Compatible with EQMOD using a HitecAstro EQDIR adapter
The Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6GT is an exciting evolutionary development of the hugely successful NEQ6 PRO.
The AZ-EQ6GT is a dual purpose, fully functional computerised heavy-duty Go-To/Tracking astronomical mount in both Alt-Azimuth (AZ) and Equatorial (EQ) modes.
Supplied with a Synscan handset with dual AZ/EQ firmware, it can automatically find and track over 42,900 celestial objects from its database.
In EQ mode, the AZ-EQ6GT is designed for either visual use or precise astro-imaging. In AZ mode, it is primarily intended for visual use, and in this mode, two telescopes can be mounted simultaneously in parallel.
A great feature of the AZ-EQ6GT is the patented dual-encoder technology. This allows the telescope to be moved manually in either axis without the mount losing its positional information. This gives the user enormous freedom, convenience and flexibility during observational sessions.
The Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6GT.....a new legend is born!
Part-1 of Steve Richards Slywatcher AZ EQ6-GT review pdf
Skywatcher AZ EQ6-GT Instruction Manual pdf
Skywatcher AZ EQ6-GT Hand Controller Instruction Manual V3.32 pdf
Firmware Upgrade V3.32
: 18kg for imaging and 25kg for visualDriving Resolution
: 0.1436 arc secondGo-To Capability
: EQ and AZ modesSynscan Handset Database
: over 42,900 celestial objectsTracking Speed
: sidereal, solar & lunar ratesTracking Mode
: EQ or AZ, dual or single axisPEC control
in EQ modeAutoguider Port
: YesDSLR Electronic Shutter Release Port
: YesMotor Type
: DC12V stepper motorsPatented Dual-Encoder design
allows manual movement without losing positional informationPolar alignment
: via software control or supplied polar scopeAlignment methods
: 1, 2 or 3 star alignment (EQ) / brightest star or 2 star alignment (AZ)Telescope Connection
: 2 x dual-fit saddle plates supplied accepting 45mm & 75mm dovetail barsRA/DEC Worm Gears
: D=92.5mm, 180 teeth, brassRA/DEC Axes
: D=40mm, steelTripod
: 2” Stainless SteelCounterweights supplied
: 2 x 5kgCounterweight Bar
: 25mm DiameterMount Body Weight
: 15.4kg, Tripod Weight: 7.5kgPower requirement
: 12V DC 3A (Sky-Watcher 17Ah Power Tank recommended)