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iOptron GEM45 Equatorial Mount Head With Hard Case

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The iOptron GEM45 is the next evolution in the excellent iOptron mount family. The lightweight mount head (16 pounds), that can carry 45 pounds of payload, comes in a nice hard carry case for easy transportation. This is your next mount.
Our Product #: 7620A-HC
iOptron Product #: 7620-HC
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Product Description

Innovative ideas applied to a time tested design, the iOptron® GEM45 next generation German equatorial mounts. A sharp looking CNC body is the first indicator the GEM45 is a top quality mount in both form and function.

Utilizing experiences gained during development of our CEM series, we were able to remove unnecessary bulk giving the GEM45 an incredible 2.8 payload to mount weight ratio. This compact 15.8lb mount can precisely GOTO an object and track with up to 45lbs of gear onboard. With its integrated electronic polar scope (iPolarTM), polar alignment is a snap, even when the pole star is obscured. Large levers on the quick-lock drive engagement system make it easy to snap its drive gears into place even when wearing gloves. There is little chance of your cables getting snagged with the GEM45's internal advanced cable management system. A new, patent pending Universal Self-Centering Saddle (USCS) accommodates Losmandy and Vixen style dovetail plates. GEM45 mounts utilize reliable stepper motor drive systems with our low power consumption technology. Our new LiteRoc 1.75" tripod delivers rock solid stability in a lighter, more compact package. A 212,000+ object library with star identification, GPS, Wi-Fi (requires optional iStarFi adapter) are a few of the desirable features standard on a GEM45 mount.

Features

German equatorial mount with innovative features
Idea for both visual observation and astrophotography
Maximum payload of 45 lbs (20 kg) with the mount weight of only 15.8 lbs (7.2 kg)
Easy to use quick-lock gear clutches
Integrated iPolarTM electronic polar finder
Low periodic error (< ± 7 arc seconds)
Permanent periodic error correction (PPEC)
Precision stepper motor for precise GOTO and accurate tracking
Go2Nova® 8407+ controller with Advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO Technology and built-in heater
Integrated ST-4 autoguiding port
32-channel Global Positioning System (GPS)
USB communication port
Cable management system
New, patent-pending iOptron universal saddle
All metal, CNC machined with red/black anodized
Optional WiFi for mount control via SmartPhone/Tablet/Computer
Optional all new LiteRoc 1.75" tripod with improved stability and leg locks

Mount German Equatorial Mount
Max payload* 45 lbs (20 kg), exclude counterweight
Mount weight 15.8 lb (7.2 kg)
Payload/Mount weight 2.78
Structure Material All metal, CNC machined
Exterior Finish Anodized red/black
Latitude adjustment range 14º ~ 68º
Azimuth adjustment range ± 6º
Tracking accuracy (PE)** <±7 arcsec
PEC PPEC
Period 400 sec
Worm diameter Φ17mm, Brass
Right Ascension worm wheel Φ110mm, 216 teeth, zero backlash
Declination worm wheel Φ110mm, 216 teeth, zero backlash
Right Ascension axis shaft Φ45mm steel
Declination axis shaft Φ45mm steel
Right Ascension bearings Φ68mm
Declination bearings Φ68mm
Counterweight shaft Φ28X280 mm, Stainless Steel (1.2 kg)
Counterweight Not included
Motor Precision stepper motor, 1.8º/128X micro-step
Motor resolution 0.08 arcsec (200 PPS)
Transmission Synchronous belt
Hand Controller Go2Nova® 8407+, 8 line 21 character LCD
Star Database 212,000+, star identification
Power DC 12V, 5A
AC adapter 100V ~ 240V (included)
Power consumption 0.6A(Tracking), 0.9A(GOTO)
Power-down memory Yes
Polar scope Internal iPolar TM electronic polar scope
Meridian treatment Stop (0-20° pass), flip
Zero position Automatic zero search
Dovetail saddle iOptron Universal Saddle, 5"
Max slew speed 4.5°/sec (1080X)
Guiding port ST-4
Communication port USB
GPS Yes
WiFi External (optional)
Cable Management DC12V (3A), ST4,USB
Tripod Not included
Hard case Optional
Operation temperature -10ºC ~ 40ºC
Warranty Two year limited

 

Tech Details

Weight 15.8 pounds
Warranty 2 years

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Supplied Accessories

iOptron® GEM45 mount (#7620A, with black gear switches), Go2Nova® 8407 Hand Controller, Stainless steel counterweight shaft, Internal iPolar electronic polar scope, GEM45 GPS module, AC adapter (100V-240V), 2X coiled control Cable (6P6C RJ11 to RJ11, straight wired), Serial cable (RS232 to RJ9), USB cable, Quick Start Guide, Hard Carry Case