10Micron GM2000HPS II Combi Portable Equatorial Mount

Starting Price: $14,284.00
Price as Configured: $14,284.00
Brand: 10Micron Astro Technologies / SKU: 10M-2030
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The GM2000HPS mount, now in the new M2 Combi version, is built for the demanding observer using photographic instruments up to a weight of 110 lbs. (50 kg) (counterweights not included). Movements are driven by two servo brushless motors, with timing belt reduction having zero backlash. Both axes feature a classic worm – worm wheel pairing. The worm wheels 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 maximum rigidity.

The GM2000HPS II Combi mount is basically a GM2000 HPS II Ultraport (“splittable” in two parts) with an additional locking system. Besides the quick locking system, very useful to carry and assemble the mount in the field, 10Micron added a further locking system for customers who have the mount permanently installed in an observatory. This system this will ensure long-term stability comparable to a GM2000 HPS II Monolith. You can easily revert the mount to a portable (“splittable”) version simply removing the locking screws. In this way we can have the advantages of both the previous models in a single mount and so the new GM2000 HPSII Combi will replace both the Monolithic and Ultraport models.

The technical specifications, sizes and weight of the new GM2000 HPS II Combi are exactly the same of the GM2000 HPS II.


The electronics are 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. A heater keeps the display warm for usage below freezing temperature.

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. A 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 mount an ideal mount for observatories and remote 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 with quickly 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.

Tracking through the meridian, a typical problem with German equatorial mounts, is solved allowing 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 unnecessary for many uses. The absolute encoders on both axes allow the mount to obtain a typical tracking error below 1 arcsecond. It is possible to autoguide 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 for recalibrating the autoguide when observing at different declinations.



The Ultra-Portable version is perfect for mobile and observatory use.

Other functions of the mount are designed in order to obtain the maximum flexibility in the most usage conditions. The mount can be switched on and off using the hand pad, power switch on the control box, or the dedicated relay connector on the control box panel. You can use the electronic balance functions in order to balance your instrument without unlocking the clutches. The mount can be parked in different user-defined positions. An external dome can be controlled directly using the RS-232 serial port, avoiding the need for using a dedicated external PC. Once configured with your instrument parameters, the firmware is able to make all the calculations required for positioning the dome slit in front of your optical tube, for almost all instrument configurations.

 The GM2000 can be supplied in a special version for very low temperature operations.


The 10Micron GM2000HPS Ultra-Portable basic package includes:
  • GM2000HPS Monolithic or Ultra Portable mount head with absolute encoders on both axes
  • Control box and stand-alone hand pad with internal modeling and control software
  • QCI 2.8 internal software
  • Counterweight shaft
  • Mount cables
  • AC/DC power supply (Monolithic) or DC power supply (Ultra-Portable)
  • Integrated WiFi
The complete package for the GM2000HPS Ultra-Portable adds:
  • 3-inch Losmandy style dovetail clamp
  • One 13.2 lbs. (6 kg) counterweight
  • One 26.4 lbs. (12 kg) counterweight
  • Tripod adapter
  • Centaurus aluminum tripod
  • Mount head protective bag
  • Two hard cases for the mount head and one for counterweights, electronics and small accessories
  • Tripod soft case
  • Perseus software