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Product no.: 11661

Mount EQ5 Pro SynScan GoTo

$ 1,030.00 incl. VAT, plus shipping costs
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Product can be shipped as of 01.05.2023 + lead time
This product is available in the following variants:
GoTo system Price
no $ 520.00
yes $ 1,030.00

Product description

The NEQ-5 Pro GoTo mount:

This mount is a further development of the EQ-5 Pro in a white design. It provides a solid platform for most medium-sized telescopes and is excellent for exploring the night sky. The polar elevation at the observing site can be set using the fine scale provided and adjusted perfectly by using two screws. A polar finder can be retrofitted. Fully equipped with motors in both axes and a SynScan hand control box to give you a complete GoTo mount: the NEQ-5 is suitable not only for visual observing, but also for getting started in astrophotography. With a little practice, you will soon be able to produce successful images of galaxies and nebulae.

Included in delivery:


  • NEQ-5 Pro GoTo mount
  • SynScan hand control box
  • pole finder
  • suitable counterweights
  • tubular steel tripod
  • extra brace with eyepiece tray

Our expert comment:

Skywatcher is changing the interface on the newest version of the EQ-6 mount. You can find out here which EQMOD cable you require depending on which version of EQ-6 you have. If your mount has a DB9 interface (also known as a serial port, as found on older computers), these are the suitable EQMOD cables:

https://astroshop.eu/datenkabel-adapter/pierro-astro-usb-eq6-direkt-schnittstelle-fuer-skywatcher-eq6-n-eq6-orion-atlas/p,58297

https://astroshop.eu/datenkabel-adapter/pegasusastro-eqdir-usb-stick-fuer-skywatcher-montierungen-mit-db9/p,61892

https://astroshop.eu/datenkabel-adapter/ertl-elektronics-adapter-eqdir-rs232-fuer-skywatcher-eq6/p,49908

https://astroshop.eu/datenkabel-adapter/primalucelab-eqmod-usb-schnittstelle-fuer-skywatcher-eq-6/p,51735

If you purchased your EQ-6 recently and it has the new interface panel (along with an RJ-45 male connector, similar to the EQ-6-R or the AZ-EQ-6), the cables listed below should fit this new version of the EQ-6. However, we are still gathering information to confirm this (updated end of October 2022):

https://astroshop.eu/datenkabel-adapter/pierro-astro-usb-heq5-direkt-schnittstelle-fuer-skywatcher-heq5-eq8-az-eq6-az-eq5-eq6-r/p,48677

https://astroshop.eu/datenkabel-adapter/ertl-elektronics-adapter-eqdir-usb-fuer-skywatcher-eq-3-5-8-heq5-azeq6-eq6-r/p,49806

https://astroshop.eu/datenkabel-adapter/pegasusastro-eqdir-usb-stick-fuer-skywatcher-montierungen-mit-rj45/p,61889

If your mount already has a USB interface on the panel, you do not need an additional cable. Simply identify the COM port using the device manager and set the baud rate to 115200. If you are in doubt, send us a picture of your mount's interface panel by email.

Specifications

Capacity


Designation
EQ5 Pro Synscan
Max. additional load capacity (kg)
10
Position precision
60
Counterweight(s) (piece)
2 (5kg)
Diameter of counterweight bar (mm)
18
Power supply
12
Power consumption (mA)
2000
Motor type
Stepper motors
Cable-guide
external

Special features


Fitting for prism rail
yes
GoTo system
yes
Controllable via PC
yes (ASCOM)
Updateable via web
yes

Equipment


Tripod <p>
Tripod
Pole finder
yes

Tripod


Stand column
-
Max. tripod height (cm)
121
Tripod weight (kg)
5,6
Tripod material
Stahl

General


Total weight (kg)
23,4
Type
Mount
Type of build
Equatorial
Series
EQ5

GoTo control


Alignment method
3-Star Alignment, 2-Star Alignment, 1-Star Alignment
Database
42.900
Precision
1
Hand Controller
SynScan
Tracking speeds
sideral, solar and lunar
Software
SynScan
GPS
optional
WIFI
optional
Autoguiding
yes
PEC correction
yes

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Skywatcher Mount EQ5 Pro SynScan GoTo
Skywatcher Mount EQ5 Pro SynScan GoTo

Customer reviews

Very good mount

Review by M. D. on 03.06.2019 20:13:44

( 5 / 5 )

I own one of these from Skywatcher and one from Celestron that's clearly the same model, but painted black. It tracks really well without an autoguider and it's very sturdy and heavy.

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