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Losmandy - GM-8 Equatorial Mount with Gemini Servo System

Model#: GM-8 GO-II

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Losmandy - GM-8 Equatorial Mount with Gemini Servo System

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Losmandy G-8 Equatorial Mount with Gemini Servo System

Gemini 2 Goto Servo System

New!  Gemini 2
Equatorial Positioning System


The latest Gemini has been completely redesigned with a more powerful CPU, more memory and an interactive color touch screen for versatility and ease of use.

FEATURES

  • 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 a tactile membrane on the rear -->   
  • Support for the original four-button controller
  • For Losmandy GM8, G-11 & Titan mounts
  • Custom mount support using the Programmable Gear Rate function
  • 8°/sec Slew Rate (GM8)
  • 0.5 arcsec positional accuracy
  • DC Servos for improved accuracy with higher torque than stepper motors
  • GPS-compatible with optional receiver
  • 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
  • Non-Volatile Memory and Real-Time Clock
  • English, French & German displays
  • Over 40,000 objects
  • Two USB ports; Virtual COM to PC, ASCOM or planetarium program
  • Port E - future high-res encoders
  • Port F - multi-function serial; A/D I/O
  • Firmware upgrade via internet
  • PEC correction
  • Auto-Guide port (TTL)
  • Dual 12~18V DC input/output (3.0A)

INTERACTIVE DEMO

 

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Interactive QuickTime Movie
(10MB) 

Requires Apple's QuickTime Player
for full interactivity

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Download it here

 

Specifications subject to change
  Gemini 2 System

GM 8 Equatorial Mount Specifications:


SPECIFICATION: R.A. / DEC. AXIS

  • The Losmandy GM 8 Equatorial mount is made of all machined aluminum and stainless steel, black anodized.
  • The GM 8 has 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.
  • The G-8 is 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.
  • Losmandy 7 lb counterweight.
  • Losmandy 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.
  • Losmandy GM 8 Equatorial head weight 21 lbs.

  • LW TRIPOD

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

  • Losmandy GM 8 DUAL-AXIS ELECTRONICS

  • Diamond push button pattern.
  • R.A. and DEC. reversing switches.
  • Three guiding rates; 30%, 50% and 2x sidereal rate.
  • Three setting rates; 4x, 8x, 16x sidereal rate and super fast 32x HST (high speed transfer).
  • Quartz tracking rates: sidereal, solar, lunar, king.
  • Periodic Error Correction (PEC).
  • Programmable DEC. Backlash Compensation (TVC).
  • Control panel dimmer.
  • The GM 8 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.
  • 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.

    Product Series

    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. DUAL-AXIS ELECTRONICS: * Diamond push button pattern. * R.A. and DEC. reversing switches. * Three guiding rates; 30%, 50% and 2x sidereal rate. * Three setting rates; 4x, 8x, 16x sidereal rate and super fast 32x HST (high speed transfer). * 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. 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.

    Additional Information

    Name Losmandy - GM-8 Equatorial Mount with Gemini Servo System
    Manufacturer Losmandy
    Model GM-8 GO-II