Utilizing lessons learned during development of our CEM series, we were able to remove unnecessary bulk giving the GEM45 an incredible 2.7 payload to mount weight ratio. This compact 15.8Ib mount can precisely GOTO an object and track with up to 45Ibs of gear onboard. With its integrated electronic polar scope (iPolar)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 gears into place even when wearing gloves. There's little chance of your cables getting snagged with the GEM45's internal advanced cable management system. A new, patent-pending Universal Self-Centering Saddle (USCS) accommodates Losmandy and Vixen style dovetail plates. Both GEM45 and GEM45EC mounts utilize reliable stepper motor drive systems with our low power consumption technology.
Looking for ultra precise tracking, the EC version with its high-resolution encoder delivers a PE <.25 arcsecond 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 or GEM45EC mount.