iOptron GEM45 w/ iPolar/NUC/Case/LiteRoc - 7603AN

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Introducing iOptron GEM45-NUC equatorial mount!

Need more versatility of an equatorial mount without cable tangling? Tired of connection error with some third party control interface? Check out the iOptron NUC-ready mounts ! A GEM45-NUC is ready to mate with Intel® NUC minicomputer (thickness?38mm) at the front of dovetail saddle seamlessly with the cable management system.

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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 2.5 payload to mount weight ratio. This compact 17.5 lbs mount can precisely GOTO an object and track with up to 45 lbs 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 dovetail saddle 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.Manual:
Quick Start Guide
Instruction Manual
NUC Connection
iPolar Operation Manual

Firmware and Software:
GEM45 Firmware
iPolar Software
FTDI VCP Driver, or go to FTDI Chip website to download the VCP driver

iOptron Telescope ASCOM Driver:
Install ASCOM Driver and Commander

Specifications

Mount German Equatorial Mount
Max payload* 45 lbs (20 kg), exclude counterweight
Mount weight 18 lbs (8.2 kg)
Payload/Mount weight 2.2
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
PEC PPEC
Period 400 sec
Worm diameter ?17mm, Brass
Right Ascension worm wheel ?110mm, 216 teeth, zero backlash
Declination worm wheel ?110mm, 216 teeth, zero backlash
Right Ascension axis shaft ?45mm steel
Declination axis shaft ?45mm steel
Right Ascension bearings ?68mm
Declination bearings ?68mm
Counterweight shaft ?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 (5.5mm/2.5mm plug)
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 6" Losmandy-D & Vixe dual saddle
Max slew speed 4.5°/sec (1080X)
Guiding port ST-4
Communication port USB
GPS Yes
WiFi External (optional)
Guiding scope/camera Optional external iGuider 1
Cable Management DC12V (3A),DC (5A), GUIDE,USB
For NUC: DC 19V, LAN and USB
Tripod LiteRoc 1.75" Stainless Steel(~8kg), optional Tri-pier
Hard case Included
Operation temperature -10ºC ~ 40ºC
Warranty Two year limited

* OTA size and length dependent
** Measured with encoder on the bench, 400 seconds

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