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Skywatcher EQM-35 Pro Synscan Modular Mount


Quick Overview

The Skywatcher EQM-35 Pro Synscan Modular Mount is a mount which can be used in various configurations: standard Goto Equatorial Synscan mode, in order to take telescopes and payloads of up to 10kgs and a "travel" photographic mode where the user can remove the Declination Axis and fit a camera platform in place for widefield photographic tracking in RA.

Although the mount head bears some resemblance to the Skywatcher EQ3-2, the Skywatcher EQM-35 is considerably uprated in terms of hardware: the EQM-35 mount is equipped with a larger 92.5 mm diameter Right Ascension worm wheel with 180 individual teeth for higher precision tracking (compared to 130 teeth for the EQ3). The mechanical strength of the rotary base has been also been increased. This results in much more stable system, with considerably higher payload capacity and less vibration. This also has knock-on positive effects on mechanical tracking accuracy as the periodic error is also greatly improved.
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Skywatcher EQM-35 Pro Synscan Modular Mount Specifications: 

  • Positioning Accuracy up to 1 arc minute. Accuracy enhanced by software collimation error (mount mechanical error) compensation.

  • High Precision Stepper Motors with 1.8° step angle and 64 micro steps driven.

  • Resolution 0.28125 Arc Second

  • Slewing speed up to 3.4°/sec (800X).

  • ST-4 type Autoguider Interface: Supports 0.25x, 0.5x, 0.75x 1x guiding rate

  • Dual or Single Axis Tracking

  • Tracking Rate: Lunar, Solar or Sidereal

  • Synscan™ Hand Controller with 42,900+ Object database containing complete Messier, NGC, and IC catalogues.

  • Periodic Error Correction.

  • PC compatibility.

  • Synscan Handset Firmware Upgradeable via internet download.

  • Supplied with Polarscope

  • Latitude Adjustment 15° to 65°

  • R.A. Worm Gear 92.5mm Diameter, 180 Teeth

  • DEC Worm Gear 34.3mm Diameter, 65 Teeth

  • R.A. Worm Drive 25.5mm Diameter, Steel

  • DEC Worm Drive 20mm Diameter, Steel

  • Payload Capacity 10kg 

  • Stabiliser Bar 20mm Diameter, Steel

  • Counterweights supplied: 2 x 3.4kg

  • Weight of Mount Head: 4.38kg (3.28 kg with DEC & Bar removed)

  • 1.75" Diameter Stainless Steel Tripod & Accessory Tray, Weight 5.7kg

  • Power Requirement DC12V 3A Tip Positive

  • Sky-Watcher 7Ah or 17Ah Power Tank Recommended

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