Solar Quest Mount
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Sky-Watcher SolarQuest Solar Telescope Mount
SolarQuest is for solar observation only.
Sky-Watcher's clever and innovative SolarQuest™ mount is extremely user-friendly and makes solar tracking when using a solar telescope particularly easy by automatically finding and tracking the Sun.
Just set up the tripod to be fairly level and point the solar telescope somewhat to the left of the Sun, Skywatcher's revolutionary solar observing HelioFind™ technology will then do the rest! By pressing just a single button, the telescope is then levelled and the mount calculates the altitude and azimuth of the Sun with the help of GPS data, based on the local time and observing site. The telescope is then slewed to the required elevation and the mount begins to search for the Sun in a clockwise direction. The solar sensor detects the Sun and ensures that it subsequently remains in the eyepiece's field of view (tracking).
The SolarQuest is easy to transport and quiet in operation.
The mount is battery operated. But using a power supply is also possible - DC 12V, tip positive.
A great help for observing sunspots, solar eclipses, surface details on the Sun and solar transits of the inner planets!
• 11 lbs. Weight Capacity
• 8.9 lbs. Total weight
• Power: 8 AA batteries (not supplied) or 12V with included adapter plate
• V-style Dovetail
• Built-in GPS
• Helio-Find technology for auto location of the sun
• Built-in 8-way joy stick for centering of the sun
• DC servo motors
• 16x and 1200x Slew Speeds
• 3/8 thread mounting hole
• Adjustable aluminum tripod with accessory tray
• Included tripod extension