Skywatcher STAR ADVENTURER MINI WiFi (SAM ASTRO BUNDLE)

SKY-WATCHER STAR ADVENTURER MINI WiFi ASTRO-IMAGING MOUNT BUNDLE

The Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Mini Wi-Fi (SAM) is a compact high-precision camera tracking platform that is ideal for long exposure astrophotography as
well as time-lapse photography in daytime and night time settings. SAM easily fits in your backpack or camera bag, making it a convenient travel companion
that can venture with you into remote locations.

SAM comes with built-in WiFi and the free Star Adventurer Mini Console App for Android and iOS platforms allowing it to be remotely controlled with your smartphone. SAM is easy to set up and to operate in all of its modes.

Although capable of supporting larger camera lenses, SAM is ideal and very simple to use for Widefield Astrophotography with a standard camera lens of 55mm or shorter focal length, as only a rough polar alignment is necessary, making it ideal for all kinds of amateur photographers unfamiliar with astronomy.

Star Adventurer Mini Wi-Fi (SAM Astro Bundle): includes the Star Adventurer Mini Wi-Fi (SAM) mount, ball head adaptor, polarscope, polarscope illuminator, equatorial wedge and dovetail L-bracket. Sky-Watcher shutter release cables can be purchased separately for most popular camera models/brands.

The Star Adventurer Mini Wi-Fi can attach to any standard tripod via its ¼” or 3/8” adaptors. The latitude can be set by either adjusting the tilt of your tripod head to match your latitude or more accurately by using the supplied Equatorial Wedge. To fit a camera to the Star Adventurer, either a tripod Ball Head is required (not supplied) or the supplied Dovetail L-Bracket. The Dovetail L-Bracket can be used in conjunction with the optional counterweight shaft/counterweight (available separately).

Technical Specs:

Features:

Maximum recommended camera lens focal length: 100mm
High precision, portable and stable camera tracking system
Built-in WiFi with free app for Android and iOS platforms
Multi-language support
Solar, lunar and sidereal tracking rates for astrophotography
Payloads up to 3kg
Easy Polar Alignments with polar scope
Supports Star-Scape photography
Supports standard short exposure time-lapse photography
Supports long exposure time-lapse photography
Supports Star-Scape time-lapse photography
Provides DSLR shutter control for mulitple brands
Lifetime FREE firmware upgrades
Built-in motor protection and status indicators
Power Options: AAx2 Batteries or external USB supply
Fits standard 3/8 and 1/4 inch tripod/quick release brackets
Weight 650g (SAM mount unit only)
Dimensions 76 x70 x103mm (SAM mount unit only)

Losmandy G11 GT Mount

The Losmandy G11 GT incudes all the standard features of the G11 but replaces the G11 RA Axis with the larger and stonger Titan RA Axis.

The Titan RA Axis is also available separately for customers who want to upgrade.

The two requirements are

RAEXK - RA Extension Kit
TRA-AXIS- Titan RA Axis
Use of the RAEXK allows you to split the mount and aids in portability

Instrument weight capacity is raised to 75lbs

Technical Specs:

SPECIFICATION: RA. AXIS
All machined stainless steel and aluminum, black anodized.
Shafts, 1.968" diameter stainless steel tubing, .250" wall thickness.
Worm gears, 6.750" diameter, 270 tooth, 7075 aluminum - special coated.
Worms, precision ground brass
Single piece worm housing construction, double ended, ball bearing supported with adjustable preload.
Tracking: +/- 5 arc sec. or better.
Low temperature operation: 0 F
5.062" diameter needle thrust bearings.
3.500" diameter sealed ball bearings.
3.100" diameter sealed ball bearings for worm gear.
Fully locking, unique tangent arm design altitude adjustment, 12-70 degrees, large knob for easy alignment.
Laser engraved latitude scale in 2 degree increments.
Single knob azimuth control, bi-directional +/- 10 degrees, X/Y axis leveling bubbles.
Variable slip clutch, 6.0" diameter both axes, one knob design.
360 degree DEC. axis rotation. Allowing for continuous photographing through the meridian
Fully enclosed R.A. and DEC. worm and worm gear.
Photographic instrument weight capacity 75 lbs.
Equatorial Head weight 62 lbs. Breaks down into R.A. 44 lbs. & DEC. 18 lbs.
Removable counterweight shaft with safety stop, 1.25" diameter.
Includes one 21 lb weights.
Split dovetail saddle plate design, Losmandy style 1.00" X 6.00" X 8.00"
Dovetail plate drops in and locks allowing for interchanging of any tube assembly - reduces the need for DEC. weights.
Accepts all "D" series dovetail plates.
7 lb and 11 lb extra counterweights available
Off axis polar scope, works in Northern and Southern hemisphere. (Polar scope optional.)

