Thanks to Losmandy's modular mount design you can upgrade your GM-8 equatorial mount by replacing its current Right Ascension axis with this Losmandy G11 RA Axis! Doing so will increase mount stability and raise the weight capacity to 50 pounds, The Losmandy G-11 RA Axis is beautifully machined from aluminum and stainless steel in the USA. It features a Straight Thru High Torque Servo Motor that is "tucked in", just like the RA motor on the GM811.
With the G-11 RA Axis and your GM8 mount you will have a heavy-duty option for imaging and home use (G11 RA and GM8 Dec) as well as a lighter weight option (GM8 RA and Dec) for travel.
Fully machined aluminum and stainless steel, black anodized
Complete stainless steel hardware
One 3.750” diameter needle thrust bearing
One 2.000” diameter needle thrust bearing
Two 1.500” diameter needle bearings
5.625” diameter, 360 tooth, 7075 aluminum worm gear
Ball bearing contained, dual supported ground High Precision Brass Worm
Variable slip clutch single knob per axis model
1.250” diameter stainless steel shaft