Losmandy G-11 GFT Motorized EQ GoTo Mount with Tripod

Losmandy G-11 GFT Motorized EQ GoTo Mount with Tripod

Losmandy G-11 GFT Motorized EQ GoTo Mount with Tripod

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Losmandy G-11 GFT Motorized EQ GoTo Mount with Tripod

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Product Highlights

  • Motorized Computer-Controlled EQ Mount
  • 60-Pound Total Payload Capacity
  • Precision Dual-Axis Servo Motor
  • Gemini 2 Computer Hand Controller
  • 40,000+ Object Database
  • Dual Losmandy/Vixen Dovetail Saddle
  • Permanent Periodic Error Correction
  • Declination-Axis Backlash Compensation
  • Multiple Slew, Tracking, Guiding Rates
  • Aluminum Folding HD Tripod
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Losmandy G11GFT overview

  • 1Description

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
In the Box
Losmandy G-11 GFT Motorized EQ GoTo Mount with Tripod
  • Gemini 2 Hand Controller
  • 12 VDC Power Supply
  • Adjustable Aluminum Tripod
  • Counterweight Shaft
  • 21-lb Counterweight for GM-8, G-9, G-11 and Titan Mounts
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Losmandy G11GFT specs

    Mount Type Motorized German equatorial
    Load Capacity 60.0 lb / 27.2 kg
    Motor Dual-axis servo motor
    0.5 arcsec/step
    Counterweight 1 x 21 lb / 9.5 kg
    Mount Dual saddle, accepts Losmandy D- and Vixen-style plates
    GoTo Capability Gemini 2 computer hand controller
    Altitude / Latitude Adjustment Altitude: 14 - 64°
    Latitude: 2° incremental scale
    Polar Axis Scope None
    Available separately
    Includes Tripod/Pier Black anodized aluminum tripod
    Adjustable height of 33.0 - 48.0" / 83.8 - 121.9 cm
    Power Source 12 VDC, 500 mA power supply
    Weight Head: 33.0 lb / 15.0 kg
    Tripod: 35.0 lb / 15.9 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 111.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.8 x 18.8 x 13.4"

    Losmandy G11GFT reviews

    G-11 GFT Motorized EQ GoTo Mount with Tripod is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding quality and value. All things considered, in my opinion this is the best EG mount out there. Compare the features of all of the top-of-the-line EQ mounts and I think you'll find that the new Losmandy G11G FT with the RA extension kit wins over all. Do you own research and I think you will agree.
    Date published: 2017-07-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Losmandy Quality + B&H Service Losmandy is known for it's high quality products and the G11 is a prime example; I couldn't be more pleased. Also, there was a small glitch with my order and it took a couple of phone calls to clear it up. Within 24 hours I received the missing items (New York to California). I am as impressed with the customer service at B&H as I am with the quality of my G11.
    Date published: 2016-11-30
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