Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6 GT Pro GEQ & Alt-Az Astronomy Mount
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Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6 GT Pro GEQ & Alt-Az Astronomy Mount

£1,699.00
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About this product

Model:  skywatcher-AZ-EQ6
Part Number:  20291

Now includes USB port. 

The Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6GT is a dual purpose, fully functional computerised heavy-duty mount with Go-To / tracking that works in both Alt-Azimuth (AZ) and Equatorial (EQ) modes.

Features patented dual-encoder technology. This enables the telescope to be moved manually in either axis without it losing positional information. This provides freedom, convenience and flexibility during observational sessions.

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.

Supplied with a Synscan handset with dual AZ/EQ firmware, it can automatically find and track over 42,900 celestial objects from its database.

 

See Part-1 of Steve Richards Sky-Watcher AZ EQ6-GT review 

Using EQMod article by Steve Richards 

Sky-Watcher AZ EQ6-GT Instruction Manual pdf 

Sky-Watcher AZ EQ6-GT Hand Controller Instruction Manual V3.32 pdf 

Firmware Upgrade V3.32 

 


Specification

Payload Capacity: 18kg for imaging and 25kg for visual
Driving Resolution: 0.1436 arc second
Go-To Capability: EQ and AZ modes
Synscan Handset Database: over 42,900 celestial objects
Latitude Operating Range: 10 degrees - 75 degrees (equatorial) and 90 degrees in AZ mode
Tracking Speed: sidereal, solar & lunar rates
Tracking Mode: EQ or AZ, dual or single axis
PEC control in EQ mode
Autoguider Port: Yes
USB port: Yes
DSLR Electronic Shutter Release Port: Yes
Motor Type: DC12V stepper motors
Patented Dual-Encoder design allows manual movement without losing positional information
Polar alignment: via software control or supplied polar scope
Alignment 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 bars
RA/DEC Worm Gears: D=92.5mm, 180 teeth, brass
RA/DEC Axes: D=40mm, steel
Tripod: 2” Stainless Steel
Counterweights supplied: 2 x 5kg
Counterweight Bar: 25mm Diameter
Mount Body Weight: 15.4kg, Tripod Weight: 7.5kg
Power requirement: 12V DC 3A (Sky-Watcher 17Ah Power Tank recommended)

 

Customer reviews

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Ten stars!
Monday, 29 August 2022  | 

I wish I could have given ten stars not five when pleased with a purchase. Skywatcher Ďscope mounts are manufactured to exact standards. Their quality control too is simply the best. This mount is what you need in a good mount, it needs to be super accurate, heavy in order to support potentially a heavy imaging system of main and guide scope, along with all cables, cameras etc. It has super smooth and very quiet slewing, and itís accuracy is exactly what you expect from Skywatcher - the best! This has been one of the best investments I have made in my passion for astronomy over the years and I simply cannot fault it at any level. TEN stars! As usual, thanks to Chris at FLO for the very best of customer service supplied.


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Excellent product.
Monday, 18 July 2022  | 

Really impressed with this mount so far. Fast delivery from FLO.


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Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6 GT Pro GEQ & Alt-Az Astronomy Mount
Wednesday, 29 December 2021  | 

I chose this mount because of its ability to convert from GEQ to AltAz to cover the various aspects / modes of use I wished from my telescopes (Astro as well as terrestrial)
This mount does not disappoint, it is sturdily made and is very secure when all the rig is mounted & attached
The RA & Dec clutches are very easy to use with cold hands and both axis motors perform smoothly - Weather has been too bad to give all components a good test but so far - excellent
In Alt-Az mode the additional mount that fixes to the end of the counterweight shaft is easy to fit and attaching a second scope for 'party' viewing is ideal (obviously once aligned)
I will not go into all the other features this mount has - there are plenty of reviews explaining this - but suffice to say this mount does do what it says in the manual and very well too
If looking for a dual mount system I can high recommend this one
Once again great service from FLO despite all the problems out there with supply & delivery - notified all the way - definitely worth the short wait


