The HEQ5 Skyscan Pro has been specially designed as a high precision mount for both small and larger telescopes.
It features engraved setting circles, a latitude scale, built in pole finder telescope and a retractable counterweight shaft.
The worm gears are pre-loaded with ball bearings for smooth tracking and slewing.
The Skyscan goto controller has a 13,400 object database including complete Messier,NGC and IC catalogues. The positioning accuracy is up to 1 arc minute and the Skyscan has both an autoguider socket and periodic error correction (PEC) for imaging without having to manually or autoguide.
HEQ5 Pro Mount
2 x 5KG counterweights
Illuminated Pole finder scope
Retractable counterweight shaft
Complete with dovetail
Skyscan goto controller
heavy duty tubular metal tripod
High quality quiet stepper motors with 800x slewing and 0.144 arc second resolution.
The latest model NEQ6 Skyscan Pro mount is the next generation of professional quality mountings from Skywatcher.
Now features both standard Skywatcher 45mm Saddle Plate and enlarged Skywatcher 75mm Saddle Plate.
Featuring the a heavy duty EQ6 Pro mounting driven by the Synscan goto controller with it's built in 13400 object database.
The EQ6 Synscan Pro is easy to use and features a novice friendly menu system.
The mount includes engraved setting circles a latitude scale and an illuminated pole finder telescope. The retractable counterweight shaft aids portability.
The precision worms are pre-loaded with ball bearings for smooth tracking and slewing.
The mount also includes an autoguider socket and periodic error correction (PEC) for unguided imaging.
Power Supply: 12 VDC 2Amp
Motor Type: Microstep driven 1.8° stepper motors Resolution: 0.144 arc sec (or 9,024,000 steps/rev.)
Slew Speeds: 2X, 8X, 16X, 32X, 64X, 400X, 500X, 600X, 800X Gear Ratio:
Tracking Rate: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar.
Tracking Modes: Dual Axis, R.A. Tracking.
Alignment Methods: One-star Alignment, Two-star Alignment, Three-star Alignment.
Database: 25 user defined objects. Complete M, NGC, and IC catalogues. Total 13,400 objects.
Telescope Mounting: Tube Rings.
Mount Type: German Equatorial.
Tripod: 2in Diameter Stainless Steel Pipe.
Tripod Weight: 7.5Kgs
Tripod Height: 85-147cm.
Slow-motion Control: R.A. & Dec (motor controlled)
Counterweight Shaft Material: Stainless Steel.
Mount Weight: 16Kgs
Counterweight Shaft Daimeter: 1.8cm
Mount Height: 41cm
The EQ-5 is well known as a decent budget mount with surprisingly good stability and tracking for a small mounting.
It is now available with the Skywatcher Skyscan goto controller and stepper motors to provide full goto performance and an autoguiding port.
This mount will be a good choice for portable imaging with a small APO or other short focal length telescope.
The very sturdy EQ5 Equatorial mount provides excellent precision and stability and a host of other useful features for the serious astronomer. The mount rests firmly on a large, adjustable stainless steel pipe tripod with accessory tray. Supplied complete with a bubble level, latitude adjuster with micrometer scale and an azimuth polar-alignment adjuster. It also features engraved aluminium setting circles and manual slow motion tracking controls. An optional polarscope is available for aiding in polar alignment.
Skyscan V 3 Handset
High Precision Stepper Motors
Slew Rate .5x to 800x Sidereal
ST4 Type Autoguider Interface
Periodic Error Correction
1, 2 and 3 star ALignment
Pointing Accuracy up to 1 arc minute
Skywatcher PC Upgradeable SKyscan V3 Handset Upgrade.
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