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Skywatcher AZEQ6 GT Tripod

SKU: SKW-SWAZEQ6GT

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Regular Price: $3,199.00

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The hand control (SynScan) features an excellent patented dual-encoder technology. This technology allows the telescope to be moved manually in either axis without the mount losing its positional information which gives a lot of freedom and convenience for users.

Being a dual function mount, the AZ-EQ6 GoTo Mount not only features the well reputated NEQ6 Euatorial Mount where it's excellent for both visual and photographic use, but also enhances other features a GoTo Altazimuth mount offers. The hybrid mount promises to become a favourite among intermediate to experienced observer and astrophotographers.

The Skywatcher AZ-EQ6’s dual-width dovetail saddle accommodates both narrow (Vixen-style) and wide (Losmandy-style) dovetail attachment plates. Along with its sturdy steel-legged tripod, the mount also includes a second dovetail saddle for dual-telescope Altazimuth operations, illuminated polar axis scope with adjustable brightness, two 5.1kg counterweights, RS-232 communication cable, and 12-volt DC power cable with a secure threaded connector.

Other Features Include:

  • 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.
  • New motor controller with higher torque and accuracy.
  • Include two dual-fit (45mm/75mm) saddle for mounting two telescopes.
  • Improved reliable power supply outlet.
  • Polar-alignment with polar-scope or SynScan HC’s polar-alignment routine.
  • Primary axis encoder tracks the mount’s position. Users can push the mount at any time without worrying about losing the mount’s alignment.

Other Specifications Include:

  • Tripod Height: 127cm
  • Tracking Rates: Sidereal/ Solar/ Lunar rate
  • Guiding Speed: From 0.125x, 0.25x, 0.5x, 0.75x, 1x
  • Mount Type: EQ/ Alt-AZ Dual Mode
  • Counter weight: 2x5 kg
  • Motor Drive: 1.8° Hybrid Stepper Motor 
  • Tripod Weight: 7.5kg, 2'' steel tripod
  • Shipping Weight: 21kg +20kg
  • Payload Capacity: 20kg with counterweights excluded
  • Power Supply: DC11~16V 4A
  • Slewing Speed: up to 4.2 degrees/second
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