iOptron GEM28EC GoTo German Equatorial Mount - iPolar Finder - Standard - Case
- German Equatorial Mount (GEM)
- Great for Visual Use and Astro-Imaging
- Large, Easy, Quick-lock Gear Clutches
- Built-in iPolar electronic Polar Finder
- Max Payload of 28 lb (12.7 kg)
- Mount weighs only 10 lb (4.5 kg)
- High Resolution Optical Encoder
- Precision Stepper Motor - Precise Go-To
- Includes Go2Nova 8409 Controller/Technology
- Real-time PEC (RPEC)
- +/- 0.3 arcsecond RPEC
- Includes Built-in Wi-Fi & ST-4 autoguider port
- Includes Standard 1.5" Tripod
- Includes a Hard Case for storage and transportation
Like their predecessors, the GEM28E mounts were designed with portability in mind, weighing in at only 10 lb. But, it can support up to a 28 lb payload an incredible 2.8 mount weight-to-payload ratio. The key to providing such an impressive ratio is the engineering methods used to reduce the mount weight. The German Equatorial design mount was created and offered for those astronomers who want the traditional German mount. Other features include a design of mount which can function at latitudes over 60°, as well as accurate pointing and tracking.
In addition, iOptron has added features for convenience and functionality. A positive lock gear engagement system (easy to use even when wearing gloves), built-in Wi-Fi, enabling unparalleled connectivity, and Real-time PEC (RPEC) for optimal pointing and tracking performance. This model, the G28ECA includes a special High-Resolution Optical Encoder for higher performance. It has real-time PEC (RPEC) which can deliver accurate tracking with a periodic error of less than 0.3 arcsecond RMS. The GEM28E, Model G28ECA German Equatorial Mount from iOptron delivers precise pointing and accurate tracking. The GEM28E, Model G28ECA sets a new standard for compact GoTo equatorial mounts.
The iOptron GEM28E, Model G28ECA Equatorial Mount is equipped with the latest advanced GOTONova GO-TO technology, which means it is now one of the most powerful and accurate GO-TO mounts available. Its database includes over 212,000+ objects! The Go2Nova Hand Controller is intuitive and very easy to use. Its large 4-line LCD screen simplifies the process of setting telescope parameters and locating objects, to make the astronomer's task even easier. This GEM28E, Model G28ECA German Equatorial mount from iOptron will be a delight to use for all of your astronomical observations, and for doing astro-imaging.
This GEM28E, Model G28ECA mount has an iPolar electronic Polar Scope installed for quick and easy polar alignment. It also includes a 1.5" heavy duty stainless steel tripod, and includes a Hard Case for storage and transportation.
What's In The Boxes?
This model includes: A GEM28E German Equatorial Mount Head (with special High-Resolution Optical Encoder), CW shaft, 10 lb Counterweight, Go2Nova 8409 Controller/Technology, Cord for Controller, Integrated iPolar Polar Scope, 1.5" Standard Tripod, and a Hard Case for storage and transportation.
|Function:||GEM - German Equatorial Mount|
|Weight:||10 lb (4.5 kg)|
|Max Payload:||28 lb (12.7 kg); Not Including Counterweight|
|Construction:||All Metal, Metal Casting, CNC Machined|
|Ext. Finish:||Black, Powder Coated|
|Adjust Range:||10° to 70° Latitude; +/- 6° Azimuth|
|Special Encoder:||Yes, High-Resolution Optical Type|
|PE:||(RPEC); +/- 0.3 arcsecond RMS|
|RA, Dec Worms:||88 mm, 144 Teeth, Zero Backlash|
|RA, Dec Bearings:||55 mm, Ball Bearings|
|Counterweight Incl:||1 each, 10 lb|
|Motor Type:||Stepper; 1.8° 128X Microstep|
|Motor Resolution:||0.17 arcsecond|
|Power Req:||12 Volt DC, 5 A|
|AC Adapter Incl:||100 V - 240 V|
|Hand Controller:||Go2Nova 8409 Controller|
|Polar Scope:||Internal iPolar Polar Finder|
|Max Slew Rate:||6° per second|
|Comm. Port:||USB, Wi-Fi (Built-in Wi-Fi)|
|Tripod Type:||Metal, Standard 1.5" Tripod|
|Optional Tripod:||No, LiteRoc Not included|
|Case:||Yes, Hard Case Included W/this model|
|Autoguiding:||Not Included, Available Optional iGuider|
|GPS:||Optional External; Not Included|