Introducing iOptron GEM45EC-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 GEM45EC-NUC is ready to mate with Intel® NUC minicomputer (thickness≤38mm) at the front of dovetail saddle seamlessly with the cable management system.
Innovative ideas applied to a time tested design, the iOptron® GEM45EC 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 2.2 payload to mount weight ratio. This compact 18 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. GEM45EC mounts utilize reliable stepper motor drive systems with our low power consumption technology. Looking for ultra precise tracking, the GEM45EC with its high resolution encode delivers a PE<0.25 arcsec rms.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.
German equatorial mount with innovative features
Idea for both visual observation and astrophotography
Maximum payload of 45 lbs (20 kg) with the mount weight of only 18 lbs (8.2 kg)
All metal, CNC machined with red/black anodized
Easy to use quick-lock gear clutches
Integrated iPolarTM electronic polar finder
Low periodic error (< 0.25 arc seconds rms)
Realtime periodic error correction (RPEC)
Precision stepper motor for precise GOTO and accurate tracking
Go2Nova® 8407+ controller with Advanced GOTONOVA® GOTO Technology and built-in heater
Integrated ST-4 autoguiding port
32-channel Global Positioning System (GPS)
USB communication port
Advanced cable management system for mount and NUC
6" Losmandy D & Vixen dual dovetail saddle with NUC mounting adapter
Optional WiFi for mount control via SmartPhone/Tablet/Computer
All new LiteRoc 1.75" tripod with improved stability and leg locks
NEW iOptron subsidized TheSky Imaging Edition
iOptron® GEM45EC-NUC mount
Go2Nova® 8407+ Hand Controller
One 11lbs (5 kg) counterweight
Stainless steel counterweight shaft
Internal iPolar electronic polar scope
GEM45 GPS module
AC adapter (100V-240V)
2X coiled control Cable (6P6C RJ11 to RJ11, straight wired)
LiteRoc 1.75" tripod with improved stability and leg locks
Quick Start Guide