Sky-Watcher HEQ5-Pro German Equatorial GOTO Mount


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Sky-Watcher HEQ5-Pro German Equatorial GOTO Mount Product Info

Sky-Watcher Pro mounts have been designed for use by novices and experts alike. These mounts provide extremely high precision tracking and have built in autoguider ports. This heavy-duty HEQ5 Pro mount is a smaller version of the sturdy EQ6 Pro mount. It is specially designed for observers who need the steadiness of the EQ6 Pro mount, but find the EQ6 Pro mount too physically demanding.

For novice users the user-friendly menu allows automatic slewing to over 13,400 objects. Even an inexperienced astronomer can master its variety of features in a few observing sessions. The SynScan Hand Control also has the ability to connect to a computer via a RS-232 cable. Once the connection has been established between the computer and SynScan Hand Control, many commercially available planetarium software programs can be used to control the HEQ5 PRO Mounts, They also come with features that advanced astronomers can appreciate:

Specifications for Sky Watcher HEQ5-Pro German Equatorial GOTO Mount:

Mount Specification
Model Sky-Watcher HEQ5 PRO SkyScan
Mount Type German Equatorial
Telescope Mounting Tube Rings
Slow-motion Control R.A. & Dec (motor controlled)
Tripod 1.75" Diameter Stainless Steel Pipe
Tripod Height 97-121cm
Tripod Weight 5.6kgs
Counterweight Shaft Diameter 1.8cm
Counterweight Shaft Length 21.5cm
Counterweight Shaft Material Stainless Steel
Mount Weight 10Kgs
Mount Height 35cm
Counterweight Two, 5.1kg each
Total Weight 15kgs (counterweight not included)

General Specification
Model Sky-Watcher HEQ5 PRO SkyScan
Power Supply 12 VDC 2Amp (Tip positive)
Motor Type Micro step 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 705
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 13,436 objects.

Features:
The HEQ5 SkyScan 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.
Periodic error correction (PEC).

Package Contents:

  • Sky-Watcher HEQ5-Pro German Equatorial GOTO Mount

  • Model:
    [HEQ5PRO]
    [HEQ5PRO]
  • Stock Level: Out of Stock
  • Manufactured by: Sky-Watcher
  • Category: Equatorial Mounts

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