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28 products

  1. 10Micron: German "go to" equatorial mount, monolithic body, exclusive 10Micron HPS technology with absolute axis-encoders and high performances motor drives; payload capacity of 50 Kg (110 lbs). 

    Evolving perfection. The GM2000HPS mount, now in the new M2 version, is built for the demanding observer using photographic instruments up to a weight of 50kg – 110 lbs (counterweights not included). Movements are driven by two servo brushless motors, with timing belt reduction having zero backlash. Both axes feature a classic worm – wormwheel pairing. The wormwheels are made of bronze (B14), with a diameter of 172mm and 215 teeth, while the worms are made of alloy steel with a diameter of 24mm. The axes themselves are made of 50mm diameter alloy steel, for the maximum rigidity.

    The electronics is housed in an independent control box, easily removable. The connections of the mount and keypad feature secutiry lock screws. The mount can be controlled using the included keypad, without connecting an external PC. The keypad is built in order to maintain the maximum readability in all lighting conditions. Both the display and the ergonomic keys, allowing for the use of gloves, feature a red backlight. An heater keeps the display warm for usage below freezing temperature.

    The mount can be controlled using the most common software packages by connecting it to a PC with the RS-232 serial port or the Ethernet connection, via the 10micron ASCOM driver or the Meade compatible command protocol. Furthermore, a dedicated software (also included with the mount) can be used to create a “virtual keypad” replicating exactly the functions of the physical keypad. The RS-232 port can also be used to control an external dome. This flexibility makes the GM2000HPS an ideal mount for observatories and remotized observing sites.

    The object database contains many star catalogs and deep-sky objects up to the 16th magnitude. Solar system objects can be tracked so that their motion is compensated with respect to the stars. You may load orbital elements of comets, asteroids and artificial satellites into the mount, so that these objects can be tracked directly using the keypad (without any external PC). Pointing is made accurate through the usage of a model containing up to 100 stars, which allows for the correction of the classical polar alignment and conic errors, and also of the most important flexure terms of the optical tube. In this way it is possible to obtain pointing accuracies of the order of 20 arcseconds RMS. The same model can be used in order to obtain the maximum tracking accuracy, compensating also for the atmospheric refraction (depending on the local atmospheric pressure and temperature).

    A series of auxiliary functions is provided to help the user for quick aligning the mount to the celestial pole. You may also save and recover the alignment data of different observing sessions. This function is very useful if you have many instruments in different setups, each one requiring different flexure corrections. Tracking through the meridian, a typical problem with german mounts, is solved allowing for tracking for up to 30° past the meridian (configurable), in both directions. In this way any object can be tracked for at least four hours.

    The tracking accuracy makes autoguiding not necessary for many uses. The absolute encoders on both axes allows to obtain a typical tracking error below 1 arcsecond.

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    It is possible to autoguide anyway, using the ST4-compatible port or through the serial/Ethernet connection, with a guide rate configurable from 0.1x to 1x. The guide rate can be automatically corrected for the declination of the target, so that there is no need of recalibrating the autoguide when observing at different declinations. Among the other functions, you will find the electronically-assisted balance and the ability of parking the mount in different user-defined positions.

    The Monolith version is perfect for small observatories.

    GM 2000 HPS II "Monolith" Equatorial Mount Head  (Standard Package), including:

    • GM 2000 HPS II Mount – Monolith version with precision absolute axis-encoders
    • control box with onboard-intelligence (Linux-processor),V. 2 – HPS version firmware, stand alone system ( no PC required )
    • Professional handcontrol unit with graphic display and temperature control
    • Cables, counterweight bar and strong  transport carton-box with shaped foam
    • WiFi option included.
    • The mount is delivered without a tripod or counterweight.
    $14,284.00 USD
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  2. 10Micron: The CENTAURUS II was  designed specifically to support the mobile HPS-encoder technology exclusively found in portable 10Micron GM2000 mounts. This  tripod offers the very best ratio of load capacity versus portable weight and is absolutely safe against leg sink. Only now, after the 10Micron HPS-technology has found such widespread recognition, it becomes obvious how extremely important it is to not destroy the ultimate guiding accuracy provided by 12 million code increments (equivalent to a resolution of 0.15 arc seconds) for each mount-axis just by using inappropriate equipment, like a not suitable tripod, the mirror-flop (or lens flop..) of the telescope optics, thin or poor optical tubes of many commercial telescopes, wobbly economy-focusers, as well as light connections between main- and guide-telescope. Any source of flex appears like being “magnified” 20-fold – while the resolution does improve by the same degree.

