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Skywatcher EQ-5 Equatorial Mount & Stainless Steel Tripod


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The Skywatcher EQ-5 Equatorial Mount & Stainless Steel Pipe Tripod is a deluxe manual equatorial mount capable of taking up to an 8-inch Newtonian telescope. Comes complete with heavy duty stainless steel tripod and can be upgraded to a tracking mount with additional motor drives or a full Go-to computerised system with the Skywatcher Synscan Upgrade Kit. Takes the standard Skywatcher/Vixen Dovetail plate.
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The Skywatcher EQ-5 Equatorial Mount & Stainless Steel Pipe Tripod is very sturdy Equatorial mount package which provides excellent precision and stability and a host of other useful features for the serious astronomer. The mount rests firmly on a large, adjustable stainless steel pipe tripod with accessory tray. Supplied complete with a bubble level, latitude adjuster with micrometer scale and an azimuth polar-alignment adjuster. It also features engraved aluminium setting circles and manual slow motion tracking controls. An optional polarscope is available for aiding in polar alignment. Optional single-axis and dual-axis D.C. motor drives can be installed for auto-tracking purposes.

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