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Sky-Watcher EQ3 Equatorial Mount and Tripod

The Sky-Watcher EQ3 is an excellent and economical mount that can handle a wide variety of telescope optical tubes. We commonly mount 80mm (3.1") to 203mm (8") optical tubes and they hold solidly.

These mounts can be upgraded to accept a polar finder and a clock drive motor which are essential for astrophotography.

Features

  • Saddle accepts 44mm (1.75") dovetail bars (compatible with Vixen, Sky-Watcher, Celestron CG-5, Orion and more)
  • Solid well-build mount is easy to use
  • Motor and polar finder upgradable

Mount Specifications

  • Mount Type: Equatorial style
  • Polar Finder: sold separately
  • 360° slow-motion controls for both axes
  • Analog setting circles
  • Heavy duty stainless steel tripod
  • Combo eyepiece holder/tripod spreader
  • Color: White
  • One year warranty

Weights and Dimensions

  • Carrying capacity 9kg (20lbs) (not including counterweights)
  • Tripod Weight 5.5kg (12.1lbs)
  • Mount Weight 5kg (11lbs)
  • Counterweights 3.42kg (7.5lbs) + 1.8kg (4lbs) = 5.2kg (11.4lbs) total
  • Total Weight: 15.7kg (34.5lbs)
  • Mount Height 32cm (12.6")
  • Tripod Height 84-116cm (33-45.5")
  • Tripod Legs Outside Diameter 44.55mm (1.75") and 32mm (1.25")