The Sky-Watcher EQM-35 is designed as a lightweight imaging system, but it is also ideal for visual astonomers looking for the longer viewing time that a GoTo mount allows. It provides a convenient, stable platform for refractors up to 100mm or up to 127mm Maksutovs.
Use the hand controller to easily navigate the 42,000 object database. If you're taking photos, you'll have all the advanced features you'd expect, such as periodic error correction (PEC), a huge variety of slewing speeds, and backlash correction. A polar-alignment scope is included, an appreciated feature at this price.
The payload capacity is 22 lbs, excluding counterweights.
The removable declination assembly allows for the use of Star Adventurer L-brackets or ball head adapters, turning the mount into a heavy duty tracking system for wide-field astronomy using a camera and lens.
|General Mount Info|
|Payload Capacity (lbs)||22|
|Mount Head Weight (lbs)||9.65|
|Tripod Weight (lbs)||12.5|
|Fully Assembled Weight (w/ weights)||37.15|
|Tripod Leg Diameter||1.75"|
|Mounting Saddle Type||V|
|Power Type||12V (4 amp minimum)|
|Polar Scope||Built In|
|Latitude Range (degrees)||15-65|
|Computer/Drive System Info|
|WiFi||Optional WiFi dongle|
|Polar Align Assist||Yes|
|Permanent Periodic Correction||Yes|
|Included Weights||7.5lbs (two)|