The Sky-Watcher AZ5 is an easy to use, grab-and-go telescope mount for visual astronomy and daytime terrestrial observations.
Constructed from cast aluminium and designed to attach small telescopes up to 5kg in weight, via a regular 45mm dovetail bar.
The aluminium telescopic tripod legs can be extended and clamped in any position via integral leg locks.
Supplied with two flexible slow-motion cables, one for vertical and one for horizontal, for smooth precise control. Can also be moved manually around each axis for rapid panning and elevation adjustments - track distant moving targets with ease.
|Average Rating (4 Reviews): |
Monday, 19 November 2018 | Christos
1. Mine has a small backlash (a gap in motion when reversing direction of moving the handle) in the azimuth axis, that could not be corrected using the tension screw (no such backlash in the altitude axis)
2. The direction of the azimuth handle is fixed (90 degrees to the telescope) so when i put on my long 120/1000 refractor, it is not possible to reach the handle while looking through the scope (it can't be used for long scopes).
3. The advantage is that it can be fixed on a normal photographic tripod of enough height, so I can use the same tripod for my camera, my binoculars and my (short - 102/500) telescope
Monday, 30 July 2018 | Paul
Very nice quality mount though you need a rather expensive adaptor to use the HEQ5 mount. With this adaptor it makes an excellent and stable grab and go mount.
Wednesday, 18 July 2018 | Paul
I bought this along with the AZ5 tripod. The mount is very well made,robust and looks great (always important when outside in the dark). The Alt-Az controls are silky smooth. I have not yet attached the Slo-Mo controls simply because i like the feel of the standard controls.
Sky-Watcher AZ5 Deluxe Alt-Azimuth Mount
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 | Michael
I found this an excellent Alt-Azimuth mount, the movements in Altitude and Azimuth are very smooth, the alt and azimuth knobs are perfect for controlling the telescope and the whole tripod is perfect for grab and go observing lightweight and portable, all in all I am 1000% satisfied with my decision to buy this article.