Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ5 Equatorial / Alt-Az Motorized GoTo Mount

Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ5 Equatorial / Alt-Az Motorized GoTo Mount

Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ5 Equatorial / Alt-Az Motorized GoTo Mount

B&H # SKAZEQ5GTEM MFR # S30200
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Product Highlights

  • Three Mount Configurations
  • Alt-Az, Equatorial, Dual OTA
  • Motorized and Computer-Guided Mount
  • Ten Slew Speeds from 1x to 1000x
  • SynScan 42,900-Object Hand Controller
  • One / Two / Three-Star Alignment
  • Flash Upgradeable via Internet Download
  • Heavy-Duty Stainless Steel Tripod
  • Dual Vixen Saddles
  • Secure-Fit Power Supply Connections
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Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ5 overview

  • 1Description

Designed and built to provide a versatile platform for astronomers and astrophotographers of all levels, the Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ5 Equatorial / Alt-Az Motorized GoTo Mount is outfitted with precision motors, a quiet low-backlash belt drive, a computer controller and sturdy tripod to provide an ideal platform for observation and imaging. This unique mount ships configured as a German Equatorial mount capable of long-term RA tracking when properly polar aligned. To expand its versatility and usability, it can be reconfigured to an alt-azimuth mount, and with a simple mode change on the hand controller it will function flawlessly with dual-axis tracking. For star-parties or separate observation and imaging rigs, it can be converted to a dual-OTA set up.

The SynScan system has an internal database of 42,900 celestial objects including the complete Messier, NGC and IC catalogs and 25 user-defined objects. To keep it current its firmware is updatable through the built-in serial port via updates downloaded through the Internet. With multiple alignment options, ten slew speeds, and automatic tracking capabilities, finding and keeping objects centered in the field of view is easy no matter if you're viewing the fast-moving Moon or much slower deep space subjects.

Mount Configurations
  • Three configurations based on need
  • Equatorial mode: Precise astronomical tracking for observation and imaging
  • Alt-Az mode: General purpose celestial and terrestrial viewing
  • Dual OTA mode: The ability to mount two optical tube assemblies, opposed to each other, on a single mount for star-parties, or separate observation and imaging rigs
SynScan Hand Controller
  • Wired hand-held computer controller for mount
  • 42,900 object database including the complete Messier, NGC and IC catalogs
  • 25 user-defined objects
  • Alignment assistance: One / two / three-star alignment
  • Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC) removes inaccuracies inherent in gears and allows for more accurate tracking, especially for long-exposure astrophotography
  • Connect to a computer via user-supplied RS-232 cable
  • Flash upgradeable via internet download
Mount
  • Low backlash belt drive with silent slewing
  • ±5 arc seconds native periodic error
  • Dual shutter release control for batch exposures of astrophotography
  • Dual-axis and Equatorial tracking modes
  • Tracking rates: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar
  • Primary axis encoder tracks mount position and enables users to move mount manually without having to realign
  • 1.8° Hybrid Stepper Motor
  • Slew speeds: 1000x, 800x, 600x, 400x, 200x, 32x, 16x, 8x, 2x, 1x
  • Secure-fit power supply connections
Tripod
  • 30 lb payload capacity
  • Corrosion-resistant stainless steel legs
  • Two-section adjustable height
  • Spiked feet provides a sure footing in rough or soft earth
  • Weighs 33 lbs to provide a stable, low-vibration platform
Counterweight and Shaft
  • Counterweight shaft retracts into mount to reduce or eliminate interference with tripod or other equipment
  • Counterweight shaft extension
  • Stainless steel counterweight shaft
  • Includes two 7.5 lb counterweights
UPC: 050234302005
In the Box
Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ5 Equatorial / Alt-Az Motorized GoTo Mount
  • 2 x Vixen-Style Saddles
  • 12VDC Car/Vehicle Power Cord
  • Counterweight Shaft Extensions
  • 7.5lb Counterweights
  • Limited Two-Year Warranty
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    Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ5 specs

    Mount Type Alt-Az or Equatorial
    Load Capacity 30.0 lb / 13.6 kg
    Motor DC servo
    GO-TO Capability Yes. SynScan hand controller
    Polar Axis Scope None
    Includes Tripod/Pier Yes
    Adjustable-height
    Stainless steel
    Power Requirements 11 to 16 VDC, 4 A
    Weight 33 lb / 15 kg
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    Package Weight 56.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 35.0 x 25.0 x 18.0"

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