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Losmandy GM8G mount with Gemini 2 and LW tripod

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Losmandy GM8G german equatorial mount with dual axis motors, Gemini 2 positioning system with hand pad and LW tripod: precise but light and portable.

The Losmandy GM8G mount is the perfect solution for those looking for a precise mount built to last, but that offers both high portability and low weight. The GM8 is the ideal mount to support telescopes up to about 15 kg, and thanks to the Gemini 2 computer, it provides high performance for every type of use.

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Great mechanical quality

The Losmandy GM8G is completely in aluminum and stainless steel with black anodizing. Thanks to large diameter axial bearing it provides a high load capacity (15 Kg) with a head weight of only 10 kg. The adjustment of latitude (possible from 6 to 68 degrees), thanks to the special design, can be done with a single knob and with great precision; also the azimuth adjustment is done with a single screw with a range of +/- 8.5 degrees. On both axes there are setting circles with laser engraving, grading is 6 minutes in RA and 2 degrees DEC.


Losmandy GM8G mount with Gemini 2 and LW tripod



The GM8G mount allows you to connect telescopes with both Vixen and Losmandy type dovetail bars, thanks to the special double clamp. Dual supported, ball bearing housed ground High Precision Brass Worm. The counterweight bar is removable and it has a large diameter (32mm) to prevent bending.


Losmandy GM8G mount with Gemini 2 and LW tripod




Gemini 2 computer

The latest Gemini has been completely redesigned with a more powerful CPU, more memory and an interactive color touch screen for versatility and ease of use. The new full color graphic touch screen clearly displays all functions and the classic four-button pattern for guiding, centering, moving and slewing (both on the touch screen and a tactile membrane on the rear). Gemini 2 offers multi star alignment/modeling for accurate pointing on both sides of meridian and GOTO rates up to 8 degs/sec (GM8G). DC Servos have improved accuracy with higher torque and smoother tracking than stepper motors. GPS-compatible (with optional receiver), Gemini 2 has a database of over 40.000 objects and offers 2 USB ports (Virtual COM to PC, ASCOM or planetarium program), permanent PEC correction, Auto-Guide port (TTL), Polar Align Assist, Permanent Dec Backlash compensation and a lot of other advanced features.



Losmandy GM8G mount with Gemini 2 and LW tripod



LW folding tripod included

Losmandy GM8G mount comes with folding LW tripod, all machined aluminum, black anodized. The LW tripod has an adjustable height, from 68 to 109cm and it comes with folding leg design for easy transporting. LW tripod weight is 7 kg.



Losmandy GM8G mount with Gemini 2 and LW tripod



Losmandy GM8G mount - scope of delivery:

- GM8G mount

- Gemini 2 control computer

- LW tripod

- 1x 3 Kg counterweight

- 12V power cable

- Vixen/Losmandy dovetail clamp

- Installation and user manual



Losmandy® is registered trademark of Hollywood General Machining, Inc.

Technical specifications

Mount type Equatorial GOTO
Load capacity (kg) 15
Pulsantiera di controllo Yes
Treppiede Yes
Polar finder Optional
Contrappesi 1 x 3 Kg
Motors Doppio asse
Velocità massima di spostamento -
Porta autoguida ST4 Yes
Dovetail bar fitting Vixen + Losmandy
Controllo dell'errore periodico Yes
Diametro asta contrappesi 32mm
Lunghezza asta contrappesi -
Peso testa della montatura 11 Kg
Peso treppiede 7kg
Alimentazione 12V - 1.5A

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