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Losmandy GM-8 Equatorial Mount with LW Tripod - GM8S

SKU: LOS-GM8S

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Losmandy has discontinued the GM-8 Equatorial Mount with LW Tripod, and we are out of stock. Here is a link to the Losmandy Equatorial Mounts we carry at High Point. Hopefully, you can find a proper replacement in this selection. If we can be of further assistance, please don't hesitate to call us at 1-800-266-9590 or send an email, and we will be happy to help you. Thank you!



Losmandy GM-8 Equatorial Mount with LW Tripod



The Losmandy GM8S Equatorial Mount and Tripod is one of the most precise and finely crafted telescope mounts available today. The Losmandy GM-8 Mount is a beautifully machined mount made of aluminum and stainless steel. This mount provides astrophotographers with a solid platform to mount their smaller-to-mid-size Schmidt Cassegrains and Refractors along with the other instruments that constitute their astrophotography rig.



Losmandy GM-8 Equatorial Mount Highlights:





  • The Losmandy GM-8 Equatorial Mount has a 30 lb weight capacity


  • Laser engraved latitude scales and setting circles


  • The Losmandy GM-8 weighs 21 lb


  • This product includes a dual-axis digital stepper motor drive system


  • This packaged product includes the Losmandy GM-8 Lightweight Tripod


  • The Tripod itself weighs 15 lb




Losmandy GM-8 Specifications:




  • Stepper motor driven Right Ascension and Declination axes


  • 1.250" diameter aluminum shafts


  • All machined aluminum and stainless steel, black anodized


  • All hardware used is stainless steel


  • 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 teeth


  • Dual-supported, ball bearing housed brass worm; worm gear is precision ground


  • Variable slip clutch, both axes with one-knob tension design


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


  • Laser engraved latitude scale in 2° increments


  • Single knob azimuth control, bi-directional ± 8.5°


  • 3.50" diameter laser engraved setting circles, 6 minute R.A., / 2° Dec., R.A. circle engraved for Northern and Southern Hemisphere


  • Porter slip ring design


  • 160 oz-in stepper motors, 0.5 arcsec steps


  • Dovetail saddle-plate allows for the interchanging of any tube assembly; this reduces need for Dec weights


  • Removable stainless steel weight shaft w/safety knob


  • Includes one 7 lb counterweight


  • 11 lb and 21 lb extra counterweights available as options


  • Through-the-axis Polar Scope capability, works in Northern and Southern Hemisphere; Note: the Polar Scope is optional


  • Instrument weight capacity: 30 lb


  • Equatorial head weight: 21 lb




Dual-Axis Digital Electronic Drive System Specifications:



  • Diamond push button pattern


  • Has Right Ascension and Declination reversing switches


  • Two 160 oz-in stepper motors, 1.0 arcsec steps


  • Three guiding rates: 30%, 50% and twice-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 external auto-guider systems


  • Northern and Southern Hemisphere operation


  • 12 Volt DC - 500 ma power required


  • Tiltable control panel for easy access


  • Small hand control box for comfortable use


  • Note: This is NOT a Go-To type drive system





Note: The photo shows this mount with a Gemini 2 Drive System, as an illustration. Your product does not include the Gemini 2 Go-To Drive System, but does include a Digital Electronic Drive System!



Losmandy GM-8 LW (Light Weight) Tripod Specifications:




  • All machined aluminum, black anodized


  • Tripod height, adjustable from 27" - 43"


  • Extremely sturdy and rigid when assembled, for superior astrophotography


  • Folding leg design for easy transporting


  • Tripod (only) weight: 15 lb





The Losmandy GM-8 Mount and Tripod is a top-performing astronomical instrument with a digital electronic drive. If you are an astrophotographer looking for a solid mount with a 30 lb capacity, to support your telescope, the Losmandy GM-8 is for you.

Description
Description

Losmandy has discontinued the GM-8 Equatorial Mount with LW Tripod, and we are out of stock. Here is a link to the Losmandy Equatorial Mounts we carry at High Point. Hopefully, you can find a proper replacement in this selection. If we can be of further assistance, please don't hesitate to call us at 1-800-266-9590 or send an email, and we will be happy to help you. Thank you!

