Losmandy GM8 G Equatorial Mount

Brand: Losmandy
Brand: Losmandy
SKU: GM8G
$5,499.00

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Losmandy GM8 G

If you are looking for an equatorial mount for imaging for your 8″ SCT , Refractor or up to an  8″ Newtonian, with smooth operation, minimal PEC and looks like a million dollars without costing a million dollars then this is the mount for you.

Scott Losmandy has been manufacturing high quality, precision German Equatorial mounts for nearly 20 years now.  His Losmandy mounts are highly regarded for their innovative mechanical designs.

Manufactured using computer controlled equipment operated by an experienced staff results in a degree of consistency and performance that is unrivaled in its price range.

The result for the user is a mount that tracks as it should with minimal Periodic Error – these mounts are a dream come true for astrophotographers.

Features


gm8altFully locking, unique tangent arm design altitude adjustment, 6-68 degrees, large knob for easy alignment.

Laser engraved latitude scale in 2 degree increments.

 

 

 

 


gm8az

Single knob azimuth control, bi-directional +/- 8.5 degree.

 

 


gm8sc

 

 

3.500” diameter laser engraved setting circles, 6 minute R.A. / 2 degrees DEC.

R.A. circle engraved for Northern and Southern Hemisphere.

 


gm8spd

Dovetail saddle-plate fits both “D” Losmandy Style Dovetail or Vixen Style Dovetail. Allows for the interchanging of any tube assembly-reduces need for DEC. weights.

 

 


gm8wd2.812” diameter, 7075 aluminum worm gear, 180 tooth.

Dual supported, ball bearing housed ground High Precision Brass Worm.

*(image shown with worm cover plate removed)


gm8ws

 

Removable stainless steel 1-1/4 inch diameter weight shaft w/safety knob.

7 lb counterweight.1 lb and 21 lb extra counterweights available.

 

 

 


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 ground High Precision Brass Worm.
  • Variable slip clutch, both axes. One knob per axis design.
  • Porter Slip Ring Design
  • 1.250” diameter aluminum shafts.
  • Through the axis polar scope mounting, works in Northern and Southern Hemisphere. Polar scope optional.
  • Instrument Weight Capacity 30 LBS
  • Equatorial head weight 21 lbs.

DRIVE ELECTRONIC OPTIONS – (S) DIGITAL OR (G) GEMINI GOTO

DUAL-AXIS DIGITAL ELECTRONICS (S)

  • Diamond push button pattern.
  • R.A. and DEC. reversing switches.
  • 160 oz/in stepper motor, 1.0 arc sec. step.
  • Three guiding rates; 30%, 50% and 2x 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 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.

GEMINI 2 GOTO ELECTRONICS (G)

  • 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 tactile membrane on the rear.
  • Periodic Error Correction (PEC).
  • Programmable DEC. Backlash Compensation (TVC).
  • Control panel dimmer, Day and Night Modes.
  • Accepts auto-guider systems.
  • Northern and Southern Hemisphere operation.
  • Tiltable control panel for easy access.
  • 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
  • DC Servos for imporved accuracy with higher torque than steppers
  • Non-Volatile Memory and Real-Time Clock
  • English, German, French & Spanish displays
  • Over 40,000 objects
  • USB ports; Virtual COM to PC, ASCOM or planetarium program.
  • Firmware upgrade via internet
  • Auto Guide Port (TTL)

Losmandy GM8 G Equatorial Mount

SKU: GM8G

Scott Losmandy has been manufacturing high quality, precision German Equatorial mounts for nearly 20 years now. Losmandy is highly regarded for their innovative mechanical designs. Manufacturing using computer controlled equipment operated by an experienced staff results in a degree of consistency and performance that is unrivaled in its price range. The result for the user is a mount that tracks as it should with minimal Periodic Error – these mounts are a dream come true for astrophotographers.

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