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Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6 Mount

SKU S30330

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The Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6 SynScan mount gives optimal stability and pointing accuracy for a wide variety of heavy professional photo and video equipment. It is a hybrid mount with alt-azimuth capability for general use and equatorial capability for astrophotography use. Supplied with a SynScan handset with dual AZ/EQ firmware, it can automatically find and track 42,900+ celestial objects with its database.

AZ-EQ6 SynScan is capable of carrying heavy-duty photographic equipment for professional shooting and video recording. It is a very efficient transportable mount weighing only 15 kg, for a load capacity of 20 kg (counterweight excluded).
Freedom Find™ - tracking made easy!
With the patented Freedom Find (dual-encoder) technology which allows the telescope to be moved manually or electronically in either axis without losing its alignment or positional information. After moving to a new object the telescope will automatically begin to track the new object accurately. No re-setup is required in one observing session.

• Multi-purpose GoTo mount
• Alt-Az, equatorial or dual-OTA configurations
• 44 pound payload capacity
• SynScan hand controller with 42,000+ object database
• Snap port
• D/V compatible saddle
• Counterweight shaft extension
• Two 11 pound counterweights
• Secondary mounting saddle for dual-OTA configuration
• Steel tripod • DC power cord

German Equatorial / Alt-Az dual mode
Permanent periodic error correction(PPEC). PPEC can be trained with Autoguider or PC.
Belt drive - Super smooth PE curve. Low backlash, silent slewing.
DSLR Electronic Shutter Release Port for batch exposures of astrophotography.
Include two dual-fit (45mm/75mm) saddle for mounting two telescopes.
New motor controller with higher torque and accuracy.
Driving Resolution: Approximately 0.14 arc seconds
Autoguider Port
PEC control in EQ mode
Alignment methods: 1, 2, or 3-star alignment (EQ) / brightest star or 2-star alignment (AZ)
Telescope Connection: 2 x dual-fit saddle plates supplied accepting 45mm & 75mm dovetail bars
RA/DEC Worm Gears: D=92.5mm, 180 teeth, brass
RA/DEC Axes: D=40mm, steel
Latitude Adjustment Range: 10° to 70° (EQ), 90° (AZ)
Azimuth Adjustment Range: About ± 9°