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The Explore Scientific FirstLight EXOS 2GT is equipped with motors on both axes, allowing the mount to track astronomical objects accurately. The precision gears allow operation with a minimum of backlash on all nine slewing speeds. A simple 1, 2 or 3 star alignment is necessary to orient the scope for tracking and finding objects. The convenient hand controller has GoTo function controls with 272,994 object database making this affordable mount accurate and reliable.


* Polar Scope Optional

SKU: EXP-FL-EXOS2GT
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Explore Scientific FirstLight EXOS-2GT White Mount with GOTO Now IPAD and Android Compatable

The Explore Scientific FirstLight EXOS 2GT is equipped with motors on both axes, allowing the mount to track astronomical objects accurately. The precision gears allow operation with a minimum of backlash on all nine slewing speeds. A simple 1, 2 or 3 star alignment is necessary to orient the scope for tracking and finding objects. The convenient hand controller has GoTo function controls with 272,994 object database making this affordable mount accurate and reliable. The Firstlight EXOS-2GT has a load capacity of 28 pounds allowing this small and portable mount to carry a wide variety of telescopes and camera systems.  The mount has a solid 2" stainless steel tube tripod with excellent stability and can be loaded The included 12V battery pack can be conveniently attached to the eyepiece tray and requires 8 "D" size batteries. Package includes the GE mount, tripod, hand controller, battery pack, and 9.9 lb counterweight.

Explore Scientifc EXP-FL-EXOS2GT withe the ST-4 Guide Port will help you guid with the Eagle core Kit.

This white GoTo telescope mount system is simple and portable for your DSLR photography.

* Polar Scope Optional.

Specifications

Name Explore Scientific - FirstLight EXOS-2GT White Mount with GOTO** EXCLUSIVE AT TELESCOPES.NET
Manufacturer Explore Scientific
UPC 812257016501
Model EXP-FL-EXOS2GT
Manufacturer Part # EXP-FL-EXOS2GT
In The Box Explore Scientific FirstLight EXOS-2GT Mount Head Stainless Steel Tripod with 2" Legs 9.9 lb. Counterweight GoTo Controller Battery Pack
Axes Dual
Control Handpad Yes
Counterweights 1 9.9 lb.
Counterweight Shaft Included
Dovetail Compatibility V series
GPS No
Payload Capacity 28 lbs.
Power Supply Included Battery Pack can be powered with DC Adapter
Tripod Legs 2" Stainless Steel
Usage Solar Photography, Visual Observation
Warranty Explore Scientific STAR Lifetime Warranty (click to read more)

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This mount only has three drawbacks that I came across when using it.
1. Hand controller doesn't remember date/time when you start and it has the be entered every time you turn on the mount.
2. The is a slight bit of backlash when reversing direction.
3. When you are putting the mount onto it's tripod, there is a steel rod that screws in from below that also holds the eye-piece tray/leg-spreader for the tripod. The rod isn't quite long enough to be able to start it threading into the mount from below and then pivot the eye-piece tray to engage the legs. The tolarance is so close that the tray has to have it's "wings" engage the legs as you are trying to insert the threaded end of the rod into the bottom of the mount from under the tripod. So you need two hands to hold the mount on top of the tripod, and another two hands to start threading the rod into the mount above while at the same time making sure the "wings" of the eye-piece tray engage the legs in their v=-notched ends. So with two people it's not a drawback.

Over all, I am very pleased with it's performance handling a GSO 6" RC with a ZWO ASI camera. (about 15 lb payload)

I did have some issues with the software installation and connecting via a cable I had to purchase separately to connect the hand controller to a PC via an ASCOM Driver. But those turned out to be my own fault and was easily corrected with re-installing the drivers in the correct order (i.e. #1. Install the .NET Framework 3.5, (even if you have a newer version like .NET 4.8) #2. ASCOM Platform. THEN #3 install the ASCOM driver for the EXOS 2GT. POSH and Stellarium both work with it fine once the installation is done correctly.

I would recommend this mount to someone looking for an inexpensive goto mount for a AP scope up to 16 lbs or a visual scope up to 26lbs.
(Posted on 10/10/2020)
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In the Box

Explore Scientific FirstLight EXOS-2GT Mount Head
Stainless Steel Tripod with 2" Legs
9.9 lb. Counterweight
GoTo Controller
Battery Pack

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