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Product description

The EQ3-2 mount:

This mount is a further development of the EQ-3 mount designed in white. It provides a stable base for most medium-sized optics and is ideal for exploring the night sky. Once you have aligned the parallactic mount with the Pole Star, you can easily sight on an object, adjust it in the field of view and track it using the flexible slow-motions. Fine adjustment is possible in both right ascension and declination. The polar elevation at the observing site can be set using the fine scale provided and adjusted perfectly by using two screws. Both polar finder and electric motors plus a control can be retrofitted to both axes: the EQ3-2 is suitable not only for visual observing, but also for getting started in astrophotography. With optional add-ons such as the motor kit or GoTo upgrade kit, long exposure astrophotography also becomes possible. With a little practice, you will soon be able to produce successful images of galaxies and nebulae.

Included with the mount:


  • mount with manual adjustment knobs
  • extra brace with eyepiece tray
  • suitable counterweights

Our expert comment:

Skywatcher is changing the interface on the newest version of the EQ-6 mount. You can find out here which EQMOD cable you require depending on which version of EQ-6 you have. If your mount has a DB9 interface (also known as a serial port, as found on older computers), these are the suitable EQMOD cables:

https://astroshop.eu/datenkabel-adapter/pierro-astro-usb-eq6-direkt-schnittstelle-fuer-skywatcher-eq6-n-eq6-orion-atlas/p,58297

https://astroshop.eu/datenkabel-adapter/pegasusastro-eqdir-usb-stick-fuer-skywatcher-montierungen-mit-db9/p,61892

https://astroshop.eu/datenkabel-adapter/ertl-elektronics-adapter-eqdir-rs232-fuer-skywatcher-eq6/p,49908

https://astroshop.eu/datenkabel-adapter/primalucelab-eqmod-usb-schnittstelle-fuer-skywatcher-eq-6/p,51735

If you purchased your EQ-6 recently and it has the new interface panel (along with an RJ-45 male connector, similar to the EQ-6-R or the AZ-EQ-6), the cables listed below should fit this new version of the EQ-6. However, we are still gathering information to confirm this (updated end of October 2022):

https://astroshop.eu/datenkabel-adapter/pierro-astro-usb-heq5-direkt-schnittstelle-fuer-skywatcher-heq5-eq8-az-eq6-az-eq5-eq6-r/p,48677

https://astroshop.eu/datenkabel-adapter/ertl-elektronics-adapter-eqdir-usb-fuer-skywatcher-eq-3-5-8-heq5-azeq6-eq6-r/p,49806

https://astroshop.eu/datenkabel-adapter/pegasusastro-eqdir-usb-stick-fuer-skywatcher-montierungen-mit-rj45/p,61889

If your mount already has a USB interface on the panel, you do not need an additional cable. Simply identify the COM port using the device manager and set the baud rate to 115200. If you are in doubt, send us a picture of your mount's interface panel by email.

Specifications

Capacity


Designation
EQ3-2
Max. additional load capacity (kg)
5
Polar elevation setting (°)
28 - 65
Material of worm gear
Bronze
Material of worm wheel
Aluminium
Worm gear teeth (RA) (piece)
-
Axle bearings
Ball-bearings and plain-bearings
Counterweight(s) (piece)
2 (1.8 kg and 3.42 kg)
Diameter of counterweight bar (mm)
18
Operating temperature
-30 bis +40
Material of counterweights
Steel
Mounting saddle
Vixen-Style

Special features


Fitting for prism rail
yes
Polar axis scale
yes

Equipment


Tripod <p>
Tripod
Motor-powered
no
Other contents
Slow motion cable
Pole finder
no

Tripod


Max. tripod height (cm)
123
Tripod weight (kg)
3,76
Tripod material
Aluminium

General


Total weight (kg)
13
Type
Mount
Type of build
Equatorial

Recommended accessories

Telescope accessories (1)

Omegon M8x55 screw for EQ-5 counterweight

$ 2.90*
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Skywatcher Enhanced Dual-Axis Motor Drive for EQ3-2 Mount

$ 208.00*
Astronomy (2)
Carrying bag

Oklop Padded bag’n’backpack for EQ3 and AZGoTo mounts and tripods

$ 98.00*

*All prices include VAT plus shipping costs.

Skywatcher Mount EQ3-2
Skywatcher Mount EQ3-2
Skywatcher Mount EQ3-2

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