Sky-Watcher HEQ5 PRO SkyScan GOTO Extra Heavy Duty Equatorial Mount and Tripod

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For amateur astronomers seeking superior equatorial control and the ease of a precision computerized GOTO system, the HEQ5 PRO SynScan is your answer. The Sky-Watcher HEQ5 PRO SynScan is designed with the advanced novice user in mind. With the user-friendly pushbutton hand control, locating and viewing the treasures of the night sky becomes as easy as a walk in the park. The hand control allows you to point the telescope at a specific object or even tour the skies at the touch of a button. The user-friendly menu system allows automatic slewing to over 42,000+ objects. Even an inexperienced astronomer can master its variety of features in a few observing sessions. The HEQ5 PRO SynScan also comes with features that advanced astronomers can appreciate.

Sky-Watcher HEQ5 PRO SkyScan Features:


Hardware Features:

  • HEQ5 PRO Heavy-Duty Equatorial Mounts: Specially designed to support larger telescope tubes, these high-precision mounts feature engraved setting circles and a latitude scale, built-in polarscope & retractable counterweight shaft. The worm gears are preloaded with ball bearings for smooth tracking and slewing. Auto-guiding interface is also included for long-exposure astrophotography.
  • SynScan V.3 Firmware Updateable Hand Control New features include ongoing firmware updateability via the internet, Pointing Accuracy Enhancement (PAE), and capability to store star alignment data. Can also accept new GPS mouse attachment.
  • High precision stepper motors
  • Motor Controller: Microstep driving with auto-power saving feature
  • Resolution: 0.288 arc second
  • Slew Rate: 0.5x, 1x, 8x, 16x, 32x, 64x, 400x, 500x, 600x, 800x
  • Tracking Rate: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar
  • Tracking Mode: R.A. tracking
  • ST-4 type Autoguider Interface: Support 0.25x, 0.5x, 0.75x 1x guiding rate
  • Maximum Payload Capacity: Approx 9kg
  • Power requirement: 11 to 15 V DC 2 Amp (Tip positive) (Power supply not included)
  • Total weight incl Tripod & mount - 15kgs

Software Features:

  • Alignment Method: One-Star Alignment, Two-Star Alignment, Three-Star Alignment
  • Pointing Accuracy: Up to 1 arc min
  • Object Catalogues: Messier, IC, NGC, Caldwell
  • 42,900+ Object Database: Including Planets, Named Stars, Double Stars, Variable Stars & User-Defined Objects
  • Backlash compensation
  • Periodic Error Correction
  • Premium PC Interface: ASCOM compatible, Nexstar-5i compatible protocol and command set
  • User-tunable LCD contrast, LED backlight and buzzer volume

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Product Specification

Counter Balance (Kg) 2x 5.1
Included Accessories SynScan Hand Control,
Maximum Height (cm) 121
Motor Drive Stepper motors with 1.8 degree step angle and 64 micro steps
Mount Type Computerised Go To
Optical Tube Connection Vixen-Style Dovetail
Payload (kg) 13.7
Power Supply 11 to 15 V DC 2Amp (Tip positive)
Shipping Dimensions (cm) 127x24x25; 44x44x19 cm3
Tripod Type 2 inch Stainless Steel Tube
Tracking Positioning Accuracy up to 1 arc minute. Accuracy enhanced by software collimation error (mount mechanical error) compensation
Weight (kg) 15
Manufacturer Link Sky-Watcher
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Product Code: 1008587-wex Manufacturers Part Number: 20886/20886 Got a question? Get it answered...