Sky-Watcher's AZ-GTi Wi-Fi Alt-Azimuth mount features a built-in WiFi module, enabling it to to be controlled wirelessly via your Smartphone or Tablet using Sky-Watcher's free SynScan App for iOS or Android.
It also features Sky-Watcher’s Freedom-Find™ patented dual-encoder technology so your telescope can be moved manually in either axis without the mount losing its positional information - which is rather convenient :-)
The mount is quiet in operation, has a payload capacity of up to 5kg and accepts telescopes via a regular 45mm dovetail bar.
Tripod option includes adjustable aluminium tripod with accessory tray, will also fit to other suitable photo-tripods via standard 3/8" screw fitting.
|Average Rating (28 Reviews): |Sky-Watcher AZ GTi WiFi Alt-Az Astronomy Mount + ADM saddle
Monday, 3 May 2021 | Andrew
It's fair to say that I knew exactly what I was buying having loaned one from a friend. It has not disappointed so no surprise on the 5 star rating. I have made the same upgrade that many before me have, and that's replacing the stock saddle with an ADM offering. I am using a redundant Galaxy S6 armed with the Synscan Pro app as the controller which also passes on the GPS data directly via Wi-Fi, making this a highly convenient grab-and-go mount for visual. I've since ordered the Star Adventurer counterweight kit, not for any planned EQ use, but simply because I feel it will balance better in AZ when loaded with the 'scope on the tripod. To use this though, you will need an M12 to M8 reducer without which you will not be able to attach the counterweight to the AZ GTi. My wife suggested this could be permanently resident in the car, but I think she has neglected to consider the multiple OTA choice that would be needed also .
Skywatcher AZ GTI WIFi Mount
Saturday, 3 April 2021 | Janet
First clear night
I’m not high tech but managed to set up and align the mount quite quickly . I’d been struggling to locate the Beehive M44 for a while so it was very exciting to see it displayed in the eyepiece at the push of a button !
Great service from FLO . My order arrived 3 days early
Monday, 15 March 2021 | Tommy
Clear Skies 2 days before it arrived... Then it arrived and its been Cloudy 6 out of 7 days. FLO's "May contain Clouds" sticker does not lie!
The first time I used it it was a bit tricky to level the tripod. The tripod could be a bit sturdier but the mount did align perfectly and tracked pretty good. I hooked mine up with just a DSLR camera and 300mm lens. Connected it up to APT and used Plate solving to accurately track the sky and boom! I am able to take 10-20 second long exposures without any field rotation or star trials!
I have a Polar wedge & SW Counter kit on back order and looking forward to trying it out in the Experimental EQ mode! (FYI, you will need an adaptor to fit the M8 size counterweight to the M12 thread) - For people also interested in this, I plan to use Sharp Cap pro to do my polar alignment as there is no place to attach a polar scope to this mount.
For someone like me who has a very tight budget, no car and lives in Bortle 6 skies about 10 metres away from busy and bright Reading town centre, this is a great mount for portability and affordability!
Next up! A small Refractor!
Perhaps one day I will go for a Proper heavy duty mount. I did originally intend to but Skywatchers Price increase was real harsh!
Sky-Watcher AZ GTI WIFI Alt-Az Astronomy Mount
Wednesday, 3 March 2021 | Paul
Really pleased with the purchase Excellent Service
the mount was simple to use and looking forward to using it
Compact and versatile mount
Tuesday, 2 March 2021 | Steve
Really pleased with this purchase. Set up was pretty straightforward and has so far performed flawlessly. I have good accuracy goto's but this is reliant on being fastidious in setting the mount level before alignment.
I currently use with a small ST80 to which it is perfectly suited. A light, quick to set up grab and go kit.
One thing I did add was the ADM dual saddle upgrade which I would strongly recommend adding for a better and secure scope mount.
Excellent seller UK to US in 2 days, just amazing
Thursday, 18 February 2021 | Charles
This package came faster than any of the vendors I use in the US. The expedited delivery was amazing especially
during these times of delays. It was packed excellent and is a solid product. I have not tried out all its' features yet but its'
dry run of operating the mount was without surprises. The mount worked well. I definitely recommend this seller. The option of
purchasing without the tripod was also a deal for me since I own 2 tripods. It is unique to this seller and prompted me to make the purchase.
I'm glad I did. Thank you First Light. I would not hesitate to visit your website again.
Monday, 15 February 2021 | James
FLO services was excellent! This is a nice small and light mount with simple to use GOTO and good tracking when setup properly. I have used it during the daytime only so far and found it a stable platform for viewing or photography when not being touched. Given the GOTO and encoders it is fantastic value for money and its easily airline portable. I intent to upgrade/adapt it to Eq. use as well.
Friday, 29 January 2021 | Jake
I am just starting out with Astronomy and came across FLO from their sponsorship of the ClearOutside phone app. I have to say the service is excellent. I ordered the mount and it was with me within 48 hours.
The mount itself works great, as a novice I was up and runnning, aligned, and using GoTo on the first attempt. It's pretty straightforwards for a novice like me. I'm going to try the EZ-GTI on an Equatorial Mount wedge and use it like that for some Astrophotography. That's what attracted me to this mount in the first place, it seems very versatile and easy to use.
Thursday, 14 January 2021 | Eladio
Thanks Again FLO for a good service. Ordered last December 12, 2020 and received it this week January 12, 2021. I hope next time we get a freebie like stickers or anything to those frequent customer like us... It is still cloudy in the Philippines. waiting for a clear night sky.
Great Customer Service & Product Quality
Saturday, 2 January 2021 | Umair
The service quality of FLO has been astounding. I Ordered the Sky-Watcher AZ GTi mount at the peak of COVID pandemic, with estimated availability in around 15 days - I was ready to wait for a much longer time, given the situation. But the mount was shipped by FLO in just about 3 days - and I was using it within the week. Customer support answered all my queries at short notices. More than 5 stars for service quality.
Now coming to the mount, I think FLO is one of the few providers who sell the mount head alone, which is great for people who are overseas or who travel a lot and want to avoid paying unnecessary shipment + customs on the tripod weight. I brought a photo tripod locally, installed the GTi Mount on it and I'm using it for my Meade 127 MAK (around 7lb) + DSLR (around 2 lb) without any issues.
No vibrations and no tracking errors within the 20 sec exposures that an alt-az mount supports. GoTo works great (weirdly enough, I have noticed that the Goto works much better with 1 star alignment than the 2 or 3 star alignment - I still have to get my head around the reason for this).
It can be powered by AA batteries, so I can just take it out, align it, use it and bring it back in without using any extra cables, etc - It has been 10 days since I'm using it on a set of 8 low cost batteries (for a total of around 20 hours, I think), without needing to change them. The battery life is quite good. I don't plan to use it in eq mode as I can't comment on that. But as of now, I have found it to be fully adequate for alt-az goto & tracking for my 5 inch OTA.
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