Explore Scientific


Explore Scientific Equatorial Mount and Tripod with PMC-Eight GOTO

Explore Scientific partnered with iconic designer Scott Losmandy to offer you their first GoTo mount: The PMC-Eight GoTo System with Losmandy G-11 Mount and Tripod.

Utilizing stepper motors, stainless steel worm shafts, and brass worm gears, the mount is steady and stable with virtually zero vibrations while running and tracking.

To provide a stable base for observations, the included tripod has sturdy 3" legs with an adjustable height of 33-48". It's 35 lb weight helps to minimize vibrations, and the whole tripod can fold to a compact size for easier transport and storage.


  • Bi-directional azimuth control with ±8.5° adjustment range
  • 60 lb payload capacity, excluding counterweights
  • 100 lb total load capacity
  • Dual dovetail saddle accepts Vixen and the larger "D" Losmandy-style plates
  • Two integrated bubble levels

GoTo Features

  • 70,000+ object database
  • Four onscreen buttons for guiding, centering, moving, and slewing
  • Sidereal, King, Lunar, Solar, and user-defined tracking rates
  • Synchronize and Search functions
  • One-star, two-star, and three-star alignment functions
  • Wireless Ethernet 10/100 control box enables wireless connectivity with devices
  • Permits operation from anywhere using a browser, ASCOM, or app over the web or serial port
  • Works in Northern and Southern Hemispheres
  • Polar axis correction