Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ5 Multi-Purpose Telescope Mount

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  • $1,350.00
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  • Choose your set up—alt-az, equatorial, or dual OTA—with the Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ5 Mount!
  • A 30 pound weight capacity lets you choose from a wide variety of telescope OTA’s
  • Go-to, computerized AZ-EQ5 mount with SynScan hand controller takes you on a tour of the Universe
  • Great for astrophotography, with PPEC, ability to control the mount via your computer, and more
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  • Description

    The Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ5 Multi-Purpose GoTo Mount is a highly versatile medium-weight mount that will satisfy all of your needs, including alt-azimuth or equatorial set-ups, and the ability to mount two telescopes at once! With a weight capacity of 30 pounds, the AZ-EQ5 will easily handle most refractors as well as Schmidt-Cassegrain’s and Newtonians with apertures of 8” or less.

    You will love the hybrid capabilities of the Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ5 mount!

    • For terrestrial use, visual astronomy, or quick photos of bright objects in our solar system, set the AZ-EQ5 up in alt-azimuth mode. 
    • Deep-sky imaging calls for an equatorial mount. This mount offers features that astro-imagers will love, such as Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC), an autoguider port, a DSLR electronic shutter release port, low backlash, and +/- 5 seconds of native periodic error. Two 7.5 lb. counterweights are included in the AZ-EQ5 mount package, as does a counterweight shaft extension with an interior that allows cabling to run through its center. 
    • If you are doing outreach at a school or want to share your views at a star party, the Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ5 comes with two V-style mounting saddles so that you can mount two telescopes, one on each side of the mount.
    Computerized, GoTo capabilities with a huge 42,900 object database

    Regardless of the set-up you choose, the AZ-EQ5 offers GoTo capabilities via the included SynScan hand controller. The computerized controller houses easy-to-understand alignment instructions, as well as a massive 42,900 object database. Should you choose to move your telescope and find objects from a computer instead of the hand controller, there are several planetarium programs available on the market with telescope control features as well as beautiful representations of the Universe.

    A high quality tripod is also included with the Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ5 mount. The tripod has steel legs that are adjustable, and the feet are spiked to increase stability.

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    What's Included

    • Skywatcher AZ-EQ5 Dual Mount Head
    • Two 7.5 lb. Counterweights
    • Counterweight Shaft Extension
    • Steel, Adjustable Tripod
    • Synscan Computerized Hand Controller & Electronics
    • Two Mounting Saddles for dual-OTA configuration
    • DC Power Cord

  • Dimensions & Specifications

    Mount Type:

    German Equatorial/Alt-Az/dual OTA

    Weight Capacity:

    30 Pounds


    33 lb.

    Permanent Periodic Error Correction:

    Yes, PPEC can be trained with autoguider or PC

    Belt Drive:

    Super smooth PE curve. Low backlash, silent slewing

    Native Periodic Error:

    +/- 5 arc seconds

    Shutter Release Control:

    Dual, for batch exposures of astrophotography

    Saddle Plate:

    Includes two V-style saddles for mounting dual OTAs

    Power Supply Connections:


    Polar Scope:


    Includes Primary Axis Encoder:

    Users can push the mount at any time without worrying about losing the mount’s alignment

    SynScan Hand Controller:

    42,900 object database

    Counterweight Bar:

    Retractable, also includes counterweight extension bar


    Two 7.5 lb. counterweights included

    Power Cord:



    Steel legs, adjustable, spiked feet

    Driving Resolution:

    Approximately 0.14 arc seconds

    DSLR Electronic Shutter Release Port:


    Autoguider Port:


    Polar Alignment:

    Via software control or optional polar scope

    Alignment Methods:

    1, 2, or 3 star alignment (EQ) / brightest star or 2 star alignment (AZ)

    RA/DEC Worm Gears:

    D=92.5mm, 180 teeth, brass

    RA/DEC Axes:

    D=40mm, steel

    Latitude Adjustment Range:

    10 degrees to 70 degrees, 90 degrees

    Azimuth Adjustment Range:

    +/- 9 degrees

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    Manufacturer Warranty

    Default manufacturer warranty.

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