Losmandy G11 Zero Latitude wedge

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shirox
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Losmandy G11 Zero Latitude wedge

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Hi guys,

As you all would already know this,
Losmandy is a time tested GEM mount manufacturer and has received good reviews on almost all around the globe.
Its a moderate priced mount that will not entirely break your bank and yet offer performance that you require both for visual and AP.

GM8 has the potential to reach 0 Lat without any modifications.
However for the G11 is a different story.
Losmandy used to have a Zero lat adapter but recently I got to know they don't make that anymore and you will have to find your own solution.
For the folks in Singastro, its NOT a problem! haha

The original mount head without the wedge looks like this

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As you can see, this is at 10 Degrees on the Lat reading which is the lowest it can go.
Definately not good for us.

Credits to a good friend, Remus who came up with this idea 10 years ago when he got his mount, he designed this wedge and I borrowed his idea and made another 1 for my G11.
Some pictures below will show the wedge and after installation with payload.

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For anyone who is deciding or already planned to get a G11, If you need the wedge, please feel free to PM me and I will be most glad to offer you some assistance in getting it.
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Re: Losmandy G11 Zero Latitude wedge

Post by TelevueNut »

I am dealing with the G-11 latitude problem as well (I live in ecuador, less than a degree south of the equator). If there is a wedge available to take the lat down to zero (or even just plans to have one machined) then I would definitely be interested.

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