Skywatcher AZ-EQ5 GOTO Mount With NEQ5 Tripod

  • Dual Mode : Alt-AZ & Equatorial Mode
  • Freedom Find™ Tracking
  • Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC)
  • Motor Controller With High Torque and Accuracy
  • Capable to Mount 2 OTAs
  • Polar Alignment with Polar Scope
  • 15kg payload
  • 5 Years SkyWatcher Limited Warranty

    Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ5 GOTO Mount with NEQ5 Tripod

    The AZ-EQ5 Goto Mount is a smaller and lighter version of highly successful AZ-EQ6 Goto from Sky-Watcher. It is a hybrid mount with Alt-Azimuth capability for general terrestrial use and Equatorial capability for astrophotography use.

    Features with hybrid stepper motor drives on both axis for smooth slewing at up to 4.2°. The mount accepts the standard ST-4 style autoguider input for astrophotography, and also has a DSLR shutter control port. Come with a SynScan handset with dual AZ/EQ firmware, it can automatically find and track 42,900+ celestial objects from its database.

    Freedom Find™

    SkyWatcher patented Freedom Find is a technology which allows 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. If the user wants to operate the mount with the SynScan hand control again, all that is needed to be done is to re-lock the clutches. This feature can be enabled or disabled on the SynScan hand controller.

    Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC)

    After a proper PEC training routine where data stored in the motor controller permanently, user can start 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 PEC. A user can train the mount with manual guiding or auto-guiding.

    In the box:
  • Hybrid German Equatorial Mount AZ-EQ5
  • Steel Tripod
  • Integrated Counterweight Bar
  • Counterweight Extension Bar
  • Plate Saddle for Counterweight Shaft
  • Counterweights (2x 3.5kg)
  • Polar Scope (South and North Hemispheres)
  • SynScan Hand Controller and Cable
  • Hand Controller Holder
  • Motor Cable (for Connecting the Mounts Motors)
  • PC Connection Cord
  • Power Supply Cord (Lighter Plug)
  • User Manual
  • More Information
    Mount type Hybrid equatorial & Alt-Azimuth mount
    Tripod material Steel
    Telescope mounting V style
    Payload 15kg (for astrophotography)
    Mount head weight 7.7kg
    Tripod weight 5.6kg
    Tripod height 185-121cm
    Counterweight bar dimension 18mm
    Counterweight bar length 162mm + 120mm (extension)
    Latitude range 28 - 90 degree
    Azimuth range +/- 15 degree
    Power requirement DC 12~16V – 3A
    Point accuracy up to 5 arc. min.
    Slewing speed up to 3.4 degree/sec (800X)
    Guiding speed 0.125X, 0.25X, 0.50X, 0.75X, or 1X
    Motors resolution approx. 0.25 arc-second (5184000 Counts/Rev.)
    Encoders resolution approx. 4.2 arc-minutes (5144 Counts/Rev.)
    Brand SkyWatcher
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