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Sky-Watcher USA

AZ-EQ5 Mount (S30200)

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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

Whisper-Quiet Belt Drive

Belt drive technology has been, up until now, found almost exclusively on prohibitively expensive high-end mounts

Dual-Encoder Accuracy

0.5 arc second accuracy delivers spot on tracking for long-exposure astrophotography

Alt-Az, EQ or Dual Scope Modes

Three-way hybrid mount boasts alt-azimuth capability for general use, equatorial capability for astrophotography use and dual-OTA mode perfect for outreach


The Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ5 gives optimal stability and pointing accuracy for a wide variety of professional photo 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.



  • 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.



Base type

Motorized alt-az


Adjustable height, steel tripod legs, accessory tray

Power Requirements

DC11~16V 4A

Motor Drive

1.8° Hybrid Stepper Motor

Slew Speeds

1000x, 800x, 600x, 400x, 200x, 32x, 16x, 8x, 2x, 1x

Tracking Rates

Sidereal, Lunar, Solar

Tracking Modes

Dual Axis and EQ

Alignment Procedures

One-, two- and three-star Alignment

Computer Hand Control

SynScan hand controller, flash upgradeable


Complete Messier, NGC, IC and SAO catalogs, 25 user defined objects, total 42,900 objects

Dovetail Compatibility


Mount and tripod weight (pounds)


Payload capacity (pounds)


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