Explore Scientific EXOS2-GT Equatorial Mount with PMC-Eight GoTo System Explore Scientific
Explore Scientific EXOS2-GT Equatorial Mount with PMC-Eight GoTo System Explore Scientific
Explore Scientific EXOS2-GT Equatorial Mount with PMC-Eight GoTo System Explore Scientific
Explore Scientific EXOS2-GT Equatorial Mount with PMC-Eight GoTo System Explore Scientific
Explore Scientific EXOS2-GT Equatorial Mount with PMC-Eight GoTo System Explore Scientific
Explore Scientific EXOS2-GT Equatorial Mount with PMC-Eight GoTo System Explore Scientific
Explore Scientific EXOS2-GT Equatorial Mount with PMC-Eight GoTo System Explore Scientific
Explore Scientific EXOS2-GT Equatorial Mount with PMC-Eight GoTo System Explore Scientific

Explore Scientific EXOS2-GT Equatorial Mount with PMC-Eight GoTo System

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    Explore the Universe with the Explore Scientific EXOS2-GT Equatorial Mount with PMC-Eight GoTo System

    Description

    The award winning Explore Scientific EXOS2-GT PMC-Eight Equatorial Mount with its 28 lb instrument payload capacity for astrophotography is an excellent choice for many of Explore Scientific's telescopes as well for the visual astronomer where the instrument payload capacity can be pushed much and more, providing a very solid portable solution for those who want to use a larger telescope that would normally require a much larger equatorial platform.

    "This just makes me even happier with my purchase of a EXOS2-GT, I've come nowhere near capacity with mine. But this is just a very reassuring example of the quality of Explore Scientific products, and another reason why I will continue to be a customer!"

    -James Hubbard

    We often get calls about the “load capacity” of our mounts. For telescope tracking mounts there are generally two different specs: instrument payload capacity for astrophotography, and instrument payload capacity for visual use.

    Payload capacity ratings for visual are normally much higher than for astrophotography because with added weight beyond a certain point, there is an increase in tracking error (e.g. periodic error, etc.). For the EXOS2 GT PMC-Eight the instrument payload capacity for astrophotography is 28lbs + counterweights. And for visual use, the instrument payload capacity is 40 lbs + counterweights.

    Note that we chose stepper motors for the PMC-Eight instead of DC servo motors because they can handle incredible strain and not damage mechanical nor electronic components.

    Explore Scientific's PMC-Eight GOTO system can be controlled wirelessly or wired with a tablet or PC, with Windows 8.1 or 10, Android, Amazon Fire, or iOS, with a free app called ExploreStars. Tablet must be purchased separately.

    The ExploreStars App controls any PMC-Eight mount by means of an intuitive graphical interface. Among other features ExploreStars offers both 2-star and 3-star alignment procedures, educational information and images of the more popular celestial objects, and a choice of over 80,000 objects for viewing. 

    The  ExploreStars object database encompasses a wide range of celestial objects including those in the Solar System, the Messier Catalog, the New General Catalog, and the Index Catalog, as well as a collection of over 70,000 stars. The Celestial Database also includes educational material and images for many of the more popular objects. This database is available as a separate updatable component of the ExploreStars software system. It can expand over time and any ExploreStars implementation can easily be updated by downloading a fresh copy of the Celestial Database. In fact, the educational material and images within the database can be customized by each individual user using Microsoft Access.

    In addition to ExploreStars, we provide an ASCOM interface that will allow a huge range of star map software to control the PMC-Eight. Here are just are some examples that are currently available: ACP; APT; AST / ATC & Ricerca (Omega Lab); AstroArt; AstroMB; Cartes du Ciel / Sky Chart; CCD AutoPilot; DeepSky; Deepsky Planner; DFM Engineering; Earth Centered Universe Pro; EasySky; Eye and Telescope; Project Pluto; Hallo Northern Sky; Maxim DL; MaxPoint; PinPoint Astrometric; Prism; Sequence Generator Pro; Sidereal Technology; The Sky; SkyMap Software; SkyTools 3; Star Atlas PRO; Sky Observer; StarryNight; Stellarium; and Virtual Moon Atlas.


