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iOptron GEM45 w/ iPolar/iGuider/Case/LiteRoc (7603AG)

by iOptron
SKU 7603AG
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Original price $3,949.40 - Original price $3,949.40
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$3,949.40
$3,949.40 - $3,949.40
Current price $3,949.40

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.

Description

Utilizing experiences gained during development of our CEM series, we were able to remove unnecessary bulk giving the GEM45 an incredible 2.5 payload to mount weight ratio. This compact 17.5lb 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 6" dual saddle 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.

This GEM45G mount comes with an on board guiding camera, iGuiderTM. The iGuider consists of a 30mm f4 lens with a 1/3 inch, 3.75um pixel imaging sensor conveniently imbedded in the mount dovetail saddle. The iPolar, iGuider and an extra USB port on the dovetail saddle are all connected through one USB connection.

Quick Overview

  • German equatorial mount with innovative features
  • Ideal for both visual observation and astrophotography
  • Maximum payload of 45 lbs (20 kg) with the mount weight of only 17.5 lbs (7.9 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
  • Onboard iGuiderTM autoguiding system
  • 32-channel Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • USB communication port
  • Cable management system
  • 6" Losmandy-D & Vixen dual dovetail 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
  • Hard case for mount head
  • iOptron subsidized TheSky Imaging Edition

Specifications

Mount German Equatorial Mount
Max payload* 45 lbs (20 kg), exclude counterweight
Mount weight 17.5 lbs (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)** <±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 11lbs (5kg) X1
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 (5.5mm/2.5mm plug)
AC adapter 100V ~ 240V (included)
Power consumption 0.6A(Tracking), 0.9A(GOTO)
Power-down memory Yes
Polar scope Internal iPolarTM electronic polar scope
Meridian treatment Stop (0-20° pass), flip
Zero position Automatic zero search
Dovetail saddle 6" Losmandy-D & Vixen dual saddle
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 1.75" Stainless Steel(~8kg), or optional Tri-pier
Hard case Included (mount head)
Operation temperature -10ºC ~ 40ºC
Warranty Two year limited

* OTA size and length dependent
** Measured with encoder on bench, 400 minutes

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