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Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6 Mount w/ Wifi Adapter

Brand: Sky-Watcher

SKU : SW-S30335

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  • 44-pound payload capacity handles a large variety of OTAs
  • German equatorial/Alt-Az/dual-OTA mode
  • Permanent periodic error correction (PPEC)
  • +/- 5 arcseconds native periodic error
  • Belt drive delivers super smooth PE curve with low backlash and silent slewing
  • Dual encoders with Freedom Find™ technology allow manual use of the mount without losing alignment
  • SNAP shutter release control for batch exposures of astrophotos
  • Motor controller with high torque and accuracy
  • Includes two D/V-style saddles for mounting dual OTAs
  • Two 11-pound counterweights
  • Secure-fit power supply connections
  • Polar alignment with built-in illuminated polarscope
  • Retractable counterweight bar and counterweight extension bar included

Product Details

  • The AZ-EQ6 is the ultimate multi-role mount, blending the popularity of an EQ mount with the convenience of an Alt-Az mount. With its heavy duty 44-pound payload capacity, the AZ-EQ6 can handle a large variety of optical systems for both imaging and visual applications. In EQ mode the mount can be used for long exposure, deep sky imaging, while in Alt-Az mode it can be used for visual with one or even two telescopes with the addition of the secondary mounting saddle (included with the mount).

    Belt Drives

    To provide the best performance the AZ-EQ6 features ultra-quiet stepper motors and belt drives on both the RA and Dec axes. Belt drive reduces the number of gears used in the drive system which in turn reduces backlash. This allows the mount to track and guide with amazing precision.

    Freedom Find™

    For those looking for the ultimate visual tracking mount the AZ-EQ6 features Sky-Watcher's Freedom Find™ encoder system. These encoders are separate from the mount's GoTo system and allow you to disengage the clutches and manually move the mount around the sky without losing your initial alignment.

    Dual OTAs

    The AZ-EQ6 can mount two separate optical systems. By mounting the included secondary mounting saddle to the end of the counterweight bar the AZ-EQ6 can be used in “dual-OTA mode”. The benefits of using two telescopes on the same target at the same time is useful when comparing or imaging with two different fields of view (narrow vs. wide). It’s also perfect for solar observation when using two different types of filters for safe observation of the Sun. Most importantly, dual-OTA mode is ideal for astronomy outreach and education to double the number of eyes at the scope and halve the wait time keeping rambunctious kids and frazzled parents engaged and excited about the cosmos.

    PC Direct Connect

    For an improved and simplified connection, the AZ-EQ6 features a built-in USB-B port on its side panel. This allows for easy connection to a PC computer and control through our Sky-Watcher SynScan Pro application available for PC.

    42,000+ Object Database

    Using our proprietary SynScan hand controller, the AZ-EQ6 Pro provides a user-friendly interface with automatic slewing to over 42,000+ objects in the night sky.

    Flexible Polar Alignment

    Sky-Watcher includes an illuminated polar finderscope to aid the polar alignment process. The finderscope features a circular grid reticle for the Northern Hemisphere, consistent with today’s popular polar alignment apps. For astronomers in the Southern Hemisphere, the constellation Octans is built into the reticle as well. Simply choose one of the visible stars listed and use the latitude adjustment screws to center it in the eyepiece.

  • specifications

    ComputerizedComputerized
    Free ShippingYes
    Head DesignAltitude Azimuth
    Head DesignEquatorial
    Instrument Capacity44 lb
  • included items

    • AZ-EQ6 Mount
    • Wifi adapter
    • Two D/V-style saddles
    • Two 11-pound counterweights
    • Retractable counterweight bar
    • Counterweight extension bar

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