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Sky-Watcher HEQ5 Dual AZ EQ Pier GoTo Mountadd this item to shopping cart
HEQ5 AZ German Equatorial Pier style mount with HEQ5 steel tripod and SynScan GOTO Control

The Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ5 SynScan Go To mount is equally useful as a EQ mount, or operating in AZ mode. The AZ-EQ5 SynScan features hybrid stepper motor drives on both axes for smooth slewing at up to 4.2o .The mount accepts the standard ST-4 style autoguider input 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 object the telescope will automatically begin to track the new object accurately. No re-setup is required in one observing session.

Quick Overview:
- Equatorial and Alt-Az dual mode
- Autoguider port, USB-to-Serial port, DSLR shutter control port
- Whisper 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. Thus the 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). Thus this is a Permanent Period Error Correction (PPEC).

The 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.

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" and combinations can be set on the SynScan hand controller. For detailed infor­mation, refer to the SynScan hand control’s instruction manual.

Mount TypeEQ/Alt-AZ Dual Mode
Counter Weight 2 x 3.5kg
Motor Drive 1.8 º Hybrid Stepper Motor
GoToSynScan Hand Control
Tripod Height 747 mm pier tripod
Tripod Weight 6.1kg pier stand (mount weight 7.7kg)
Power Supply requirement 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 Speed0.125X, 0.25X, 0.5X, 0.75X, 1X

5 year warranty

Price: $2,175.00Recommended Options
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