The Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6 SynScan gives optimal stability and pointing accuracy for a wide variety of heavy professional photo and video equipments. 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 from its database.
Works great with The SkyWatcher Wifi Dongle.
AZ-EQ6 SynScan is capable of carrying heavy-duty photographic equipments 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).
An excellent feature of the AZ-EQ6 SynScan is the patented dual-encoder technology. This technology allows the telescope to be moved manually either axis without the mount losing its positional information which gives enormous freedom and convenience for users.
♦ German Equatorial / Alt-Az dual mode
♦ Permanent periodic error correction(PPEC). PPEC can be trained with Autoguider or PC.
♦ Belt drive - Super smooth PE curve. Low backlash, silent slewing.
♦ Shutter release control for batch exposures of astrophotography.
♦ Motor controller with high torque and accuracy.
♦ Include two dual-fit (45mm/75mm) saddle for mounting two telescopes.
♦ Improved reliable power supply outlet.
♦ New motor controller with higher torque and accuracy.
♦ Primary axis encoder tracks the mount's position. Users can push the mount at any time without worrying about losing the mount's alignment.
Two Dual-fit Saddles
Two 5kg counterweights
Note: Baader filter and solar finder must be used during all sun observations to avoid damage to your eyes.
Driving Resolution: Approximately 0.14 arc seconds
DSLR Electronic Shutter Release Port : Yes
Autoguider Port: Yes
PEC control in EQ mode
Polar Alignment : via supplied polar scope
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°, 90°
Azimuth Adjustment Range: About ± 9°
|Mount Type||EQ/Alt-AZ Dual Mode Go-To|
|Slow-motion Control||Hand Control|
|Counterweight(s)||5 kg x 2|
|Ground Board Diameter||n/a|
|Ground Board Weight(s)||n/a|
|Motor Drive||Built-in 1.8° Hybrid Stepper Motor|
|Go-to||SynScan Hand Control|
|Tube Dimension(dia. x length)||n/a|
|Tripod Height||127 cm (50 in.)|
|Tripod Weight||7.5 kg, 2-inch steel tripod|
|Shipping Weight||21kg + 15 kg|
|Shipping Carton Dimensions||117x28x21cm3; 100x50x50 cm3|
Requires: 12VDC regulated power at 2A (minimum)