We have a 14-day return policy. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please return it in its original packaging and be sure to put the original product packaging inside the shipping box to avoid any damage. All items must be in their original condition and unused. The value of your purchase will be refunded. Shipping charges will not be refunded.
The Explore Scientific EXOS2-GT with PMC-8 Electronics is quite unique and special. Most of the serious amateur mounts on the market today offer single processors. The PMC-8 electronics are extremely robust. They include a 2-Channel Multi-Processor Micro-controller with 8 CPUs that run independently and are completely deterministic in their behavior, thus the name PMC-8. Within this multi-processor system is a 64 Kbyte EEPROM Non-Volatile Memory bank used to store parameters; a Wireless Ethernet 10/100 with full IP function which permits operation from anywhere using a browser, ASCOM, or APP over the web or serial port; and Non-Volatile Memory used to store user selected parameters. The electronics also includes an Auto-Guide port (ST4 contact input) and features the only wireless ASCOM driver on the market. The belt driven system uses 2 timing pulleys (1-45 groove and 1-10 groove) with fiberglass re-enforced neoprene belt connected to a Nema11 bi-polar stepper .67 amps 12ncm motor then connected to the worm. Precise ball bearings in both axes ensures minimal backlash at all nine possible tracking speeds. The included battery pack (12 V) takes eight size “D” batteries. The head rests on a very tough and rigid stainless steel tripod with adjustable 2” legs from 26.8” to 42.5” and can support up to 28 lbs. of equipment. This system is all controlled from a tablet, notebook or desktop pc with 7” display and WIN8.1, WIN10, iOS or Android 4.4 with a beautiful full graphical user interface using our very own ExploreStars OpenGoto® Software. The ExploreStars OpenGoto® Software has the same basic functions as most all other mounts on the market today. ExploreStars is a free App downloadable from the Microsoft App store and GooglePlay. The basic download includes a standard 2 star or 3 star alignment procedure, over 70.000 star database, the Messier Catalog and Solar System objects. The software interface features a Classic four-button pattern for guiding, centering, moving and slewing on the touch screen of your tablet or phone. Pull-down menus open to offer the intuitive 2 star and 3 star alignment procedure, selection of the various catalogs, guided tours, the sync button, the park position, search feature and the coordinate input screen to enter RA and DEC coordinate information. Numerical key pad allows for selectable and user enterable GOTO speeds for slewing, centering and guiding rates. You can also set sidereal, king, lunar, solar, and user defined tracking rates.
What makes this software different is that YOU can write your own code and import it into this software. Create a Messier challenge. Create a selectable list of objects you want to photograph and program that information into the software. With the ability to write your own code, you can create whatever your heart desires. Share it with the community of astronomers that are using this software.
In addition, this mount can be controlled by any ASCOM compliant software using the built-in wireless ASCOM driver. GPS-compatible and auto time / date settings are dependent on optional receiver on computer, tablet or phone.
Here are most of the ASCOM software packages available for use with the Explore Scientific / Losmandy G-11 with PMC-8 mount: 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; Virtual Moon Atlas; and WorldWide Telescope.
To start using ExploreStars app, download the free app and download the celestial data set that contains the astronomical catalogs, reference images, and reference text. Simply by unzipping the ExploreStars folder containing the expanded celestial data set into your Pictures directory, you will expand the native database from a thousand objects to over seventy thousand objects.
Unique PMC-8 Open Goto System
Beautiful full graphical user interface using our very own ExploreStars OpenGoto
Wifi controlled by Tablet, Notebook or Desktop PC with 7” or larger display, and Wifi function (not included)
Needed system software of optional computer or tablet: WIN8.1, WIN10, iOS or Android 4.4 or higher
Classic four-button pattern and joystick for guiding, centering, moving and slewing on the touch screen
Intuitive 2 star and 3 star alignment procedure
Multiprocessor Micro Controller with 8 CPU´s
Micro-Stepper Motors NEMA-11
Highly accurate and silent Belt-Drive System
ST-4 compatible autoguider port
ASCOM Driver available: YES, supports also Pulse-Guiding
YOU can write your own code and import it into this software
GPS-compatible and auto time / date settings are dependent on optional receiver on computer, tablet or phone
The kit includes:
Explore Scientific EXOS2-GT with Open GOTO PMC-8
Stainless steel tripod with 2” legs and bubble level
We have a 14-day return policy. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please return it in its original packaging and be sure to put the original product packaging inside the shipping box to avoid any damage..
All items must be in their original condition and unused. The value of your purchase will be refunded. .
Shipping charges will not be refunded.
If the return is due to a defective product, you may be compensated for the return shipping.
Please contact us for more details if you need to make a return..
- From 0 to 2 kg - shipping cost: 12,50 euros.
- From 2.001 kg to 30 kg - shipping cost: 17,00 euros.
- From 30,001 kg - shipping cost: 30,00 euros.
In case of collection at our warehouse or resale points - the shipping is free.