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Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ5 Multipurpose GoTo Telescope Mount

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Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ5 Overview

The AZ-EQ5 is a unique hybrid platform that can be set up in EQ mode for advanced astroimaging one night, and, the next night, set up in AZ mode for visual use. You can even mount dual telescopes for professional-level outreach. Light enough to be moved easily, yet boasting a payload of 30 pounds, this mount epitomizes versatility.

Multipurpose configurations

In seconds, The AZ-EQ5 can transform from a German equatorial mount into a Altazimuth mount. There is no need to have separate mounts for your visual needs and your astroimaging pursuits. And that's not all! When in AZ mode, slide the second Vixen saddle (included) onto the counterweight shaft, and - ouala! - you now have a dual scope configuration, perfect for club outreach.

Dual encoder motor system

When using a computerized tracking system, sometimes it is useful to move the mount by hand. With most mounts, this would result in a loss of alignment. Sky-Watcher’s dual-encoder Freedom-Find™ motor system, allows you to move the telescope to a new object while keeping alignment. The system will then track the new object!

SynScan hand controller

Automatically slew to over 42,900 objects in the sky at a touch of a button, whether you’re in EQ or AZ mode. The hand controller can also be attached to a computer using the RS-232 cable allowing the system to be controlled by your favorite astronomy program.

Stellar astroimager

There are so many features that serious astrophotographers will love. To start with, there are two DSLR Snap interfaces to control two cameras at once. Plus, the SynScan hand controller provides what you need for shooting DSOs right away. Using a built in intervelometer timer, it can setup exposure length, number of frames taken and a ‘cool down’ period between each frame.  Not only that, eight different exposure combinations are available.

An ST4 port allows you to connect your autoguider. Also, the SynScan hand controller has Periodic Error Correction training that can be configured on the go.

Quiet accuracy

The use of a belt-drive system and stepper motors make this mount quiet and precise. The whisper-quiet motors won’t drown out the sounds of nature at your local dark spot. There are 10 slew speed selections from 1000x down to 1x. Tracking rates include Sidereal, Lunar and Solar.

In the Box

  • Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ5 EQ/ Alt-Az Motorized GoTo Mount
  • Computerized SynScan Hand Controller
  • 2 x Vixen-Style OTA Connections
  • 12V DC Power Cord
  • Counterweight Shaft Extension
  • Two 7.5lb Counterweights
  • Limited Two-Year Sky-Watcher Warranty

AZ-EQ5 Specifications

SKU S30200
General Mount Info 
Mount Type Alt-AZ/EQ
GoTo Yes
Payload Capacity (lbs) 30
Mount Height (Min) 41"
Mount Height (Max) 48.7"
Mount Head Weight (lbs) 16.9
Tripod Weight (lbs) 13.4
Fully Assembled Weight (w/ weights) 43.8
Tripod Leg Diameter 1.75"
Mounting Saddle Type V
Power Type 12V
Clutch Slip
Polar Scope Optional
Latitude Range (degrees) 0-90
Computer/Drive System Info
Object Database 42900+
Controller SynScan Hand Controller flash upgradeable
WiFi Optional WiFi dongle
Slew Speeds 1000x, 800x, 600x, 400x, 200x, 32x, 16x, 8x, 2x, 1x
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Lunar, Solar
Tracking Modes Dual Axis and EQ
Polar Align Assist Yes
Auto Guide Yes
Permanent Periodic Correction Yes
Pointing Accuracy (RMS) 5 arc minutes
Dual Encoders Yes
DSLR Enterface Yes (Dual)
Included Weights 7.5lbs (two)
Motor Type Stepper
Drive System Belt

Order Confirmation

As soon as you place your order, you will receive an order confirmation e-mail.  This means that we have received your order in our system and pre-authorized your credit card for the purchase. We then confirm that it is in stock and available for immediate shipment. If your item is on back-order or unavailable, we will void the pre-authorization and reach out to you via e-mail. If your item(s) are available for immediate shipment, we will process the charges and submit the order for shipment.

Order Shipment

If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will normally ship within two business days from the date of your order (we aim for same or next day). We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address you provided when checking out. If you do not receive tracking information from us within a few business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us at info@telescopespace.com

Damages

Please inspect the packaging of your item(s) when they arrive. If you notice any damage you should make note of it when signing for delivery. If your item(s) do arrived damaged, please send photos to info@telescopespace.com and we will process an insurance claim on your behalf.

Cancellations & Refunds:

All orders cancelled after 48 hours are subject to a $20 administration fee, whether or not your order has shipped.  If an order is cancelled after it has shipped, you (the buyer) will be responsible for actual return shipping charges. Refunds will only be issued to the original credit card that you use when placing your order.

Returns

We work very hard to ensure that we offer the absolute best prices online. If you find another online store that offers a lower price than us within 30 days of your purchase date please let us know and we will refund your original payment for the difference. We want you to feel confident that you are getting the absolute best price for the product you are ordering.

To request your partial refund simply e-mail us a link to the same product on our website, or on our competitors website within 30 days from the date of your order and we will process the credit accordingly. Our 100% Price Guarantee has some limitations:

  • You must purchase the item from our website before requesting your Price Match Guarantee
  • Promotions such as rebates and buy one, get one free offers are not eligible
  • The item must be in stock on the competitors website
  • The competitor must be an online store, they may not have a retail location
  • The website can not be a discounter or auction website (ie; eBay, overstock, etc..)
  • The competitor must be an Authorized Retailer of the product in question
  • The Price Match Guarantee includes the item price and the shipping charges, it excludes sales tax

Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ5 Overview

The AZ-EQ5 is a unique hybrid platform that can be set up in EQ mode for advanced astroimaging one night, and, the next night, set up in AZ mode for visual use. You can even mount dual telescopes for professional-level outreach. Light enough to be moved easily, yet boasting a payload of 30 pounds, this mount epitomizes versatility.

