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About this product
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 TheSkyWatcher 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: 10ø to 70ø, 90ø
Azimuth Adjustment Range: About 9ø
|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 1.8ø 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)