Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ5 Multi-Purpose GoTo Mount

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Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ5 Multi-Purpose GoTo Mount
Item # SW-S30200
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  • A little bit alt-az, a little bit equatorial! The Sky-watcher AZ-EQ5 Dual Alt-Az & Equatorial Mount lets you decide how you want to observe! Go alt-azimuth for visual observations or when you want to mount two OTA's for outreach, or go equatorial for astrophotography.
  • The AZ-EQ5 has a weight capacity of 30 pounds.
  • Comes with two Vixen-style saddles for mounting dual OTA's.
  • The Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ5 with SynScan is loaded with a database containing over 42,000 objects.
  • Thoughtful accessories, such as an included counterweight shaft extension, a retractable counterweight shaft for easier storage and travel, and a primary axis encoder, allowing you to manually move the mount without losing alignment, are just a few of the highlights of the SkyWatcher AZ-EQ5 Dual GoTo Computerized Mount!


Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ5 Dual GoTo Computerized Mount

The Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ5 dual mount gives optimal stability and pointing accuracy for a wide variety of professional photo and video equipment. The AZ-EQ5 is a hybrid mount with alt-azimuth capability for general use, equatorial capability for astrophotography use and dual-OTA mode perfect for outreach. Stable, accurate, versatile and very portable –weighing only 33 pounds – the SkyWatcher AZ-EQ5 is the perfect mount for just about everybody. The mount is supplied with a SynScan handset with dual AZ/EQ firmware, it can automatically find and track 42,900+ celestial objects from its database.

Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ5 Mount Features

  • German Equatorial/Alt-Az/dual OTA mode.
  • Permanent periodic error correction (PPEC). PPEC can be trained with autoguider or PC.
  • Belt drive – Super smooth PE curve. Low backlash, silent slewing.
  • +/- 5 arc seconds native periodic error.
  • Dual shutter release control for batch exposures of astrophotography.
  • Motor controller with high torque and accuracy.
  • Includes two V-style saddles for mounting dual OTAs
  • Secure-fit power supply connections.
  • Polar alignment with optional polarscope.
  • Autoguider port
  • USB interface
  • Primary axis encoder tracks the mounts position. Users can push the mount at any time without worrying about losing the mount’s alignment.
  • Counterweight extension bar included.
  • Retractable counterweight bar.
  • Includes two 7.5 pound counterweights.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU SW-S30200
UPC Code 50234000000
Head Design Combo - AZ & EQ
Tripod or Pier Included? Yes
GPS Included? No
Electronics Included Computerized - GoTo
Manufacturer Sky-Watcher
Hand Controller Included Sky-Watcher SynScan
# of Counterweights Included 2
Weight of Counterweights 7.5 lb.
Objects in Database 42,000+
Saddle Width V Series
Weight Capacity 30 lb.
Material Steel
Power Supply Included DC Battery Adapter
Latitude Range 0 - 90
Weight of Head 33 lb.
Questions & Answers

Product Questions

This mount only lists one weight capacity. When using it in Alt-azimuth mode is the weight increased with two scopes mounted on opposite ends if the 7.5lbs x2 counter balance weights are removed? If so is 30lbs + 15lbs a correct assumption?
Is there a AC to DC adapter you would recommend for this mount?
Can I use a celestron powertank (+ cable) to power up this goto. Or does it have its own proprietary charging cable?
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