Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6 GT Pro GEQ & Alt-Az Astronomy Mount
Now includes USB port.
The Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6GT is a dual purpose, fully functional computerized heavy-duty mount with Go-To / tracking that works in both Alt-Azimuth (AZ) and Equatorial (EQ) modes.
Features patented dual-encoder technology. This enables the telescope to be moved manually in either axis without it losing positional information. This provides freedom, convenience and flexibility during observational sessions.
In EQ mode, the AZ-EQ6GT is designed for either visual use or precise astro-imaging.
In AZ mode, it is primarily intended for visual use, and in this mode, two telescopes can be mounted simultaneously in parallel.
Supplied with a Synscan handset with dual AZ/EQ firmware, it can automatically find and track over 42,900 celestial objects from its database.
Payload Capacity: 18kg for imaging and 25kg for visual
Driving Resolution: 0.1436 arc second
Go-To Capability: EQ and AZ modes
Synscan Handset Database: over 42,900 celestial objects
Tracking Speed: sidereal, solar & lunar rates
Tracking Mode: EQ or AZ, dual or single axis
PEC control in EQ mode
Autoguider Port: Yes
USB port: Yes
DSLR Electronic Shutter Release Port: Yes
Motor Type: DC12V stepper motors
Patented Dual-Encoder design allows manual movement without losing positional information
Polar alignment: via software control or supplied polar scope
Alignment methods: 1, 2 or 3 star alignment (EQ) / brightest star or 2 star alignment (AZ)
Telescope Connection: 2 x dual-fit saddle plates supplied accepting 45mm & 75mm dovetail bars
RA/DEC Worm Gears: D=92.5mm, 180 teeth, brass
RA/DEC Axes: D=40mm, steel
Tripod: 2” Stainless Steel
Counterweights supplied: 2 x 5kg
Counterweight Bar: 25mm Diameter
Mount Body Weight: 15.4kg, Tripod Weight: 7.5kg
Warranty : 2 Years
Power requirement: 12V DC 3A (Sky-Watcher 17Ah Power Tank recommended)