About the Sky-Watcher Motorized Multi-Function Mount...
At night this versatile yet simple altazimuth mount tracks astronomical targets up to 60 degrees above the horizon. Just point your telescope at the object and the Sky-Watcher Multi-Function Mount keeps it centered in the eyepiece until you are ready to move on. During the day the Multi-Function Mount dual-axis motors provide smooth control for spotting scopes or cameras.
The easy-to-use Sky-Watcher Multi-Function Mount is packed with great features. Four directional buttons on the convenient hand controller allow you to quickly slew your telescope to an astronomical target. Then you can activate tracking to keep your target centered in your eyepiece or camera field of view. Three tracking speeds (Guide, Slow, and Fast) give you total control over your observing and imaging. A simple initial alignment is all you need to get started.
The Sky-Watcher Multi-Function Mount has unique features for terrestrial viewing and photography. You can store up to six viewing locations and then use the GOTO function to automatically slew the scope to any of the stored positions. The Cruise-and-Shoot function automatically slews the optical system sequentially to each stored location and snaps a picture with an attached Canon EOS digital camera (not included). An auto-imaging cable is provided for using Cruise-and-Shoot. For video use, a Cruise-and-Record function allows continuous recording as the mount sequentially slews to each stored location.
The Sky-Watcher Multi-Function Mount is designed for optical tubes up to 15 inches long and 8.8 lbs or less. It operates with an external 12-volt power source, or you can use eight AA alkaline batteries (not included). An optional AC adapter is also available. The Multi-Function Mount includes mount with 1/4 by 20 threaded post, hand controller, adjustable tripod, and camera control cable.
Sky-Watcher Motorized Multi-Function Mount Features...
- Versatile mount with unique features for astronomical and terrestrial viewing and imaging.
- Automatically tracks astronomical targets up to 60 degrees above the horizon.
- Stores up to six terrestrial viewing positions.
- Point-and-Shoot works with Canon EOS digital camera to automatically snap photos at each position.
- Point-and-record automatically slews to stored positions for continuous video recording.
Sky-Watcher Motorized Multi-Function Mount Specifications...
Equipment Type: Motorized Altazimuth Telescope Mount
Power: 12V AC or 8 AA Batteries
Application: Optical tubes up to 15 inches long and 8.8 lbs or lessSky-Watcher Product Number: S21300