German Equatorial Mounts

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Set Ascending Direction
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Set Ascending Direction

Equatorial telescope mounts move with the diurnal motion of earth, meaning they have much smoother slewing across celestial coordinates and will follow the arcing motions of night sky objects, and many mounts include solar tracking as well for daytime solar observing and imaging.   While there is a bit of a learning curve to properly align and setup these mounts, EQ mounts are the preferred mount option for astrophotography and long exposures thanks to their naturally smooth motion and built in periodic error correction.  Often EQ mounts offer a higher payload capacity than AZ mounts do while remaining lighterweight and more portable.