Up to 10kg weight. But not one of those from the fitness studio.
A new mount for your telescope? Changing, upgrading or just getting started? The Omegon EQ-500 X is a strong mount and carries smaller or medium-sized telescope tubes up to about 200mm aperture and 10kg in weight. The simple design and easy operation lets you get going quickly for your next night of observing.
The features at a glance:
- Stable equatorial mount for smooth and low-vibration observing with small and medium-sized telescopes.
- Simple navigation in any desired direction with the manual fine adjustment knobs. Perfect for visual observing.
- Ball-bearing axes, for smoother and more accurate tracking towards your target object.
- Stable tripod: made of stainless steel, for a solid base for your telescope.
- Adjustment rings with scale, so that you can also find your target object from your star map.
Manual equatorial mount: track objects
The equatorial design makes it easy to track objects that would otherwise disappear from your field of view. You simply turn about the RA axis using the convenient fine adjustment and easily keep the planet or nebula in the field of view at every level of magnification. So your astronomy evening is not only fun for you, but for your whole family too.
Stronger mount: how a change can give you more pleasure
How long does your previous mount need to settle and deliver a stable image? It’s a fact that many mounts are too weak for your optical tubes. This is almost like an astro killjoy virus, which you can successfully overcome with this mount. Your refractor or medium-sized mirror telescope now sits much more stably and you benefit from better mechanics for more pleasurable observing.
Ball bearing axes for fluid movements
Here everything runs smoothly: the EQ-500 X mount is equipped with ball bearings in both axes. The movement of the axes is much more fluid - for pinpoint positioning without juddering, even at high levels of magnification.
The height-adjustable tripod made of stainless steel is considerably more durable than other aluminum tripods. The solid spreader plate additionally serves as a safe storage place for seven 1.25" eyepieces and two 2" eyepieces - your accessories are close at hand all night.
Setting circles to find objects using to coordinates
Sometimes you need help, especially if you want to find a faint object. With a star map and the adjustment rings you can set up your target using celestial coordinates.
The tracking motor set for EQ-500 X telescopes
You've only just located an object in your visual field before it once again wanders away. This is why you should mount your telescope on a motorised drive and save yourself from constant manual tracking. A good accessory for beginners who want to find their celestial bearings more quickly or want to dare to try astrophotography for the first time.
The advantages at a glance:
- Automatic RA axis tracking counteracts the Earth's rotation: the objects remain constant in your visual field
- Motorisation on RA and DEC axis: hand controller with four direction keys and different speeds
- Ideal for visual observations and first steps in astrophotography
- Power supply via the included mains adapter, or alternatively via 12V-24V DC 5.5/2.5 plug
Relaxed observing with automatic tracking
Once you have aligned your telescope with the first point of reference, you can keep the target stars and planets constantly in view, precisely in the middle of your visual field of view. With no manual tracking, you can concentrate fully on observing and take time to observe every detail - and also show friends and family.
The motor moves the telescope at the correct sidereal speed. Using the four direction keys of the hand controller and different selectable speeds, you can make fine and coarse adjustments in the positioning.
For every location on Earth
No matter where: Use your telescope for observations from any location you like. It even works in the southern hemisphere. You simply adjust your telescope's automatic direction of rotation using the N/S switch.
The first steps towards your own astrophoto
Of course, this EQ-500 X accessory increases the comfort of your visual experience, but automatic tracking is also essential if you want to practice astrophotography. It makes it possible to take long exposures of objects without blurring. The Moon, individual lunar craters and planets can be wonderfully captured.