Sky-Watcher AZ GTi WiFi Alt-Az Astronomy Mount
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Sky-Watcher AZ GTi WiFi Alt-Az Astronomy Mount

£225.00
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About this product

Model:  sw_az_gti_wifi_mnt
Part Number:  20315

New Sky-Watcher AZ-GTi WiFi Alt-Azimuth Mount! 

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. 

Together the mount and App provide full computerised GO-TO. 

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

FEATURES

  • Built-in WiFi module - creates it’s own Wi-Fi network so is not reliant on other WiFi networks. 
  • Controlled wirelessly via Smartphone or Tablet using Sky-Watcher's free SynScan App for iOS or Android. 
  • Together the mount and App provide full computerised GO-TO. 
  • Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar, Alignment-Free Solar Tracking. 
  • Incorporates Sky-Watcher’s Freedom-Find™ patented dual-encoder technology. 
  • Telescope can be moved manually in either axis without the mount losing its positional information. 
  • Quiet in operation. 
  • Payload Capacity: 5kg 
  • Accepts telescopes via regular 45mm Sky-Watcher/Vixen dovetail bar. 
  • Includes adjustable aluminium tripod with accessory tray. 
  • Mount will fit to other suitable photo-tripods via standard 3/8" screw fitting. 
  • Includes 21.5cm Extension Tube (only with Mount & Tripod package, extension available separately). 
  • Height of Tripod/Mount (excl. OTA): 80.5cm - 152cm
  • Mount Head Weight: 1.3kg
  • Total Weight with Tripod: 3.9kg 
  • Power Requirement: 8 AA Size Batteries (not supplied) or External Power Supply (DC 7.5~14V, 0.75A) Tip Positive.

Customer reviews

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AZ GTi Mount
Tuesday, 30 July 2019  | 

Good Mount for a lightweight Telescope with good GOTO for the price of equipment, very good App to goto objects, I particulary like the "best object for the night" with one click go to, however I found using the iPhone to move the telescope fiddly, had to keep on looking at it where my finger is poking, I think the use of a SkyScan handset would be easier, this is why I droped a Star, In all a good buy for a Grab N Go


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Lovely mount
Saturday, 15 June 2019  | 

Very nice little mount. As has been said, the instruction manual is not much use, but with the videos available on YouTube it is very easy to set up and use. With a little care the pointing accuracy is very good. All the actions are very smooth with very little backlash. I am sure I am going to enjoy my sessions with this lovely mount.


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Sky-Watcher AZ GTi Mount
Tuesday, 2 April 2019  | 

Great mount, can now be used in Alt Az or Equatorial mode, various modes of control (I use Android telephone)


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Skywatcher gti
Friday, 15 March 2019  | 

As always with FLO great service, good price and friendly and helpful advice.


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Good mount, easy to use, rubbish documentation
Friday, 15 March 2019  | 

I bought this as a back up for outreach visits and to use with a solar scope. I know SW does a dedicated solar version but again that is more money for a single use device on top of the solar OTA.

The handbook provided is utter rubbish. No really useful info and nothing about a basic set-up for alignment, very bad for complete newbies.

I downloaded the software to my android and immedialely had to make another download to ensure it was updated! Errrr why? Can't Skywatcher just update their package foe a single download.

I then had to watch a youtube video from A&N to make sure I was operating the software properly. Where is the SW own documentation?

However once loaded and connected the AZ-GTi works very well. Setting up is easly (when you know how) and it support an trains my Altair 102mm F6 frac nicely, even though it is around 5.5Kg

I am now waiting for a proper clear night

4/5 because of the rubbish documentation.


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Impressively strong, lightweight mount (especially for its small physical size)
Sunday, 23 December 2018  | 

I am using this mount with my Borg107FL and it handles the 600mm focal length scope easily producing nice stable views. I am using the stronger Skywatcher steel tripod (purchased separately) which increases the stability. I am also using a SynScan v4 handset with the mount and the combo is working well. The mount is tiny so is also easy to take on your travels.


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Sky-Watcher AZ GTi WiFi
Thursday, 27 September 2018  | 

I received the Sky-Watcher AZ GTi WiFi shortly after ordering it online excellent service from FLO , attached it to the tripod had it up and running in no time, I used star level north on the free skywatcher app and it got me straight to the ring nebulae, M13 and the dumbbell nebulae no problem. Any deep sky object was in my grasp, I found it lightweight which was what I was looking for. This purchase and the prompt service from FLO really does deserve the 5 star rating Thank you


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Sky Watcher AZ Gti
Tuesday, 27 March 2018  | 

Great service as always from FLO. Now just a matter of waiting for a clear night!


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Small, light weight and feature packed
Tuesday, 13 February 2018  | 

I bought this mount to take abroad for solar imaging as my Merlin mount stripped a gear (now repaired). The AZ GTi is much lighter than my Merlin mount and using it with an iPhone there is no need for a handset controller.

The mount is well made, compact and looks to be stable (I haven't had a scope on it yet). The iPhone app, looks basic, but actually does everything you need very well. The time and position is automatically set by the iPhone and it lists objects which are visible from your location. Most important for a solar imager, it has the sun in it's database.

If you are looking for a feature packed very compact mount for travelling abroad, this ticks all of the boxes.


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Little beauty
Saturday, 5 August 2017  | 

For a small scope mount I think this is excellent value for a good mount. A big improvement on the old Skywatcher AZ mount. Im a visual astronomer in the main and I find the mount stable (used with the leg extensions retracted and an extra pier extension fitted.
The WiFi app is easy to use and nurses you through setup and alignment.
Goto function is good with the target stars in the middle 1/3 of a 12.5mm EP on my Mac 127.
A very pleasant mount for beginners and more experienced observers , as a quick setup grab and go mount it will be good.
Very pleased. Thanks FLO for your usual excellent service

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Q1. Is there a counterweight bar that fits AZ GTi?

Not officially but we have found the counterweight bar from the EQ1 mount does fit.
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