    Thanks to the ABSOLUTE HPS-ENCODERS, now  we also can measure that a variation in length of 1/10 of a millimeter (0.0042) in one tripod leg directly equals up to 10 arc-second displacement of the object observed. This also holds true in case one tripod leg is sinking into the ground just by this small amount during an imaging session. With these encoders you can see what had been not measurable before – and it makes all aspects of an improper telescope set up show up mercilessly. For this reason the legs of the new tripods are made of ultra hard aircraft aluminum, fastened with way oversized spread-clamps and each tripod tip is equipped with a tiltable, hard, zero play contact plate. The Centaurus II tripod is optimized to the utmost, to bring the ABSOLUTE 10Micron HPS-accuracy straight into the ground – without compromise. Any chain is just as strong as its weakest link. When using an CENTAURUS II tripod, your 10Micron HPS-mount chain stays rock solid.

    A special adapter (#10M1091) allows to fit the also the GM1000 mount for an extra sturdy configuration.

    Included items:

    • Centaurus II tripod
    • Triangle shaped accessory tray
    • Control box holder
    • Cordura carrying bag
    • Ready to use with GM2000 mounts
    $3,407.00 USD
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  3. 10Micron: German "go to" equatorial mount, two separable parts body, exclusive 10Micron HPS technology with absolute axis-encoders and high performances motor drives; payload capacity of 50 Kg (110 lbs). 

    Evolving perfection. The GM2000 HPS II mount, now in the new M2 version, is built for the demanding observer using photographic instruments up to a weight of 50kg – 110 lbs (counterweights not included). Movements are driven by two servo brushless motors , with timing belt reduction having zero backlash. Both axes feature a classic worm – wormwheel pairing. The wormwheels are made of bronze (B14), with a diameter of 172mm and 215 teeth, while the worms are made of alloy steel with a diameter of 24mm. The axes themselves are made of 50mm diameter alloy steel, for the maximum rigidity.

    The electronics is housed in an independent control box, easily removable. The connections of the mount and keypad feature security lock screws. The mount can be controlled using the included keypad, without connecting an external PC. The keypad is built in order to maintain the maximum readability in all lighting conditions. Both the display and the ergonomic keys, allowing for the use of gloves, feature a red backlight. An heater keeps the display warm for usage below freezing temperatures.

    The mount can be controlled using the most common software packages by connecting it to a PC with the RS-232 serial port or the Ethernet connection, via the 10micron ASCOM driver or the Meade compatible command protocol. Furthermore, a dedicated software (also included with the mount) can be used to create a “virtual keypad” replicating exactly the functions of the physical keypad. The RS-232 port can also be used to control an external dome. This flexibility makes the GM2000HPS an ideal mount for observatories and remotized observing sites. The object database contains many star catalogs and deep-sky objects up to the 16th magnitude. Solar system objects can be tracked so that their motion is compensated with respect to the stars. You may load orbital elements of comets, asteroids and artificial satellites into the mount, so that these objects can be tracked directly using the keypad (without any external PC).

    Pointing is made accurate through the usage of a model containing up to 100 stars, which allows for the correction of the classical polar alignment and conic errors, and also of the most important flexure terms of the optical tube. In this way it is possible to obtain pointing accuracies of the order of 20 arcseconds RMS. The same model can be used in order to obtain the maximum tracking accuracy, compensating also for the atmospheric refraction (depending on the local atmospheric pressure and temperature). A series of auxiliary functions is provided to help the user for quick aligning the mount to the celestial pole. You may also save and recover the alignment data of different observing sessions. This function is very useful if you have many instruments in different setups, each one requiring different flexure corrections. Tracking through the meridian, a typical problem with german mounts, is solved allowing for tracking for up to 30° past the meridian (configurable), in both directions. In this way any object can be tracked for at least four hours.