£3,354.00

LosmandyGM811G Mounting

The GM811G mounting is a hybrid GM8 and G11 mount.

With similar portability to the standard GM8 but a better load bearing capacity and taking advantage of the 5.625" 360 tooth RA worm gear of the G11.

GM811GT Features

Photographic instrument weight capacity 50 lbs
Low temperature operation: 0 F
Equatorial Head Weight 27 lbs
Removable counterweight shaft with safety stop; 1.25" diameter
Includes one 11 lb weight
Saddle plate works with both Losmandy Style and Vixen Dovetail
Dovetail plate drops in and locks allowing for interchanging of any tube assembly - reduces the need for DEC weights.
All machined aluminum and stainless steel, black anodized.
All stainless steel hardware.
Variable slip clutch one knob per axis design.
Through the axis polar scope mounting, works in Northern and Southern Hemisphere. Polar scope optional.
7 lb and 21 lb extra counterweights available

Technical Specs:

RA Axis Specification

All machined aluminum and stainless steel, black anodized.
All stainless steel hardware.
One 3.750” diameter needle thrust bearing.
One 2.000” diameter needle thrust bearing.
Two 1.500” diameter needle bearings.
5.625” diameter, 7075 aluminum worm gear, 360 tooth.
Dual supported, ball bearing housed ground High Precision Brass Worm.
Variable slip clutch one knob per axis design.
1.250” diameter stainless steel shaft.

Specification Dec Axis

All machined aluminum and stainless steel, black anodized.
All stainless steel hardware.
One 2.100" diameter needle thrust bearing.
One 2.000" diameter needle thrust bearing.
Two 1.500” diameter needle bearings.
2.812" diameter, 7075 aluminum worm gear, 180 tooth.
Dual supported, ball bearing housed ground High Precision Brass Worm.
Variable slip clutch one knob design.
Porter Slip Ring Design
1.250" diameter aluminum shafts.

GEMINI 2 GOTO ELECTRONICS (G)

Full Color Graphic Touch Screen clearly displays all functions.
Classic four-button pattern for guiding, centering, moving and slewing on both the touch screen and tactile membrane on the rear.
Periodic Error Correction (PEC).
Programmable DEC. Backlash Compensation (TVC).
Control panel dimmer, Day and Night Modes.
Accepts auto-guider systems.
Northern and Southern Hemisphere operation.
Tiltable control panel for easy access.
Stand Alone System. No PC required
Ethernet 10/100 with full IP function permits operation from anywhere using a browser, ASCOM, or app over the web or Serial Port
DC Servos for imporved accuracy with higher torque than steppers
Non-Volatile Memory and Real-Time Clock
English, German, French & Spanish displays
Over 40,000 objects
USB ports; Virtual COM to PC, ASCOM or planetarium program.
Firmware upgrade via internet
Auto Guide Port (TTL)
Dual 12-18V DC input/output (3.0A)

£1,295.00

Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro Mounting

EQ6-R PRO Synscan™ - a new legend is born!

The new EQ6-R PRO Synscan™ Computerised Go-To mounting is an exciting evolutionary progression of the continuing legend that is the EQ6 PRO. The modern optimised design of the EQ6-R PRO incorporates features that serious imagers will immediately appreciate, such as;

► Increased Payload capacity of 20kg for Astro-Photography

► Synchronous Belt Driven, resulting in minimal backlash - Even quieter, smoother operation and better results when guiding. Higher Torque.

► Superior Latitude adjustment controls with greater range of latitudes possible

► Built-in SNAP camera control port

► PPEC worm gear and worm periodic error correction function (avoids having to constantly re-train)

► Built-in carrying handle for convenient transportation

The supplied computerised Synscan™ hand control allows you to control the mount to point your telescope at a specific object or even tour the skies at the touch of a button. The user-friendly menu system allows automatic slewing to 42,000+ night sky objects from it's extensive database.

