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Opticron Binoculars & Telescopes

73990 GP2 Equatorial Mount

Discontinued June 2014

The original and still the best upgradable equatorial mount system

GP2 MountMuch copied but never bettered, the Vixen GP2 mount is the benchmark for those wanting a solid, dependable equatorial observation or imaging platform.

The GP2 mount system features accurate tracking and is an excellent platform for serious astronomical observation.

A wide selection of optional accessories are available allowing you to customise the GP2 mount’s features to fit your observing needs.

Accepts payloads up to 7kg.

 

 

 

 

Product features

Motor drive upgradeMotor drive upgrade
The D3M motor controller set can be added to the mount.

 

 

 

Simple polar alignmentSimple polar alignment
The 2˚ incremental altitude scale and optional polar axis scope set assist with accurate polar alignment.

 

 

Dovetail plate attachmentDovetail plate attachment
The dovetail plate attachment system allows you to attach an optical tube easily and quickly.

 

 

Please note that the current versions of the GP series mounts have a 45mm footing. Previously, the footing was 60mm diameter. Click here to find out more information about these changes.

 

Specifications GP2 Mount
R.A. slow motion axis 144-tooth wheel gears whole circle movement
DEC slow motion axis 144-tooth wheel gears whole circle movement
R.A. graduations Optional (included in Polar axis scope set)
DEC graduations Optional (included in Polar axis scope set)
Polar axis scope Optional
Altitude adjustment 0° to 62°, (2° increments)
Azimuth adjustment Double-screw fine adjustment
Controller Optional, with Star Book S set or D2M motor drive set
Maximum loading weight 7kg (15.4lb) approx, excluding counterweight
Counterweight 3.7kg (8.15lb) x1
Weight 4.0kg (8.8lb), without counterweight

 

Optional Accessories
Please call for information regarding spares and accessories.

 

Please note that the later versions of the GP series mounts had a 45mm footing. Previously, the footing was 60mm diameter. Click here to find out more information about these changes.