In-Depth Review of the HIGH PRECISION EXOS-EQ4 Equatorial Mount for Te – Clarity Scopes

In-Depth Review of the HIGH PRECISION EXOS-EQ4 Equatorial Mount for Telescopes



Astronomy enthusiasts understand the critical role a dependable equatorial mount plays in capturing the wonders of the night sky. The HIGH PRECISION EXOS-EQ4 Equatorial Mount, with its impressive array of features, is designed to elevate your stargazing and astrophotography experiences. In this comprehensive review, we'll explore the remarkable qualities of this mount that make it a valuable asset for telescope enthusiasts.


Key Features:

Before delving deeper into our review, let's examine the standout features of the HIGH PRECISION EXOS-EQ4 Equatorial Mount:

  • Precision Worm and Worm Gear Systems: The RA and DEC worm and worm gear systems are CNC-machined to ensure high-quality, high-precision performance, resulting in smooth and precise tracking.

  • Stable RA Shaft: The 25x2.5mm diameter steel tube RA shaft is stable enough to support telescopes weighing up to 10kgs (22 lbs).

  • Lightweight and Portable: Weighing just 3.6kg (7.9 lbs), this mount is easy to transport, making it an excellent choice for astronomers on the move.

  • Dual Saddle Design: The 110mm Heavy Nylon/35% Fiberglass Dual Saddle is lightweight yet incredibly strong, providing a secure platform for your telescope (25%+ larger than EQ3).

  • Tubular Steel Tripod Legs: The tripod legs are constructed from tubular steel and are rated to support up to 20kg (44 lbs) of weight, with a weight of 3.9kg (8.6 lbs). They feature an easy-to-set-up 'drop-in' accessory tray for added convenience.

  • Enhanced Bubble Level: An enlarged bubble level (diameter 25mm vs. 11mm on EQ3) ensures precise alignment for your astrophotography needs.

  • Setting Circles: The setting circles on the EXOS-EQ4 are 20% larger than those found on other EQ3 mounts, facilitating precise object location and tracking.

  • Counterweights: The mount comes in two versions – 'H' (Heavy) with two 3.8kg counterweights and 'M' (Medium) with one 3.8kg counterweight and one 2kg counterweight.

  • Slow Motion Control: Two nylon slow motion cables with finger-tightening thumb screws provide adjustable tension via hex screws, allowing for smooth and precise tracking.

  • Rugged Construction: The lower mount base is constructed from die-cast aluminum, while the upper mount is made of incredibly tough nylon and 35% fiberglass, ensuring durability and longevity.

  • Counterweight Shaft: The counterweight shaft has a diameter of 20mm and is 350mm long, providing balance for your telescope.

  • Severe Sun Conditions: The EXOS-EQ4 is designed to withstand tough conditions, making it a reliable choice for sun observations and solar astrophotography.




Exceptional Versatility:

The HIGH PRECISION EXOS-EQ4 Equatorial Mount comes with a range of features that enhance its versatility and functionality:

  • Dual Saddle as Standard: The mount includes a dual saddle, built-in holder for a polar scope, a latitude adjuster with a micrometer scale, an azimuth polar-alignment adjuster, aluminum setting circles, manual slow-motion tracking controls, an enlarged bubble level, and steel tubular tripod legs.

  • Easy Setup: The metal tripod legs are simple to extend, and a triangle accessory tray strengthens stability. Setting up the mount is quick and hassle-free.

  • Medium vs. Heavy Duty: While we classify this as a medium mount in terms of weight, it compares favorably to competitors' EQ3 mounts, which are often labeled as 'heavy-duty.' The EXOS-EQ4 strikes a balance between portability and stability.

  • KT7 Tripod: The KT7 tripod features 38/32mm tubular steel legs in black, which can be extended from 75cm to 120cm in height. The triangle accessory tray further enhances tripod stability.


Optional Accessories:

The HIGH PRECISION EXOS-EQ4 Equatorial Mount offers additional optional accessories for further customization:

  • Polar Scope: Enhance your polar alignment precision with a polar scope.

  • Motor Drive: Opt for a motor drive to enable automated tracking and longer exposure times for astrophotography.

  • Mount Handy Case: Keep your mount safe and organized with a dedicated handy case.

  • KT7 Tripod Handy Case: Ensure the protection and portability of your KT7 tripod with a specially designed handy case.

  • Counterweight Handy Case: Safely store and transport your counterweights with a counterweight handy case.




The HIGH PRECISION EXOS-EQ4 Equatorial Mount sets a new standard in equatorial mounts, offering precision, stability, and versatility in a lightweight and portable package. Whether you're an astrophotography enthusiast or a dedicated stargazer, this mount is an invaluable tool for exploring the cosmos.

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