Dual axis drive for EQ3 and EQ5 mounts

The dual axis drive provides motion control on both axes. Can be very useful when observing different areas on the Moon or trying to find the proper target for astrophotography.

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These sets not only provide clock drive but also can move the declination axis. After centering an object in the eyepiece it is very convinient to use the hand controller only to track the object or move the telescope slightly, for example when observing the Moon at high magnification. The dual axis drive also helps to keep an object centered while capturing lunar or planetary images.

The hand controller provides 2x, 8x and 16x speeds. Use 2x for fine tuning during photography and higher speeds to find/center objects. Mounting the kit is extremely simple. Requires 6V DC (battary holder included).

Note that to achieve proper tracking the mount needs to be polar aligned. A polarscope might help a lot to do it.

 

hrolf's opinion

After a few weeks, months of usage

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EQ-3 DualAx (dual axis) drive (SkyScan)  with hand controller
EQ-3 DualAx (dual axis) drive (SkyScan) with hand controller
Pros

Kényelmes, nem kell tekergetni, ezzel elvégezhető a finomhangolás. Sokáig bírja a 4 góliátelem, ez pozitív nagyon.

Cons

Lassú, de nagyon, ami idegesítő tud lenni. A vezetékek mindig útban vannak, főleg egy kicsavart helyzetben lévő tubust vissza állítunk, majd egy más helyzetbe áthelyezünk, a vezetékek tuti össze keverednek és az kellemetlen

Summary

Abban az esetben jó, ha nagy a távcső és beremeg amikor apró mozdulatokat kell csinálni, ezzel kivédhető, mert finoman mozgatja a mechanikát, így nem remeg a kép. Mellette az óramű tökéletesen ás állandóan működik, tehát teszi a dolgát, amiért használjuk. Kicsit drága, az árához képest, de megéri beruházni rá. Ja, egy másik hibája, hogy nem lehet megkülönböztetni a két tengelyt, hiányzik valami féle jelző arra hogy melyik gomb melyik tengelyt vezérli...

Bully's opinion

After a few weeks, months of usage

Optical quality

Mechanical quality

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EQ-5 DualAx (dual axis) controller (Synta)
EQ-5 DualAx (dual axis) controller (Synta)
Pros

Kicsi fogyasztású,könnyen felszerelhető.

Cons

Lehetne olcsóbb.

Summary

Felszerelésük után sokkal kényelmesebb lett a megfigyelés,nagyon kell a megfigyeléshez!

mudlee's opinion

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EQ-3 DualAx (dual axis) drive (SkyScan)  with hand controller
EQ-3 DualAx (dual axis) drive (SkyScan) with hand controller
Pros

Sokáig bírja az elemekkel, és megfelelően lehet vele vezetni. Viszont ha nem erősítjük erősen a mechanika fogaskerekeihez, akkor nem vált elég gyorsan irányt.

Cons

Kicsit drágának itélem a tudásához képest.

Summary

Teljesen jó arra, amire való :)

bcsego's opinion

Have been using it for years

Mechanical quality

Price/Value ratio

Pros

Olcsó, erős, könnyen felszerelhető. Kuplungos váltás motorikus/manuális vezérlés között.

Cons

A dec motornak nincs burkolata. Kábelek szabadon lógnak. Nincs kézivezérlő tartó.

Summary

Megéri az árát. Nagyon kell az észleléshez!

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The product comes with 1 year warranty.

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