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COMPLETED - SOLD - Skywatcher AZ-EQ5 Mount & EQ6 Tripod

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Skywatcher AZ-EQ5 Mount & EQ6 Tripod

Really like the mount and have been impressed with it but find I’d rather use a manual Alt-Az mount and want to buy the new AZ100 Alt-Az mount when it comes out.


  • Shipping at cost which will probably be about £35.00 to £40.00 (insurance is very expensive now)
  • Purchased from FLO in Aug 2018 and hasn’t been used many times and in perfect condition. Always stored indoors.

Has been upgraded with an EQ6 tripod with 2” legs and a Berlebach spreader conversion and. Geoptik EQ6 to EQ5 adapter at a total cost of about £280.00. Standard spreader and bolt included. Lynx power cable included.

In EQ mode the mount can support 15kg of equipment or two 15kg loads in AZ mode.Sky-Watcher dual-encoder 'FreedomFind' technology allows the telescope to be moved manually in either axis without the mount losing its positional information.


  • Payload Capacity: 15kg (EQ Mode) or 15kg+15kg (Alt-AZ Dual-Mode)
  • Latitude Adjustment Range: 0-90° 
  • Azimuth Adjustment Range: Approx 15°
  • Weight (excl. tripod & counterweights): 7.7kg 
  • Counterweights: 2 x 3.5kg
  • Dovetail Saddles: 2 x 45mm (Accepts Sky-Watcher/Vixen type Dovetail Bars)
  • Tripod: 1.75” Stainless Steel Legs (also compatible with EQ5/HEQ5)
  • Counterweight Bar: 18mm Diameter, Length 162mm + 120mm Extension
  • Motors: 1.8° Hybrid Stepper Motors
  • Transmission: 135:1 Worm Drive + 36:12 Timing Belt Drive + 64 Micro-Step/1.8° Stepper Motor Drive
  • Gear Ratio: 810
  • Resolution: 5184000 Counts/Rev (approx. 0.25 arc-second)
  • Maximum Slewing Speed: 3.4°/second
  • Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
  • Tracking Mode: Equatorial or Alt-Azimuth
  • Auto-Guiding Speed: 0.125x, 0.25x, 0.5x, 0.75x & 1x
  • Whisper Quiet Slewing
  • PPEC Control in EQ Mode
  • DSLR Electronic Shutter Release Ports: 2
  • Autoguider Interface: Yes
  • USB Interface: Yes
  • Hand Controller: Synscan (42,900+ Object Database)
  • Polar Alignment: Via Software Control (Polar Scope optional)
  • Pointing Accuracy: Up to 5 Arc-Minutes (RMS)
  • Resolution of Aux R.A./Dec Axis Encoders: 5144 Counts/Rev., approx. 4.2 Arc-Minutes
  • Power Requirement: DC 11-16V 2A 

Payment,  PayPal (buyer pays fees) or Bank Transfer








Edited by johninderby

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looks like i missed out on this..oh well the az100 it will have to be. not sure if it will be overkill for my scopes but it does look good. john.

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