Enhanced Dual-Axis Motor Drive For EQ5 Mount

product code: 20301
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Enhanced Dual-Axis Motor Drive For EQ5 Mount

This dual axis motor drive with Sky-Watcher’s new enhanced hand controller is essential in long-exposure astrophotography as well as a useful accessory for visual astronomy. It precisely controls the telescopes’ tracking speed to compensate for the earth's rotation during long exposure of celestial objects.
The new enhanced handset has an ST4 interface for an Auto-Guider, such as Sky-Watcher’s Synguider. Features selectable SOLAR, LUNAR and SIDEREAL tracking rates, plus additional selectable adjustment rates of 0.5x, 2x and 16x. Also the hand controller has a convenient facility to invert the direction of the UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT handset keys, so you can have the same directions on the handset as you see through your telescope. Designed for use in both north and south hemispheres.
The DC motor drive runs on 4 "D" cell batteries (not included). Motors for both R.A. and DEC axes, motor cables, enhanced hand controller and battery pack are included.
5 stars based on 1 review
Andrew Jeffries
from South Wales

A very useful addition

A very useful addition to the EQ5 mount and ideal for the smaller 'scope. The motors can be fitted in minutes and the tracking is great. I only noticed a small amount of drift and that was probably due to the fact that I had not polar aligned the mount before testing.

Sky watcher provided all the tools to fit the motors you only have find a screwdriver to remove the plastic cover from the mount. The only downside is the connections. The dec motor connection is rather exposed and the RA motor connection can be hard to release as it is very close to the edge of the access hole in the plastic cover. Neither problem is insurmountable.

Thanks to Tring astronomy centre for a prompt service.

Brand Sky-Watcher
Condition New
Product Code 20301