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Pierro Astro USB-HEQ5 direct interface for Skywatcher HEQ5, EQ8, AZ-EQ6, AZ-EQ5, EQ6-R

Product no.: 48677
Manufacturer: Pierro Astro

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Manufacturer's product description:

Please note that this product desciption was translated by a computer. For more information please contact our english speaking customer service.

This interface cable is designed to get the most out of the HEQ5 Goto mount in conjunction with the EQMOD open project. It also fits directly to all mounts with an RJ54 port for the hand box, such as Skywatcher EQ8, AZ-EQ6, AZ-EQ5, EQ6-R, NEQ5, NEQ3 and ORION Sirius.

This interface allows to connect a PC with USB port instead of the hand control box with the equatorial mount. In this way, the motors of the mount are controlled directly from the PC. This allows not previously possible functions: ultra-precise Goto, direct autoguiding (via ASCOM), satellite tracking, N-star alignment, synchronization, GPS support, etc ...

Note: Skywatcher and Orion also distribute "Goto-compatible" HEQ5 mounts (Skywatcher designation "Syntrek") that do not have the Goto hand control box. These mounts are still fully compatible with the USB-HEQ5 Direct Interface, since the built-in electronics and mechanics are exactly the same as those in the Goto models, only the hand control box is different.

Compatible Software: All ASCOM compatible, Cartes du Ciel, Astrosnap, ...

The current driver can be found at: https://www.pierro-astro.com/telechargements/category/35-eq-direct

Our expert comment:

The EQMOD project consists of a suite of open source applications that can provide an alternative to the hand controller on supported German Equatorial Mounts. More information: http://eq-mod.sourceforge.net/

(Stefan Taube)

18.08.2019
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