Saxon AZ-EQ6 SynScan GoTo mount
Every once in a while a new product is released which is simply put, a sensation ! This is the product that has taken over the astroimaging market globally, it IS that clever and capable.
This product takes all the learning points of the wonderful and globally renowned NEq6 Pro and takes it further.
Adding Altazimuth & Equatorial capability – plus belt drive to what is already an excellent design. Plus the ability to run two telescopes at once, and an Altazimuth mode that customers globally have been asking Saxon to develop for years.
The wait is over, the Saxon AZ-EQ6 is here ….. enjoy !
Product Features. The Saxon AZ-EQ6 SynScan gives optimal stability and pointing accuracy for a wide variety of heavy professional photo and video equipments. It is a hybrid mount with alt-azimuth capability for general use, and equatorial capability for astrophotography use. Supplied with a SynScan handset with dual AZ/EQ firmware, it can automatically find and track 42,900+ celestrial objects from its database.
AZ-EQ6 SynScan is capable of carrying heavy-duty photographic equipments for professional shooting and video recording. It is a very efficient transportable mount weighing only 15 kg, for a load capacity of 20 kg (counterweight excluded). Freedom Find™ – tracking made easy! With the patented Freedom Find (dual-encoder) technology which allows the telescope to be moved manually or electronically in either axis without losing its alignment or positional information. After moving to a new object the telescope will automatically begin to track the new object accurately. No re-setup is required in one observing session.
♦ German Equatorial / Alt-Az dual mode
♦ Permanent periodic error correction(PPEC). PPEC can be trained with Autoguider or PC.
♦ Belt drive – Super smooth PE curve. Low backlash, silent slewing.
♦ Shutter release control for batch exposures of astrophotography.
♦ Motor controller with high torque and accuracy.
♦ Includes two dual-fit (45mm/75mm) saddle for mounting two telescopes.
♦ Improved reliable power supply outlet.
♦ New motor controller with higher torque and accuracy.
♦ Polar-alignment with polar-scope.
♦ Primary axis encoder tracks the mount’s position. Users can push the mount at any time without worrying about losing the mount’s alignment.
* Two Dual-fit Saddles
* Driving Resolution: Approximately 0.14 arc seconds
* DSLR Electronic Shutter Release Port : Yes
* Autoguider Port: Yes
* PEC control in EQ mode
* Polar Alignment : via 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
* Latitude Adjustment Range: 10o to 70o, 90o
* Azimuth Adjustment Range: About ± 9o
Power supply – unit is suitable for use with a 12V DC 2 Amp power supply. Unit is supplied with 12v DC cable for connection to your car DC power source, use of other power sources is not recommended and may affect warranty. Please do NOT select a power supply of greater than 12V DC and 2 Amperes as this will cause damage to the control system.
Supply includes Saxon Australia 5 year Warranty.
Please note : This product is 100% identical to the Skywatcher version, the only variance being the after sales service, where we prefer Saxon.