Solid well designed goto mount - needs better tripod
After a small learning curve I love my Losmandy GM-8 Gemini mount. The Gemini system is very accurate, and allows using up to 250 alignment objects - increasing the precision manyfold. The mount is well designed, and extremely smooth tracking. The stability could be enhanced by a better tripod - the G-11 tripod is an excellent match for this mount. The GM-8 tripod is pretty wobbly - although you can stablize it by torquing the bolts. Overall I would say this is one of the better mounts available, bringing a great Goto system to a lightweight, sturdy, accurate, and very smooth mount.
I opted for a GM-8 as a solid EG mount for my newly aquired 120mm refractor...Having owned 2 G-11s one not being a go-to, I decide to upgrade to the Gemini as I enjoy having this option...First thing out of the box was its quality...Black polished aluminum, machining was exceptional and overall a solid well built mount...The go-to took some getting used to but worked very good then when coupled with a lap top, I had it working flawlessly...My only complant is the added cost for accessories...They all serve a very good purpose but should have been include...Overall a very good mount and a wise investment! J.E.