Explore Scientific EXOS2-GT GOTO PMC 8 German Equatorial Mount
The Explore Scientific EXOS2-GT PMC-8 GOTO mount has a completely new Goto controller developed according to strict US military standards and functions completely without the use of a hand controller. It consists of a robust Wifi controller unit, which provides all the necessary interfaces to control the mount using a phone app or computer.
The EXOS2-GT PMC-8 mount includes Nema-11 stepper motors which are connected directly to the unit via a cable and an ST-4 compatible autoguider interface is also available. The digital controller also supports a fine microstep operation to ensure extremely precise tracking. The power supply is via 12 volt direct current and the current consumption is a maximum of 1.6 amps at full load. For Wifi control of the mount, tablets, notebooks or desktop PC can be used, that have at least a 7" (17.5cm) display, a functioning Wifi and an operating system using Windows, 8.1, 10, or iOS or Android 4.4 and higher.
The specially developed APP ExploreStars offers a very convenient graphical user interface which also makes controlling the mount and navigating the sky a pleasure. Once initiated, the currently available alignment stars for initial alignment as well as the celestial objects of the database are displayed as a star map with additional and useful text information. The heart of the controller unit consists of a completely self-sufficient 2-channel multi-processor with 8 CPUs and a Wifi Ethernet 10/100 adapter and an IP function, which allows completely remote operation from anywhere via a web browser, ASCOM, and APP or if you prefer not to use the wireless option, you can even connect directly to the mount using a serial port cable. Whats really unique about the system however is Open Goto software which allows the possibility to write your own firmware and load it into the controller unit, therefore, making individual adjustments to the device functions and also creating your own additions to the object lists.
New and unique PMC-8 Remote Goto System:
User-friendly and graphically appealing ExploreStars OpenGoto APP
Wifi control via tablet, notebook or desktop PC with at least 7" display and Wifi function
Operating system of the optional computer or tablet: Windows 8.1,10, or iOS or Android 4.4 and later
Classic control via directional key or joystick for guiding, centering, correcting and moving via touchscreen
Intuitive 2 star and 3 star alignment to initialize GOTO control
Multiprocessor Micro Controller with 8 CPUs (processor cores)
Micro-Stepper Motors NEMA-11
High-precision and low-noise timing belt drive
ST-4 compatible Autoguider interface
ASCOM driver available: YES, also supports pulse guiding
You can create your own firmware and object lists and load them into the PMC-8
GPS compatible / Settings depend on the computer, tablet or smartphone used
Weight & Dimensions:
Total length: 100 mm
Total width: 100 mm
Total height: 160 mm
Payload capacity: 13 kg
Total net weight (incl. accessories): 19.5 kg
Net weight mount (incl. accessories): 5 kg
Net weight tripod (incl. accessories): 5.5 kg
Counterweight: 9 kg
Explore Scientific EXOS2-GT mount with Open GOTO PMC-8
Stainless steel tripod with built-in can level
Counterweight 2 x 4.5 kg
Polar finder with lighting unit
Power supply 12 Volt / 2 Ampere
ExploreStars APP via software download below
This package does not include a Windows 8.1,10 or iOS or Android computer or tablet.
Important Note: Before starting the system for the first time, you must install the ExploreStars app on your display device.
Download the EXOS PMC-8 Manual here Download the Polar Alignment guide here
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