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dual eq/az mounts

Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6 Dual AZ/EQ Mount - S30330

Sky-Watcher USA   ——   SKU: SWU-S30330
$3,220.00 CAD
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Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ 6 GoTo Mount

  • AZ-EQ 6 Dual-Function Type Mount
  • Mount Head Weighs 34 pounds
  • Payload capacity is 44 lb
  • Functions as ALT-AZ or Equatorial Mount
  • Full Computerized GoTo Ability
  • Includes Hand Controller Box
  • 42,900+ Object Database
  • Stepper Motor drives
  • Includes Metal Tripod

The Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6 is a the ultimate multi-role, dual-functionality mount, blending the popularity of an EQ mount with the convenience of an AZ mount. With it's heavy duty, 44 pound payload capacity the AZ-EQ6 can handle a large variety of optical systems for both imaging and visual applications. In EQ mode the mount can be used for long exposure, deep sky imaging while in AZ mode it can be used for visual with one or even two telescopes on the mount, with the addition of the secondary mounting saddle (included with the mount). This mount has a full GoTo computerized control ability.

To provide the best pointing, slewing, and tracking performance, the AZ-EQ6 features ultra quiet stepper motors and belt drives on both the RA and Dec. axes. Belt drives reduce the amount of gears used in the drive system which in turn reduces backlash. This allows the Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ 6 Mount to track and guide with amazing precision. For astronomers wanting the ultimate visual, tracking mount the AZ-EQ6 features Sky-Watcher's Freedom Find encoder system. These encoders are separate from the mount's GoTo system and allow you to disengage the clutches and manually move the mount around the sky without a loss of your initial alignment.

The AZ-EQ6 has the ability to mount 2 separate optical systems. These may be attached on each side of the RA axis. By mounting the included secondary mounting saddle to the end of the counter weight bar, the AZ-EQ6 can be used in dual mode. This is perfect for using two different telescopes such as a wide and a narrow field of view telescopes. Two optical tubes is also great for solar applications when using two different filters for safe observation of the sun. This mode also is excellent for use by astronomy educators doing outreach and/or educational programs, whether in schools or at star parties.

Sky-Watcher includes an illuminated polar finderscope to aid the polar alignment process. The finderscope features a circular grid reticle for the northern hemisphere, consistent with todays popular polar alignment apps. For astronomers in the southern hemisphere, the constellation Octans is built into the reticle as well. Even without a clear view of Polaris, the mount can be polar aligned using our SynScan hand controller.

For improved and simplified connection the AZ-EQ6 features a built-in USB-B port on it's side panel. This allows you to connect to a PC computer and control it through the Sky-Watcher SynScan Pro application available for PC. Using the proprietary SynScan hand controller, the AZ- EQ6 Pro provides a user-friendly interface with automatic slewing to over 42,000 objects in the night sky. For the astrophotographers looking to reduce Periodic Error, the SynScan hand controller has built-in PEC training that can be configured while being in use! This Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ 6 Mount is a great choice for any astronomer, whether an experienced amateur, a college professor, a school teacher, an avid backyard astronomer, or even a person relatively new to this wonderful hobby.

Specifications:

Manufacturer: Sky-Watcher, USA
Mfr. SKU: S30330
Device Function: Dual-Function Type Mount
ALT-AZ Mount: Yes
Equatorial Mount: Yes
GoTo: Yes
Payload Capacity: 44 lb
Mount Head Weight (lbs): 34
Tripod Weight (lbs): 16.5
Fully Assembled Weight (w/weights): 72.5
Tripod Leg Diameter: 2"
Mounting Saddle Type: D and or V
Power Type: 12V (4 amp minimum)
Clutch: Slip Clutch
Polar Scope: Yes - Built In
Latitude Range: 10-70 (EQ mode) 90 (AZ mode)
Object Database: 42900+ Objects
Controller: Yes - Hand Controller included
WiFi: Optional WiFi dongle available
Polar Align Assist: Yes
PC Direct Connect Port: Yes
Auto Guide: Yes
Permanent Periodic Correction: Yes
Dual Encoders: Yes
DSLR Enterface: Yes
Included Weights: 11 lb (two Counterweights)
Motor Type: Stepper
Drive System: Belt Drive
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