Losmandy - GM 8 G Equatorial Head, Gemini Goto, Weight Shaft, LW Tripod and 7Ib. weight

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The Losmandy GM8G is a fully computerized equatorial mount head with the Losmandy Gemini 2 GoTo system. An excellent combination of size, portability, and full GoTo capability make the GM8G a great choice for an imaging mount on the go. Includes weight shaft, LW Tripod and 7Ib. weight.

SKU: LOS-GM8G
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Product Description

Losmandy GM 8 G Equatorial Head, Gemini Goto, Weight Shaft, LW Tripod and 7Ib. Weight

Step up to Losmandy's modular family of Precision Equatorial Mounts. With 30+ years of proven field use and continuous improvements, Losmandy mounts are the choice of enthusiasts, serious amateurs and professionals who want great value in a mount that delivers exceptional performance. Losmandy is the only modular mount system with the versatility to mix and match axis to right-size or upgrade your mount. All Losmandy modular mounts feature the Gemini II, one of the most advanced astronomical computers available today. Gemini II includes connectivity to all of today’s popular software and devices. Designed, manufactured, and performance hand-tuned in the USA.

PERFORMANCE

  • ± 8 arcsecond or better uncorrected tracking (corrected PE often ± 4 arcsecond or better)
  • Each mount individually hand-tuned at factory for optimum performance
  • Instrument weight capacity: 30-40lbs imaging*, 55lb visual
  • Supports altitudes from 0° to 68° Depends on scope

PRECISION COMPUTERIZED GOTO AND TRACKING

  • Gemini II astronomical computer, version 5
  • 42,000+ object database
  • Precision pointing and tracking
  • Tracking rates: sidereal, king, lunar, solar, terrestrial, comet, closed loop
  • Intuitive touch screen hand controller with day/twilight/night modes
  • Built-in wizards for polar alignment, periodic error correction, and model building
  • Built-in permanent periodic error correction
  • Goto with accuracy up to ½ arcminute

CONNECTIVITY

  • Mature reliable drivers for Windows, Mac, Linux including ASCOM and INDI USB, Ethernet, Serial (also supports SkyFi, SkyWire, WiFi, and Bluetooth adapters)

EASE OF USE

  • Verified with most modern astronomical/astroimaging systems including Maxim DL, NINA, SGP, Voyager, TheSkyX, Stellarium, Sky Safari, Cartes Du Ciel, APT, BYEOS, Nebulosity, etc.
  • Variable slip clutch, both axes.
  • One knob per axis design.
  • Through-axis polar scope, works in northern and southern hemispheres (optional add-on)
  • English, German, French & Spanish displays

MECHANICAL

  • Spring-Loaded Worm for adjustment-free tracking
  • Tucked-in motors for compact design
  • Unique modular system enables mount upgrades one axis at a time
  • Dual supported, ball bearing housed ground High Precision Brass Worm 
  • RA 2.812 inch diameter 180 tooth, DEC 2.812 inch diameter 180 tooth 7075 aluminum worm gears
  • 1¼ inch diameter stainless steel weight shaft w/safety knob 
  • One-piece stainless steel wormblock
  • Precision-machined aluminum and stainless steel, black anodized
  • All stainless steel hardware

ADDITIONAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Dual-width saddle-plate fits both "D" Losmandy Dovetail and Vixen-style dovetail
  • Equatorial head weight: 21lbs
  • Designed, machined, assembled, and performance-tuned in the USA
  • Power 12-18v DC

Specifications

Name Losmandy - GM 8 G Equatorial Head, Gemini Goto, Weight Shaft, LW Tripod and 7Ib. weight
Manufacturer Losmandy
Model LOS-GM8G
In The Box Losmandy GM8 EQ Mount Head Gemini 2 GoTo System Counterweight Shaft 1 7lb. Counterweight LW Tripod

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Losmandy GM8 EQ Mount Head
Gemini 2 GoTo System
Counterweight Shaft
1 7lb. Counterweight
LW Tripod

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