Explore Scientific / Losmandy G-11 with Explore Scientific PMC-Eight GoTo System (Special Order) Explore Scientific
Explore Scientific / Losmandy G-11 with Explore Scientific PMC-Eight GoTo System (Special Order) Explore Scientific
Explore Scientific / Losmandy G-11 with Explore Scientific PMC-Eight GoTo System (Special Order) Explore Scientific
Explore Scientific / Losmandy G-11 with Explore Scientific PMC-Eight GoTo System (Special Order) Explore Scientific
Explore Scientific / Losmandy G-11 with Explore Scientific PMC-Eight GoTo System (Special Order) Explore Scientific
Explore Scientific / Losmandy G-11 with Explore Scientific PMC-Eight GoTo System (Special Order) Explore Scientific
Explore Scientific / Losmandy G-11 with Explore Scientific PMC-Eight GoTo System (Special Order) Explore Scientific
Explore Scientific / Losmandy G-11 with Explore Scientific PMC-Eight GoTo System (Special Order) Explore Scientific
Explore Scientific / Losmandy G-11 with Explore Scientific PMC-Eight GoTo System (Special Order) Explore Scientific
Explore Scientific / Losmandy G-11 with Explore Scientific PMC-Eight GoTo System (Special Order) Explore Scientific

Explore Scientific / Losmandy G-11 with Explore Scientific PMC-Eight GoTo System (Special Order)

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    Explore Scientific
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    Explore Scientific / Losmandy G-11 with PMC-Eight GoTo System: The Ultimate Mount for Astrophotography and Observation

    Warranty

    This item is special order only.
    Process time is typically 60 to 90 days.

    The Explore Scientific/Losmandy G-11 was designed by Explore Scientific’s Engineers, and features the PMC-Eight, which represents a new approach to robotic precision motion control for telescope mounts with a robust eight processor electronics board for a wide range of software clients. While the design is innovative, we are doing what no other telescope company has done, and that is to make the controlling interface language and example software code open source, so that programmers in the astronomical community can create new platforms and new astronomy GoTo experiences to best suit their needs for casual observations and research.

    The result is a robust high-end equatorial mount that offers either hardwired or wireless connectivity with a computer running any ASCOM-compatible software. For users without such software, Explore Scientific provides an intuitive mount control graphical interface software package called ExploreStars, which is downloadable from the Microsoft App Store, Google Play, or iTunes App Store at no charge. ExploreStars is currently available for Windows 8.1 and 10, Android, Amazon Fire, and Apple tablets. Tablets and computers must be purchased separately.

    The equatorial mount underlying the Explore Scientific/Losmandy G-11 with PMC-Eight GoTo system is a modified version of the Losmandy G-11. For example, Explore Scientific has replaced the servo motors in the standard G-11 with stepper motors to more precisely control the motor rate to .01 arc seconds per second. Another modification is the use of helical couplers on each axis ($175 value on each axis) to provide more reliable operation and higher performance by connecting the worm and motor more securely in the RA and DEC axes. Moreover, the Explore Scientific’s modified mount includes the Losmandy RA extension (a $295 value) (the 0.6" saddle plate extension is not necessary with our setup) that not only allows the mount to track beyond the meridian but also allows the 35-pound mount head to be separated into components of 15 and 20 pounds for easy transportation.

    The heart of Explore Scientific’s PMC-Eight GoTo controller is the eight processor micro-controller. In addition to standard features like an auto-guide port (ST4 contact input) and a serial port for conventional hardwired connectivity, the PMC-Eight encompasses such advanced features as a wireless Ethernet 10/100 with full IP function which permits access to the controller from anywhere, which provide fast and robust operations. To fully unlock the potential of this controller, Explore Scientific has adopted an open-source approach – meaning that Explore Scientific freely provides documentation for the controller and example software demonstrating how the controller’s features can be utilized. Thus, the astronomy community which we refer to as the OpenGoTo® Community is encouraged to develop and share creative applications for the PMC-Eight. We also offer one of, if not the only ASCOM compatible wireless driver on the market. It is also one of, if not the only ASCOM driver with complete open-source code available to write whatever you might need into the code of the ASCOM driver.

