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Skywatcher Dual Axis Stepper Motor Drive System for EQ5

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Dual axis motor drive for EQ5 / GP mounts
... stepper motors, control box and battery holder

With the dual axis motor drive, you can center objects easily in the field of view without touching the telescope - even at high magnifications. You can choose between three different speeds. So this accessory can also be used for astrophotography.

The motors are fixed at the existing terminals on the R.A. and Dec axis. The R.A. motor compensates for the earth's rotation.

When the mount is polar aligned and the tracking motor is engaged, celestial objects stay inside the field of view. Extended observations are possible without the need of repeated re-centering actions.

The motor drive set fits e.g. the following mounts:

-- Skywatcher EQ4 and EQ5 (but not the TS EQ4!)
-- Celestron Advanced Mount ADM
-- Vixen GP Series
-- Meade LXD 55 / Bresser Mon 2
-- Teleskop-Service Astro 5

Motors with manual couplings

Battery box

Perfect control due to stepper motors

The tracking speed is kept perfectly by the quartz controller. Additionally, you can center and guide objects with the arrow key with three different correction speeds: 2x, 4x and 8x.


With the precise tracking speed control, the EQ5 can be used for astrophotography. Both solar system and deep-sky objects can be captured, even with longer exposure times. With the 2x option, fine corrections can be made.

Technical details:

-- Quartz controlled stepper motors for precise tracking
-- Additional motor for Declination
-- Dual axis control box with the following functions:
Off / On
Switch for northern and southern hemisphere
Correction speed 2x, 4x and 8x

Scope of delivery:

-- Two stepper motors with control box
-- 6 V battery box for four (user-supplied) standard batteries
-- Installation / Instruction manual

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