Explore Scientific EXOS2-GT Equatorial Mount with PMC-Eight GoTo System
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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.
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.
|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.|
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I ordered and got the mount next day. I got it up and running with ASI Air Pro in no time. Been using it for the past few days and getting subs as high as 15 mins on a Newtonian at f/4. The mount is incredible and extremely very well built. I am planning to mount a RASA 8 sometimes and with the current performance so far, I am hoping it will be incredible. I would recommend this mount to anyone who is on the look out for a medium payload mount. It tracks and guides very well.
I received this mount a week ago and have used it for the first time. Accurate, beefy, precise, easy to set up and use, wireless; the list goes on. Explorestars is a great app and very user friendly combined with astro software for viewing and capturing the night sky. Deep sky targets, galaxies, nebulas, star clusters?...this mount tracks them all very precisely. My scope, a Williams Optics zenithstar 73 doublet APO. The weights that came with it handle a much heavier setup, so I had to get the Explore Scientific 5 lb one to balance my light refractor. Just wow. You will not go wrong, it is so easy to use.
The is the best midsize mount on the market. The build quality is rock solid. The sewing is very Very quite and smooth. I would compare this to the Orion Sirius but better. The pmc 8 system is fast and responsive. I donâ€™t miss the hand controller and prefer a tablet now to control. This is such a quality mount and doesnâ€™t come off as a budget mount whatsoever. The engineering is unbelievable. This is my third mount but now my GoTo
why is there no export to the uk this is a fantastic telescope send me one and i'll review it for you on youtube
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