Sale Price: $1,495.00
Losmandy GM-8 Mount GM-8 S
Item No. 670-30008
Manuf. No. Losmandy GM-8 S Eligible for Scope City Rewards at Check-out Special Order Item
Losmandy GM-8 German Equatorial Mount
30 lb. Weight Capacity
SPECIFICATION: R.A. / DEC. AXIS
TRIPOD: 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 stainless steel worm-heat treated and ground. Variable slip clutch, both axes. One knob design. 1.250" diameter aluminum shafts. Fully locking, unique tangent arm design altitude adjustment, 0-64 degrees, large knob for easy alignment. Laser engraved latitude scale in 2 degree increments. Single knob azimuth control, bi-directional +/- 8.5 degrees. 3.500" diameter laser engraved setting circles 6 minute R.A. / 2 degrees DEC. R.A. circle engraved for Northern and Southern Hemisphere. Porter slip ring design. 160 oz/in stepper motor, 1.0 arc sec. step. Spit Dovetail saddle-plate design. Accepts "D" series dovetail plates. Dovetail plate drops in and locks allowing for interchaning of any tube assembly, reducing the need for DEC weights. Removable stainless steel weight shaft w/safety knob. 7 lb counterweight. 11 lb and 21 lb. extra counterweights available. Through the axis polar scope, works in Northern and Southern hemisphere. Polar scope optional. Instrument weight capacity 30 lbs. Equatorial head weight 21 lbs. DUAL-AXIS ELECTRONICS: All machined aluminum, black anodized. Tripod height, adjustable from 27" - 43" Fold-up tripod design for easy transporting. Tripod weight 15 lbs. All heights are to top of tripod. Add 9" @ 34 degrees to center of Dec.-R.A. junction. Add 6" from Dec.-R.A. junction to top of saddle. Diamond push button pattern. R.A. and DEC. reversing switches. Three guiding rates; 30%, 50% and 2x sidereal rate. Three setting rates; 4x, 8x, 16x sidereal rate and super fast 32x HST (high speed transfer). 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.