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Product no.: 16080

Mount EQ3-2

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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

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
Drive type
Worm wheel

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 (3)

Omegon M8x55 screw for EQ-5 counterweight

$ 2.90*
Mounts & accessories (4)

Skywatcher Enhanced Dual-Axis Motor Drive for EQ3-2 Mount

$ 223.00*

*All prices include VAT plus shipping costs.

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

Customer reviews

good mount cheap but badly made

Review by J. A. on 13.02.2024 15:13:31

( 3 / 5 )

Gear for the RA is very poorly made.. gear is not round!Dec axis was very overtightend. I fixed it myself but for the price dont buy it if you want to motorize the mount

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