Losmandy GM-8 Equatorial Mount with LW Tripod

The Losmandy GM8S Equatorial Mount and Tripod is one of the most precise and finely crafted telescope mounts available today. The Losmandy GM-8 Mount is a beautifully machined mount made of aluminum and stainless steel. This mount provides astrophotographers with a solid platform to mount their smaller-to-mid-size Schmidt Cassegrains and Refractors along with the other instruments that constitute their astrophotography rig.

Losmandy GM-8 Equatorial Mount Highlights:

  • The Losmandy GM-8 Equatorial Mount has a 30 lb weight capacity

  • Laser engraved latitude scales and setting circles

  • The Losmandy GM-8 weighs 21 lb

  • This product includes a dual-axis digital stepper motor drive system

  • This packaged product includes the Losmandy GM-8 Lightweight Tripod

  • The Tripod itself weighs 15 lb

Losmandy GM-8 Specifications:

  • Stepper motor driven Right Ascension and Declination axes

  • 1.250" diameter aluminum shafts

  • All machined aluminum and stainless steel, black anodized

  • All hardware used is stainless steel

  • 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 teeth

  • Dual-supported, ball bearing housed brass worm; worm gear is precision ground

  • Variable slip clutch, both axes with one-knob tension design

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

  • Laser engraved latitude scale in 2° increments

  • Single knob azimuth control, bi-directional ± 8.5°

  • 3.50" diameter laser engraved setting circles, 6 minute R.A., / 2° Dec., R.A. circle engraved for Northern and Southern Hemisphere

  • Porter slip ring design

  • 160 oz-in stepper motors, 0.5 arcsec steps

  • Dovetail saddle-plate allows for the interchanging of any tube assembly; this reduces need for Dec weights

  • Removable stainless steel weight shaft w/safety knob

  • Includes one 7 lb counterweight

  • 11 lb and 21 lb extra counterweights available as options

  • Through-the-axis Polar Scope capability, works in Northern and Southern Hemisphere; Note: the Polar Scope is optional

  • Instrument weight capacity: 30 lb

  • Equatorial head weight: 21 lb

Dual-Axis Digital Electronic Drive System Specifications:

  • Diamond push button pattern

  • Has Right Ascension and Declination reversing switches

  • Two 160 oz-in stepper motors, 1.0 arcsec steps

  • Three guiding rates: 30%, 50% and twice-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 external auto-guider systems

  • Northern and Southern Hemisphere operation

  • 12 Volt DC - 500 ma power required

  • Tiltable control panel for easy access

  • Small hand control box for comfortable use

  • Note: This is NOT a Go-To type drive system

Note: The photo shows this mount with a Gemini 2 Drive System, as an illustration. Your product does not include the Gemini 2 Go-To Drive System, but does include a Digital Electronic Drive System!

Losmandy GM-8 LW (Light Weight) Tripod Specifications:

  • All machined aluminum, black anodized

  • Tripod height, adjustable from 27" - 43"

  • Extremely sturdy and rigid when assembled, for superior astrophotography

  • Folding leg design for easy transporting

  • Tripod (only) weight: 15 lb

The Losmandy GM-8 Mount and Tripod is a top-performing astronomical instrument with a digital electronic drive. If you are an astrophotographer looking for a solid mount with a 30 lb capacity, to support your telescope, the Losmandy GM-8 is for you.

Specifications
Specifications
Model Number GM8S
Mount Type Equatorial Mounts
Weight Capacity (lb.) 30 lb
Type of Mount Electronics Manual - No Electronics
Periodic Error Correction? Yes
Saddle Type Dual - Vixen or Losmandy
Hand Controller Included Yes
Counterweight Total Weight (lb.) 7
Mount Weight (lb.) 21
Mount Includes Tripod or Pier? Yes
Tripod Height Range (in.) 27 - 43
Tripod Leg Material Metal
Tripod Weight (lb.) 15
Warranty One (1) Year
What's in the Box?
What's in the Box?
  • Losmandy GM-8 Equatorial Mount

  • Dual-Axis Digital electronic drive system

  • Hand Controller

  • Removable stainless steel 1-1/4 inch diameter Weight shaft

  • 7 lb Counterweight

  • Losmandy LW Tripod

  • Tiltable Control panel on bracket

Files
Files
  • LOS-GM-8-G
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