Technical Specs:

Product Name: EQ6-R PRO Synscan™
Mount Type: German Equatorial
Maximum Payload (Counterweights excluded): 20kg (for Astro-Photography)
Latitude Adjustment Range: 5º to 65º
Azimuth Adjustment Range: About ±9 º
Mount Weight (Tripod excluded): 17.3 kg
Counterweights Supplied: 2 x 5kg
Tripod Supplied: 2-inch stainless steel, 7.5kg Weight
Counterweight Rod: 18mm Diameter, Length 240mm + 180mm
Power Requirement: DC11~16V 4A
Motors: 1.8 º Hybrid Stepper Motors
Transmission: 180:1 Worm Drive + 48:12 Timing Belt Drive + 64 Micro-step/1.8º Stepper Motor Drive
Gear Ratio: 720
Resolution: 9216000 Counts/Rev., approx. 0.14 arc-second
Maximum Slewing Speed: 4.2 degrees/second
Tracking Rate: Sidereal rate, solar rate, lunar rate
Tracking Mode: Equatorial mode
Auto-guiding Speed: 0.125X, 0.25X, 0.5X, 0.75X, 1X
PEC: 100 Segments Permanent PEC (PPEC)
Hand Controller: SynScan™
Database: 42000+ Objects
Celestial Object Catalogue: Messier, NGC, IC, SAO, Caldwell, Double Star, Vari-able Star, Named Star, Planets
Pointing Accuracy: Up to 5 arc-minutes (RMS)
Integral SNAP camera control port
Dual-Fit 45mm/75mm Dovetail Saddle
Polar Alignment Scope

Losmandy G11 Equatorial Mount

The Losmandy G11 is one of the most successful and best selling medium sized mounts ever brought to the market.

We are delighted to be able to offer the latest G11 range with the new Gemini 2 mini controller.

When matched with the Gemini 2 mini controller the G11 offers superb build quality and engineering together with a modern high performance drive controller that permits Remote Robotic Astro Imaging whilst offering a very good load bearing performance, high precision pointing and autoguiding.

Included with the G11 is a Dovetail saddle-plate that fits both "D" Losmandy Style Dovetail or Vixen Style Dovetail. Allows for the interchanging of any tube assembly and reduces need for DEC. weights.

To ensure the tracking accuracy necessary for high resolution deep sky imaging the G11 includes a 5.625” diameter, 7075 aluminum worm gear with 360 teeth and a dual supported, ball bearing housed ground High Precision Brass Worm.

The folding HD tripod is all machined aluminum and black anodized

Tripod height: Adjustable from 33” - 48”
Folding leg design for easy transporting.
Tripod weight 35 lb

The G11 is availabe with or without the HD Tripod and with either the Gemini 2 Mini Controller or Losmandy's dual axis drive system (non goto) as follows

G11 SLT - Dual Axis Drive No Tripod
G11 S - Dual Axis Drive HD Tripod Included
G11 GLT - Gemini 2 Mini Controller No Tripod
G11 G - Gemin 2 Min Controller HD Tripod Included

The Gemini 2 Mini Controller is highly recommended. It offers a huge range of functionality as befits a modern high performance drive controller.

It is internally powered by a battery and thus will not lose synchronisation on the sky in the event of a power cut.

Other features include:

Full Color Graphic Touch Screen clearly displays all functions
Auto color change from dawn to dusk
Classic four-button pattern for guiding, centering, moving and slewing on both the touch screen and a tactile membrane on the rear (Click for REAR VIEW)
1 star alignment
Multi star modeling for accurate pointing on both sides of meridian
30 arcsec all sky positional accuracy or better
For Losmandy GM8, G-11 & Titan mounts
Custom mount support using the Programmable Gear Rate function
Selectable GOTO, Slewing, Centering and Guiding Rate
GOTO rates up to 8 degs/sec (GM8)
DC Servos for improved accuracy with higher torque and smoother tracking than stepper motors
GPS-compatible with optional receiver
Stand-alone system. No PC required!
Ethernet 10/100 with full IP function permits operation from anywhere using a browser, ASCOM, or APP over the web or serial port
Non-Volatile Memory and Real-Time Clock
Internal Battery keeps settings and preferences stored between uses
English, French, Spanish & German displays
Over 40,000 objects
Two USB ports; Virtual COM to PC, ASCOM or planetarium program
Port F - multi-function serial; A/D I/O
Firmware upgrade via internet
Permanennt PEC correction
Auto-Guide port (TTL)
Auto switch tracking rates
User define Park function
Search function
Identify function
Polar Align Assist
Polar Axis Correction
User define limit stops
Permanent Dec Backlash compensation
Electronic Balance Graph
Sidereal, King, Lunar, Solar, Terrestrial, Closed loop and Comet/user defined tracking rates
Synchronize function
Coordinate input
Bookmark set for your favorite objects
All objects displayed on hand controller are visible

Click here to see Gemini 2 FAQ

Also included is a 21lb counterweight which fits to a 1.25" Stainless Steel counterweight shaft.

