Losmandy GM8 GEM

The Losmandy GM8 is a high quality german equatorial telescope mount constructed from machined aluminum and stainless steel.

It weighs 21 pounds and can support a load of up to 30 to 40 pounds depending of telescope length.



Sedge Stem Section

Sedge (Cyperus) have a typical triangular stem that is formed to prevent the plant from being cracked by the wind.

Surrounded by the numerous parenchymal type cells of the pith, the vascular bundles are dispersed all over the cross section and are more concentrated near the periphery.


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Lime Tree Root Section

As the roots anchor the tree and are responsible for its stability, their structure becomes more and more similar to the one of the stem.

Such as an inner cylinder of xylem (wood) that is enclosed by phloem (bark) with its disrupting outer layer of cork. Medullary rays extend from the center radially through the annual rings (concentric circles).


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Sunflower Stem Section

The vascular bundles of dicot plants are arranged in a ring within the ground tissue of the stem. The tissue inside the ring is called pith, the one outside of it is the bark.

Photo: Sony A7II with Minolta 25mm Micro Bellow Lens.

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Uranophane Mineral

Uranophane is a rare radioactive mineral of uranium, lemon yellow in color and is chemically composed of Calcium, Uranium, Silicon, Hydrogen, and Oxygen. It is relatively soft with a Mohs scale hardness of 2.5. It is also slightly Fluorescent.

Chemical Formula: Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O



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