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Skywatcher Esprit 80ED on AZ-EQ5 Refractor Telescope with Pier Tripod Telescope Bundle


Skywatcher Esprit 80ED on AZ-EQ5 Refractor Telescope with Pier Tripod Telescope Bundle-Jacobs Digital
Skywatcher Esprit 80ED on AZ-EQ5 Refractor Telescope with Pier Tripod Telescope Bundle-Jacobs Digital
Skywatcher Esprit 80ED on AZ-EQ5 Refractor Telescope with Pier Tripod Telescope Bundle-Jacobs Digital
Skywatcher Esprit 80ED on AZ-EQ5 Refractor Telescope with Pier Tripod Telescope Bundle-Jacobs Digital
Skywatcher Esprit 80ED on AZ-EQ5 Refractor Telescope with Pier Tripod Telescope Bundle-Jacobs Digital

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Find the perfect pair to start your astrophotography hobby, or upgrade your existing kit with this great offering from Skywatcher!

Kit includes:

  • 1 x 80/400 Esprit 80ED Triplet APO OTA
  • 1 x AZ-EQ5 Mount with Pier Tripod (SynScan HC)

Esprit 80ED

Designed with the discerning astrophotographer in mind, Sky-Watcher’s top-of-the-line Esprit refractors deliver the kind of imaging performance one would expect from telescopes costing thousands of dollars more. With Esprit’s three-element, air-spaced objective lens design, false color is virtually eliminated, yielding exceptional contrast and sharpness. Each element is fully multi-coated with Sky-Watcher’s proprietary Metallic high-transmission Coatings™ (MHTC)™, producing a transmission rate that rivals any refractor on the market. 

In addition to superb optics, all Esprits feature exclusive dual-speed, Helinear track focusers, which provide smooth, rock-solid focusing with zero image shift. Using a captain’s wheel design all focusers can be rotated, giving astrophotographers flexibility when framing their image. 

As is customary, Sky-Watcher supplies everything you need to get out under the stars, including a 2-element field corrector, which guarantees a flat field across the entire imaging plane. All Esprit refractors also come with an 8x50 right-angle finderscope, 2-inch star diagonal, M48 camera adapter, mounting hardware, and padded case.


Optical Info
Optical Design ED Triplet Refractor
Lens Coatings Fully Multi-Coated
Glass Type BK7 (2)/FPL-53(ED)
Primary Aperture (mm) 80
F/Ratio 5
Focal Length (mm) 400
Observational Info
Dawes Limit 1.45
Rayleigh Limit 1.75
Limiting Mag. 12
Minimum Magnification 11
Maximum Magnification 157
General Info
Focuser 2.7" Dual Speed R&P
OTA Length (Retract/Ext.) 17.4"
OTA Outer Diameter 4.875"
OTA Weight (with accessories) 8.8
Included Finder 8x50 RACI
Included Diagonal 2" Dielectric
Mounting Accessories V-Rail Foot
Included Eyepieces None
Included Case Yes
Corrector Yes


The Sky-Watcher GT Series AZ-EQ5 Go-To Mount combines the advantages of the equatorial mount with the simplicity of the alt-azimuth system. In fact, the AZ-EQ5 is a hybrid mount usable in both these configurations. The equatorial mode is ideal for astrophotography while the alt-azimuth configuration is more practical for observation as polar alignment is not required. Moreover, two telescopes can be simultaneously mounted in alt-azimuth configuration.

The exceptional SynScan Go-To system allows full control of both R.A. and Dec. axes with 9 slew speeds and 5 arcminute pointing precision, allowing you to quickly and accurately locate objects across the night sky. The Go-To system can automatically slew the telescope on command toward planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies, clusters and much more. The SynScan has 42,900 memorised celestial objects for an amazing journey in the night sky. The Deep Sky Tour function suggests a list of the most interesting deep sky objects currently visible, so even the novice astronomer can easily observe faint objects at the touch of a button. Once achieving alignment, the patented Freedom Find dual encoders will then keep track of your position to within 4.2 arcminutes. The mount will retain alignment even after releasing the clutches and manually pointing the scope to a new part of the sky.

The AZ-EQ5 is equipped with two SNAP ports for dual control of camera shutter release. Working with the SynScan hand control’s “Camera Control” function, a user can take batch exposures in up to 8 groups of “Exposure-time & Frames”. An indexer on the R.A. worm gear keeps track of its current position, so that the Periodic Error inherent to all worm gear driven mounts can be learned and permanently corrected for. These features make the Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ5 a fantastic partner to high focal length telescopes and astrophotographers alike.

SynScan Features:

  • Usable in both Alt-Azimuth and Equatorial mode
  • Database with 42,900+ objects
  • Messier, Caldwell, NGC, IC & SAO catalogues, Named Stars, Double Stars, Variable Stars, Named Stars
  • One, Two and Three Stars or Brightest Star Alignment
  • Autoguiding feature for astrophotography
  • Pointing Accuracy Enhancement feature (PAE)
  • Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC)
  • Unknown Object Identification feature
  • Pointing accuracy up to 5 arc min
  • Tracking rates: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar
  • Slewing speeds: 1x, 2x, 16x, 32x, 64x, 128x, 400x, 500x, 600x, 800x (3.4°/sec)
  • Motor type: DC hybrid stepper motors

In The Box:

  • Hybrid German Equatorial Mount AZ-EQ5
  • Steel Pier Tripod
  • Integrated Counterweight Bar
  • Counterweight Extension Bar
  • Plate Saddle for Counterweight Shaft
  • Counterweights (2x 3.5kg)
  • SynScan Hand Controller and Cable
  • Hand Controller Holder
  • Motor Cable (for Connecting the Mounts Motors)
  • Power Supply Cord (Lighter Plug)
  • User Manual
    Model Number SWAZEQ5GTT
    Mount Type Hybrid Equatorial & Alt-Azimuth Mount
    Tripod Material Steel
    Telescope Mounting V Style
    Payload 15kg (for Astrophotography)
    Mount Head Weight 7.7kg
    Tripod Weight 5.6kg
    Tripod Height  185-121cm
    Counterweight Bar Diam. 18mm
    Counterweight Bar Length 162mm + 120mm (extension)
    Latitude Range 28° – 90°
    Azimuth Range +/- 15°
    Power Requirement DC 12~16V – 3A
    Pointing Accuracy up to 5 arc. min.
    Slewing Speed up to 3.4°/sec (800X)
    Guiding Speed 0.125X, 0.25X, 0.50X, 0.75X, or 1X
    Motors Resolution approx. 0.25 arc-second (5184000 Counts/Rev.)
    Encoders Resolution approx. 4.2 arc-minutes (5144 Counts/Rev.)

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