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SkyWatcher HEQ5 Pro GOTO Mount w/ Steel Tripod

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  • Heavy-duty mount that's easy to control
  • Designed for high-precision tracking and navigation
  • Minimal vibration for steady long-exposure photography
  • Auto-guider interface for astrophotography
  • Variable guiding speed controls
  • Terrific equatorial mount for astrophotography
  • 5 Years Skywatcher Limited Warranty

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    SkyWatcher HEQ5 Pro GOTO Mount w/ Steel Tripod

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    • SkyWatcher HEQ5 Pro GOTO Mount w/ Steel Tripod
    Summary
    The Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro GOTO EQ Mount provides extremely high precision tracking and has 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:

    • 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 Messier, NGC, and IC catalogues.
    • Minimal vibration for steady long-exposure photography.
    • Periodic Error Correction.
    • PC compatibility.
    • Upgradeable hand control via internet download.

    Telescope Mounting Method: Tube Rings
    Tripod: Stainless Steel Legs
    Counterweight Shaft Diameter: 1.8cm
    Counterweight Shaft Length: 21.5cm
    Counterweight Shaft Material: Stainless Steel
    Mount Weight (without counterweight): 10Kgs
    Mount Height: 35cm
    Total weight: 15kgs (without counterweights)
    Motor Type: Microstep driven 1.8 degree stepper motors
    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
    SynScan Hand Control
    See Specifications on the right for more details

    Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro GOTO EQ Mount Features:
  • Heavy-duty mount that's easy to control
  • Designed for high-precision tracking and navigation
  • Minimal vibration for steady long-exposure photography
  • Auto-guider interface for astrophotography
  • Variable guiding speed controls
  • Terrific equatorial mount for astrophotography
  • 5 Years Skywatcher Limited Warranty

  • The Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro GOTO EQ Mount provides extremely high precision tracking and has 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:

    • 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 Messier, NGC, and IC catalogues.
    • Minimal vibration for steady long-exposure photography.
    • Periodic Error Correction.
    • PC compatibility.
    • Upgradeable hand control via internet download.

    Telescope Mounting Method: Tube Rings
    Tripod: Stainless Steel Legs
    Counterweight Shaft Diameter: 1.8cm
    Counterweight Shaft Length: 21.5cm
    Counterweight Shaft Material: Stainless Steel
    Mount Weight (without counterweight): 10Kgs
    Mount Height: 35cm
    Total weight: 15kgs (without counterweights)
    Motor Type: Microstep driven 1.8 degree stepper motors
    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
    SynScan Hand Control
    See Specifications on the right for more details

    Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro GOTO EQ Mount Features:
  • Heavy-duty mount that's easy to control
  • Designed for high-precision tracking and navigation
  • Minimal vibration for steady long-exposure photography
  • Auto-guider interface for astrophotography
  • Variable guiding speed controls
  • Terrific equatorial mount for astrophotography
  • 5 Years Skywatcher Limited Warranty

  • Specifications
    Specifications
    Mount Type Equatorial Go-To
    Slow-motion Control Hand Control
    Counterweight(s) 2 x 5.1Kgs
    Piggyback Bracket n/a
    Accessory Tray Yes
    Ground Board Diameter n/a
    Ground Board Weight(s) n/a
    Motor Drive Built-in
    Go-to SynScan
    Tube Dimension(dia. x length) n/a
    Tripod Height 97-121cm
    Tripod Weight 5.6kgs
    Pedestal Diameter n/a
    Pier Diameter n/a
    Wheels Diameter n/a
    Warranty
    Your Skywatcher Products is under Warranty

    Your Skywatcher® product is warranted to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for FIVE years after the date of purchase. In the event of a defect under this warranty, we will, at our option, repair or replace the product, provided that you return the product with proof of the receipt.

    This warranty does not cover damages caused by misuse, improper handling, installation, collimation or maintenance provided by someone other than a Skywatcher Authorized Service Department.

    For Skywatcher Products purchased elsewhere, will NOT qualify for manufacturers warranty from us, it must be returned to the place of purchase to resolve any issues.

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