    Specs

    tem Number ES-EXOS2GTPMCT3–00
    Mount EXOS2GT with PMC-Eight GoTo Mount payload capacity: 28 lbs of instrument weight for astrophotography; 40 lbs instrument weight for visual. Total weight without counterweights 30 lbs. Head weight 13.4 lbs. Tripod weight 13 lbs. Includes (2) 11.25 lb counterweight and AC adapter. Note: Carbon Fiber Telescopes may need a lighter counterweight. If you need a lighter counterweight, please contact customer service. Mount ships with polar-finder scope installed.
    Construction Stainless Steel Tripod with bubble level and 2" stainless steel legs. Extends from 26.8" to 42.5".
    Controls Belt-Driven Stepper motors with computerized GoTo features using the OpenGOTO ExploreStars for Apple iOS/iPadOS or Android Tablet, or a Windows 10 based PC, laptop or tablet. Can also use any ASCOM Compatible Client Software with the included ES PMC-Eight ASCOM driver.

     Warranty

    Limited Warranty is one year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferable Extended Life of the Product Warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase.


    If you're looking for a high-quality telescope mount that offers precision tracking and pointing, the Explore Scientific EXOS2-GT Equatorial Mount with PMC-Eight GoTo System is an excellent option. This mount is designed specifically for astronomers who demand the best performance from their telescope equipment. With its advanced PMC-Eight GoTo system, the EXOS2-GT makes finding and tracking celestial objects a breeze.


    Equipped with a sturdy and durable design, the Explore Scientific EXOS2-GT Equatorial Mount is suitable for most telescopes up to 20 lbs. Whether you're an amateur or professional astronomer, you can enjoy the benefits of this mount for years to come. The mounting saddle is designed to hold telescopes with Vixen-style dovetails, so you don't have to worry about compatibility issues.


    The Explore Scientific EXOS2-GT Equatorial Mount features an advanced GoTo system that lets you locate objects in the sky quickly and easily. The PMC-Eight GoTo system is operated with a wireless hand controller that comes included with the mount. With a database of over 30,000 celestial objects, you can find virtually any object in the night sky with just a few button presses.


    Overall, the Explore Scientific EXOS2-GT Equatorial Mount with PMC-Eight GoTo System is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to explore the wonders of the universe with precision and accuracy. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned astronomer, this mount will provide you with the tools you need to take your stargazing to the next level.

    If you're looking for a high-quality telescope mount that offers precision tracking and pointing, the Explore Scientific EXOS2-GT Equatorial Mount with PMC-Eight GoTo System is an excellent option. This mount is designed specifically for astronomers who demand the best performance from their telescope equipment. With its advanced PMC-Eight GoTo system, the EXOS2-GT makes finding and tracking celestial objects a breeze.


    Equipped with a sturdy and durable design, the Explore Scientific EXOS2-GT Equatorial Mount is suitable for most telescopes up to 20 lbs. Whether you're an amateur or professional astronomer, you can enjoy the benefits of this mount for years to come. The mounting saddle is designed to hold telescopes with Vixen-style dovetails, so you don't have to worry about compatibility issues.


    The Explore Scientific EXOS2-GT Equatorial Mount features an advanced GoTo system that lets you locate objects in the sky quickly and easily. The PMC-Eight GoTo system is operated with a wireless hand controller that comes included with the mount. With a database of over 30,000 celestial objects, you can find virtually any object in the night sky with just a few button presses.


    Overall, the Explore Scientific EXOS2-GT Equatorial Mount with PMC-Eight GoTo System is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to explore the wonders of the universe with precision and accuracy. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned astronomer, this mount will provide you with the tools you need to take your stargazing to the next level.


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