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MADE IN THE USA

 

GM8
EQUATORIAL MOUNT
30 lb. INSTRUMENT CAPACITY
60 lb. TOTAL CAPACITY
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Manual and Parts Drawing


GM8  SLT:
GM8  GLT:
GM8  S:
GM8  G:

 


$1,295.00
$2,295.00
$1,495.00
$2,495.00

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Equatorial Telescope Mount

 
 

Click for Larger ImageEquatorial Head GOTO Telescope Mount

 

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 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.

Click for Larger ImageG11 Equatorial Head Telescope Mount

 


Click for Larger ImageGM8 Equatorial Telescope Mount Elevation Adjustment

 

 

Fully locking, unique tangent arm design altitude adjustment, 6-68 degrees, large knob for easy alignment. 

Laser engraved latitude scale in 2 degree increments.


 

Click for Larger ImageG11 Equatorial Telescope Mount Elevation Adjustment
----Internal View----


Click for Larger ImageGM8 Equatorial Telescope Mount Azimuth Adjustment

 

 

Single knob azimuth control, bi-directional +/- 8.5 degree.


 

Click for Larger ImageG11 Equatorial Telescope Mount Setting Circle

 

 

3.500” diameter laser engraved setting circles, 6 minute R.A. / 2 degrees DEC.

 R.A. circle engraved for Northern and Southern Hemisphere.


 

Click for Larger ImageGM8 Saddle Plate for Losmandy and Vixen

 

 

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.


 

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Click for Larger ImageGM8 Equatorial Telescope Mount Brass Worm

 

 

2.812” diameter, 7075 aluminum worm gear, 180 tooth.

Dual supported, ball bearing housed ground High Precision Brass Worm.

*(image shown with worm cover plate removed)


Click for Larger ImageG11 Equatorial Telescope Mount Weight Bar

 

 

Removable stainless steel 1-1/4 inch diameter weight shaft w/safety knob.

7 lb counterweight.

11 lb and 21 lb extra counterweights available.
 


Click for Larger ImageTelescope Tripod Folding

 

 

FOLDING LW TRIPOD

All machined aluminum, black anodized

Tripod height, adjustable from 27” - 43” 

Folding leg design for easy transporting.

Tripod weight 15 lbs.


 

Click for Larger ImageLight Weight Folding Telescope Tripod

 


DRIVE ELECTRONIC OPTIONS - (S) DIGITAL OR (G) GEMINI GOTO

DUAL-AXIS DIGITAL ELECTRONICS (S)

  • 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)

  • 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 imporved 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)
  • Dual 12-18V DC input/output (3.0A)
 

PRICING DETAILS    -    Prices in US Dollars
GM8  SLT   Equatorial Head, Digital Drive, Weight Shaft and 7 lb. weight 1,295.00
GM8  GLT Equatorial Head, Gemini 2 Goto, Weight Shaft and 7 lb. weight. 2,295.00
GM8  S Equatorial Head, Digital Drive, Weight Shaft, Folding LW Tripod and 7 lb. weight. 1,495.00
GM8  G Equatorial Head, Gemini 2 Goto, Weight Shaft, Folding LW Tripod and 7 lb. weight. 2,495.00