- AZ-EQ5 SynScan GPS w/pier tripod
- Products Features
The Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ5 SynScan
Go Tomount is equally useful as a EQmount, or operating in AZ mode. The AZ-EQ5 SynScan features hybrid stepper motor drives on both axes for smooth slewing at up to 4.2 o .The mount accepts the standard ST-4 style autoguiderinput for astrophotography, and also has a DSLR shutter control port. Supplied with a SynScan handset with dual AZ/EQ firmware, it can automatically find and track 42,900+ celestial objects from its database.
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
objectthe telescope will automatically begin to track the new object accurately. No re-setup is required in one observing session.
♦ Equatorial and Alt-Az dual mode
♦ Autoguider port, USB-to-Serial port, DSLR shutter control port
slew, smooth PE curve
♦ Freedom Find
♦ Weight 40% of an AZ-EQ6
♦ Compact mount and foldable pier stand
♦ Full latitude(0 to 90 degree) range
♦ Polar scope optional
The AZ-EQ5 GT mount is equipped with an index on its R.A. worm.
Thusthe motor controller can keep track of the current position of the worm. After a proper PEC training routine, in which the training data is stored in the motor controller permanently, a user can start the periodic error correction (PEC) at any time to improve the tracking performance for short focal length astrophotography. A training process is not required in the next observing session (assuming that the polar alignment is always accurate). Thusthis is a Permanent Period Error Correction (PPEC). A user can train the mount with manual guiding or auto-guiding. For detailed instructions, please refer to the relevant section in the SynScan hand controller instruction manual.
♦ Batch Exposures Function
The AZ-EQ5 GT mount is equipped with two SNAP ports which can control the shutter releasing of two cameras. Working with the SynScan hand control’s “Camera Control” function, a user can take batch exposures when doing astrophotography. Up to 8 groups of “Exposure-time & Frames” combinations can be set on the SynScan hand controller. For detailed information, refer to the SynScan hand control’s instruction manual.
- Mount Type EQ/Alt-AZ Dual Mode
- Counter Weight 2 x 3.5kg
- Motor Drive 1.8 Hybrid Stepper Motor
- GoTo SynScan Hand Control
- Tripod Height 747 mm pier tripod
- Tripod Weight 6.1kg pier stand (mount weight 7.7kg)
- Shipping Weight 11kgs; 5kgs
- Shipping Cartondimensions 47x45x31cm3;89x28x34cm3
- Power Supply DC11~16V 3A
- Payload Capacity 15kg
- Tracking Modes Alt-azimuth / Equatorial mode
- Tracking Rates Sidereal / Solar / Lunar rate
- Slewing Speed Maximum 4.2 degrees/second
- Guiding Speed 0.125X, 0.25X, 0.5X, 0.75X, 1X
* Contact your local distributor for details