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G-11 Equatorial Mount w/Gemini GOTO System


SKU: G-11G
PRICE: 3,195.00

G-11 Equatorial Mount w/Gemini GOTO System Description

Specifications

R.A./Dec. Axis

  • All machined aluminum and stainless steel, black anodized.
  • All stainless steel hardware.
  • One 3.750” diameter needle thrust bearing.
  • One 2.000” diameter needle thrust bearing.
  • Two 1.500” diameter needle bearings.
  • 5.625” diameter, 7075 aluminum worm gear, 360 tooth.
  • Dual supported, ball bearing housed stainless steel worm-heat treated and ground.
  • Variable slip clutch, both axes. One knob design.
  • 1.250” diameter stainless steel shafts.
  • Fully locking, unique tangent arm design altitude adjustment, 14-64 degrees, large knob for easy alignment. (8-68 degrees with small modification).
  • Laser engraved latitude scale in 2 degree increments.
  • Single knob azimuth control, bi-directional +/- 8.5 degree.
  • 5.000” diameter laser engraved setting circles, 4 minute R.A., vernier reading to 1 minute / 1 degrees DEC., vernier reading to 0.1 degree. R.A. circle engraved for Northern and Southern Hemisphere.
  • Porter slip ring design.
  • 160 oz/in stepper motor, 0.5 arc sec. step.
  • Dovetail saddle-plate allows for the interchanging of any tube assembly-reduces need for DEC. weights.
  • Removable stainless steel weight shaft w/safety knob.
  • 21 lb counterweight.
  • 7 lb and 11 lb extra counterweights available.
  • Through the axis polar scope, works in Northern and Southern Hemisphere. Polar scope optional.
  • Instrument weight capacity 60 lbs.
  • Equatorial head weight 36 lbs.

Tripod

  • All machined aluminum, black anodized, powder coated.
  • Tripod height, adjustable from 33” - 48”
  • Removable leg design for easy transporting.
  • Tripod weight 35 lbs.

Gemini GOTO System

  • Very High Precision pointing to less than 1 arc minute
  • Object search mode with user definable search radius
  • Sidereal, Solar Lunar and King tracking rates
  • User brightness adjustable LED display
  • Up to 256 alignment stars permitted either side of the meridian
  • Menus are accessed by the standard Losmandy 4 button hand paddle
  • An optional deluxe hand paddle that repeats the Main panel display information
  • RS232 serial port control by a PC using software such as The Sky, Guide 7.0 or Palm Planetarium
  • T-Point (Software Bisque) Compatible
  • Internal real time clock that displays, UTC, Local Mean Time an Sidereal Time
  • Up to 10 degrees per second slewing (G-8)
  • User definable Guiding, Centering Slewing and GOTO speeds 
  • Permanent Periodic Error Correction
  • Allows manual telescope movement with optional shaft encoders
  • Southern and Northern Hemisphere operation
  • Retains position information after power off (for permanent observatory use)
  • EPROM upgradeable software
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