Explore Scientific EXOS2-GT Equatorial Mount w/ PMC-Eight GoTo System
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Explore Scientific EXOS2-GT Equatorial Mount w/ PMC-Eight GoTo System - ES-EXOS2GTPMCT3-00
Introducing the Explore Scientific EXOS2-GT Equatorial Mount with PMC-Eight GoTo System, a celebrated choice among astronomers and stargazers alike.
This exceptional mount boasts an impressive 28 lb. instrument payload capacity, tailored for astrophotography enthusiasts.
However, it goes beyond mere astrophotography needs, catering to the visual astronomer who seeks versatility with the potential to accommodate even larger telescopes, all packaged in a remarkably portable solution.
This mount redefines expectations and exemplifies Explore Scientific's commitment to quality.
James Hubbard, a satisfied customer, expresses his delight with the EXOS2-GT, highlighting that its capabilities exceed his requirements, a testament to Explore Scientific's dedication to excellence.
Frequently, inquiries revolve around the "load capacity" of our mounts, which generally fall into two categories: instrument payload capacity for astrophotography and instrument payload capacity for visual use.
The former is typically lower due to the potential for increased tracking errors as additional weight is added. For the EXOS2 GT PMC-Eight, the instrument payload capacity for astrophotography stands at 28 lbs, not including counterweights.
In contrast, for visual use, the instrument payload capacity extends to 40 lbs when accounting for counterweights.
One distinctive feature of the PMC-Eight is the use of stepper motors, chosen for their robustness and ability to withstand substantial strain without causing harm to mechanical or electronic components.
The PMC-Eight GOTO system from Explore Scientific offers wireless or wired control via a tablet or PC running Windows 8.1 or 10, Android, Amazon Fire, or iOS, facilitated by the user-friendly ExploreStars app.
Please note that a tablet must be purchased separately.
The ExploreStars app simplifies mount control with its intuitive graphical interface.
It offers a range of features, including 2-star and 3-star alignment procedures, educational content, images of popular celestial objects, and access to over 80,000 objects for observation.
ExploreStars' object database encompasses a wide array of celestial objects, spanning the Solar System, the Messier Catalog, the New General Catalog, and the Index Catalog, along with an extensive collection of over 70,000 stars.
Educational materials and images for these objects are included, and users have the flexibility to customize content through Microsoft Access.
The Celestial Database can be updated separately, expanding and evolving over time.
Additionally, we provide an ASCOM interface, enabling compatibility with a diverse range of star map software for PMC-Eight control.
Popular software options include ACP, APT, AST/ATC & Ricerca (Omega Lab), AstroArt, and many more, granting astronomers a wide spectrum of choices for their stargazing experience.
- Impressive Payload Capacity: The Explore Scientific EXOS2-GT Equatorial Mount boasts a remarkable instrument payload capacity of up to 28 lbs - for Astrophotography. This generous capacity allows you to mount a wide range of telescopes and astrophotography equipment, accommodating various setups.
- Versatile Visual Astronomy: Beyond its astrophotography capabilities, this mount excels in visual astronomy, offering an instrument payload capacity of 40 lbs. for visual use, when considering counterweights. This versatility makes it suitable for a broad spectrum of astronomical observations, from capturing stunning images to exploring celestial objects through the eyepiece.
- Robust Stepper Motors: The PMC-Eight GoTo System is equipped with stepper motors, known for their robustness and ability to handle substantial strain without causing damage to mechanical or electronic components. These motors provide precise and reliable tracking, ensuring accurate and smooth movements across the night sky.
- Wireless and Wired Control: The PMC-Eight GoTo System offers both wireless and wired control options, providing flexibility in how you operate your mount. You can connect wirelessly or via a wired connection to a tablet or PC running Windows 8.1 or 10, Android, Amazon Fire, or iOS devices.
- User-Friendly ExploreStars App: Explore Scientific's ExploreStars app serves as the intuitive control interface for the PMC-Eight system. This user-friendly app simplifies mount operation with a graphical interface, making it easy to set up and align your telescope. It offers various alignment procedures, educational information, and access to an extensive database of celestial objects, making it suitable for astronomers of all experience levels.
- Extensive Object Database: The ExploreStars app provides access to an extensive object database, including celestial objects within the Solar System, the Messier Catalog, the New General Catalog, the Index Catalog, and a vast collection of stars. This comprehensive database enriches your stargazing experience by allowing you to explore a diverse range of astronomical targets.
- Customizable Content: Users have the flexibility to customize educational material and images within the Celestial Database using Microsoft Access. This feature enables you to tailor your astronomical content to your specific interests and preferences, enhancing your overall stargazing experience.
- ASCOM Interface Compatibility: The PMC-Eight system offers compatibility with the ASCOM interface, allowing seamless integration with a wide range of third-party star map software. This flexibility enables you to choose from various astronomy software options, expanding your control and observation possibilities.
- Sturdy and Portable Design: The EXOS2-GT Equatorial Mount is designed to be both sturdy and portable, making it an excellent choice for astronomers who desire a solid and reliable mount that can be easily transported to different observation sites. Its robust construction ensures stability during observation sessions.
✓ ES EXOS2-GT Equatorial Mount w/ PMC-Eight GoTo System
✓ Equatorial head
✓ Power adapter
✓ 2 Counterweight and shaft
✓ GoTo interface w/ WiFi Antennae
✓ Limited 1 year warranty
- High Payload Capacity of 28-40 lbs.
- Motor Precision
- Control Flexibility
- Intuitive Operation
- Celestial Object Database
- Personalization Option
- Software Compatibility
- Portability and Stability
PMC-Eight Technology: Sharing the Visio
|Payload Capacity:||28 lbs. of instrument weight for astrophotography; 40 lbs. instrument weight for visuals.|
|Total weight without counterweights||30 lbs.|
|Head weight||13.4 lbs.|
|Tripod weight||13 lbs.|
|Includes||(2) 11.25 lb. counterweight and AC adapter.|
|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.|