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Losmandy GM-8 Equatorial Mount with LW Tripod and Gemini 2 Go-To System - GM8G

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Losmandy GM8G Equatorial Mount with LW Tripod and Gemini Go-To System



The Losmandy GM8G Equatorial Mount and Tripod with Gemini Go-To Drive 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


  • Includes OPW one-piece worm block on both axes


  • The Losmandy GM-8 Mount Head weighs 21 lb


  • This GM8G includes Gemini GoTo System


  • This version of the GM8G includes the Losmandy LW Tripod


  • The Tripod itself weighs 15 lb





Losmandy GM-8 Specifications:




  • Servo 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


  • DC Servo motors for improved accuracy with higher torque than steppers


  • 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





The Losmandy Gemini 2 Go-To System is a servo motor based computerized positioning system for the Losmandy Mounts. Losmandy has updated the Gemini GoTo System to include a newly enhanced CPU and increased memory. Perhaps most impressive is the interactive color touch screen that comes with the Losmandy Gemini 2 Go-To System.




The Gemini 2 Go-To System works with the Losmandy, GM8, G11 and Titan Mounts. This system is incredibly precise and the choice of astro photographers world wide. Precise object tracking is achieved as a result of the servo motor system Losmandy utilizes. The servo motor system runs with a continuous and smooth rotation, for better tracking. Further, the Losmandy system has an elevated level of torque which allows it to produce slewing rates of up to 8° per second with the GM-8 mount, 6° per second with the G-11 and 5° per second with the Titan Mount. The Losmandy Gemini system is a great instrument for use in the field because it can be run as a stand-alone system. With a 40,000 object database and an illuminated Color LCD touch screen, this mount is a pleasure to use. Powering the unit is simple; all you need is a 3A, 12-18 Volt DC power supply. Check out our list of specifications and features pertaining to the Losmandy Gemini 2 Drive System:



Losmandy Gemini 2 Go-To System 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 on a tactile membrane on the rear surface


  • Support for the original four-button controller


  • Can be used on all Losmandy GM8, G-11, & Titan mounts


  • Custom mount support using the Programmable Gear Rate function


  • 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 is required for operation


  • English, German, French, & Spanish displays


  • 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


  • Over 40,000 objects stored in the database


  • USB ports: Virtual COM to PC, ASCOM or planetarium program


  • Port F: multi-function serial port; for A/D Input or Output


  • Firmware upgrade via internet


  • PEC: Periodic error correction


  • Auto-Guide port (TTL)


  • Dual 12~18 VDC input/output (3.0 A)


  • Tiltable control panel, for easy access during operation




Gemini 2 Celestial Database Includes:




  • 168 BSL


  • 303 Combined_Constellation_Stars


  • 5437 IC


  • 1125 LBN


  • 1787 LDN


  • 110 Messier Objects


  • 8290 NGC (New General Catalog)


  • 1143 PN


  • 17636 SAO (Smithsonian Ap. Obs.)


  • 313 Sh2


  • 223 Southern_Constellation_Stars


  • 3988 WDS





The CPU on the Gemini 2 System uses a mounted PC board as its base. This is a proven setup and is one of the most reliable in the field today. The main board has auto-guider and accessory ports, for full remote control (via the web) of the system from a computer from anywhere in the world. The Gemini 2 uses a Meade LX200 inspired command set. Clock and location information can be updated through a Losmandy GPS accessory that is sold separately.



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 with Gemini 2 Go-To Drive is a top-performing astronomical instrument with an updated, modern drive. If you are an astrophotographer looking for a solid mount with a 30 lb capacity, to support your telescope, the Losmandy GM-8 with Gemini 2 Go-To Drive is for you.



If you would like to upgrade your GM-8 to the latest tucked motors, check out this version of the Losmandy GM-8G.

Description
Description

Losmandy GM8G Equatorial Mount with LW Tripod and Gemini Go-To System

The Losmandy GM8G Equatorial Mount and Tripod with Gemini Go-To Drive 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

  • Includes OPW one-piece worm block on both axes

  • The Losmandy GM-8 Mount Head weighs 21 lb

  • This GM8G includes Gemini GoTo System

  • This version of the GM8G includes the Losmandy LW Tripod

  • The Tripod itself weighs 15 lb

Losmandy GM-8 Specifications:

  • Servo 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

  • DC Servo motors for improved accuracy with higher torque than steppers

  • 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

The Losmandy Gemini 2 Go-To System is a servo motor based computerized positioning system for the Losmandy Mounts. Losmandy has updated the Gemini GoTo System to include a newly enhanced CPU and increased memory. Perhaps most impressive is the interactive color touch screen that comes with the Losmandy Gemini 2 Go-To System.

