Mount HEQ5-PRO GOTO SkyWatcher
Sky-Watcher has just informed us of a change in the upcoming deliveries of EQ6-R and HEQ5 mounts, they will be delivered without the Go-To hand controller. To replace this controller, Sky-Watcher will provide a WiFi adapter that will allow the mount to be controlled directly with a smartphone or tablet (control from the free SynScan app with the same functions as the handheld controller).
Sky-Watcher SynScan 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 finds the EQ6 Pro mount too physically demanding.
For novice users the user-friendly menu allows automatic slewing to 42900+ 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 an 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.
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.
Auto Guider Interface for astrophotography.
Object database containing complete Messier, NGC, and IC catalogs.
Minimal vibration for steady long-exposure photography.
Periodic Error Correction.
Motor Resolution: 0.144 arc sec (or 9.024,000 steps/rev.
Power Supply: 11 to 15 V DC 2Amp (Tip positive)
Gear Ratio: 705
8" Dovetail Bar
Total weight: 15kgs (without counterweights)
Mount Height: 35cm
Mount Weight (without counterweight): 10Kgs
Counterweight Shaft Material: Stainless Steel
Counterweight Shaft Length: 21.5cm
Counterweight Shaft Diameter: 1.8cm
Tripod: Stainless Steel Legs
Polar Scope included
Tripod Height 97-121cm
Guiding Speed from 0.25X, 0.50X, 0.75X, or 1X
Mount Type German Equatorial Mount
Counter Weight 2 x 5.1Kgs
Accessory Tray Large wall-to-wall
Motor Drive 1.8 degree stepper motors
GOTO System SynScan Hand Control
Tripod Weight 5.6 kg, 1.75" steel tripod
Shipping Weight 18+12 kg
Shipping Dimensions 127x24x25 cm3; 44x44x19 cm3
Payload Capacity 13.7 kg
Slewing Speed up to 3.4°/sec (800X)