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Skywatcher AZ EQ6 GT German Equatorial Mount

Skywatcher AZ EQ6 GT German Equatorial Mount
Skywatcher EQ6 AZ mount Skywatcher EQ6 AZ mount
Price: £1430.00
Incl. VAT 20% ( £238.33 )
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Product code: Skywatcher-AZ-EQ6
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The Skywatcher AZ-EQ6GT is a computerised German Equatorial Go-To/Tracking astronomical mount which can be used in both Alt-Azimuth (AZ) and Equatorial (EQ) modes.
This product qualifies for free shipping within the United Kingdom only.
Supplied with the Skywatcher Synscan handset, loaded with the latest dual AZ/EQ 3.1 or higher firmware, it can automatically find and track about 42,900 celestial objects stored in its database.
When used in Equatorial mode, the AZ-EQ6GT is aligned to the celestial pole, and is capable of either visual use or astro-photography.
In AZ (Alt Azimuth) mode the mount is primarily intended for visual use, and in this mode, two telescopes can be mounted simultaneously next to each other, for example you could mount a small refractor with wide field views to show the object in context, and then a larger refractor for more detailed close-up views.
The Skywatcher EQ6 AZ comes with a sturdy steel tripod. An additional 8" tripod extension tube (#20857) is available to give additional clearance for longer optical tubes such as Newtonain reflectors and refractors, when used in "AZ mode". This reduces the likelyhood of the telescope hitting the tripod, in a similar way to a pier. (This accessory can be added in the dropdown menu before ordering, please note these are only available in black colour).
For GPS use, the Skywatcher EQ6 can be used with the optional GPS mouse (product code 20957) which provides accurate positional data to the mount handset to improve pointing accuracy and GOTO performance, plus reducing the amount of information it is necessary to enter when setting up the mount. Note: GPS mouse Requires v3.1 firmware. (This accessory can be added in the dropdown menu before ordering).
The carrying capacity of the Skywatcher EQ6 AZ is approximately 18kg (39.5 lb) for imaging and around 25kg for visual use. Please bear in mind that the overall shape and balance of the telescope (lever-arm effect) and the balance thereof also affects the performance of the mount.
Additional accessory suggestions (please see associated products or dropdown options):
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  • Altair Multi-Mount Pier Adapter, allows you to attach many different mounts to the Altair Astro / SkyShed observatory pier.
Payload Capacity: 18kg for imaging and approximately 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
DSLR Electronic Shutter Release Port: Yes
Motor Type: DC12V stepper motors
Polar alignment: via software 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
Power requirement: 12V DC 3A car lighter socket provided*
*We recommend a 5a regulated power supply of good quality for any EQ mount. For field use, we recommend a 12v leisure or car battery, preferably deep cycle at least 10AH rating. To run dew heaters we recommend a higher AH rating.

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