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iOptron GEM45EC Equatorial Mount Head W/ Tripod, C-Weight, High Resolution - 7603ECA

iOptron   ——   SKU: IOP-7603ECA
$4,182.00 CAD
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iOptron GEM45EC Equatorial Mount Head W/ Tripod, C-Weight, High Resolution

  • German equatorial mount with innovative features
  • Idea for both visual observation and astrophotography
  • Maximum payload of 45 lb (20 kg) with the mount weight of only 15.8 lb (7.2 kg)
  • Easy to use quick-lock gear clutches
  • Integrated iPolarTM electronic polar finder
  • High Resolution Encoder included
  • Extra-Low periodic error (less than 0.25 arcsecond RMS)
  • 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
  • All new LiteRoc 1.75" tripod with improved stability and leg locks

The iOptron GEM45EC Equatorial Mount Head proves that iOptron has done it again! Using ideas and engineering applied to a time tested design, the iOptron GEM45EC brings you the next generation German equatorial mount. A sharp looking CNC body is the first indicator the GEM45EC is a top quality mount; you will find this is true in both form and its function. Utilizing clever engineering, they were able to remove unnecessary bulk giving the iOptron GEM45EC 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 15.8 lb. An amazing feat.

The iOptron GEM45ECA Equatorial Mount with its included high resolution encoder system delivers a Periodic Error of less than 0.25 arcsecond RMS. This added feature will give you the precision tracking you need for the best possible astro-imaging results.

With its integrated electronic polar scope (iPolar Scope), polar alignment is a snap, even when the pole star is obscured. 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 GEM45EC's internal advanced cable management system. This iOptron GEM45EC Equatorial Mount Head is the ideal, easy-to-use equatorial GoTo mount system which will satisfy all your observing and astro-imaging needs for years to come.

A new, patent-pending Universal Self-Centering Saddle (USCS) accommodates both the Losmandy and Vixen style dovetail plates. GEM45EC 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 GEM45EC mount. This package includes the LiteRoc Tripod, one 11 pound Counterweight, and an aluminum Hard Carrying Case.

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 the LiteRoc Tripod, one 11 pound Counterweight, and an aluminum Hard Carrying Case

What's In The Box:

  • iOptron® GEM45EC mount (#7603ECA, with black gear switching levers)
  • 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
  • GEM45EC 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
  • Aluminum Hard Carrying Case

Specifications:

Mount: German Equatorial Mount
Model #: 7603ECA
Max payload: 45 lb (20 kg), excludes 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
Special Encoder: Yes: High Resolution
Tracking accuracy (PE): less than 0.25 arcsecond RMS
PEC: 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: 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
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: Included: Aluminum
Operation temperature: -10ºC ~ 40ºC
Warranty: Two year limited
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