The Maksutov Signature Series is the new generation of professional quality Maksutovs from Sky-Watcher. These telescopes are manufactured to the highest levels of optical and mechanical precision, resulting in exquisite optical performance and finish. Even the most critical observer will be delighted and surprised by the performance of the Sky-Watcher Signature Series Maksutov telescopes. In many applications the sharpness and image quality of these telescopes matches and exceeds that of the classic Schmidt-Cassegrain design.
The Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6 SynScan mount gives optimal stability and pointing accuracy for a wide variety of heavy professional photo and video equipment. It is a hybrid mount with alt-azimuth capability for general use and equatorial capability for astrophotography use. Supplied with a SynScan handset with dual AZ/EQ firmware, it can automatically find and track 42,900+ celestial objects with its database.
AZ-EQ6 SynScan is capable of carrying heavy-duty photographic equipment for professional shooting and video recording. It is a very efficient transportable mount weighing only 15 kg, for a load capacity of 20 kg (counterweight excluded).
Freedom Find™ - tracking made easy!
With the patented Freedom Find (dual-encoder) technology which allows the telescope to be moved manually or electronically in either axis without losing its alignment or positional information. After moving to a new object the telescope will automatically begin to track the new object accurately. No re-setup is required in one observing session.
German Equatorial / Alt-Az dual mode
Permanent periodic error correction(PPEC). PPEC can be trained with Autoguider or PC.
Belt drive - Super smooth PE curve. Low backlash, silent slewing.
DSLR Electronic Shutter Release Port for batch exposures of astrophotography.
Include two dual-fit (45mm/75mm) saddle for mounting two telescopes.
New motor controller with higher torque and accuracy.
Driving Resolution: Approximately 0.14 arc seconds
PEC control in EQ mode
Alignment methods: 1, 2, or 3-star alignment (EQ) / brightest star or 2-star alignment (AZ)
Telescope Connection: 2 x dual-fit saddle plates supplied accepting 45mm & 75mm dovetail bars
RA/DEC Worm Gears: D=92.5mm, 180 teeth, brass
RA/DEC Axes: D=40mm, steel
Latitude Adjustment Range: 10° to 70° (EQ), 90° (AZ)
Azimuth Adjustment Range: About ± 9°
Optical Design Maksutov-Cassegrains
Optical Diameter 180mm
Focal Length 2700mm
Highest Practical Power 360x
Finder Scope 8x50
Focuser Diameter 1.25" opening with 2" adapter
Diagnol 2" 90 deg. Diagonal with 1.25 inch adapter
Tube Weight 7.8Kgs
Tube Dimensions 21.6cm x 50cm
Shipping Weight 15kg
Shipping Dimensions 75x30x33cm3
Tripod Height 127 cm ( 50")
Tracking Rates Sidereal / Solar / Lunar rate
Guiding Speed from 0.125x, 0.25x, 0.5x, 0.75x, 1x
Mount Type EQ/Alt-AZ Dual Mode
Counter Weight 2x 5 kg
Accessory Tray Large wall to wall
Motor Drive 1.8° Hybrid Stepper Motor
GOTO System SynScan Hand Control
Tripod Weight 7.5 kg, 2" steel tripod
Shipping Weight 21kg + 20 kg
Shipping Dimensions 118x28x29cm3; 53x52x32 cm3
Power Supply DC11~16V 4A
Payload Capacity 20 kg (counterweight excluded)
Tracking Modes Alt-azimuth / Equatorial mode
Slewing Speed up to 4.2°/sec (800x) aldwell, Double Star, Variable Star, Named Star, Planets
Pointing Accuracy Up to 5 arc-minutes (RMS)