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Home Mounts & Tripods Equatorial Mounts SkyWatcher AZ EQ5-GT EQ & Alt-Az Mount and Tripod
The Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ5GT is essentially a smaller, lighter version of the highly successful AZ EQ6GT. In EQ mode, the AZ-EQ5GT is designed for either visual use or astro-imaging. In AZ mode, it is primarily intended for visual use and in this mode two telescopes can be mounted simultaneously in parallel. This versatile mounting solution is a dual purpose, fully functional computerised heavy-duty Go-To/Tracking astronomical mount in both Alt-Azimuth (AZ) and Equatorial (EQ) modes.
Patented Skywatcher dual-encoder 'FreedomFind' technology allows the telescope to be moved manually in either axis without the mount losing its positional information. This gives the user freedom, convenience and flexibility during observational sessions. Supplied with the sturdy EQ5 type 1.75" stainless steel tripod. Specifications: Payload Capacity: 15kg (EQ Mode) or 15kg+15kg (Alt-AZ Dual-Mode) Latitude Adjustment Range: 0-90° Azimuth Adjustment Range: Approx 15° Weight (excl. tripod & counterweights): 7.7kg Counterweights: 2 x 3.5kg Dovetail Saddles: 2 x 45mm (Accepts Sky-Watcher/Vixen type Dovetail Bars) Stainless Steel Legs (same as EQ5/HEQ5 Tripod) Counterweight Bar: 18mm Diameter, Length 162mm + 120mm Extension Motors: 1.8° Hybrid Stepper Motors Transmission: 135:1 Worm Drive + 36:12 Timing Belt Drive + 64 Micro-Step/1.8° Stepper Motor Drive Gear Ratio: 810 Resolution: 5184000 Counts/Rev (approx. 0.25 arc-second) Maximum Slewing Speed: 3.4°/second Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar Tracking Mode: Equatorial or Alt-Azimuth Auto-Guiding Speed: 0.125x, 0.25x, 0.5x, 0.75x & 1x Whisper Quiet Slewing PPEC Control in EQ Mode DSLR Electronic Shutter Release Ports: 2 Autoguider Interface: Yes USB Interface: Yes Hand Controller: Synscan (42,900+ Object Database) Polar Alignment: Via Software Control (Polar Scope optional) Pointing Accuracy: Up to 5 Arc-Minutes (RMS) Resolution of Aux R.A./Dec Axis Encoders: 5144 Counts/Rev., approx. 4.2 Arc-Minutes Power Requirement: DC 11-16V 2A (Sky-Watcher 7Ah or 17Ah Power Tank Recommended)
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