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Sky Watcher SolarQuest Mount

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SolarQuest is for solar observation only.

This mount lets you track the Sun when most other trackers do not allow solar tracking.

Never aim a lens toward the Sun without an already affixed solar filter.

  • Weight Capacity: 11-pounds.
  • total weight: 8.9-pounds.
  • Power: 8 AA batteries (not supplied) or 12V DC with included adapter plate.
  • Dovetail: V-style.
  • Built-in GPS.
  • Helio-Find technology for auto location of the Sun.
  • Built-in 8-way joy stick for centering of the Sun.
  • DC servo motors.
  • Slew Speeds: 16x and 1200x.
  • 3/8 thread mounting hole.
  • Adjustable aluminum tripod with accessory tray.
  • Included tripod extension.

Product Details

  •  The Sky-Watcher SolarQuest Mount:

    SolarQuest is for solar observation only.

    Track the Sun with this mount and your camera or small telescope.

    The SolarQuest mount has a weight capacity of 11-pounds but weighs only 8.9-pounds.

    Power your SolarQuest mount with 8 AA batteries (not supplied) or by 12V DC with the included adapter plate.

    The dovetail is a V-style.

    This mount has a built-in GPS system and uses Helio-Find technology for auto locating of the Sun. It uses a built-in 8-way joy stick for centering the Sun.

    The DC servo motors slew at 16x and 1200x. 

    There is a 3/8-inch thread mounting hole for your solar filter equipped camera.

    Never aim a lens toward the Sun without an already affixed solar filter.

    The tripod has adjustable aluminum legs, a tripod extension, and an accessory tray.  

  • specifications

    ComputerizedMotorized
    Free ShippingYes
    Head DesignAltitude Azimuth
    Instrument Capacity11 lb
    Tripod IncludedYes
  • included items

    SolarQuest is for solar observation only.

    This mount lets you track the Sun when most other trackers do not allow solar tracking.

    Never aim a lens toward the Sun without an already affixed solar filter.

    • Weight Capacity: 11-pounds.
    • total weight: 8.9-pounds.
    • Power: 8 AA batteries (not supplied) or 12V DC with included adapter plate.
    • Dovetail: V-style.
    • Built-in GPS.
    • Helio-Find technology for auto location of the Sun.
    • Built-in 8-way joy stick for centering of the Sun.
    • DC servo motors.
    • Slew Speeds: 16x and 1200x.
    • 3/8 thread mounting hole.
    • Adjustable aluminum tripod with accessory tray.
    • Included tripod extension.

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04/05/2021
George M.
United States United States
External Power Adapter

Just a heads up, if you order an external power adapter with center positive (as the documentation states) it will not power up. The device that replaces the battery pack is wireed in reverse order. I had to clip the wires and reverse them and now it works great.

SA
02/25/2021
Scott A.
United States United States
Excellent Solar Mount

Just received this mount. Arrived undamaged thanks to some heavy duty double boxing. Easy to put together and start up. Works perfect for both my 50mm Lunt HA and Orion 70mm White filter solar scopes. See Pics. Seems to be a quality piece of equipment, mostly metal with a plastic eyepiece tray- spreader. Just too easy. Hit on-off button and away it goes. Make a minor adjustment if needed. Keeps sun locked in. Worth every penny. No more continual adjustment of knobs on a manual mount. Now I am spoiled.

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12/07/2020
Anonymous
United States United States
Sunny side up

Great mount for a small solar scope like a Lunt 60mm. Turn it on and it puts the sun in your eyepiece and tracks accurately. No muss, no fuss and at an affordable price.

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06/05/2020
Anonymous
United States United States
Sky-Watcher Solar Quest Mount

I am very impressed with the mount. It is easy to operate and tracks spot on. The instructions could be a little more detailed and the battery compartment is small. It is hard to get the battery pack and power cord stowed away.