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SkyWatcher AZ-EQ6 GT


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

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SkyWatcher AZ-EQ6 GT


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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.

New Features:
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
Piggyback Bracket n/a
Accessory Tray Yes
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
Pedestal Diameter n/a
Pier Diameter n/a
Wheels Diameter n/a
Shipping Weight 21kg + 15 kg
Shipping Carton Dimensions 117x28x21cm3; 100x50x50 cm3

Requires: 12VDC regulated power at 2A (minimum)

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