Omegon advanced EQ-500 mount - A masterpiece in the middle heavyweight class
The larger the telescope, the more it can show you of the wonders of the universe. Galaxies sprout arms and clusters turn into diamond tiaras. But for your observing to become a real experience, you need a stable mount. The Omegon Advanced EQ-500 mount provides a solid base for Newtonian telescopes of up to 200mm aperture for example.
Equatorial design - easy to follow the stars
This mount is an equatorial design. Once aligned, the mount can track stars, planets and other astronomical objects by rotating on a single axis. The advantage is that you only have to track the telescope using that one axis, making it easier to hold objects in the field of view. So you will have hours of relaxed observing and perhaps even be able to get your entire family interested in your hobby.
Medium Weight - carrying capacity of up to 10kg
The Omegon EQ-500 belongs to the middle range weight class for mounts and can therefore carry telescopes of up to 10kg. You can attach a 200mm Newtonian telescope, a 9.25" SC or a 150mm refractor to the EQ-500, so the EQ-500 makes you extremely flexible regarding your telescope selection.
Ball bearing mounted axes mean quieter operation
Both axes of the Omegon EQ-500 mount run on ball bearings, so the mechanism runs especially quietly. Objects seem to simply float through the field of view, even when making corrections using the slow-motions.
Precision location of the celestial pole
As with larger mounts, the two azimuth screws and two polar elevation screws ensure quick and easy alignment on the Pole Star - letting you get on with an exciting night's observing.
Preparation for a polar finder scope
If you are interested in astrophotography, then why not equip your mount with an advanced polar finder scope. This lets you increase the mount's precision and takes your astrophotography to the next level. Long exposures (motor recommended) then become possible.
Steel tripod for more stability
This stainless steel tripod provides a much more stable base for the telescope mount compared to models made from aluminium. It is exactly this steadiness that the quality of your observing ultimately depends on. The three steel legs are additionally reinforced by a metal plate giving you a tripod that will not wobble during your observing. The metal plate also has holes provided for holding your eyepieces during your observing sessions.
The advantages in a nutshell:
- Omegon Advanced EQ-500 mount
- carries telescopes of up to 10kg in weight
- easy tracking of astronomical objects with handy slow-motion controls
- quick-release prism rail mounting for OTAs
- quiet running - axes run on ball-bearings
- upgradeable for astrophotography
- with extendable stainless steel tripod - adjustable and ultra-stable
- includes two 4.3kg counterweights
- upgradable motor available for automatic tracking