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Sky-Watcher HEQ5 SynScan GPS - Computerized GoTo Mount - BD180201

Sky-Watcher   ——   SKU: SKY-BD180201
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$1,427.00 CAD
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About the Sky-Watcher EQ5 SynScan GPS - Computerized GoTo System...

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 Sky-Watcher HEQ5 SynScan GPS 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 of the Sky-Watcher HEQ5 SynScan GPS 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 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.

 

 

Sky-Watcher EQ5 SynScan GPS - Computerized GoTo System Features...

 

  • Specially designed for observers who need the steadiness of the EQ6 Pro mount, but find the EQ6 Pro mount too physically demanding

     

     

  • These mounts provide extremely high precision tracking and have built in autoguider ports

     

     

  • For novice users the user-friendly menu of the allows automatic slewing to 42900+ objects

     

     

  • The SynScan Hand Control also has the ability to connect to a computer via a RS-232 cable

     

     

  • Even an inexperienced astronomer can master its variety of features in a few observing sessions

     

     

  • Many commercially available planetarium software programs can be used to control the HEQ5 PRO Mounts

     

     

  • Positioning Accuracy up to 1 arc minute. Accuracy enhanced by software collimation error (mount mechanical error) compensation.

     

     

  • Stepper motors with 1.8 degree step angle and 64 micro steps driven.

     

     

  • Slewing speed up to 3.4 deg/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

 

 

Sky-Watcher EQ5 SynScan GPS - Computerized GoTo System Specifications...

Equipment Type: Computerized GoTo

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

Extras: 8" Dovetail Bar, SynScan Hand Control

Counter Weight: 2 x 5.1Kgs

Accessory Tray: Large wall-to-wall

Motor Drive: 1.8 degree stepper motors

GoTo: SynScan Hand Control

Tripod Height: 97-121cm

Tripod Weight: 5.6 kg, 1.75" steel tripod

Shipping Weight: 18+12 kg

Shipping Carton Dimensions: 127x24x25 cm3; 44x44x19 cm3

Payload Capacity: 13.7 kg

Slewing Speed: up to 3.4 deg/sec (800X)

Guiding Speed: from 0.25X, 0.50X, 0.75X, or 1X

Sky-Watcher Product Number: BD180201