Saxon / Skywatcher EQ5 Manual Mount with Steel Tripod


The Saxon EQ5 mount with steel tripod is a sturdy and heavy duty equatorial mount for the professional astronomer.

It has a great payload capacity holding telescopes of medium dimension such as 200mm reflectors or 150mm refractors. It is a delight to use as a top grade manual visual mount.


Available on back-order

The Even Heavier-Duty version of the EQ3 – Introducing the EQ5!

The saxon German Equatorial EQ5 Mount with Steel Tripod provides the precision and stability needed for serious observing and is great for the amateur astronomer who wants to move up to a more stable mount. It is popular with those who have a heavier telescope and need the strength this mount has (for example, larger reflectors) or heavy refractors.  The Saxon EQ5 is built very well. The mount has ball bearings in both axes for smooth manual tracking with the included slow-motion control cables. Setting circles, also on both the RA and Dec axis, allow you to find objects the “old-fashioned” way; all you need is a good star chart with Right Ascension and Declination coordinates! No-tool set up lets you leave your screwdrivers and Allen wrenches at home.

This EQ5 mount includes a built-in holder for polar scope, a latitude adjuster with micrometer scale, an azimuth polar-alignment adjuster, aluminium setting circles, large manual slow-motion tracking controls, bubble level and steel tubular tripod legs.

Steel Legs included not aluminium!  We think you’ll love it.


  • 2 counterweights
  • Includes slow motion controls
  • Aluminium setting circles
  • Build-in holder for polar scope
  • 5 Year limited warranty

Maximum 9kg load for visual use recommended*

* It is often recommended that you underload the mount (e.g. if you have a 6kg mount, use this EQ5 – don’t use an EQ3).

Weight25 kg
Dimensions104 × 45 × 26 cm