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SkyWatcher AZ-EQ6 GT Mount


SkyWatcher AZ-EQ6 GT-Mount-Jacobs Photo and Digital
SkyWatcher AZ-EQ6 GT Mount
SkyWatcher AZ-EQ6 GT Mount

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About The Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6

The Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6 SynScan mount gives optimal stability and pointing accuracy for a wide variety of heavy professional photo and video equipment. It is a hybrid mount with alt-azimuth capability for general use and equatorial capability for astrophotography use. Supplied with a SynScan handset with dual AZ/EQ firmware, it can automatically find and track 42,900+ celestial objects with its database.

AZ-EQ6 SynScan is capable of carrying heavy-duty photographic equipment for professional shooting and video recording. It is a very efficient transportable mount weighing only 15 kg, for a load capacity of 20 kg (counterweight excluded).

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.

  • German Equatorial / Alt-Az dual mode

  • Permanent periodic error correction(PPEC). PPEC can be trained with Auto guider or PC.

  • Belt drive - Super smooth PE curve. Low backlash, silent slewing.

  • DSLR Electronic Shutter Release Port for batch exposures of astrophotography.

  • Include two dual-fit (45mm/75mm) saddle for mounting two telescopes.

  • New motor controller with higher torque and accuracy.  

  • Driving Resolution: Approximately 0.14 arc seconds

  • Auto guider Port

  • PEC control in EQ mode

  • Alignment methods: 1, 2, or 3-star alignment (EQ) / brightest star or 2-star alignment (AZ)  

  • Telescope Connection: 2 x dual-fit saddle plates supplied accepting 45mm & 75mm dovetail bars

  • RA/DEC Worm Gears: D=92.5mm, 180 teeth, brass

  • RA/DEC Axes: D=40mm, steel

  • Latitude Adjustment Range: 10° to 70° (EQ), 90° (AZ)

  • Azimuth Adjustment Range: About ± 9°


Tripod Height 127 cm ( 50")
Tracking Rates Sidereal / Solar / Lunar rate
Guiding Speed from 0.125x, 0.25x, 0.5x, 0.75x, 1x
Mount Type EQ/Alt-AZ Dual Mode
Counter Weight 2x 5 kg
Accessory Tray Large wall to wall
Motor Drive 1.8° Hybrid Stepper Motor
GOTO System SynScan Hand Control
Tripod Weight 7.5 kg, 2" steel tripod
Shipping Weight 21kg + 20 kg
Shipping Dimensions 118x28x29cm3; 53x52x32 cm3
Power Supply DC11~16V 4A
Payload Capacity 20 kg (counterweight excluded)
Tracking Modes Alt-azimuth / Equatorial mode
Slewing Speed up to 4.2°/sec (800x)

Packing List:

  • 1x AZEQ6 Mount
  • 1x EQ6 Steel Legs
  • 1x Hand Controller
  • 1x Power Cable to 12v Cigarette Port

Packing List can change without warning.

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