Check out the Losmandy YouTube channel with lots of instructional videos

Technical Specs:

SPECIFICATION: R.A. / DEC. AXIS

All machined aluminum and stainless steel, black anodized.
All stainless steel hardware.
One 3.750” diameter needle thrust bearing.
One 2.000” diameter needle thrust bearing.
Two 1.500” diameter needle bearings.
5.625” diameter, 7075 aluminum worm gear, 360 tooth.
Dual supported, ball bearing housed ground High Precision Brass Worm.
Variable slip clutch, both axes. One knob per axis design.
Porter Slip Ring Design
1.250” diameter stainless steel shafts.
Through the axis polar scope mounting, works in Northern and Southern Hemisphere. Polar scope optional.
Instrument Weight Capacity 60 LBS
Equatorial head weight 33 lbs.

Losmandy GM8 Equatorial Mounting

The GM8 is the smallest of the Losmandy range of Equatorial mountings. It features the same high build quality as its larger brother the G11 but in a lighter and more portable form.

Like the G11 the GM8 is available with the Gemini 2 mini controller or Losmandy's dual axis drive (non goto) system.

The GM8 is ideal for customers wanting a high quality and well engineered portable GEM for both visual use and astrophotography.

The mount features a 2.812” diameter, 7075 aluminum worm gear with 180 teeth.

The GM8 features a dual supported, ball bearing housed ground High Precision Brass Worm. 3.5” diameter laser engraved setting circles, 6 minute R.A. / 2 degrees DEC.

The R.A. circle is engraved for Northern and Southern Hemisphere.

The Dovetail saddle-plate fits both "D" Losmandy Style Dovetail or Vixen Style Dovetail. Allows for the interchanging of any tube assembly-reduces need for DEC. weights.

Includes a fully locking, unique tangent arm design altitude adjustment, 6-68 degrees with large knob for easy alignment.

Laser engraved latitude scale in 2 degree increments.

Also included is a removable stainless steel 1-1/4 inch diameter weight shaft w/safety knob and
7 lb counterweight.

11 lb and 21 lb extra counterweights available.

GM8 SLT - Dual Axis Drive No Tripod
GM8 S - Dual Axis Drive HD Tripod Included
GM8 GLT - Gemini 2 Mini Controller No Tripod
GM8 G - Gemini 2 Min Controller HD Tripod Included

The Gemini 2 Mini Controller is highly recommended. It offers a huge range of functionality as befits a modern high performance drive controller.

It is internally powered by a battery and thus will not lose synchronisation on the sky in the event of a power cut.

Other features include:

Full Color Graphic Touch Screen clearly displays all functions
Auto color change from dawn to dusk
Classic four-button pattern for guiding, centering, moving and slewing on both the touch screen and a tactile membrane on the rear (Click for REAR VIEW)
1 star alignment
Multi star modeling for accurate pointing on both sides of meridian
30 arcsec all sky positional accuracy or better
For Losmandy GM8, G-11 & Titan mounts
Custom mount support using the Programmable Gear Rate function
Selectable GOTO, Slewing, Centering and Guiding Rate
GOTO rates up to 8 degs/sec (GM8)
DC Servos for improved accuracy with higher torque and smoother tracking than stepper motors
GPS-compatible with optional receiver
Stand-alone system. No PC required!
Ethernet 10/100 with full IP function permits operation from anywhere using a browser, ASCOM, or APP over the web or serial port
Non-Volatile Memory and Real-Time Clock
Internal Battery keeps settings and preferences stored between uses
English, French, Spanish & German displays
Over 40,000 objects
Two USB ports; Virtual COM to PC, ASCOM or planetarium program
Port F - multi-function serial; A/D I/O
Firmware upgrade via internet
Permanennt PEC correction
Auto-Guide port (TTL)
Auto switch tracking rates
User define Park function
Search function
Identify function
Polar Align Assist
Polar Axis Correction
User define limit stops
Permanent Dec Backlash compensation
Electronic Balance Graph
Sidereal, King, Lunar, Solar, Terrestrial, Closed loop and Comet/user defined tracking rates
Synchronize function
Coordinate input
Bookmark set for your favorite objects
All objects displayed on hand controller are visible.

