The mount is quiet in operation, has a payload capacity of up to 5kg and accepts telescopes via a regular 45mm dovetail bar.
I bought this model in FebI am not sure if I've got a bad sample. The good side is quick set up and very easy to use. The bad side is the performance of the mount has been very inconsistent, sometimes very accurate but sometimes it pointed to nowhere when I input an object.
When I photographed the annular eclipse in Decemberthe mount was unable to track the sun, I had to manually correct the position from time to time.
Then, this Easter weekend, it simply failed to connect, the led light flashed as it shouldI could connect the wifi but couldn't connect to the mount itself. I am very disappointed with the quality of this product.
I bought this to mount my new Skywatcher ED80, which is to be used as a travel scope. Not the most sturdy mount out there, as you might expect given its size, but more than enough to handle my ED80 for visual use.
As a package this is excellent, with full featured GoTo capabilities. Easy to set up and easy to use. Once aligned I get pretty much bang-on GoTos every time.
Sky-Watcher AZ-Gti Deluxe EQ Mount (A CCTS Exclusive!)
Very happy. Highly recommended. This is a go-to option for the beginner myself and probably for anyone is looking for portability. I have purchased only the base and I had no issue to firmly attach it on my photographic tripod my tripod is sturdy and can carry up to 10k. The disadvantage is that there is no manual the included leaflet is not a manual Easy to use through the SysScan Pro on an iPad.
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Please be advised! Do not make the same mistake. Pay attention to your tube's mount to match. Hmmm no This is a must-have if you are looking for quality pictures. Good Mount for a lightweight Telescope with good GOTO for the price of equipment, very good App to goto objects, I particulary like the "best object for the night" with one click go to, however I found using the iPhone to move the telescope fiddly, had to keep on looking at it where my finger is poking, I think the use of a SkyScan handset would be easier, this is why I droped a Star, In all a good buy for a Grab N Go.
Very nice little mount. As has been said, the instruction manual is not much use, but with the videos available on YouTube it is very easy to set up and use. With a little care the pointing accuracy is very good. All the actions are very smooth with very little backlash. I am sure I am going to enjoy my sessions with this lovely mount. Great mount, can now be used in Alt Az or Equatorial mode, various modes of control I use Android telephone.
As always with FLO great service, good price and friendly and helpful advice. I bought this as a back up for outreach visits and to use with a solar scope. I know SW does a dedicated solar version but again that is more money for a single use device on top of the solar OTA.
The handbook provided is utter rubbish. No really useful info and nothing about a basic set-up for alignment, very bad for complete newbies. I downloaded the software to my android and immedialely had to make another download to ensure it was updated! Errrr why? Can't Skywatcher just update their package foe a single download. Where is the SW own documentation? However once loaded and connected the AZ-GTi works very well.To Install the driver under Ubuntu:.
In the Connection tab, select Ethernet. This is the default mode. In this mode, the mount acts as the router all other devices must connect to it. Go to options and click Save configuration. Now you can connect directly to the mount. The IP address in the image above for the devices connected to the mount WiFi are just examples."Choosing Your First Telescope" with J. Kelly Beatty
With this mode, the mount can join an existing WiFi network. In this mode, all the devices are connected to the home WiFi router. Once AZ-GTi is online, it loads mount, alignment, parking, and horizontal limits settings if they exist. Its location defaults to the celestial pole unless a custom parking position is set previously. The main control tab is where the primary control of EQMod takes place.
To track an object, enter the equatorial of date JNow coordinates and press Set. The mount shall then slew to an object and once it arrives at the target location, it should engage tracking at the selected tracking rate which default to Sidereal tracking.
Slew mode is different from track mode in that it does not engage tracking when slew is complete. To sync, the mount must be already tracking. First change mode to Sync, then enter the desired coordinates then press Set. Users will seldom use this interface directly since many clients e. KStars can slew and sync the mount directly from the sky map without having to enter any coordinates manually.
Four tracking modes are supported: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar, and Custom. Under the options tab, you can configure many parameters before and after you connect to the mount.
If a dome is used in conjunction with the mount, a policy can be set if parking the mount or dome can interfere with the safety of either. The default policy is to ignore the dome. Firmware tab displays information on the detected mount type and firmware version. The stepper motors positions and work periods are displayed in addition to the status of each motor. If the mount is equipment with auxiliary encoders, then their position shall be displayed. By default the alignment mode is set to N-Star, every time you perform a sync, a new sync point is added to the model.
You need to save the alignment points file if you want the driver to utilize them on the next startup. However, the Alignment Subsystem is currently not stable so it is recommended to use EQMod alignment system which is on by default. PEC training works the same way as with the handcontroller.