    The tracking accuracy makes autoguiding not necessary for many uses. The absolute encoders on both axes allows to obtain a typical tracking error below 1 arcsecond.

    schema.png

    It is possible to autoguide anyway, using the ST4-compatible port or through the serial/Ethernet connection, with a guide rate configurable from 0.1x to 1x. The guide rate can be automatically corrected for the declination of the target, so that there is no need of recalibrating the autoguide when observing at different declinations. Among the other functions, you will find the electronically-assisted balance and the ability of parking the mount in different user-defined positions.

    Designed for field use, the ultraportable version is easily divided into two parts. All electrical connections are made automatically when assembling the mount. The biggest piece has a weigth of only 15 kg – 33 lbs, and in combination with the Centaurus II (21 kg – 46 lbs) you obtain a winning combination for the mobile observer.

    GM 2000 HPS II „Ultraport“ Equatorial Mount Head  (Standard Package), including:

    • GM 2000 HPS II Mount – Ultraport version with precision absolute axis-encoders
    • Control box with onboard-intelligence (Linux-processor),V. 2 – HPS version firmware, stand alone system ( no PC required )
    • Professional handcontrol unit with graphic display and temperature control
    • Cables, counterweight bar and strong transport carton-box with shaped foam,
    • WiFi option included.
    • The mount is delivered without a tripod or counterweight.

     

    $14,852.00 USD
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  4. 10Micron: Accessories for GM2000 HPS II v.2014 –  full-package version, in addition to the Standard Package:

    • counterweight set  6kg and 12kg stainless steel
    • Losmandy 3″ compatible dovetail plate
    • Centaurus II tripod, complete with 10Micron upholstered Cordura transport-bag
    • Mounting-Head Protective Cover (Cordura)
    • Mount’s and counterweights professional PLB transport resin cases: (2pcs: Trolley+hand case )
    • Perseus Software Package
    • Power-Supply mobile type   240V /  24V- 6A 150W  (Note: pole finder is obsolete due to new QCI-quick-alignment-routine included)
    $5,303.00 USD
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  5. Accessories for GM2000 HPS II v.2014 –  full-package version, in addition to the Standard Package: 

    • counterweight set  6kg and 12kg stainless steel,
    • Losmandy 3″ compatible dovetail plate
    • Centaurus II tripod, complete with 10Micron upholstered Cordura transport-bag
    • Mounting-Head Protective Cover (Cordura)
    • Mount’s and counterweights professional PLB transport resin cases: (3pcs: 2Trolley+hand case)
    • Perseus Software Package
    • Power-Supply mobile type   240V /  24V – 6A 150W  (Note: pole finder is obsolete due to new QCI-quick-alignment-routine included)
    $5,583.00 USD
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  6. 10Micron: Mobile Power Supply SW. 110-240V input / 24V 6A output (for GM2000 v.2 GM2000HPS, GM3000HPS, GM4000HPS)

    This Switching Power Supply is a very high quality and reliable device; it accepts 110 to 240V AC input; the output ensures the proper 24V, 6A (144W) power supply to the v.2 GM2000HPS, GM3000HPS, GM4000HPS mounts.

