The Sky-Watcher AZEQ5 Go To Tripod features an equally useful dual operating mode, EQ mode & AZ mode. Come together with hybrid stepper motor drives on both axes for smooth slewing up to 4.2°. This SkyWatcher Mount accepts the standard ST-4 style autoguider input for astrophotography and also has a DSLR shutter control port. Control by SynScan Handset with dual AZ/EQ firmware, it can automatically tracks up to 42,900+ celestial objects from its database.
This AZ-EQ5 Go To Mount is equipped with an index on its R.A. worm. Thus the motor controller can keep track of the current position of the worm. After a proper PEC training routine, in which the training data is stored in the motor controller permanently, a user can start the periodic error correction (PEC) at any time to improve the tracking performance for short focal length astrophotography. A training process is not required in the next observing session (assuming that the polar alignment is always accurate). Thus this is a Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC). A user can train the mount with manual guiding or auto-guiding.
Batch Exposures Function
Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ5 GT mount is equipped with two SNAP ports which can control the shutter releasing of two cameras. Working with the SynScan hand control’s “Camera Control” function, a user can take batch exposures when doing astrophotography. Up to 8 groups of “Exposure-time & Frames” combinations can be set on the SynScan hand controller.
This SkyWatcher 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.
Your Skywatcher® product is warranted to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for FIVE years after the date of purchase. In the event of a defect under this warranty, we will, at our option, repair or replace the product, provided that you return the product with proof of the receipt.
This warranty does not cover damages caused by misuse, improper handling, installation, collimation or maintenance provided by someone other than a Skywatcher Authorized Service Department.
For Skywatcher Products purchased elsewhere, will NOT qualify for manufacturers warranty from us, it must be returned to the place of purchase to resolve any issues.