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SKYWATCHER AZ-EQ6 WITH HERCULES 47 TRIPOD

$3,949.00

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This bundle pairs the Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6 mount with the Geoptik Hercules 47 low wooden tripod, giving an extremely solid platform for the demands of astrophotography, particularly with Newtonian reflectors and in windy conditions.

The AZ-EQ6 is an excellent mount but its stock tripod is not very sturdy and does not adequately dampen vibrations or wind. In contrast, the Hercules is made of the finest beech wood treated for outdoor use, offers excellent stability, vibration damping and heavy load capability. The base plate is finely CNC-machined and anodized.

The height of the tripod can range from 470 mm to 520 mm via aluminium extenders. These extenders are reversible, offering the possibility of a rubber or metal tip. The triangle support is laminated beech and has five holes for 1.25" eyepieces and three holes for 2" eyepieces, as well as a section to hold small parts such as screws, filters, etc. The tripod legs also feature three holes each for 1.25" & 2" eyepieces.

Note: the Hercules 95 is shown in the photographs.

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