    $152.00 USD
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  7. 10Micron: Dovetail clamping plate, Losmandy compatible (3”) for GM2000 mounts, lenght 200mm

    The Losmandy dovetail clamping plate 3” allow the use of standard Losmandy slide bar mounted optical tubes; this product is all CNC machined, black anodized aluminum. Two locking knobs ensure “top of safety” for your instruments. Lenght: 200mm.
    It can be use directly on GM2000 mounts; It requires a dedicated adapter for the other 10Micron mounts:

    #10M-3545 for GM3000
    #10M-4545 for GM4000 (all versions)

    $225.00 USD
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  8. 10Micron: Stainless steel 6Kg counterweight for 10Micron GM2000 mounts

    This 6 KG counterweight is exclusively designed  for GM2000 mounts; a precise 40mm hole offers a smooth movement on the shaft, and facilitates the balancing operations; the stainless steel guarantees no corrosion. The ergonomic screw will ensure a safe tightening

    $127.00 USD
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  9. 10Micron: Losmandy dovetail clamping plate 3" XL by 10Micron; 350mm lenght with three locking knobs

    The Losmandy dovetail clamping plate 3″ XL  offers a length of 350mm (13.8”) and three security locking knobs, in order to offer a  very high level of stability and safety, especially for heavier and longer optical configurations.
    It fits directly on the GM2000 mounts; for the GM3000 and GM4000, it requires the following adapters:

    10M-3545 for GM3000
    10M-4545 for GM4000

    $285.00 USD
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  10. 10Micron: 3" dovetail bar by 10Micron, length 400mm, black anodized aluminum

    400 mm length dovetail bar, Losmandy style (3”), made of black anodized aluminum; it can be used directly on the GM1000 mount or on the other mounts with suitable adapters:

    GM2000: #10M-2085 or #10M-2185
    GM3000: #10M-3545 + #10M-2085 or #10M-2185
    GM4000: #10M-4545 + #10M-2085 or #10M-2185

    $112.00 USD
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  11. 10Micron: Fixed mounting plate "Lodual" including two 3" clamps #10M2085, for parallel mounting of two optical tubes.

    This special double plate is designed to allow a parallel mounting of two optical tubes on the 10Micron mounts. The bottom slide is a standard 3” dovetail bar (Losmandy compatible) #10M2130; the clamping plates are two 3” Losmandy compatible (#10M2085). All the components are CNC machined, black anodized aluminum. They are 3 different possible distances between the two clamps: appr. 210, 245 and 281mm (8.3”, 9.6”, 11”).

    Notes:
    – The GM1000 HPS Mount needs the #10M1105 Adapter in order to mantain the corret encoder’s position references
    – All the other mounts require a #10M2085 or #10M2185 3″ Losmandy clamping plate.

    Included items:

    • Bottom dovetail 3” Losmandy (#10M2130), 400mm lenght
    • Nr.2 x 3” clamps #10M2085, Losmandy compatible (all the components are pre-assembled and aligned)
    $537.00 USD
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  12. 10Micron: 3" Losmandy dovetail bar by 10Micron, length 500mm, black anodized aluminum

    500 mm length dovetail bar, Losmandy style (3”), made of black anodized aluminum; it can be used directly on the GM1000 mount or on the other mounts with a suitable adapter:

    GM2000: #10M-2085 or #10M-2185
    GM3000: #10M-3545 + #10M-2085 or #10M-2185
    GM4000: #10M-4545 + #10M-2085 or #10M-2185

    $135.00 USD
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  13. 10Micron: Lateral mounting plate Double 4" "Maxidual" , including two 3" clamps #10M-2085, for parallel mounting of two optical tubes.

    This special double plate is designed to allow a parallel mounting of two optical tubes on the 10Micron mounts. The bottom slide is a 4” dovetail bar  400mm length #10M-2199, with special threaded holes; the clamping plates are two 3” Losmandy compatible (#10M-2085), length 200mm. All the components are CNC machined, black anodized aluminum.
    They are 3 different possible distances between the two clamps: appr. 210, 245 and 281mm (8.3”, 9.6”, 11”) ; included in the set is a Maxi clamping plate #10M-2135 which fits directly on the GM2000 mounts and via the following adapters on the GM3000 and GM4000 mounts:

    #10M-3545 | Flange adapter for clamping plates (GM3000)

    #10M-4545 | Flange adapter for clamping plates (GM4000)

    Included Items:

    • Base bar 4” dovetail, 400mm lenght
    • Nr.2  clamps #10M2085, 3” Losmandy compatible (all the components are pre-assembled and aligned)
    • Nr.1 Maxi clamping plate #10M2135

