The EXOS-2 mount: The EXOS-2 is a stable mount with high payload capacity and precise tracking for visual and powered observations as well as astrophotography. Double radial deep groove ball bearings in both axes ensure precise operation and optimized bearings on the RA axes are virtually free of play. In addition, this very stable and precisely processed mount allows for an inexpensive entry into astrophotography.
Explore Scientific GoTo PMC-8 Controller – The controller consists of a robust controller box that creates a WLAN and provides all necessary interfaces. The motors are connected directly to this unit via a cable and of course there is also an ST-4 compatible autoguider interface. The controller also supports micro-stepping to ensure precise tracking, after all, PMC stands for Precision Motion Controller.
A PC or tablet can be used via WLAN to operate the control (Win 8.1, Win 10, iOS, Android, mobile device with a screen size of at least 7.1". The ExploreStars app, which was specially developed for this purpose , offers a graphically very successful user interface the stars currently possible for control initialization and also all celestial objects in the database are displayed as a star map with additional text information All these objects can be viewed and selected easily.
The heart of the controller consists of a completely self-sufficient 2-channel multiprocessor with 8 CPUs and a Wifi Ethernet 10/100 adapter with IP function, which allows operation from anywhere via browser, ASCOM, APP or via serial connection. Open GoTo also promises the ability to write your own firmware and upload it to the controller. This means that individual settings to device functions and the creation of your own object lists etc. are possible.
Please note: Before you boot the system for the first time, you must install the ExploreStars app on your Windows device. Visit www.explorestars.com for more information.