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Quick delivery, great product!
Tuesday, 29 June 2021  | 

Quick delivery and great service of FLO!
After installing the necessary drivers and EQMOD, everything worked immediately without any problems.
A minor minus: The thumbscrews for securing the mount head on the tripod are made out of cheap plastics and one of them cracked while tightening. But I believe this is a minor problem and can easily be replaced with higher quality knobs.
Anyway, I'm extremely satisfied and here in Norway I have to wait for darker nights for the next imaging season.
//Hollis


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This one seems very promising.
Tuesday, 22 June 2021  | 

Have only tested it inside the house, it is too bright at night in Norway in the summer.
But this fall I'm ready.
I am very happy to have a mount before the season starts in August


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Simple set up
Wednesday, 26 May 2021  | 

Great sturdy mount. Set it up for the first time yesterday, polar aligned via ASIAIR pro and managed to get subs of 300 seconds plus with very little effort.


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Love This Mount
Monday, 3 May 2021  | 

I bought the AZ EQ6 as my first serious equatorial mount, after ordering the HEQ5 (Rowan), because of the continuing wait for stock to come in to FLO and this mount being available at short notice. Originally I had short-listed my mounts to either the EQR6 Pro or HEQ5 and opted for the lighter mount. Now that I have the AZ EQ6 Iím so glad things worked out like this, although it is the most expensive option itís definitely been worth the outlay. Out of the box it was easy to setup, the only thing I did was unscrew the mounting post and move it to its alternative position under the single ĎNorthí leg. Assembly is straightforward, just remember to unscrew the azimuth adjusting bolts to make space for the mount to locate on the tripod. My rig uses ASIAIR Pro and, prior to receiving the mount, I was given advice on how to link it to the mount. The mount now has a USB port under the Hand Controller and Guide sockets. I linked the ASIAIR Pro to this with a standard USB A-B cable (Printer cable) but it didnít connect. After a few minutes of head scratching I decided to connect the SynScan Hand Controller, just to get the mount up and running. When I did this the hand controller initialised SynScan (before even typing in my position) at this point the ASIAIR Pro detected the mount and connected instantly. I now control the mount, through ASIAIR, without the hand controller connected and without using an EQ Mod Cable, just a USB A-B, it is a solid connection and works flawlessly...
Iíve had 2 clear (ish) nights using the AZ EQ6 with my Redcat and achieved sub-arc second guiding and tracking. Itís super stable, quiet and just gets on with the job... Iíve taken Mono Luminance and Narrowband Images of Bodeís, Whirpool and the Heart Nebula with spectacular results. I love this mount and canít recommend it enough... itís definitely worth the extra expense.
Regarding weight, if you take off the counterweight and scope it can easily be lifted and moved, although it is weighty....
Finally, big thanks to Alex at FLO for fantastic customer service throughout all this... made a big difference.


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As-eq 6 goto mount
Wednesday, 9 December 2020  | 

This is a very good mount. One drawback is that many things you might consider useful or even necessary will need to be bought individually to put with the mount: WiFi adaptor, GPS, polemaster for polar alignment. These extras cost around £550.
This has been my experience. It will depend on your setup. You should make a plan for these three necessary Ďextrasí before you buy. Know how you will deal with each in your setup.
The mount is really good but itís incomplete when you buy it if you havenít an ASIAIR pro or some alternative to fill the voids.


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Simple and reliable.
Monday, 28 September 2020  | 

There is solid reason for me why I have been using Skywatcher mounts. Price, simplicity and reliability.
AZ-EQ6 i just like that. I used it with Eqmod cable with my Asiair for months now without any issues. Heavy beast


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Service juat gets better
Thursday, 10 September 2020  | 

Most of the equipment I have bought over the years has come from FLO and since the early days when they only had a few staff, they have always been a "family" business that really care for their customers. The service gets better and better and prices are always competitive. The guys, Steve, Rob and James are ever ready to help with any issues. Why go anywhere else?


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