For amateur astronomers who want a GOTO equatorial mount for visual or wide field imaging use with a small telescope such as a 6" Newtonian or 60-100mm refractor, the HEQ5 PRO SynScan is a cost-effective option.
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It features an autoguider port, and is widely supported mount in terms of accessories and modifications to improve performance.
The Synscan GOTO system is operated with a pushbutton hand control. 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 hand controller menu system points the mount automatically at over 13,400 objects. HEQ5 accuracy is enhanced by software collimation error compensation (the software compensates for mount mechanical errors). Stepper motors are used with 64 micro steps and a 1.8° step angle.