     

    $795.00 USD
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  14. 10Micron: 3" Losmandy dovetail bar by 10Micron, length 300mm, black anodized aluminum

    300 mm length dovetail bar, Losmandy style (3”), made of black an3odized aluminum; it can be used directly on the GM1000 Mount: for the other GM mounts it requires the following adapters:

    GM2000: #10M-2085 or #10M-2185
    GM3000: #10M-3545 + #10M-2085 or #10M-2185
    GM4000: #10M-4545 + #10M-2085 or #10M-2185

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    $111.00 USD
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  15. 10Micron: Lateral Double 4" Plate "Maxidual XL" with 2pc #10M-2185, mounted on a 4" Dovetail bar 400 mm long, including a Maxi clamping plate #10M-2135

    This special double plate is designed to allow a parallel mounting of two optical tubes on the 10Micron mounts. The bottom slide is a 4” dovetail bar  400mm length, with special threaded holes; the clamping plates are two XL 3” Losmandy compatible (#10M-2185), length 350mm.
    All the components are CNC machined, black anodized aluminum. They are 3 different possible distances between the two clamps: appr. 210, 245 and 281mm (8.3”, 9.6”, 11”) ;included in the set is a Maxi clamping plate #10M-2135 which fits directly on the GM2000 mounts and via the following adapters on the GM3000 and GM4000 mounts:

    #10M-3545 | Flange adapter for clamping plates (GM3000)

    #10M-4545 | Flange adapter for clamping plates (GM4000)

    Included items:

    • Material: Black anodized, CNC machined aluminum
    • Bottom dovetail 4”, 400mm length, with special threaded holes
    • Two 3” clamps XL #10M2185, Losmandy compatible, length 200mm
    • Center to center distance : adjustable,  appr. 210, 245 and 281mm (8.3”, 9.6”, 11”)
    • Weight: appr. 6Kg (13.2 lbs)
    • Included a Maxi clamping plate #10M2135, compatible with GM2000/3000/4000 mounts
    $910.00 USD
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  16. 10Micron: "Head- and Counterweight - Professional PLB resin ""Flight-Case"",      
    transport set for ULTRAPORT mount - HPS II   ( 3 pcs. )  - Made in Italy"

    $1,412.00 USD
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  17. 10Micron: Mobile Power Supply (DC converter) 12V input, 24V output (for GM1000 & GM2000)

    This Power Supply is a very high quality and reliable  12V to 24V DC converter and ensures, from a 12V DC power source,  the proper 24V, 5A (120W) output power supply to the GM1000 and GM2000 mounts. The input power cable is provided with a standard car lightener plug. It is perfect for “field” observations using a suitable 12V battery (not supplied).

     

     

    $118.00 USD
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  18. 10Micron: Stainless steel 12Kg counterweight for 10Micron GM2000 mounts

    This 12 KG counterweight is exclusively designed  for GM2000 mounts; a precise 40mm hole offers a smooth movement on the shaft, and facilitates the balancing operations; the stainless steel guarantees no corrosion. The ergonomic screw will ensure a safe tightening

    $184.00 USD
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  19. 10Micron: Cordura made protective cover for GM2000 mounts

    This special cover, made of Cordura, ensures a good protection for your GM2000 mount; very easy to lace and remove thanks to a zip system, which also allows to place the cover with installed payload on the mount

    $96.00 USD
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  20. 10Micron: "Maxi"- dovetail clamping plate 4" by 10Micron, with two security locking knobs, length 200mm

    The “Maxi”-dovetail clamping plate 4″ is designed to accept 4” 10Micron dovetail slide bars, suitable for heavier configurations. Advisable for example for optical tubes larger than 14” or for dual telescope setup. Length 200mm; 2 security locking knobs
    4” slide bars are available in different lengths.

