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Price:  £209.00Skywatcher AZ GOTO mount

Skywatcher AZ GOTO mount
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Model:  Synscan_AZ_GOTO_Mount
Brand:  Skywatcher



The Skywatcher SynScan Alt-Azimuth GoTo Mount allows you to easily find and observe planets, nebulae, star clusters, galaxies and more. With the easy to use SynScan hand control you can point your telescope at a specific object, or tour the night sky at the touch of a button! 

Accepts telescopes fitted with a regular Skywatcher/Celestron/Vixen-style dovetail bar. 

Maximum recommended OTA examples: 4-inch short-tube refractor, 5-inch Newtonian, 5-inch Maksutov.

Main Features:

  • SynScan™ Database: Total 42,900+ Objects, including Complete M, NGC, IC & SAO Catalogues
  • Alignment Method: Two-star or Brightest star alignment
  • Pointing Accuracy Enhancement (PAE) feature
  • Unknown Object Indentification feature
  • Pointing Accuracy up to 10 arc min
  • Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar
  • Slewing Speeds: 1.0x, 2.0x, 16x, 32x, 64x, 128x, 400x, 500x, 600x, 800x
  • Tracking Mode: Dual Axis Tracking
  • Quiet Operation
  • Motor Type & Resolution: DC Servo Motors. Resolution 0.8923 arc sec or 1,452,425 steps/rev
  • PC Compatible: can be used with popular Planetarium Software.
  • SynScan Handset Firmware upgradeable via the Internet
  • Power Requirement: 12v DC Power Supply (Tip Positive) or AA Batteries (not supplied). Sky-Watcher 7Ah or 17Ah  Power Tank Recommended.

 

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Great Grab 'n Go mount
Saturday, 24 November 2012  | 

Having reviewed this mount for S@N magazine as part of a system that included a Newtonian telescope, I was sufficiently impressed to buy the mount for my own use as a grab 'n go system with my own William Optics Megrez 72D refractor. My main interest in astronomy is astro-photography and my imaging system is permanently installed in a secure observatory but this little mount has encouraged me to get back to observing as well while an imaging session is in progress and I've really enjoyed using it as it is so quick and easy to set up for a session.
GoTo accuracy is excellent if you ensure that the mount is level using the built in bubble level and it has yet to fail to locate an object although with the short focal length of my telescope, it is not always obvious how good a job the mount has done with smaller objects like The Ring Nebula for example!
The tripod is not the most substantial on the market but a little bit of judicious bolt tightening and avoidance of full leg extension makes this perfectly acceptable.
Highly recommended for use with small instruments up to a maximum of 4.5kg in weight.

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