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SkyWatcher EQ5 Mount with Steel Tripod

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  • Built-in Holder for Polar Scope
  • Large Manual Slow-Motion Controls
  • Adjustable Durable Steel Tripod
  • A Latitude Adjuster with Micrometer Scale
  • An Azimuth Polar-Alignment Adjuster
  • Aluminum Setting Circles and A Bubble Level
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    SkyWatcher EQ5 Mount with Steel Tripod

    The Skywatcher EQ5 Mount delivers the precision and stability you need for serious stargazing. Utilizing only the highest quality materials and internal components, Skywatcher brings you a mount that is perfectly suited for telescopes in the small to medium weight category.

    Stable and Vibration Resistant Platform
    The premium steel tubes used in the tripod ensure that you get a sturdy platform for your imaging device. As long as you stay within the prescribed payload, you’ll get the best performance from this mount. The rigidity of the aluminum tubes not only provides stability but also dampen tiny vibrations from external sources. These tiny vibrations are enough to interfere with observations at high magnifications.

    Precise Controls
    The internal gears of the mount are manufactured to very strict tolerances. This ensures you get the smoothest and most precise controls compared to other mounts in the same class. You have full control of both latitude and longitude and each has a scale that’s listed in micrometers. There is also an aluminum setting circle and a bubble level which completes all the indicators needed to determine the mount’s position and level.

    Skywatcher EQ5 Mount with Steel Tripod Features:
  • Built-in Holder for Polar Scope
  • Large Manual Slow-Motion Controls
  • Adjustable Durable Steel Tripod
  • A Latitude Adjuster with Micrometer Scale
  • An Azimuth Polar-Alignment Adjuster
  • Aluminum Setting Circles and A Bubble Level

  • Optional Upgrade:
  • An optional Polar Scope is available for aiding in polar alignment
  • An optional Single-Axis RA Motor Drive is available to be installed for auto tracking
  • Specification

    Additional Info

    Mount Type German Equatorial
    Tripod Material Steel
    Telescope Mouting 1.75" Dovetail
    Slow Motion Control RA & DEC
    Hand Control No
    Counterweight 1.8kg or 3.42 & 1.8kg or 5.1kg
    Accessory Tray Large wall-to-wall
    Motor Drive Optional (Single Axis)
    Tripod Height 71-123cm
    Tripod Weight 14.92kg



    Your Skywatcher Products is under Warranty

    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.


    I have a Skywatcher 8" Dobsonian telescope currently mounted on an uncomfortably heavy wood stand that renders it unpleasant to use outdoors. Is it possible to mount the scope on a field tripod and, if so, which one would best suit? I don't need auto-tracking and I don't really want to spend more on the tripod than I did on the telescope. Thanks in advance, Sivan
    Unfortunately the EQ5 mount can only carry 10kg and the tube is 11kg already, then you need to purchase the rings to hold it. I would suggest something bigger, however the bigger mounts that we sell are much more expensive and also have the GOTO. There's nothing bigger without the GOTO unfortunately.

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