- The Sky-Watcher CQ350 can support large optical tube assemblies and astrophotography gear with it's big 77-pound payload capacity!
- Built-in USB PC control, thoughtful positioning of electrical options for cable management.
- Belt drives provide minimal backlash and significantly reduced periodic error while remaining whisper quiet
- Stepper motors have no internal gear box, further reducing backlash
- SNAP port eliminates the need for remote shutter release cable
- Autoguide port compatible with most of today’s best autoguiders
- D/V saddle plate to handle a wide variety of OTAs
- 42,000+ object data base
- Heavy duty steel tripod for rock-solid performance
- Sidereal, solar and lunar tracking modes
The Sky-Watcher CQ350 is a fully-GoTo equatorial platform boasts a hefty 77-pound/35 kg payload capacity capable of supporting large OTA's as well as today's astro-imaging gear.
The Skywatcher CQ350 is also packed with well-positioned electrical options to manage cables, power, computer connection, imaging accessories, and more. A convenient 4x USB Out port hub sits adjacent to three 2.1mm central positive power out ports, plus three Out AUX ports, three In AUX ports, PC connect USB-to-serial port, USB Type B In port, SNAP port, one power input port, hand controller port, autoguider port, and a 12V DC power aircraft cable port for secure power connection to the mount.
Additional features of the CQ350 include a high-precision, 0.9° hybrid stepper motor, spring loaded worm gears, synchronous wheel and belt drive modes, locking RA and Dec clutches, an oversized latitude knob for use with cold weather gloves on, and a D-/V-style dovetail mounting platform.
With other attributes like hard stops, auto-home functionality, batch exposures function, the V5 SynScan hand controller’s 42,000+ GoTo database, 2x 22-pound counterweights and beefy counterweight bar, plus included SNAP and power cables, the CQ350 packs heavy-duty form with heavy-duty function for a heavy-duty foundation.
Designed to be a serious contender for up-and-coming imagers as well as seasoned aces looking to build atop a supremely solid performance platform, the Sky-Watcher CQ350 is an observatory-class powerhouse that is still portable enough for field use, awaiting the master craftsman to coax down the beauty of the night sky.
Specifications for the Sky-Watcher CQ350 Equatorial Mount
|General Mount Info|
|Payload Capacity (lbs)||77|
|Mount head size||434mm x 176mm x 323mm|
|Mount head weight (lbs)||33|
|Tripod Weight (lbs)||34.5|
|Tripod Retracted/Extended||30.5" / 42.5"|
|Tripod Spread Retracted/Extended||39"x56"|
|Tripod folded measurements||11"x11"x37"|
|Tripod Leg diameter||70mm|
|Mounting Saddle type||D/V-style|
|Counterweight bar retractable?||No|
|Counterweight bar length and diameter||15" x 31.5mm|
|Type of motor||Stepper|
|Spring Loaded Worms||Yes|
|RA gear size||155mm|
|Tracking Modes||Sideral, Solar, Lunar|
|Latitude Range (degrees)||10° to 70°|
|Computer/Drive System Info|
|Hand controller port||Yes (RJ-45, 8pin)|
|Guide Port?||Yes (RJ-12, 6pin)|
|SNAP Port?||Yes (2.1mm)|
|PC connect USB port?||Yes (USB-B)|
|USBs (how many and type)||4x USB ports|
|Power ports (how many and type)||3x 2.1mm central positive (DC 6v to 24v 5amp)|
|AUX ports (how many and type)||RJ-10, RJ-12, RJ-45|
|Hand controller cable used||Yes|
|GoTo Database||42,000+ objects|
|Internal Battery Pack||No|
|Mount power port size and style||2.1mm female|
|Counter Weight||2x 22 pound (9.9kg)|
|Hand controller holder?||Yes|
|Shipping Weight (head box)||53 pounds (24kg)|
|Shipping Dimensions (head box)||21.5"x19"x13.5"|
|Shipping Weight (tripod box)||53 pounds (24kg)|
|Shipping Dimensions (tripod box)||45"x18.5"x20.5"|