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Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ5 Mount


SKU: S30200
RETAIL: 1,385.00
PRICE: 1,285.00

Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ5 Mount Description

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Quick Overview

  • Multi-purpose GoTo mount
  • Alt-Az, equatorial or dual-OTA configurations
  • 30 pound payload capacity
  • SynScan hand controller with 42,000 object database
  • Counterweight shaft extension
  • Two 7.5 pound counterweights
  • Secondary mounting saddle for dual-OTA configuration
  • Steel tripod
  • DC power cord

The Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ5 gives optimal stability and pointing accuracy for a wide variety of professional photo and video equipment. It is a hybrid mount with alt-azimuth capability for general use, equatorial capability for astrophotography use and dual-OTA mode perfect for outreach. Stable, accurate, versatile and very portable –weighing only 33 pounds – the AZ-EQ5 is the perfect field mount. Supplied with a SynScan handset with dual AZ/EQ firmware, it can automatically find and track 42,900+ celestial objects from its database.

FEATURES

  • German Equatorial/Alt-Az/dual OTA mode.
  • Permanent periodic error correction (PPEC). PPEC can be trained with autoguider or PC.
  • Belt drive – Super smooth PE curve. Low backlash, silent slewing.
  • +/- 5 arc seconds native periodic error.
  • Dual shutter release control for batch exposures of astrophotography.
  • Motor controller with high torque and accuracy.
  • Includes two V-style saddles for mounting dual OTAs
  • Secure-fit power supply connections.
  • Polar alignment with optional polarscope.
  • Primary axis encoder tracks the mounts position. Users can push the mount at any time without worrying about losing the mount’s alignment.
  • Counterweight extension bar included.
  • Retractable counterweight bar.
  • Includes two 7.5 pound counterweights.
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