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Skywatcher AZ-EQ6GT Alt-Az and EQ Go-To Mount and Tripod

£1,385.00

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Introducing the latest development from the Taiwanese Synta Corporation: the spectacular new Skywatcher AZ-EQ6GT Alt-Az and EQ Go-To Mount and Tripod. A next-generation development from the popular NEQ6-Pro Synscan mount, the AZ-EQ6GT enables the user to mount two telescope OTAs (up to 25kgs) side-by-side in Alt-Azimuth mode. Using the very latest Synscan hand controller which contains over 40,000 objects in its database (42,900), this mount will guide the user to objects with high accuracy and track precisely once found. Guide rates are the usual Sidereal, Lunar or Solar rates, making sure all aspects of astronomical observation are catered for. Using Skywatcher's 1, 2 or 3-star alignment routine in EQ mode or 2 or brightest star alignment in AZ, one can be set up and observing the Universe in a matter of minutes. Both OTA mounting points accept either Vixen/Synta style or Losmandy mounting plates for the utmost flexibility.
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Introducing the latest development from the Taiwanese Synta Corporation: the spectacular new Skywatcher AZ-EQ6GT Alt-Az and EQ Go-To Mount and Tripod. A next-generation development from the popular NEQ6-Pro Synscan mount, the AZ-EQ6GT enables the user to mount two telescope OTAs (up to 25kgs) side-by-side in Alt-Azimuth mode. Using the very latest Synscan hand controller which contains over 40,000 objects in its database (42,900), this mount will guide the user to objects with high accuracy and track precisely once found. Guide rates are the usual Sidereal, Lunar or Solar rates, making sure all aspects of astronomical observation are catered for. Using Skywatcher's 1, 2 or 3-star alignment routine in EQ mode or 2 or brightest star alignment in AZ, one can be set up and observing the Universe in a matter of minutes. Both OTA mounting points accept either Vixen/Synta style or Losmandy mounting plates for the utmost flexibility.

In addition to the side-by-side mode, the AZ-EQ6GT also functions as a German Equatorial Mount for Single-OTA imaging purposes, giving you the best of both worlds. As usual, Skywatcher have supplied a built-in illuminated Polar alignment scope with both Northern and Southern hemispherical guides for exact Polar alignment. PEC is available in EQ mode for added pointing and tracking exactitude. The AZ-EQ6GT is also fully ST-4 compliant autoguidable for the best possible astrophotographic accuracy, thus being compatible with a whole host of guiders, including the standalone Skywatcher Synguider (product code: 20240, also available from Telescope House). Another extremely useful new feature is a DSLR electronic shutter release port, for connection to a number of commercially available photographic systems (further purchase required depending on camera manufacturer).

A new feature of the AZ-EQ6GT is its (patented) dual encoder technology, which allows the user to move the OTA in both Alt/AZ or RA/Dec (depending on configuration) whilst keeping precise original positional information. Observing sessions in whichever of the multiple configurations of the AZ-EQ6GT you decide to use will be a breeze. For the ultimate in tested technology and affordable build quality, the Skywatcher AZ-EQ6GT will deliver!

Please note: dual OTAs depicted in the illustration are not provided - mount/tripod only and 2x counterweights supplied.

Specifications:

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)

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