Manufacturer: Skywatcher
Product number: AZ-GTIHEAD

EUR 359,00

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Skywatcher AZ-GTi - alt-azimuth GoTo Mount Head without tripod
The exciting new lightweight (1.3 kg) and highly portable Sky-Watcher AZ-GTi Alt-Azimuth Mount, with its built-in WiFi module, has been designed to be controlled wirelessly with your smartphone or tablet, using the free SynScan app for iOS or Android.

The AZ-GTi creates its very own Wi-Fi network, so the mount can be used anywhere, without any reliance on other WiFi networks. After entering your coordinates into the app and following a simple alignment procedure, you are ready to explore the universe using the App's intuitive touchscreen menu.

The AZ-GTi and SynScan App provides full computerised GO-TO control, allowing your telescope to be automatically slewed to any one of the objects in the App's extensive database of 10,000+ celestial objects.

Incorporates Sky-Watcher's Freedom-Find patented Dual-Encoder Technology, which allows the telescope to be moved manually in either axis without the mount losing its positional information. This gives the user enormous freedom, convenience and flexibility during observational sessions.

The mount is quiet in operation, has a payload capacity of up to 5 kg and accepts telescopes with standard 45 mm (Vixen/Skywatcher style) dovetail bars.

If you prefer a mount with tripod, item AZ-GTI could be a better choice. The mount is the same, but it comes with a tripod with accessory tray.

Special application as compact tracker for astrophotography
The mount is also used by astrophotographers as a platform for astrophotography with small focal lengths. The advantage here is also the GoTo system. You swivel automatically to the object. To make the mount fit for this particular application, you need:
polar wedge for equatorial installation
ART8266 (adapter for polar finder)
PFGP (polar finder)
and of course the matching tripod - for example a photo tripod

Important note about power supply:
To avoid loss of warranty, please use only the power supplies and mobile supplies recommended by us. Especially simple car batteries or sealed lead-acid batteries can lead to an under-supply, which can then damage the sensitive electronics of the mount. Operating a Skywatcher GoTo mount with a non-proprietary power supply not recommended by us is at your own risk. Thank you for your understanding. Here is the link to more information: Notes_power_supply_SK_GoTo_en.pdf
Controller:Free SynScan app for iOS and Android mobile device or Synscan hand controller (available separately)
SynScan app database:Total 10,000+ objects.
Deep sky objects:10759, including Messier, NGC, IC, Caldwell catalogues
Named DSOs, named stars:305
Double stars:55
Solar system objects:7 planets, sun, moon.
Objects when working with a 3rd party planetarium software:Unlimited
SynScan app alignment method:Brightest Star Alignment, North-Level Alignment
SynScan App´s Other Features:Tonight´s Best Sky Tour, Point and Go with a mobile device, identification of celestial objects, remote control over internet, user defined objects, Pointing Accuracy Enhancement (PAE)
Pointing accuracy:Up to 10 arc-minute (RMS)
Resolution:2073600 counts/rev., 0.625 arc-second
Resolution of aux. R.A./Dec. axis encoders:1068 counts/rev., approx. 20 arc-minutes
Encoder system:Freedom-Find? Dual-Encoder Technology
Tracking rates:Sidereal, lunar, solar, alignment-free solar tracking
Slewing speeds:0.5X, 1.0x, 8.0x, 16x, 32x, 64x, 128x, 400x, 800x
Tracking mode:Dual axis tracking
Motor:DC servo motor, gear ratio 6480
Payload capacity:5 kg
Telescope connector:45 mm Sky-Watcher/Vixen type dovetail saddle
Interface:SynScan hand control port, DSLR shutter release port (optional cables available separately), built-in Wi-Fi module
Connectivity:ASCOM platform for Windows PC, Mobile planetarium App for iOS and Android (SkySafari Plus/Pro, more are coming).
Network protocol:UDP, Port 11880
Connection to tripod:3/8" thread - suitabke for many photo tripods
Mount head weight:1.3 kg
Power requirement:8 AA size batteries (not supplied) or external power supply (DC 7.5~14 V, 0.75 A), tip positive.
Mount head

My AZ-GTi reacts upside down to an altitude adjustment in altazimuth mode. How can I change this??

Answer from Teleskop-Service:
One possibility is to mount the telescope tube the other way around, but then the finder shoe is in an unfavorable position and with Newtonians the focuser too.

It is better to replace the firmware with one for altazimuth operation only. The link is:
Take "Firmware: Universal DC Motor Driver with Built-in Wi-Fi, Version 3.36" and the mount will be in the standard configuration for altazimuth operation.

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Written by Jairo Blanco
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"Great little mount, very portable and easy to use. Alignment with 2 stars works great and tracking stays quite stable even after a couple of hours. Power consumption seems very low too. I use an external power bank and after more than 10 hours of usage it is still displaying full charge "

Written by Thomas Meyer
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"Für Anfänger ist dies eine tolle Montierung. Die Usability könnte besser sein ? das beginnt bei der fehlenden Anleitung. Man ist auf YouTube angewiesen, und auch da tappt man erst mal im dunkeln. Wichtig: Für das Alignment muss das Fernrohr nach Norden zeigen, waagrecht stehen und rechts von der Montierung angebracht sein. Die App ist etwas krude und wurde seit zwei Jahren nicht mehr erneuert. Preis und Leistung stehen in einem prima Verhältnis, aber die Benutzung müsste und könnte freundlicher sein."

Written by Jürgen Sieber
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"Preis Leistung sehr gut "

Written by Gerhard Rötter
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"-Plug&Play, jedoch nur mit Recherchen auf YouTube"

Written by Sebastian Funk
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"Die Monierung kommt bei Bedarf auf ein stabiles Fotostativ, und trägt eine Wifikamera mit Preview auf dem Tablett. Steuerung übers Mobiltelefon, Gucken über Tablett. Alles funktioniert so, wie ich mir das vorgestellt habe. Auch vom warmen Zimmer aus, bei kalten Nächten."

Written by Volker Heinrich
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"Habe schon lange eine kompakte Reisemontierung mit geringem Transportaufwand gesucht. Ich verwende die GTI auf meinem Fotostativ, das eh zur Reiseausrüstung gehört. GoTo hätte es eigentlich garnicht gebraucht, aber es funktioniert prima. Die Standzeit der AA-Akkus ist beachtlich. Ich verwende die Montierung hauptsächlich auf SoFi-Reisen und für Astrofotografie, gelegentlich kommt ein Coronado 60/400, ein kurzer Refraktor oder ein Spektiv an die Montierung."