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Sky-Watcher USA

AZ-EQ5 Mount (S30200)


  • 1,38500

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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.

 

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.

Model

AZ-EQ5

Base type

Motorized alt-az

Tripod

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

Database

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

Dovetail Compatibility

V-style

Mount and tripod weight (pounds)

33

Payload capacity (pounds)

30

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