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SkyWatcher AZ-EQ5 SynScan mount + 12V power supply


SkyWatcher AZ-EQ5 PRO SynScan computerized mount with SynScan hand pad, with dual-axis motor drive, tripod with integrated half-pillar and encoders on both axis. The SkyWatcher AZ-EQ5 PRO mount is based on the bigger model AZ-EQ6 with respect to which offers better portability and lower weight. Thanks to its advanced technical features (including the possibility of double-use equatorial or altazimuth mode, new hybrid motors and encoders on both axes), it offers the best performances ever for a not too high cost mount. 12V power supply included in the price!

Note: starting September 2022 the SynScan hand-pad is optional and it's not included in the mount package, even if you see it in these images. The mount is instead equipped with a WiFi adapter that allows you to control the mount via smartphone or tablet devices (with the free Synscan Pro app for iOS or Android). It's always possible to control the mount without the hand-pad, directly from a PC via USB cable.

$1,533.60 $1,704.00 -10%

Composed of

Stabilized 12V 5A for AZ-EQ5, AZ-EQ6 and EQ8-R
SkyWatcher AZ-EQ5 SynScan mount

SkyWatcher AZ-EQ5 PRO SynScan mount: main specifications

- Use in equatorial or altazimutal mode
- Autoguide port, USB-serial port, DSLR shutter control port

- Very precise goto and tracking, low periodic error
- Freedom Find technology
- Low weight, 40% less of an AZ-EQ6
- Compact dimensions, foldable legs pier
- Possibility of use in all latitudes (from 0 to 90 degrees) 



SkyWatcher AZ-EQ5 PRO SynScan mount





Freedom Find technology

With the patented Freedom Find (dual-encoder) technology which allows the telescope to be moved manually or electronically in either axis without losing its alignment or positional information. After moving to a new object the telescope will automatically begin to track the new object accurately. No re-setup is required in one observing session. 



SkyWatcher AZ-EQ5 PRO SynScan mount



Double use: equatorial or altazimuthal

The Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ5 PRO SynScan Go To mount is equally useful as a EQ mount, or operating in AZ mode. The AZ-EQ5 PRO SynScan features hybrid stepper motor drives on both axes for smooth slewing at up to 4.2o. The mount accepts the standard ST-4 style autoguider input for astrophotography, and also has a DSLR shutter control port. Supplied with a SynScan handset with dual AZ/EQ firmware, it can automatically find and track 42,900+ celestial objects from its database.

Optional SynScan handpad with firmware 5: precise tracking and automatic goto and many functions

The SkyWatcher AZ-EQ5 PRO SynScan mount can be used with the optional SynScan hand-pad to control all functions, even the most advanced ones dedicated to astrophotography. The main functions are:

- 42.000 objects internal database
- 1, 2 or 3 stars guided alignment
- Sidereal, solar or lunar tracking speed
- Slewing speed from 2x to 800x 
- 5 version firmware, upgradable through the internet (more internal memory than the previous version to let you more upgrades in the future)
- PEC (Periodic Error Correction), PAE (Pointing Accuracy Enhancement) advanced functions and assisted polar alignment.

On the mount, you can find the USB computer connection port: via the cable, you can connect the mount to a computer to control it remotely. Then you can use one of the many compatible planetary software (such as Cartes du Ciel) to control the mount not only from the hand-pad but directly from the PC.

You can connect the handpad to the PC to update the firmware by downloading the updates that SkyWatcher periodically releases on the internet.



SkyWatcher AZ-EQ5 PRO SynScan mount



Advanced features for astrophotography

The AZ-EQ5 PRO mount is equipped with an index on its R.A. worm. Thus the motor controller can keep track of the current position of the worm. After a proper PEC training routine, in which the training data is stored in the motor controller permanently, a user can start the periodic error correction (PEC) at any time to improve the tracking performance for short focal length astrophotography. A training process is not required in the next observing session (assuming that the polar alignment is always accurate). Thus this is a Permanent Period Error Correction (PPEC). A user can train the mount with manual guiding or auto-guiding.

The AZ-EQ5 PRO mount is equipped with two SNAP ports which can control the shutter releas­ing of two cameras. Working with the SynScan hand control’s “Camera Control” function, a user can take batch exposures when doing astrophotography. Up to 8 groups of “Exposure-time & Frames” combinations can be set on the SynScan hand controller.



SkyWatcher AZ-EQ5 PRO SynScan mount


The SkyWatcher AZ-EQ5 PRO SynScan mount comes standard with Vixen type telescope plates and it has no polar scope: by adding our PLUS big dovetail clamp you will have a better than original telescope connection, with the possibility to install both Vixen and Losmandy type plates, having also more stability and more comfortable and large knobs for a secure connection of the telescope. The external polar scope is connected to the mount and lets you perform an excellent polar alignment in an easy and precise way.



SkyWatcher AZ-EQ5 PRO SynScan mount - scope of delivery:

- AZ-EQ5 PRO SynScan complete mount (head + tripod)

- WiFi adapter

- 2 3,5 Kg counterweights

- 12V power cable (cigarette lighter socket)

- Additional plate for Vixen bars

- 12V power supply

- Installation and use manual (english and italian)

- 3 years warranty


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