The Saxon EQ5 Mount w/Steel Tripod boasts a German equatorial mount design providing the precision and stability needed for serious observing. With single or double axis motor drive attached, it becomes the perfect instrument for deep-sky astrophotography.
Standard features of the EQ5 include a built-in holder for polar scope, a latitude adjuster with micrometer scale, an azimuth polar-alignment adjuster, aluminum setting circles, large manual slow-motion tracking controls, a bubble level, 71-123cm tripod height and accessory tray.
Saxon EQ5 Mount w/Steel Tripod Features
- Precise and stable tracking and observation
- Includes adjusters for precise adjustments
- Easy to use and allows for accurate motion-tracking
- Versatile 71-123cm adjustable tripod height suitable for all viewing positions
- Includes accessory tray for storage convenience
Does this mount come with the handset for go-to and autotracking for photography?
Unfortunately, the standard Saxon EQ5 Mount does not come with any Go-To or Auto-Tracking functionality. Upgrade kits are available but are generally fairly expensive and you are much better off buying a EQ5 Mount with Go-To Functionality out of the box.
A good option would be to go for a Celestron CG-5 Mount (http://www.ozscopes.com.au/celestron-cg-5-computerized-mount.html). Same German EQ5 Mount but will Celestron's Nexstar Go-To functionality.
Alternatively, if you were after a Telescope as a whole, we have a very good deal for a Celestron C8-SGT (http://www.ozscopes.com.au/celestron-advanced-series-c8-sgt-schmidt-cassegrain-telescope.html). This comes with the same Celestron EQ5 mount mentioned above but with a 8" Cassegrain tube included with the price as well.
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