Explore Scientific / Losmandy G-11 UPGRADE with Explore Scientific PMC-Eight GoTo System - UPGRADE
This upgrade required the head to be sent to Explore Scientific. This is NOT a user-installed upgrade.
Shipping to and from Explore Scientific is up to the consumer. A box for shipping your G-11 head is available at an additional cost from Explore Scientific.
Contact our CS department at 866–252–3811 to arrange for an RMA number so you can send us your mount prior to purchasing this upgrade.
The Explore Scientific G-11 Upgrade Kit allows the owner of a Losmandy G-11 to upgrade to the ExploreScientific/Losmandy G-11 with PMC-Eight GoTo System, thus allowing the G-11 to be controlled by any ASCOM-compatible software. This upgrade can be applied to any Losmandy G-11, be it an older or current model regardless of whether it has the Gemini system - - INCLUDING non-tracking, non-motorized versions. The upgrade is performed by Explore Scientific technicians at Explore Scientific’s headquarters in Arkansas and results in a fully-functional and thoroughly-tested Explore Scientific/Losmandy G-11 with PMC-Eight GoTo System. To learn more about the features of the upgraded G-11 see the product description of the Explore Scientific/Losmandy G-11 with PMC-Eight GoTo System.
The hardware components included in this upgrade include motor housings, two flex couplers for direct connection to the worm blocks, two stepper motors, the Losmandy RA Extension (the 0.6" saddle plate extension is not necessary with our setup), a PMC-Eight controller, a PMC-Eight mounting adapter, two durable serial cables, an AC adapter, and Explore Scientific™s free ExploreStars software.
See the Software tab to download and learn more about then PMC-Eight, ExploreStars App and the ASCOM driver. ExploreStars is available for Windows 8.1 and 10, Android, Amazon Fire, and Apple tablets. Tablets and computers must be purchased separately.
A Losmandy G-11 that has been upgraded with the Explore Scientific G-11 Upgrade Kit can be controlled by any ASCOM-compatible software or by ExploreStars, which is provided by Explore Scientific at no charge. The Explore Stars application supports wireless control of the PMC Eight while the ASCOM driver supports wired or wireless control using a planetarium program that supports ASCOM. Moreover, due to Explore Scientific’s open-architecture approach to the PMC-Eight, tech-savvy users can develop their own controlling software and expand the role of the PMC-Eight to fulfill their individual needs.
Here is a list of most of the ASCOM software packages available for use with the Explore
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Click here to download and learn more about the PMC-Eight and it’s documentation, the PMC-Eight ASCOM driver, and ExploreStars App.
Here is a list of most of the ASCOM software packages available for use with the Explore Scientific with PMC-Eight mounts: 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.
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