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Sky Watcher HEQ5 GoTo Equatorial Mount

SKU : SW-S30400

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  • High-precision and user friendly for novices and experts alike
  • 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
  • 30-pound payload capacity

 

Product Details

  • The Sky-Watcher HEQ5 GoTo Equatorial Mount is designed for novices and experts alike and  can handle a 30-pound payload.

    Sky-Watcher H3Q5 GoTo Equatorial Mount-back

    High Precision

    This provides extremely high precision tracking and has built-in autoguider ports. It is specially designed for observers who need the steadiness of the EQ6 Pro mount but finds the EQ6 Pro mount too physically demanding.

    User Friendly

    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.

     

  • specifications

    ComputerizedComputerized
    Database42900 Objects
    Free ShippingYes
    Head DesignEquatorial
    Instrument Capacity30 lb
    Telescope ConnectionV_Style Dovetail Saddle
  • included items

     

    • 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
    • 30-pound payload capacity

     

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05/05/2021
Y. Parnagian Jr
United States United States
Excellent

Upon receiving the mount from OPT, I aligned the polar scope with the RA Axis very carefully to ensure good pointing accuracy as I am not autoguiding. Ordering and getting the mount out to me from OPT was very efficient. I decided to get this mount over the EQ6 because of the weight difference. I am traveling to a dark site and the setup of this mount is very easy. The weight of the mount is very manageable. In hindsight, would I go to the EQ6 for just a little more money? Possibly. As one grows with Astrophotography, weight does become a factor to think about. I do find myself looking at weights of telescopes that may interest me. With that said, tracking accuracy has been very good for my Meade SCT 8" ACF, Sky Watcher Evostar 100ED Pro, and even a Sigma 60-600mm lens. I use a Nikon Mirrorless camera for imaging. Alignment takes very little effort. The illuminated polar scope does it's job. I usually do a one star alignment and it has been right on the money. Tracking accuracy throughout a photo session has been extremely good. How I rate the tracking accuracy is when I review my pictures on the camera. When I start scrolling through all the images captured and it's like looking at one picture overlaid on the previous one without any image shift, that's great tracking. I'm not using this mount to it's full potential, I do not use autoguiding and any other built in features(PEC training etc). I just use the Go-To feature. A few times, I did the Deep Sky Tour and after slewing, every object was been right in the center of view. Out of the box, it's been a steady performer for a number of months now. The mount still has no backlash after about 6 months of using it. I really like how I can Polar/Star align pretty quick and just use the Go-To hand controller and some Apps on my phone to go after what I want to image straight away. I've been very happy with this purchase and you will be too.

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12/03/2020
Anonymous
United States United States
Easy to Use Excellent Pointing Accuracy

Worked great right out of the box. The Pelican nebula was centered right in the middle of my camera sensor.