Compared to Altaz, Equatorial mounts moves with the diurnal motion of earth, meaning they have much smoother slewing across celestial coordinates. German Equatorial mounts are often preferred for high-end astrophotography and exposures, but must be aligned perfectly north to verify you'll get successfull tracking when conducting exceptionally long camera exposures.
Solid support for small astronomical telescopes, our EQ-1 mount now features center-hinged leg braces for quicker setup and collapsing of the tripod. New, high-wall accessory tray attaches with just three wing screws â€" no washers or nuts to fumble with. With dual slow-motion controls, 360Â° azimuth adjustment, and adjustable aluminum tripod, the EQ-1 makes stargazing easy. Hands-free tracking is available with the optional EQ-1M electronic drive system.... Learn MoreModel#: 09011