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Jacob's Photo & Digital
9 Mokoia Road
Birkenhead
Auckland 0626

SkyWatcher AZ-EQ5GT Pier

Price: $2,595.00

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Jacobs Photo and Digital

9 Mokoia Road

Birkenhead

Auckland 0626

New Zealand

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The Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ5GT is essentially a smaller, lighter version of the highly successful AZ EQ6GT.

Works great with The SkyWatcher Wifi Dongle. 

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.

Patented Skywatcher dual-encoder 'FreedomFind' technology allows the telescope to be moved manually in either axis outwardly the mount losing its positional information. This gives the user freedom, convenience and flexibility during observational sessions.

Equatorial and Alt-Az mode
Mount weight (without tripod) 7.7kg
Payload 15kg (equatorial mode) + 10kg each side (Alt-AZ mode)
Fully automatic and manual (dual encoders Freedom FindTM)
High precision polar alignment aided by
user friendly adjustment knobs and by Synscan software

1. Whisper slew
2. Precision worm gearing combined with smooth belt transmission
3. PPEC
4. Autoguider port
5. USB interface
6. Dual camera shutter control port
7. Multiple language handcontroller supplied

  • 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)
  • Pier Tripod: Weight 6.1kg, 1.75” Stainless Steel Legs (also compatible with 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

* Normally in stock, Please ask us before ordering.

Feel free to ask a question about SkyWatcher AZ-EQ5GT Pier below or call us on +64 (9) 480-5903

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