SkyWatcher HEQ5 PRO SynScan GOTO Equatorial Mount

Product code: 20886
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For amateur astronomers seeking superior equatorial control and the ease of a precision computerized GO-TO system, the HEQ5 PRO SynScantm is your answer.

The Sky-Watcher HEQ5 PRO SynScantm is designed with the 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.
 

  • To mount the HEQ-5 on a pier, get the Altair Multi-Mount Pier Adapter (Product code: PAD-MULTI )
  • For remote control with EQMOD PC software, you need the Pegasus EQ-DIR Cable (Product code: PEG-EQDIR-STICK )
  • For autoguiding with ASCOM and PHD2 use the Altair GPCAM 130M Mono camera which comes with ST4 guide cable (Product code: Product code: ALTAIRGP130M )

The Synscan GOTO system is operated with a push button hand control. The hand controller menu system points the mount automatically at over 13,400 objects. Even an inexperienced astronomer can master its variety of features in a few observing sessions.

You can locate and view thousands of night sky objects including stars, nebulae, planets, globular clusters and galaxies with ease. In Sky Tour mode you can even hop between the showpiece objects visible at your time and location, which is a great feature if you're showing your scope off to friends and family.

The HEQ5 PRO SynScantm also comes with features that advanced astronomers can appreciate:

  • Positioning Accuracy up to 1 arc minute.
  • Accuracy enhanced by software collimation error (mount mechanical error) compensation.
  • Stepper motors with 1.8° step angle and 64 micro steps driven. Slewing speed up to 3.4°/sec (800X).
  • Auto Guider Interface for astro-photography.
  • Guiding speed selectable from 0.25X, 0.50X, 0.75X, or 1X.
  • Object database containing complete M, NGC, and IC catalogues.
  • Minimal vibration for steady long-exposure photography. 
  • Tracking is also very satisfactory.

Please note a 12v Power Supply is required - available separately

  • Positioning Accuracy up to 1 arc minute.
  • Accuracy enhanced by software collimation error (mount mechanical error) compensation.
  • Stepper motors with 1.8° step angle and 64 micro steps driven.
  • Slewing speed up to 3.4°/sec (800X).
  • Auto Guider Interface for astro-photography.
  • Power Supply Required - not supplied
  • Guiding speed selectable from 0.25X, 0.50X, 0.75X, or 1X.
  • Object database containing complete M, NGC, and IC catalogues.
  • Minimal vibration for steady long-exposure photography.

Product Info

MPN 20886
Brand Skywatcher
Product Code 20886
Delivery Weight Package
25kg