Sky-Watcher HEQ5 Equatorial Computer GoTo Mount

$1,150.00

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  • HEQ5 GoTo equatorial head

  • Adjustable 1.75" diameter rolled steel tripod

  • SynScan GoTo telescope mount wit 42,900+ object database

  • Metal accessory tray

  • V-style dovetail saddle

  • SynScan V5 hand controller

  • 30lbs payload capacity

Our Product #: S30400
Sky-Watcher Product #: S30400
 

Product Description

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.

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I returned to astronomy after a 20 year break. I have never owned an EQ mount before, my only experience was with an LX200 style mount.
I would say the learning curve on this is steeper than I thought, but once you get it down, it becomes intuitive.
The mount is very sturdy, and with the roughly 17 lbs of my scope and accessories, it's rock solid. I have no experience with Astro-Photography, so I can't comment on that, but for visual it is never shaky, even with a slight breeze.
It is also pretty quiet, and the tracking is very smooth.

The people are also great, I had a few issues on my end during the ordering process, and they quickly took care of me and made sure I got exactly what I wanted. (Posted on 7/28/2020)
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