HEQ5 Skywatcher mount

SK‐HEQ5‐SKYSCAN‐A

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The HEQ5 SynScan also comes with features that advanced astronomers can appreciate

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The HEQ5 SynScan 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).

Mount Specification

ModelSky-Watcher HEQ5 PRO SynScan
Mount TypeGerman Equatorial
Telescope MountingTube Rings
Slow-motion ControlR.A. & Dec (motor controlled)
Tripod1.75" Diameter Stainless Steel Pipe
Tripod Height97-121cm
Tripod Weight5.6kgs
Counterweight Shaft Diameter1.8cm
Counterweight Shaft Length21.5cm
Counterweight Shaft MaterialStainless Steel
Mount Weight10Kgs
Mount Height35cm
CounterweightTwo, 5.1kg each
Total Weight15kgs (counterweight not included)


General Specification
ModelSky-Watcher HEQ5 PRO SynScan
Power Supply12 VDC 2Amp (Tip positive) Included
Motor TypeMicro step driven 1.8° stepper motors
Resolution0.144 arc sec (or 9,024,000 steps/rev.)
Slew Speeds2X, 8X, 16X, 32X, 64X, 400X, 500X, 600X, 800X
Gear Ratio705
Tracking RateSidereal, Lunar, Solar
Tracking ModesDual Axis, R.A. Tracking
Alignment MethodsOne-star Alignment, Two-star Alignment, Three-star Alignment

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