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Skywatcher Solarquest Solar Mount


Quick Overview

The Skywatcher Solarquest Solar Mount is a dedicated mount for smaller solar telescopes and is an automatic solar goto/tracking mount with tripod, featuring Skywatcher's HELIOFIND™ Solar Alignment System. This system features a photovoltaic sun finder, working in conjunction with inbuilt GPS, which can calculate calibrate and find the angle of the Sun from any point on Earth.
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Skywatcher Solarquest Solar Mount Specifications:

  • HelioFind™ Solar Alignment Technology: Solar Sensor with 4 x Photodiodes & built-in GPS data fixing to obtain time & location to calculate the sun's azimuth and alltitude

  • Telescope Auto-levelling feature with the help of the built-in tilt sensor (3 x axis accelerometer in the sensor block).

  • Auto drift correction through feedback from Solar Sensor

  • Auto Pointing Offset Correcting Feature

  • 8-Way Sliding Switch for Centring Sun in Field of View

  • Tracking Rates: Alignment-Free Solar Tracking

  • Pointing Accuracy: Up to 3 arc-minute (after customer calibration)

  • Resolution: 2073600 Counts/Rev., 0.625 arc-second

  • Slewing Speeds: 16x & 1200x

  • Tracking Mode: Dual Axis Tracking

  • Motor: DC Servo Motor, Gear Ratio 6480

  • Payload Capacity: 4kg

  • 45mm Sky-Watcher/Vixen type dovetail saddle

  • 3/8" Screw Fittings (tripod/mount)

  • Adjustable Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray

  • Bubble Level

  • Height of Tripod/Mount: 80.5cm - 152cm

  • Mount Head Weight: 1.3kg

  • Total Weight with Tripod: 4.05kg

  • Low Power Consumption

  • Power Requirement: 8 AA Size Batteries (not supplied) or External Power Supply DC 12V, Tip Positive (via adaptor panel).

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