iOptron GEM45 Equatorial GOTO Mount & LiteRoc Tripod

Product code: 7603A
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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.
Utilizing experiences gained during development of our CEM series, we were able to remove unnecessary bulk giving the GEM45 an incredible 2.8 payload to mount weight ratio. This compact 15.8lb 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 new, patent pending Universal Self-Centering Saddle (USCS) 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.

  • German equatorial mount with innovative features
  • Idea for both visual observation and astrophotography
  • Maximum payload of 45 lbs (20 kg) with the mount weight of only 15.8 lbs (7.2 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
  • 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
Technical Specifications:
  • Mount German Equatorial Mount
  • Max payload* 45 lbs (20 kg), exclude counterweight
  • Mount weight 15.8 lb (7.2 kg)
  • 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
  • Period 400 sec
  • Worm diameter &#934;17mm, Brass
  • Right Ascension worm wheel &#934;110mm, 216 teeth, zero backlash
  • Declination worm wheel &#934;110mm, 216 teeth, zero backlash
  • Right Ascension axis shaft &#934;45mm steel
  • Declination axis shaft &#934;45mm steel
  • Right Ascension bearings &#934;68mm
  • Declination bearings &#934;68mm
  • Counterweight shaft &#934;28X280 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
  • AC adapter 100V ~ 240V (included)
  • Power consumption 0.6A(Tracking), 0.9A(GOTO)
  • Power-down memory 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 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 Optional
  • Operation temperature -10ºC ~ 40ºC
  • Warranty Two year limited

Product Info

Brand iOptron
Product Code 7603A
Delivery Weight Package