Guide on a star, engage PEC training and the firmware will wait for the mount pass the worm indexer and then records the resulting speeds in the EEPROM of the motor microcontroller. For horizon limit just slew to the points along the horizon you want to set and hit the Add current button. The order of points is significant as Horizon uses a linear approximation between them. There are no known bugs for this driver.SynScan V3 Hand Controller. Motor Controllers. It runs on Windows PC. What's new in this update?
Update and fix the issue for the older version of SynScan GPS, which has the Week Rollover issue reported that the date gets from the GPS is incorrect as showing in the year or the year in the past. Fix minor bugs. This firmware support alt-az mount and equatorial mounts. The Solar Track Mode is a new fuction to track the Sun and does not need an alignment. No alignment is needed. Warning: Your telescope must be capable of observing the Sun safely.
This firmware supports AllView mount. Modified the picture number of each layer row in wide-angle Easy Pano Mode to keep the same for each layer. Add backlash compensation in both Video Coursing and Time Lapse Modes to eliminate backlash lagging at beginning of slewing. Fix bugs in the star alignment that the mount will start fast slewing when the star alingment is finished. It usuallly happened in southern hemisphere.
MINI AZ-GTi MOUNT
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The mount can attach to a tripod using a 3. No need for an intervelometer timer with the AZ-GTi! Once the camera is plugged into the mount and a shot is fired, it will continually shoot 60 second exposures until the cable is removed. Subscribe and Save! Join our email list and stay informed about our latest sales, events in space, and guides from our astronomy experts! Please select all the ways you would like to hear from Sky-Watcher: Email. View cart. Tap or pinch to zoom.
Click or scroll to zoom. AZ-GTi Mount. Multi-purpose alt-azimuth mount Adjustable height aluminum tripod with 1. Description Specifications. The AZ-GTi comes with the mount head, pier extension and tripod. Skymax AZ-GTi.
View full details. Add to cart. Added to your cart:.This is a fun system to use. Although there is an option to connect a SynScan hand controller, to get the most of this setup its worth downloading the SynScan app for your smartphone. The SkyMax feels like the future of telescope control, certainly for anyone that likes technology and is just beginning their exploration of the sky. Excellent scope my first one and have had great imaging with the zwo camera of venus and mercury so far.
Great value the mount with scope cannot be happier. Great beginners telescope well worth investing in for kids. I bought this scope as a grab-and-go for camping trips, but I can see it will become my main scope at home too just because of how easy it is to use. From unpacking the box I was set up and ready to go in about half an hour.
I'm not the most technical savvy of people, but I've found this wifi mount and SynScan app on iPhone incredibly easy, and because of that I think I will be out observing more than ever.
First night using this telescope and I was very pleasantly surprised at the quality of the kit, and clarity of targets, Jupiter was clearer than I've ever seen it before, even through a dob. Really impressed with this telescope, and the great service from FLO. Excellent optics and well-engineered goto mount that can easily be carried outside, or put in the back of a car. Ask a Question Ask a Question. OTA : Separate Power Supply Recommended.
OTA Great portability excellent scope.
Value for money. Compact with big impact. Great portable telescope. If you are requesting a price match please let us know the URL where you have seen the product cheaper. Related Products. Follow us:. Join our mailing list: Signup. Wish List.
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Use Wi-Fi to control the telescope wirelessly with your mobile device; smartphone or tablet. This mount is also available in three telescope kits, featuring the mm maksutov-cassegrainmm maksutov-cassegrainand mm reflector.
For amateur astronomers seeking superior equatorial control and the ease of a high-precision computerised Go-To telescope mounting system for imaging or visual applications, the family of SynScan TM Pro Series mountings are the answer. All SynScan TM Pro Series models are premium-grade observing platforms which have been thoughtfully designed for ease of operation.
With the user-friendly push-button hand control, locating and viewing the treasures of the night sky becomes a walk in the park. The user friendly menu system allows automatic slewing to over 42, objects. Even an inexperienced astronomer can master its variety of features in a few observation sessions. Connect the mount to the SynScan App using the adapter and control your telescope wirelessley with your mobile device.
SynScan Computerised Handset Features include ongoing firmware updated from the internet. Pointing accuracy enhancement PAEand capacity to store star alignment data. Accepts GPS Mouse for convenient entry of time, date and location. You must be logged in to post a review. All Sky-Watcher products have a 5 year manufacturer warranty not transferable. For more information click HERE. Find an Outlet. DC Motor. Dimensions: 14cm x 9cm x 14cm.
Tour the night sky at the touch of a button For amateur astronomers seeking superior equatorial control and the ease of a high-precision computerised Go-To telescope mounting system for imaging or visual applications, the family of SynScan TM Pro Series mountings are the answer. Reviews There are no reviews yet. Related products.AstroBin saves small pieces of text information cookies on your device in order to deliver better content and for statistical purposes.
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