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The PMC-EIGHT Just Awarded a Sky & Telescope Hot Product for 2018
Explore Scientific partnered with iconic designer Scott Losmandy to create offer you their first GoTo mount: the PMC-Eight GoTo System with Losmandy G-11 Mount and Tripod
system. The bones of the system is Losmanday's G-11 motorized German
equatorial mount and tripod. Utilizing stepper motors, stainless steel
worm shafts and brass worm gears, the mount is steady and stable with
virtually zero vibrations while running and tracking.
Scientific stripped out the G-11's electronics and hand-controller and
replaced them with their own control box. The control box has a wireless
antenna that allows it to connect to the Internet, or locally to your
Windows PC or mobile device running the open-source ExploreSky software.
When connected to the Internet, the mount can be controlled from
anywhere in the world. For local use, the mobile app gives you an
intuitive interface. The open-source nature of the software allows users
a nearly infinite capacity to customize and share their own versions
and modifications - which allows them to explore the sky in ways
conventional proprietary software suites wouldn't.
To provide a
stable base for observations, the included tripod has sturdy 3" legs
with an adjustable height from 33-48". It's 35-lb weight helps to
minimize vibrations, and the whole tripod can fold very compact for
easier transport and storage.