    The combination of a 60-pound payload capacity, various ASCOM compatible software packages coupled with the precision of the PMC-Eight system makes the Explore Scientific/Losmandy G-11 an excellent choice for the serious astronomer. Additionally, the Explore Scientific OpenGoTo Community provides a resource for advanced amateur astronomers to develop his/her own applications for this system. And, when controlled by ExploreStars, this mount is a proven favorite among audiences during events outreach and at star parties.

     Specs

    Item Number ES-G11PMC8–00
    Load Capacity Equipment Rating Instrument Weight: 60 lbs. (27.22 Kilos)
    Load Capacity Total Rating Total Weight: 100 lbs.
    Tripod height: Adjustable/Folding 33" - 48"
    Counter Weights Includes 21 lb counterweight and 1–1/4 inch diameter weight shaft w/safety knob. Optional 7 lb and 11 lb counterweights available.
    Dovetail saddle-plate Accepts both “D” Losmandy Style Dovetail or Vixen Style Dovetail.
    Weight EQ Head 33 lbs.
    Weight Tripod 35 lbs

     Warranty

    Limited Warranty is two years on all electronics.


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    The Explore Scientific/Losmandy G-11 with PMC-Eight GoTo System mount is a high-quality telescope mount designed for serious amateur astronomers and astrophotographers. This mount is a combination of Explore Scientific's innovative PMC-Eight GoTo System and Losmandy's renowned G-11 mount, creating a mount that is not only precise and stable but also easy to use.


    The Explore Scientific/Losmandy G-11 mount is known for its sturdy construction and high load capacity. The mount is made of high-quality materials that ensure that the mount is both durable and long-lasting. It can support a maximum payload of 60 lbs. This large capacity makes it ideal for mounting larger telescopes and heavy astrophotography equipment.


    The PMC-Eight GoTo System takes the Losmandy G-11 to the next level with advanced GoTo functionality. It utilizes a high-performance microcontroller and stepper motor drive to provide fast and accurate pointing. The system also has a built-in GPS that automatically sets the time, date, and location of the mount, making the initial setup quick and effortless. Once aligned, the mount can locate celestial objects with great precision.


    If you're new to astronomy, the PMC-Eight GoTo System makes exploring the night sky easy. You can use the mount's hand controller or a smartphone app to select celestial objects you want to view. The mount will automatically slew to the target and keep it centered in your eyepiece or camera throughout the observation or imaging session.


    In conclusion, the Explore Scientific/Losmandy G-11 with PMC-Eight GoTo System mount is an excellent choice for those who want a high-quality mount with advanced GoTo functionality. Its durable construction and high load capacity, combined with the ease of use provided by the PMC-Eight GoTo System, make it an ideal choice for serious amateur astronomers and astrophotographers.

    The Explore Scientific Losmandy G-11 mount with PMC-Eight GoTo system is perfect for astrophotography enthusiasts of all levels. With its precise and smooth movement, you are sure to capture stunning images of the night sky. This mount is a special order item, so be sure to place your order today to avoid any delay in your astrophotography.


    The Losmandy G-11 mount is a trusted name in the astronomy community and is known for its stability and durability. It has a load capacity of up to 60 pounds, making it suitable for even the heaviest telescopes and accessories. The PMC-Eight GoTo system allows for easy navigation and tracking of celestial objects, making astrophotography a breeze.


    The Explore Scientific Losmandy G-11 mount with PMC-Eight GoTo system also comes equipped with a number of features to further enhance your astrophotography experience. The mount has built-in WiFi, allowing for wireless control of your telescope through your phone or tablet. Additionally, the mount is compatible with a number of popular astronomy software programs, enabling you to take full control of your astrophotography.


    In conclusion, the Explore Scientific Losmandy G-11 mount with PMC-Eight GoTo system is the perfect choice for any astrophotography enthusiast looking to take their images to the next level. With its stability, durability, and precision, you are sure to capture stunning images of the night sky. So, why wait? Place your order today and start exploring the wonders of the Universe.


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