Saxon EQ5 Extra Heavy Duty Equatorial Mount
Do you have a larger high power telescope and would like the benefits of a robust foundation to enable the performance capabilities of your premium telescope to be realised, they take a closer look at the excellent Saxon Eq5 Equatorial mount.
These extra heavy-duty mount are the largest in mount family. Specially designed to support larger telescope tubes, these high-precision equatorial mount features engraved aluminum setting circles and a latitude scale, large R.A. and DEC. locking clamps, and retractable counterweight shaft and removable counterweights. The tubular stainless steel field tripod is an adjustable height unit, and provides extra strength. It is a very stable and strong tripod providing excellent performance.
The saddle plate on the top of the Saxon EQ5 Extra Heavy Duty Equatorial Mount accepts generic dovetail bars made by Synta and many other companies. The dovetail bar is held securely by dual hand clamps. Setting circles are provided on both axes. The system features twin slow motion control arms to enable you to fine tuning slewing of the telescope to any point in the night sky with precision and ease, plus stability !
Saxon EQ5 Extra Heavy Duty Equatorial Mount Features…
• Capacity 11 Kg
• Heavy duty operation for telescopes to 120mm aperture
• Strong adjustable height tubular stainless steel tripod (note: aluminium tripod version also available on request – lower price)
• Able to accept a wide variety of telescope tube assemblies
“What do I use personally for visual use? A Saxon EQ5″. I am serious about flexible operation with a mount that is extra strong. I use a range of ultra premier telescope all triplet apochromats from the world’s best telescope makers such as Carl Zeiss APQ, Officina Stellare Hiper APO 115 & CFF Telescopes 105 – all exceptionally exotic units – as I prefer to use a Saxon Eq5 with them all – Why ? – it is easier to use than other mounts, and enables the stability, foundation and performance that these exceptional telescopes are easily capable of delivering.
Saxon EQ5 Extra Heavy Duty Equatorial Mount Specifications…
Payload Capacity : 11 kg
Counterweights : 5.1kgx2
Tripod : Tubular stainless steel extra heavy duty adjustable height (note: aluminium tripod version also available on request – lower price)
Tripod Height : 71-123cm
Tripod Weight : 5.04kg
Accessory Tray : Heavy duty upgraded accessory tray included
Supply includes Saxon Australia five 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.