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Losmandy GM8G (Gemini 2) Equatorial Mount

$3,500 + shipping. Located in Hobart, TAS.

[Locally sourced: GM8G $5,899 / Clutch Knob Set $230 / Universal Dovetail $169 / Tripod Knob Set $65 / Additional Counterweight $150 = $6,413]

Losmandy GM8 G Equatorial Mount with additional options including 240v power supply, second counterweight, clutch knob set, universal dovetail plate, tripod knob set.


Fully locking, unique tangent arm design altitude adjustment, 6-68 degrees, large knob for easy alignment.

Laser engraved latitude scale in 2 degree increments.

Single knob azimuth control, bi-directional +/- 8.5 degree.

3.500 diameter laser engraved setting circles, 6 minute R.A. / 2 degrees DEC.

R.A. circle engraved for Northern and Southern Hemisphere.

Dovetail saddle-plate fits both D Losmandy Style Dovetail or Vixen Style Dovetail. Allows for the interchanging of any tube assembly-reduces need for DEC. weights.

2.812 diameter, 7075 aluminum worm gear, 180 tooth.

Dual supported, ball bearing housed ground High Precision Brass Worm.

Removable stainless steel 1-1/4 inch diameter weight shaft w/safety knob.

2 x 7 lb counterweights.


All machined aluminum and stainless steel, black anodized.
All stainless steel hardware.
One 2.100 diameter needle thrust bearing.
One 2.000 diameter needle thrust bearing.
Two 1.500 diameter needle bearings.
2.812 diameter, 7075 aluminum worm gear, 180 tooth.
Dual supported, ball bearing housed ground High Precision Brass Worm.
Variable slip clutch, both axes. One knob per axis design.
Porter Slip Ring Design
1.250 diameter aluminum shafts.
Through the axis polar scope mounting, works in Northern and Southern Hemisphere. Polar scope optional.
Instrument Weight Capacity 30 LBS
Equatorial head weight 21 lbs.


Full Color Graphic Touch Screen clearly displays all functions.
Classic four-button pattern for guiding, centering, moving and slewing on both the touch screen and tactile membrane on the rear.
Periodic Error Correction (PEC).
Programmable DEC. Backlash Compensation (TVC).
Control panel dimmer, Day and Night Modes.
Accepts auto-guider systems.
Northern and Southern Hemisphere operation.
Tiltable control panel for easy acc.
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