Click hereto see Gemini 2 FAQ

Check out the Losmandy Youtube channel with lots of instructional video's

Single knob azimuth control, bi-directional +/- 8.5 degree.

Technical Specs:

SPECIFICATION: R.A. / DEC. AXIS

All machined aluminum and stainless steel, black anodized.
All stainless steel hardware.
One 2.100” diameter needle thrust bearing.
One 2.000” diameter needle thrust bearing.
Two 1.500” diameter needle bearings.
2.812” diameter, 7075 aluminum worm gear, 180 tooth.
Dual supported, ball bearing housed ground High Precision Brass Worm.
Variable slip clutch, both axes. One knob per axis design.
Porter Slip Ring Design
1.250” diameter aluminum shafts.
Through the axis polar scope mounting, works in Northern and Southern Hemisphere. Polar scope optional.
Instrument Weight Capacity 30 LBS
Equatorial head weight 21 lbs.

£999.00

Skywatcher AZ-EQ5GT

**Please note, with immediate effect the AZ-EQ5 PRO Mount will now be coming with a Stainless Steel Tripod with 1.75” Aluminium Legs, instead of the pier tripod**

The AZ-EQ5GT is a dual purpose, fully functional computerised heavy-duty Go-To/Tracking astronomical mount in both Alt-Azimuth (AZ) and Equatorial (EQ) modes.
Supplied with a Synscan computerised handset with dual AZ/EQ firmware, it can automatically find and track over 42,900 celestial objects from its database.
In EQ mode, the AZ-EQ5GT 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.
A great feature of the AZ-EQ5GT is the patented ‘Freedom-Find’ dual-encoder technology. This allows the telescope to be moved manually in either axis without the mount losing its positional information. This gives the user enormous freedom, convenience and flexibility during observational sessions.

Technical Specs:

Payload Capacity: 15kg (EQ Mode) or 15kg+15kg (Alt-AZ Dual-Mode)
Latitude Adjustment Range: 0-90°
Azimuth Adjustment Range: Approx 15°
Weight (excl. tripod & counterweights): 7.7kg
Counterweights: 2 x 3.5kg
Dovetail Saddles: 2 x 45mm (Accepts Sky-Watcher/Vixen type Dovetail Bars)
Pier Tripod: Weight 6.1kg, 1.75” Stainless Steel Legs (also compatible with EQ5/HEQ5 Tripod)
Counterweight Bar: 18mm Diameter, Length 162mm + 120mm Extension
Motors: 1.8° Hybrid Stepper Motors
Transmission: 135:1 Worm Drive + 36:12 Timing Belt Drive + 64 Micro-Step/1.8° Stepper Motor Drive
Gear Ratio: 810
Resolution: 5184000 Counts/Rev (approx. 0.25 arc-second)
Maximum Slewing Speed: 3.4°/second
Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Mode: Equatorial or Alt-Azimuth
Auto-Guiding Speed: 0.125x, 0.25x, 0.5x, 0.75x & 1x
Whisper Quiet Slewing
PPEC Control in EQ Mode
DSLR Electronic Shutter Release Ports: 2
Autoguider Interface: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
Hand Controller: Synscan (42,900+ Object Database)
Polar Alignment: Via Software Control (Polar Scope optional)
Pointing Accuracy: Up to 5 Arc-Minutes (RMS)
Resolution of Aux R.A./Dec Axis Encoders: 5144 Counts/Rev., approx. 4.2 Arc-Minutes
Power Requirement: DC 11-16V 2A (Sky-Watcher 7Ah or 17Ah Power Tank Recommended)

Skywatcher EQ8 Pro Equatorial Mount

The Sky-Watcher EQ8 is an exciting new extra heavy-duty, observatory class German equatorial mount, with a payload capacity of up to 50kg.

Quiet in operation, the EQ8 is supplied with the Synscan Go-To handset and can automatically find and track over 42,900 celestial objects from its extensive computer database.

Click here to see IKI Pier Top Adaptor for EQ8

Click here to see replacement Altitude Adjuster for EQ8

Available either complete with pier tripod or as the mount head only, to install onto a static pier. Two 10kg counterweights and the Synscan handset are supplied with both options.

Freedom-Find™ Technology
A great feature of the EQ8 is the patented dual-encoder technology. Auxiliary encoders are located on both the R.A. and DEC. axes. This allows the telescope to be moved manually, by releasing the clutches, or electronically in either axis without the mount losing its alignment or positional information. After moving to a new object, the mount will continue to track it accurately. This gives the user enormous freedom, convenience and flexibility during observational sessions.

Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC)
The EQ8 is equipped with an index on its R.A. worm. After a proper PEC training routine, in which the training data is stored in the motor controller permanently, the user can start the PEC training at any time to improve its tracking performance for short focal length astrophotography. A training process is not required in the next observing session, assuming the polar alignment is always accurate, thus this is a permanent periodic error correction (PPEC), and the user can train the mount for manual guiding or auto-guiding.

Auto-Home Function
The EQ8 is equipped with two home position sensors. Working with the Synscan hand controller, the mount can be placed to the same home position after turning on the power.

Batch Exposure Function
The EQ8 is equipped with a SNAP port which can control the shutter release of a camera. Working with the Synscan handset’s ‘Camera Control’ function, a user can take batch exposures when doing astrophotography. Up to 8 groups of ‘exposure times & frame’ combinations can be set on the Synscan handset.

Technical Specs:

Payload Capacity (excl. counterweights): 50kg
Latitude Adjustment Range: 10° to 65°
Azimuth Adjustment Range: +/- 10°
Mount Head Weight (excl. tripod): 25kg
Pier Tripod (optional): 29.4kg
Counterweights: 2 x 10kg
Counterweight Rod: 2.6kg
Power Requirement: 11 to 16 Volts DC, 4A
Motors: 0.9° Hybrid Stepper Motor
Transmission: 435:1 Worm Drive + 64 Micro-Step/0.9° Stepper Motor
Resolution: 11136000 Counts/Rev, approx 0.12 Arc-Second
Maximum Slewing Speed: 3.3° per Second
Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar Rates
Auto-Guiding Speeds: 0.125x, 0.25x, 0.5x, 0.75x & 1x
PEC: 100 Segments Permanent PEC
Polar Alignment: By software control or optional Polarscope
Hand Controller: Synscan
Object Database: 42,900+ Objects
Celestial Object Catalogue: Messier, NGC, IC, SAO, Caldwell, Double-Star, Variable Star, Named Star, Planets
Pointing Accuracy: Up to 5 arc-minutes (RMS)
Resolution of Auxiliary Encoders: 17624 Counts/Rev, approx 1.2 arc-minutes

£1,419.00

Skywatcher AZ-EQ6GT Mounting

The Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6GT is an exciting evolutionary development of the hugely successful NEQ6 PRO.

The AZ-EQ6GT is a dual purpose, fully functional computerised heavy-duty Go-To/Tracking astronomical mount in both Alt-Azimuth (AZ) and Equatorial (EQ) modes.
Supplied with a Synscan handset with dual AZ/EQ firmware, it can automatically find and track over 42,900 celestial objects from its database.

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.

A great feature of the AZ-EQ6GT is the patented dual-encoder technology. This allows the telescope to be moved manually in either axis without the mount losing its positional information. This gives the user enormous freedom, convenience and flexibility during observational sessions.

The Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6GT.....a new legend is born!!

Technical Specs:

Payload Capacity: 25kg (EQ and AZ modes)

Tracking Accuracy: 0.1436 arc minutes

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

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
Power requirement: 12V DC 3A (Sky-Watcher 17Ah Power Tank recommended)

Note: Two 5kg Counterweights supplied, not four as shown in main picture

£829.00

Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro

The HEQ5 Skyscan Pro has been specially designed as a high precision mount for both small and larger telescopes.

It features engraved setting circles, a latitude scale, built in pole finder telescope and a retractable counterweight shaft.

The worm gears are pre-loaded with ball bearings for smooth tracking and slewing.

The Skyscan goto controller has a 13,400 object database including complete Messier,NGC and IC catalogues. The positioning accuracy is up to 1 arc minute and the Skyscan has both an autoguider socket and periodic error correction (PEC) for imaging without having to manually or autoguide.

Ian's Thoughts:

The hEQ5 Pro like its larger brother the EQ6 pro has proven to be an excellent budget choice for astro imaging and it tracks and guides very well and reacts well to being used with an autoguider.

Technical Specs:

HEQ5 Pro Mount
2 x 5KG counterweights
Illuminated Pole finder scope
Retractable counterweight shaft
Complete with dovetail
Skyscan goto controller
heavy duty tubular metal tripod
High quality quiet stepper motors with 800x slewing and 0.144 arc second resolution.

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