    Note for GM3000 & GM4000 users: Although it should be possible to accommodate this plate directly on the top of the GM3000 & GM4000 mount, due to the low profile of the clamping plates we strongly recommend to use the following special Flange Adapters in order to operate the plate’s knobs with enough clearance:

    #10M-3545 | Flange adapter for clamping plates (GM3000)

    #10M-4545 | Flange adapter for clamping plates (GM4000)

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    $250.00 USD
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  21. 10Micron: 4"dovetail bar by 10Micron, length 400mm, black anodized aluminum, matching #10M-2135

    400mm length dovetail bar, 10Micron 4” style, made of black anodized aluminum, compatible with the #10M-2135 “Maxi”-dovetail clamping plate 4″.

    This configuration is suitable for heavier configurations. Advisable for example for optical tubes larger than 14” or for dual telescope setup.

    $135.00 USD
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  22. 10Micron: 4"dovetail bar by 10Micron, length 500mm, black anodized aluminum, matching #10M-2135

    500mm length dovetail bar, 10Micron 4” style, made of black anodized aluminum, compatible with the #10M-2135 “Maxi”-dovetail clamping plate 4″.

    This configuration is suitable for heavier configurations. Advisable for example for optical tubes larger than 14” or for dual telescope setup.

    $161.00 USD
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  23. 10Micron: Base adapter flange, made of black anodized aluminum - optional mount base adapter kit (knobs + screws + azimuth pin) for mount the GM2000 directly on a fixed pier, it fits with #10M-2090

    This optional base adapter flange kit is designed to accommodate the GM2000 mount on the Pier Adapter flange (#10M-2090), to the Centaurus II tripod or directly on a fixed pillar. It’s made of a fine black anodized aluminum and includes all the necessary knobs, screws and the azimuth pin. It’s usually provided with the GM2000 Mount.

    Includes:

    • Base adapter flange
    • Knobs
    • Screws
    • Azimuth pin
    $323.00 USD
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  24. 10Micron: Electroplated steel pier flange, designed to adapt the GM2000 mount on the Standard round pillar, a leveling flange or a “custom” tripod / pillar

    This Pier flange adapter is made of electroplated steel and it’s designed in order to accommodate the GM2000 mount on the Standard round pillar #10M-2010, a leveling flange or a custom tripod. It fits the Base adapter flange of the GM2000 (#10M-2095), normally supplied with the Mount.

    $149.00 USD
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  25. 10Micron: Standard round Steel pillar for GM2000 Mount series, height 120 cm, requires the #10M-2090 Pier adapter flange.

    The Standard round pillar is designed for a fixed base installation of the GM2000 mounts. The standard height is 120 cm (47”) but different customized heights are available on request.
    The top of the pier needs to be fitted with a #10M-2090 Pier adapter flange, in order to install the GM2000 series mounts

    $1,247.00 USD
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  26. 10Micron: Control box holder for standard round steel pillar (GM2000 & GM3000)

    This accessory allows to accommodate the 10Micron electronic control box on the standard #10M2010 round steel pillar for GM2000 & #10M-3010 round steel pillar for GM3000. Made of fine machined black anodized aluminum.-

    $237.00 USD
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  27. 10Micron: Portable “switching” power supply, Input 110-240 V AC, output 24V (for GM1000 & GM2000 V.1)

    This Switching Power Supply is a very high quality device; it accepts 110 to 240V AC input; the output ensures the proper 24V, 4A (96W) power supply to the GM1000 and GM2000 V.1 mounts.

    Note: not suitable for GM2000 V.2 and HPS mounts; for these models please refer to the item #10M*2060  

     

    $109.00 USD
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  28. 10Micron: Special Foam fitted transport cardboard box - with handles for a safe shipping & transport and for warranty repair return (included in the mount's standard pack ) for GM2000 mounts.

    This cardboard box, fitted with Special shaped Foam, will ensure a safe shipping & transport and an eventual warranty repair return. Provided with a suitable handle. It’s usually included in the mount’s standard pack; designed only for GM2000 and GM2000 HPS mounts.

    Includes:

    • Cardboard box
    • Internal shaped foam
    $121.00 USD
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