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iOptron GEM28-EC German Equatorial GoTo Mount with Encoders

IOPTRON GEM28-EC

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iOptron GEM28-EC German Equatorial GoTo Mount with Encoders

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iOptron GEM28-EC German Equatorial GoTo Mount with Encoders

(Photo shows non-EC model. We will make new photo when stock arrives)

NEW compact German Equatorial Mount (GEM) with Hi-Res encoders on the RA axis

Weighs only 10 lb yet supports up to 28 lb payload!

IOptron achieved this high weight to payload ratio using design and manufacturing methods developed to reduce mass from their similarly specified CEM mounts. So if you have admired the iOptron CEM series but prefer the more traditional GEM design, or need a mount that works at higher (over 60º) latitudes, then the iOptron GEM28 is for you. 

Features include precise whisper quiet stepper motors, hi-res encoders on the RA axis (periodic error < ± 0.3 arc seconds RMS), Real Time Period Error Correction (RTPEC), large easy to use quick-lock gear clutches, built-in WiFi for easy connectivity and iPolar electronic polar finder. 

The GEM28 is also equipped with the latest advanced Go2Nova® 8409 with 212,000 object database & star identification. The Go2Nova® Hand Controller is intuitive to use and its large 4-line LCD screen simplifies the process of setting telescopes and locating objects.

FEATURES

  • Compact German Equatorial Mount

  • Payload of 28 lbs (12.7 kg) with the mount-only weight of 10 lbs (4.5 kg)

  • Precise stepper motors with low power consumption

  • Hi-res encoders on the RA axis (periodic error < ± 0.3 arc seconds RMS)

  • Real Time Period Error Correction (RTPEC)

  • Large easy to use quick-lock gear clutches on R.A. and DEC axes

  • Adjustable counterweight shaft for 0º latitude operation

  • iPolar electronic polar finder (visual polarscope also available)

  • Go2Nova® 8409 with 212,000 object database & star identification

  • Integrated WiFi for full function control via SmartPhone/Tablet/Computer

  • ST-4 autoguiding port

  • USB port

  • Built-in 32-channel Global Positioning System (GPS)

  • Serial port for firmware upgrade and computer control

  • Spring loaded Vixen-style saddle

  • Available with 1.5 inch stainless steel tripod or 1.75" LiteRoc tripod

  • Die-cast metal tripod spreader with accessory tray