iOptron GEM45EC w/ iPolar/Case/LiteRoc (7603ECA)
iOptron GEM45EC w/ iPolar/Case/LiteRoc (7603ECA)
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Innovative ideas applied to a time tested design, the iOptron® GEM45EC 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 2.5 payload to mount weight ratio. This compact 17.5 lbs 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. GEM45EC mounts utilize reliable stepper motor drive systems with our low power consumption technology. Looking for ultra precise tracking, the GEM45EC with its high resolution encode delivers a PE<0.25 arcsec rms. 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.
- 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 (<0.25 arc seconds 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
- 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
- iOptron subsidized TheSky Imaging Edition
|Mount||German Equatorial Mount|
|Max payload*||45 lbs (20 kg), exclude counterweight|
|Mount weight||17.5 lbs (7.9 kg)|
|Structure Material||All metal, CNC machined|
|Exterior Finish||Anodized red/black|
|Latitude adjustment range||14º ~ 68º|
|Azimuth adjustment range||± 6º|
|Tracking accuracy (PE)**||<0.25 arcsec rms|
|PEC||Real-time PEC (RPEC)|
|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|
|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)|
|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)|
|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)|
|Cable Management||DC12V (3A), ST4,USB|
|Tripod||1.75" Stainless Steel(~8kg), or optional Tri-pier|
|Operation temperature||-10ºC ~ 40ºC|
|Warranty||Two year limited|
* OTA size and length dependent
** Measured with encoder on bench, 400 minutes