Losmandy Garmin GPS for Gemini I System
Do you love your Garmin? Well, now you're going to love the easy use and intuitive features even more because Garmin has combined with Losmandy to create a GPS receiver that will add the accuracy of GPS (Global Positioning System) for latitude, longitude and time entry to your Losmandy Gemini GoTo Mount!
As "GoTo" owners know, you must enter in your time and location into the Gemini unit connected to your Losmandy HGM Titan, G11 or G8 system. The more accurate the information, the more accurate the telescope will aim. And, as Garmin owners know, it doesn't take long to get acquisition of position. Once Garmin has found the "sweet spot", it will take over and determine your location on Earth with an accuracy of a about 10 feet and the time within a split second.
How does it work? Just begin with polar alignment and attach the cable ends to the proper RS-232 and feature ports. A 10 foot cable is provided to make sure the Garmin unit can be well positioned away from metal parts. Turn on both the Gemini and Garmin and within a few minutes you are targeted! Now, turn off Gemini, wait 15 seconds and turn it back on. All of Garmin's information will now be downloaded in the GoTo Computer memory without "Recalculating...." You can now disconnect the Garmin unit with no worries. It doesn't even require an additional power source because it utilizes the Gemini computer. Now all you need to do is perform your guidestar functions and you're good to go!
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