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Model: skyw_eq5_heq5_ext_tubePart Number: 20856Brand: Skywatcher
The Sky-Watcher extension tube extends the height of EQ5/HEQ5/AZ-EQ5 mounts by about 16" so is a popular choice with owners of long-tube refractor telescopes as it places the eyepiece at a more comfortable height and prevents the telescope hitting a tripod leg.
The extension tube is installed between the top of the tripod and the mount head. Mount stability is maintained through the metal, heavy-duty construction of the tube.
At the low latitude where I usually mount my telescope I cannot fully extend the counterweight shaft of my equatorial mount as the tripod leg will stay on its way. I was planning to buy or build a pier, but this extension tube gave me a cheaper and more versatile option. It is heavy, tough. The only problem is that I have to unscrew 3 bolts and dismount it to attach the head (an then remount the same part) unless I decide to leave it permanently attached to the head, but then the size and weight of the assemblage become another problem. But that is another cheap price for the benefits that it brings.
Sky-Watcher AZ EQ5-GT Go-To GEQ & Alt-Az Astronomy Mount£949.00
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Sky-Watcher EQ5 Deluxe£245.00
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