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Model: iop_gem45ec_7603eca_1.75Part Number: 7603ECA
The GEM45-EC is the first of iOptron's next generation German equatorial mounts.
Using experience gained during the development of their CEM series, iOptron have removed unnecessary weight resulting in a portable 7.2 kg / 15.8 lb mount with an impressive 2.8 payload-to-mount weight ratio.
An integrated electronic polar scope (iPolar) makes polar alignment a breeze, even when the pole star is obscured.
Ultra-quiet stepper motors and a high resolution encoder on the RA axis provide precise pointing and low periodic error (<0.25 arc seconds rms). Large levers make it easy to engage the drive gears into place, even when wearing gloves.
Integrated internal cable management means there is little chance of your cables becoming snagged and a new, patent pending, Universal Self-Centering Saddle (USCS) accommodates both Losmandy and Vixen style dovetail plates.
Other features include computerised GOTO with a 212,000+ object library (includes star identification) GPS and Wi-Fi (requires optional iStarFi adapter).
Supplied in two boxes.
iOptron GEM45EC Quick Start ManualFirmware:
Coming sooniOptron Telescope ASCOM Driver:
This has earned its keep. It has put in alot of guiding hors and it has just got on with the job in hand.Tonight guidng has been well < 1 rms averaging 0.7 most of the time.It also performs well with no guiding all, ive used it like that for 180 sec subs etc.I use this with ekos if anyone is wanting to se this outside of a windows platform .I have a C8 with a hyperstar and all my other gubbins as a payload.Probably best part of 15kg and it copes with it fine.I very pleased overall with this portable but sturdy mount.Looks cool too
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