Multipurpose configurations

In seconds, The AZ-EQ5 can transform from a German equatorial mount into a Altazimuth mount. There is no need to have separate mounts for your visual needs and your astroimaging pursuits. And that's not all! When in AZ mode, slide the second Vixen saddle (included) onto the counterweight shaft, and - ouala! - you now have a dual scope configuration, perfect for club outreach.

Dual encoder motor system

When using a computerized tracking system, sometimes it is useful to move the mount by hand. With most mounts, this would result in a loss of alignment. Sky-Watcher’s dual-encoder Freedom-Find™ motor system, allows you to move the telescope to a new object while keeping alignment. The system will then track the new object!

SynScan hand controller

Automatically slew to over 42,900 objects in the sky at a touch of a button, whether you’re in EQ or AZ mode. The hand controller can also be attached to a computer using the RS-232 cable allowing the system to be controlled by your favorite astronomy program.

Stellar astroimager

There are so many features that serious astrophotographers will love. To start with, there are two DSLR Snap interfaces to control two cameras at once. Plus, the SynScan hand controller provides what you need for shooting DSOs right away. Using a built in intervelometer timer, it can setup exposure length, number of frames taken and a ‘cool down’ period between each frame.  Not only that, eight different exposure combinations are available.

An ST4 port allows you to connect your autoguider. Also, the SynScan hand controller has Periodic Error Correction training that can be configured on the go.

Quiet accuracy

The use of a belt-drive system and stepper motors make this mount quiet and precise. The whisper-quiet motors won’t drown out the sounds of nature at your local dark spot. There are 10 slew speed selections from 1000x down to 1x. Tracking rates include Sidereal, Lunar and Solar.

In the Box

  • Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ5 EQ/ Alt-Az Motorized GoTo Mount
  • Computerized SynScan Hand Controller
  • 2 x Vixen-Style OTA Connections
  • 12V DC Power Cord
  • Counterweight Shaft Extension
  • Two 7.5lb Counterweights
  • Limited Two-Year Sky-Watcher Warranty

AZ-EQ5 Specifications

SKU S30200
General Mount Info 
Mount Type Alt-AZ/EQ
GoTo Yes
Payload Capacity (lbs) 30
Mount Height (Min) 41"
Mount Height (Max) 48.7"
Mount Head Weight (lbs) 16.9
Tripod Weight (lbs) 13.4
Fully Assembled Weight (w/ weights) 43.8
Tripod Leg Diameter 1.75"
Mounting Saddle Type V
Power Type 12V
Clutch Slip
Polar Scope Optional
Latitude Range (degrees) 0-90
Computer/Drive System Info
Object Database 42900+
Controller SynScan Hand Controller flash upgradeable
WiFi Optional WiFi dongle
Slew Speeds 1000x, 800x, 600x, 400x, 200x, 32x, 16x, 8x, 2x, 1x
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Lunar, Solar
Tracking Modes Dual Axis and EQ
Polar Align Assist Yes
Auto Guide Yes
Permanent Periodic Correction Yes
Pointing Accuracy (RMS) 5 arc minutes
Dual Encoders Yes
DSLR Enterface Yes (Dual)
Included Weights 7.5lbs (two)
Motor Type Stepper
Drive System Belt

Order Confirmation

As soon as you place your order, you will receive an order confirmation e-mail.  This means that we have received your order in our system and pre-authorized your credit card for the purchase. We then confirm that it is in stock and available for immediate shipment. If your item is on back-order or unavailable, we will void the pre-authorization and reach out to you via e-mail. If your item(s) are available for immediate shipment, we will process the charges and submit the order for shipment.

Order Shipment

If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will normally ship within two business days from the date of your order (we aim for same or next day). We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address you provided when checking out. If you do not receive tracking information from us within a few business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us at info@telescopespace.com

Damages

Please inspect the packaging of your item(s) when they arrive. If you notice any damage you should make note of it when signing for delivery. If your item(s) do arrived damaged, please send photos to info@telescopespace.com and we will process an insurance claim on your behalf.

Cancellations & Refunds:

All orders cancelled after 48 hours are subject to a $20 administration fee, whether or not your order has shipped.  If an order is cancelled after it has shipped, you (the buyer) will be responsible for actual return shipping charges. Refunds will only be issued to the original credit card that you use when placing your order.

Returns

We work very hard to ensure that we offer the absolute best prices online. If you find another online store that offers a lower price than us within 30 days of your purchase date please let us know and we will refund your original payment for the difference. We want you to feel confident that you are getting the absolute best price for the product you are ordering.

To request your partial refund simply e-mail us a link to the same product on our website, or on our competitors website within 30 days from the date of your order and we will process the credit accordingly. Our 100% Price Guarantee has some limitations:

  • You must purchase the item from our website before requesting your Price Match Guarantee
  • Promotions such as rebates and buy one, get one free offers are not eligible
  • The item must be in stock on the competitors website
  • The competitor must be an online store, they may not have a retail location
  • The website can not be a discounter or auction website (ie; eBay, overstock, etc..)
  • The competitor must be an Authorized Retailer of the product in question
  • The Price Match Guarantee includes the item price and the shipping charges, it excludes sales tax

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