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Introducing the NEW AM5N

  • Supports both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
  • Cable management to prevent cable entanglement. Saddle integrates DC output and USB Type-C port to effectively prevent cable snags. The unique design ensures that the internal cable will not be twisted and worn when the DEC rotates.      
  • Improved ease of use. The equipment is self-contained hexagonal wrench. High Angle radium carving position is more intuitive. Base reinforcement design eliminates azimuth locking operation.                       
  • High load mode. In order to counter the impact of low temperature operating environments on the performance of the mount, the App has a new high load mode.

Dual Mount Style
ZWO has designed the AM5 mount with the capability of switching between equatorial or alt-azimuth mount modes. You can switch the mode through the included hand controller or through the app on a smartphone or tablet. The body of the mount comes with a status light indicator that will indicate whether the mount is in an equatorial or alt-azimuth mode. The red light signals the AM5 is in EQ mode and the green light signals the mount is in Alt-azimuth mode. The equatorial mode is great for tracking and imaging celestial objects while the alt-azimuth mode works well for observations.

Two Mount Control Options
When it comes to controlling the AM5 mount, astrophotographers can use the included hand controller or use the Bluetooth or WiFi connection and wirelessly control the mount from a smartphone or tablet. Included is a rocker style hand controller. The size of the controller makes it easy to hold and use while the rocker style design allows the mount to be pushed in multiple directions. For the wireless control function, users can utilize the integrated WiFi network emitted by the hand controller and use Tonight's Target, GoTo, Live Preview, and others to pair with the ZWO AM5 mount. Please note that in order to utilize the WiFi, you must plug in the controller to emit the signal. 

Harmonic Drive Speed Reducer and Synchronous Belt
The incorporated Harmonic drive speed reducer and synchronous belt allow this mount head to have precision control. While a traditional equatorial mount requires counterweights for use, this ZWO mount's harmonic drive speed reducer and synchronous belt eliminate the need for counterweights, though they can be added if desired (an M12 thread interface is available for compatible, user-supplied counterweight shafts). Having this design allows for more accurate control and a reduction ratio of 300:1.

Power Failure Protection
The AM5 EQ/Alt-Az mount head from ZWO is equipped with a power brake system. If there is a sudden power failure during use, the AM5 mount power failure protection design will prevent your telescope from falling and being damaged. This is feature is very important when it comes to the well-being of your imaging equipment. By triggering the brake system to stop the mount's movements, you will be able to maintain your equipment's balance and safety.

0-90° Latitude Adjustment Range
This ZWO AM5 mount comes with a 0-90° latitude adjustment range. For the first gear, adjust the pitch angle grip to achieve between 0° to 60°. For the second gear, loosen the hex-head screw and adjust the pitch angle grip to get between 45° and 90°. Not only does this allow astroimagers to use the AM5 in alt-azimuth mode, it also allows those in both low and high latitude locations to use this mount when in equatorial mode.