Skywatcher NEQ6 SynScan Pro Mounting -

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.

Ian's Thoughts:

We have tested quite a few EQ6 Pro Mounts now and have found the tracking and guiding quality to be very good for such a low cost mount. The EQ6 Pro works and reacts well to an autoguider and is an excellent budget choice for astro imaging with a wide variety of different scopes.

Technical Specs:

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


Skywatcher EQ5 Pro Synscan Goto Mount

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.

Technical Specs:

Skyscan V 3 Handset
High Precision Stepper Motors
Micro Stepping
Slew Rate .5x to 800x Sidereal
ST4 Type Autoguider Interface
Backlash Compensation
Periodic Error Correction
PC Interface
1, 2 and 3 star ALignment
Pointing Accuracy up to 1 arc minute


Skywatcher V3 Skyscan Handset

Skywatcher PC Upgradeable SKyscan V3 Handset Upgrade.

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