Sky-Watcher introduces its AZ-EQ5 GT Mount ($1,649). This multi-purpose Go To telescope mount is equally useful as a German equatorial mount, or operating in alt-azimuth mode. The AZ-EQ5 GT features hybrid stepper motor drives on both axes for smooth slewing at up to 4.2° per second. Capable of supporting up to 33 pounds of gear excluding counterweights, the mount accepts the standard ST-4 style autoguider input for astrophotography, and also has a DSLR shutter control port. Its SynScan Go To controller contains a database of more than 42,000 objects, including all the Messier, NGC, IC, and Caldwell catalogs, and much more. The AZ-EQ5 GT also provides two 7¾ lb. counter-weights, an adjustable tripod with 1¾-inch stainless steel legs, and a DC power adapter. See the manufacturer’s website for additional details and accessories.
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