SkyWatcher AZ-EQ5 SynScan GPS w/ GT Pier Tripod

  • Dual Mode - Equatorial and Alt-AZ
  • Weight 40% of AZ-EQ6
  • Freedom Find™
  • Compact Mount and Foldable Pier Stand
  • Full Latitude Range (0-90 Degree)
  • Autoguider Port, USB-to-Serial Port, DSLR Shutter Control Port
  • One Year SkyWatcher Limited Warranty
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    Retail Price $2299


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    Product Description

    SkyWatcher AZ-EQ5 SynScan GPS w/ GT Pier Tripod

    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.

    Freedom Find™

    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.

    Additional Information
    Additional Information
    Product Weight (KG) 20
    Mount Type German Equatorial / Alt-Azimuth Dual Mode
    Payload 15kg (exclude counterweight)
    Latitude Adjustment Range Standard Tripod: 28° to 90° / Pier Tripod: 0° to 90°
    Azimuth Adjustment Range About ±15°
    Weight 7.7kg (exclude tripod)
    Counterweight 2 x 3.5kg
    Tripod Standard Tripod (5.6kg) / Pier Tripod (6.1kg)
    Counterweight Rod 18mm Diameter / Length 162mm + 120mm
    Power Requirement DC11~16V 3A
    Motor 1.8° Hybrid Stepper Motor
    Transmission 135:1 Worm Drive + 72:12 Timing Belt Drive + 32 Mirco-Step/1.8° Stepper Motor Drive
    Gear Ratio 810
    Resolution 5184000 Counts/Rev., 0.25 arc-second
    Maximum Slewing Speed 4.2 degree/sec
    Tracking Rate Sidereal rate, solar rate, lunar rate
    Tracking Mode Alt-az or EQ mode
    Auto-Guiding Speed 0.125X, 0.25X, 0.5X, 0.75X, 1X
    PEC 1200 Segments Permanent PEC
    Hand Controller SynScan
    Database 42,000+ Objects
    Celestial Object Catalog Messier, NGC, IC, SAO, Caldwell, Double Star, Planets & more
    Pointing Accuracy Up to 5 arc-minutes (RMS)
    Resolution of Aux. R.A / Dec. Axis Encoders 5144 Counts/Rev. approx 4.2 arc-minutes
    Video Link No
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