Losmandy G-11 GFT Motorized EQ GoTo Mount with Tripod

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Losmandy
Losmandy G-11 GFT Motorized EQ GoTo Mount with Tripod
Key Features
  • Motorized Computer-Controlled EQ Mount
  • 60-Pound Total Payload Capacity
  • Precision Dual-Axis Servo Motor
  • Gemini 2 Computer Hand Controller
Outfitted with their Gemini 2 GoTo system, Losmandy's G11 GFT Motorized EQ GoTo Mount provides users with a powerful platform built to support and move larger optical tube assemblies (OTAs). All hardware is made of stainless steel to handle the weight as well as resist wear over years of use, while a dual dovetail saddle will accept the common Vixen-style plates and the larger Losmandy D-style plates. A dual-axis DC servo motor is reversible for use in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres and is powered by the included 12-18 VDC car/vehicle power adapter. Supporting the head and OTA is an aluminum tripod with an adjustable height to accommodate a wide variety of users.
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Losmandy G11GFT Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Mount
  • 3Motors and Gears
  • 4Gemini 2 Hand Controller
  • 5Tripod

Outfitted with their Gemini 2 GoTo system, Losmandy's G11 GFT Motorized EQ GoTo Mount provides users with a powerful platform built to support and move larger optical tube assemblies (OTAs). All hardware is made of stainless steel to handle the weight as well as resist wear over years of use, while a dual dovetail saddle will accept the common Vixen-style plates and the larger Losmandy D-style plates. A dual-axis DC servo motor is reversible for use in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres and is powered by the included 12-18 VDC car/vehicle power adapter. Supporting the head and OTA is an aluminum tripod with an adjustable height to accommodate a wide variety of users.

The brain of the G11 G system is Losmandy's Gemini 2 computer hand controller. Equipped with a 40,000+ object database and updatable via the Internet, it sports a full-color display, an intuitive user interface, and an Ethernet 10/100 port for remote PC control. It features Periodic Error Correction (PEC) and declination-axis backlash correction to provide accurate, precise, and smooth tracking over long periods of time. Multiple guide, slew, and tracking rates allow it to be easily aligned and manually controlled and to accurately track near- and deep-sky objects. A non-volatile memory and real-time clock preserve settings, including backlash correction and PEC, when the system is turned off and power disconnected.

Mount

  • Machined aluminum and stainless steel
  • Scratch-resistant and reflection-limiting black anodized finish
  • All stainless steel hardware resists wear
  • 60-pound payload capacity to handle large OTAs and accessories
  • Altitude adjustment range: 0-68° with locking tangent arm
  • Laser-engraved latitude scale in 2° increments
  • Single knob azimuth control with ±8.5° travel
  • Dual dovetail saddle accepts large Losmandy D-style or smaller Vixen-style plates
  • Removable 1.25"-diameter stainless steel counterweight shaft with 21-pound counterweight
  • Tiltable control panel for easy access
  • Distance from the top of the tripod to the dec/RA junction, at 34°, is 10"
  • Distance from the dec/RA junction to the top of the saddle is 7"
  • Head weight: 33 pounds
  • 12-18 VDC, 500mA power requirement

Motors and Gears

  • Motors:
  • Dual-axis DC servo motor
  • 0.5 arcsec per step
  • Reversible motors for use in Northern and Southern Hemispheres
  • Gears:
  • Stainless steel hardware
  • Clutch-release levers for manual use
  • 3.75"-diameter needle thrust bearing
  • 2"-diameter needle thrust bearing
  • Two 1.5"-diameter needle bearings
  • 360-tooth, 5.625"-diameter, 7075 aluminum worm gear
  • Dual supported, ball bearing housed ground brass worm

Gemini 2 Hand Controller

  • 40,000+ object database
  • Full-color touch screen clearly displays all functions
  • Easy-to-use four-button pattern for guiding, centering, moving, and slewing
  • Three guiding rates: 30%, 50%, and 2x sidereal rate
  • Three setting rates: 4x, 8x, 16x sidereal rate
  • Six guide rates: 0.3x, 0.5x, 2x, 4x, 8x, and 16x sidereal rate
  • Tracking rates: Sidereal, Solar, Lunar, King's
  • Periodic Error Correction (PEC) improves tracking precision over time
  • Declination backlash compensation allows users to program out intrinsic play between gears for smoother and more precise tracking
  • Northern and Southern Hemisphere modes
  • Auto-guider port
  • Control panel dimmer
  • Non-volatile memory and real-time clock preserve settings when turned off and power disconnected
  • Ethernet 10/100 with full IP function permits operation from anywhere using a browser, ASCOM, or app over the web or serial port
  • Supported languages: English, German, French, and Spanish
  • Firmware upgrade via Internet
  • Dual 12-18 VDC input/output (3.0A) for accessories

Tripod

  • Lightweight and durable machined aluminum alloy
  • Scratch-resistant and reflection-limiting black anodized finish
  • Adjustable height from 33 to 48"
  • Folding leg design for easy transporting
  • Weight: 35 pounds
UPC: 851868007492

Losmandy G11GFT Specs

Mount
Mount TypeMotorized; German Equatorial
GoTo CapabilityYes, Gemini 2
Payload Capacity60 lb / 27.2 kg
MotorDual Axis
Tracking RatesKing, Lunar, Sidereal, Solar
Altitude Adjustment14 to 64°
Latitude AdjustmentYes
Counterweight1 x 21.0 lb / 9.5 kg
Polar Axis ScopeNone
Tripod
Height Adjustment Range33 to 48" / 83.8 to 121.9 cm
General
Power SourceAC Adapter (Included)
DC Input Power12 VDC
MountingTo Optical Tube Assembly: Dual Losmandy-/Vixen-Type Saddle
GPSNo
Wi-FiNo
MaterialsAluminum (Tripod)
DimensionsNot Specified by Manufacturer
Weight33 lb / 15 kg (Mount)
35 lb / 15.9 kg (Tripod)
Packaging Info
Package Weight111.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)18.8 x 18.8 x 13.4"

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