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Losmandy GM-8 Mount w/GEMINI Computer GM-8 G

Item No. 670-30009
Manuf. No. Losmandy GM-8 G

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Losmandy GM-8 German Equatorial Mount with the Gemini Computer

30 lb. Weight Capacity

SPECIFICATION: 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 "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.
  • Tripod height, adjustable from 27" - 43"
  • Fold-up tripod design for easy transporting.
  • Tripod weight 15 lbs.
The Gemini system has an impressive list of features
  • 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 paddleż
  • An optional deluxe hand paddle that repeats the Main panel display informationż
  • 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 speedsż
  • 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
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.


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