- Payload capacity of 15kg (equatorial mode) + 10kg each side (Alt-AZ mode)
- Equatorial and Alt-Az mode
- Mount weight (without tripod) 7.7kg
- Fully automatic and manual (dual encoders Freedom FindTM)
- High precision polar alignment
- Smooth slewing
- Autoguider port
- USB interface
- Dual camera shutter control port
- Precision worm gearing combined with smooth belt transmission
- 5 Years Genuine Warranty with Sky Watcher Australia
The Sky-Watcher AZEQ5 GT Pier Tripod can be used as both an EQ mount, or in AZ mode. It features hybrid stepper motor drives on both axes forsmooth slewing at up to 4.2o. It is capable of interchanging tripod modes from Equatorial and Alt-Az and holding a payload capacity of 15kg (equatorial mode) + 10kg each side (Alt-AZ mode). The Mount weight (without tripod) is at 7.7kg. Its mount has dual camera shutter control ports: the ST-4 style autoguider port input for astrophotography, and a DSLR shutter control port. The tripod mount also features fully automatic and manual (dual encoders Freedom FindTM) and precision worm gearing combined with smooth belt transmission. This version comes in handy with a pier tripod.
Product Features in Detail
Hybrid stepper motor
The Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ5 SynScan Go To mount is equally useful as a EQ mount, or operating in AZ mode. The AZ-EQ5 SynScan features hybrid stepper motor drives on both axes for smooth slewing at up to 4.2o .The mount accepts the standard ST-4 style autoguider input for astrophotography, and also has a DSLR shutter control port. Supplied with a SynScan handset with dual AZ/EQ firmware, it can automatically find and track 42,900+ celestial objects from its database.
Freedom Find™ - tracking made easy!
With the 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.
Permanent Period Error Correction (PPEC)
The AZ-EQ5 GT 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 Period Error Correction (PPEC). A user can train the mount with manual guiding or auto-guiding. For detailed instructions, please refer to the relevant section in the SynScan hand controller instruction manual.
Batch Exposures Function
The 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. For detailed information, refer to the SynScan hand control’s instruction manual.
Included in the Box
Sky-Watcher AZEQ5 GT Pier Tripod
5 Years Genuine Warranty with Sky Watcher Australia
This Sky-Watcher AZEQ5 GT Pier Tripod comes with 5 Years Genuine Warranty with Sky Watcher Australia.
Our products are sourced from authorised Australian suppliers and therefore come with genuine Australian warranty.
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Mount Type EQ/Alt-AZ Dual Mode Counter Weight 2 x 3.5kg Motor Drive 1.8 º Hybrid Stepper Motor GoTo SynScan Hand Control Tripod Height 747 mm pier tripod Tripod Weight 6.1kg pier stand (mount weight 7.7kg) Shipping Weight 11kgs; 5kgs Shipping Carton Dimensions 47x45x31cm3;89x28x34cm3 Power Supply DC11~16V 3A Payload Capacity 15kg Tracking Modes Alt-azimuth / Equatorial mode Tracking Rates Sidereal / Solar / Lunar rate Slewing Speed Maximum 4.2 degrees/second Guiding Speed 0.125X, 0.25X, 0.5X, 0.75X, 1X