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iOptron GEM45 Equatorial Mount Head W/ 1.75" LiteRoc Tripod - iPolar - iGuider - 7603AG

iOptron   ——   SKU: IOP-7603AG
$3,372.00 CAD
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iOptron GEM45 Equatorial Mount Head W/ 1.75" LiteRoc Tripod - iPolar - With iGuider

  • German equatorial mount with innovative features
  • Ideal for both visual observation and astrophotography
  • Maximum payload of 45 lb (20 kg) with a mount weight of only 17.5 lb (7.9 kg)
  • Easy to use quick-lock gear clutches
  • Integrated iPolar electronic polar finder
  • Built-in iGuider electronic Guiding Camera
  • Periodic error less than 7 arcsecond
  • 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 black anodized
  • Optional WiFi for mount control via SmartPhone/Tablet/Computer
  • All new LiteRoc 1.75" tripod with improved stability and leg locks

The iOptron GEM45 Equatorial Mount Head proves that iOptron has done it again! Using ideas and engineering applied to a time tested design, the iOptron GEM45 brings you the next generation German equatorial mount. An elegant CNC body is the first indicator the GEM45 is a top quality mount; you will find this is true in both its form and its function. Utilizing clever engineering, they were able to remove unnecessary bulk giving the iOptron GEM45 Equatorial Mount Head an incredible 2.8 X payload-to-mount weight ratio. This compact mount can precisely GOTO an object and track it with up to 45 lb of gear on-board, but while the Head weighs only 17.5 lb. An amazing feat. This model also includes the iOptron iGuider electronic Guiding Camera as well to make your imaging tasks even easier. The iGuider consists of a 30 mm f/4 lens and a 1/3" CCD camera with 3.75 um pixels. The lens and sensor are all nicely and unobtrusively tucked away in the mount saddle. The iPolar, iGuider, and an extra USB port on the dovetail saddle are all connected through one USB connection.

The iOptron GEM45A Equatorial Mount delivers a Periodic Error of less than 7 arcsecond. This will give you the precision tracking you need for the best possible astro-imaging results, along with a great payload capacity and easy operation. Plus now in this model, you get the iGuider system from iOptron. This iGuider system is an autoguiding optical system built into the dovetail saddle and it supports ASCOM guiding. You will need to use the iOptron Commander/ASCOM Drive software based on your particular mount type.

With its integrated electronic polar scope (iPolar Scope), polar alignment is a snap, even when the pole star is obscured. This model also includes the iOptron iGuider. Large levers are included on the quick-lock drive engagement system. These levers 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. This iOptron GEM45 Equatorial Mount Head with iGuider electronic camera system is the ideal, easy-to-use equatorial GoTo mount system which will satisfy all your observing and astro-imaging needs for years to come. This mount is especially great for astro-imaging because of its included iGuider camera system from iOptron.

A new, patent-pending Universal Self-Centering Saddle (USCS) accommodates both the Losmandy and Vixen style dovetail plates. GEM45 mounts utilize reliable stepper motor drive systems for accurate pointing and tracking. These motors have a low power-consumption technology. 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.

The new LiteRoc 1.75" tripod will give your telescope system a super rock-solid stability in a lighter, more compact package. Ideal for critical observing and astro-imaging. (Tripod is Included.)

NOTE: This product is the mount head plus iPolar, iGuider system, plus the LiteRoc Tripod, plus one 11 pound Counterweight.

What's In The Box:

  • iOptron GEM45 Mount
  • Go2Nova 8407 Hand Controller
  • 212,000+ Object Library with Star Identification
  • Stainless steel counterweight shaft
  • One 11 lb (5 kg) counterweight
  • Internal iPolar electronic polar scope
  • iOptorn iGuider system included
  • GEM45 GPS module
  • AC adapter (100 V - 240 V) AC to DC power
  • 2 X coiled control Cable (6P6C RJ11 to RJ11, straight wired)
  • Serial cable (RS232 to RJ9)
  • USB cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • LiteRoc 1.75" tripod with improved stability and leg locks

Specifications:

Mount: German Equatorial Mount
Model #: 7603AG
Max payload: 45 lb (20 kg), excludes counterweight
Mount weight: 17.5 lb (7.9 kg)
Payload/Mount weight: 2.53
Structure Material: All metal, CNC machined
Exterior Finish: Anodized red/black
Latitude adjustment range: 14º ~ 68º
Azimuth adjustment range: ± 6º
Tracking accuracy (PE): less than +/- 7 arcsecond
PEC: Yes, PPEC
Period: 400 sec
Worm diameter: Φ17 mm, Brass
Right Ascension worm wheel: Φ110 mm, 216 teeth, zero backlash
Declination worm wheel: Φ110 mm, 216 teeth, zero backlash
Right Ascension axis shaft: Φ45 mm steel
Declination axis shaft: Φ45 mm steel
Right Ascension bearings: Φ68 mm
Declination bearings: Φ68 mm
Counterweight shaft: Φ28X280 mm, Stainless Steel (1.2 kg)
Counterweight: Yes: 11 pound
Motor: Precision stepper motor, 1.8º/128X micro-step
Motor resolution: 0.08 arcsec (200 PPS)
Transmission: By Synchronous belt
Hand Controlle:r Go2Nova 8407+, 8 line 21 character LCD
Star Database: 212,000+, star identification
Power: DC 12 V, 5 A
AC adapter: 100 V ~ 240 V (included)
Power consumption: 0.6 A(Tracking), 0.9 A(GOTO)
Power-down memor:y Yes
Guider: Yes - iGuider system included
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 por:t USB
GPS: Yes
WiFi: External (optional)
Cable Management: DC12V (3A), ST4,USB
Tripod: Yes: LiteRoc 1.75" tripod with improved stability; leg locks
Hard case: No - Optional purchase
Operation temperature: -10ºC ~ 40ºC
Warranty: Two year limited
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