. A single knob azimuth control is bi-directional +/- 8.5 degree. 3.500” diameter with laser engraved setting circles and the 6 minute R.A. / 2 degrees DEC. R.A. circle is engraved for the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. The Dovetail saddle-plate fits both "D" Losmandy Style Dovetail or Vixen Style Dovetail. Allows for the interchanging of any tube assembly-reduces need for DEC. weights. 2.812” diameter, 7075 aluminum worm gear, 180 tooth. Dual supported, ball bearing housed ground High Precision Brass Worm. Removable stainless steel 1-1/4 inch diameter weight shaft w/safety knob. A 7 lb counterweight is included, but 11 lb and 21 lb extra counterweights are  available. Even a folding Light Weight Tripod all constructed with black anodized machined aluminum. . Tripod sits at a height that is adjustable from 27” - 43” and weighs 15lbs.

Specifications

  • 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 ground High Precision Brass Worm.
  • Variable slip clutch, both axes. One knob per axis design.
  • Porter Slip Ring Design
  • 1.250” 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

DUAL-AXIS DIGITAL ELECTRONICS (S) DIGITAL

  • Diamond push button pattern.
  • R.A. and DEC. reversing switches.
  • 160 oz/in stepper motor, 1.0 arc sec. step.
  • Three guiding rates; 30%, 50% and 2x sidereal rate.
  • Three setting rates; 4x, 8x, 16x sidereal rate.
  • 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.

GEMINI 2 GOTO ELECTRONICS (G) GEMINI GOTO

  • Full Color Graphic Touch Screen clearly displays all functions.
  • 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)

 


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