The Gemini 2 Go-To System works with the Losmandy, GM8, G11 and Titan Mounts. This system is incredibly precise and the choice of astro photographers world wide. Precise object tracking is achieved as a result of the servo motor system Losmandy utilizes. The servo motor system runs with a continuous and smooth rotation, for better tracking. Further, the Losmandy system has an elevated level of torque which allows it to produce slewing rates of up to 8° per second with the GM-8 mount, 6° per second with the G-11 and 5° per second with the Titan Mount. The Losmandy Gemini system is a great instrument for use in the field because it can be run as a stand-alone system. With a 40,000 object database and an illuminated Color LCD touch screen, this mount is a pleasure to use. Powering the unit is simple; all you need is a 3A, 12-18 Volt DC power supply. Check out our list of specifications and features pertaining to the Losmandy Gemini 2 Drive System:

Losmandy Gemini 2 Go-To System 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 on a tactile membrane on the rear surface

  • Support for the original four-button controller

  • Can be used on all Losmandy GM8, G-11, & Titan mounts

  • Custom mount support using the Programmable Gear Rate function

  • 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 is required for operation

  • English, German, French, & Spanish displays

  • 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

  • Over 40,000 objects stored in the database

  • USB ports: Virtual COM to PC, ASCOM or planetarium program

  • Port F: multi-function serial port; for A/D Input or Output

  • Firmware upgrade via internet

  • PEC: Periodic error correction

  • Auto-Guide port (TTL)

  • Dual 12~18 VDC input/output (3.0 A)

  • Tiltable control panel, for easy access during operation

Gemini 2 Celestial Database Includes:

  • 168 BSL

  • 303 Combined_Constellation_Stars

  • 5437 IC

  • 1125 LBN

  • 1787 LDN

  • 110 Messier Objects

  • 8290 NGC (New General Catalog)

  • 1143 PN

  • 17636 SAO (Smithsonian Ap. Obs.)

  • 313 Sh2

  • 223 Southern_Constellation_Stars

  • 3988 WDS

The CPU on the Gemini 2 System uses a mounted PC board as its base. This is a proven setup and is one of the most reliable in the field today. The main board has auto-guider and accessory ports, for full remote control (via the web) of the system from a computer from anywhere in the world. The Gemini 2 uses a Meade LX200 inspired command set. Clock and location information can be updated through a Losmandy GPS accessory that is sold separately.

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 with Gemini 2 Go-To Drive is a top-performing astronomical instrument with an updated, modern drive. If you are an astrophotographer looking for a solid mount with a 30 lb capacity, to support your telescope, the Losmandy GM-8 with Gemini 2 Go-To Drive is for you.

If you would like to upgrade your GM-8 to the latest tucked motors, check out this version of the Losmandy GM-8G.

Specifications
Specifications
Model Number GM8G
Mount or Tripod Type Equatorial Mounts
Type of Mount Electronics Computerized with GoTo
Hand Controller Included? Yes
Objects in Database 40,000+
Power Options for Mount 12V DC
Mount Weight (lb.) 21
AutoGuider Port? Yes
Periodic Error Correction? Yes
Mounting Style Vixen or Losmandy Dovetail Plate
Includes Counterweights? Yes
Number of Counterweights Included One
Counterweight Weights (lb.) 7
Mount Includes Tripod or Pier? Yes
Mount Weight Capacity (lb.) 30 lb
Tripod Height Range (in.) 27 - 43
Tripod Includes Spreader Bar? Yes, Spreader Only
Tripod Leg Material Metal
Tripod Weight (lb.) 15
Warranty One Year
What's in the Box?
What's in the Box?
  • Losmandy GM-8 Equatorial Mount

  • Losmandy Gemini Go-To drive System

  • Hand Controller

  • Full Color Graphic Touch Screen on controller

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

  • 7 lb Counterweight

  • Tiltable Control panel on bracket

  • Losmandy LW Tripod

Files
Files
  • Losmandy GM-8 Equatorial Mount with Gemini GoTo
  • Losmandy Gemini 2 Module and Hand Control
  • Losmandy GM-8 Mount on LW Tripod
  • Losmandy GM-8 Azimuth Control
  • Losmandy GM-8 Altitude Adjustment - Cover On
  • Losmandy GM-8 Counterweight Shaft and Weight
  • Losmandy GM-8 Altitude Adjustment - Cover Off
  • Losmandy GM-8 Equatorial Mount with Gemini GoTo
  • Losmandy GM-8 Dual Saddle Plate
  • Losmandy GM-8 Setting Circles
  • Losmandy GM-8 Dual Saddle Plate
  • Losmandy LW Tripod - Closed
  • Losmandy GM-8 Worm
  • Losmandy LW Tripod - Open
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