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Mountings & accessories > Mountings > Equatorial with GoTo > Skywatcher > EQ5 > Skywatcher Mount HEQ-5 Pro SynScan GoTo
Product no.: 4071

Mount HEQ-5 Pro SynScan GoTo

$ 1,450.00 incl. VAT, plus shipping costs
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Product description

The HEQ-5 Pro GoTo mount:

The high-quality parallactic HEQ-5 Pro GoTo mount turns your telescope into a precision instrument for exciting and fascinating astronomical observing. The extensive equipment included with the HEQ-5 Pro GoTo mount includes a polar finder for easily aligning the telescope to the correct position in the sky, aluminium right ascension and declination scales and electric tracking motors on both axes. So you only need to align the parallactic mount to the celestial North Pole before observing and then let your telescope track via the motors - ideal for getting started in astrophotography! The mount weighs 7.4 kg and is much more stable than the simpler EQ-5 mount. The HEQ-5 Pro GoTo also damps down vibrations much more quickly.

The heavy-duty Sky-Watcher HEQ-5 and EQ-6 equatorial mounts come in three versions: Classic, SynTrek and SynScan. The classic version is the strandard design with no extras, the other versions are known by the suffix 'SynTrek' or 'Pro SynScan'. While in the classic version uses simple DC motors, high-quality stepper motors are used for the upgraded versions. The SynTrek comes with a simple hand control but the SynScan, however, is supplied with a SynScan hand control box with full computer-controlled GoTo functionality.

The SynTrek version can be connected to a SynScan hand control box, available separately, upgrading it to full SynScan capability.

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
HEQ-5 Pro Synscan
Max. additional load capacity (kg)
14
Counterweight(s) (piece)
2 (2x 5,1kg)
Diameter of counterweight bar (mm)
18
Positioning
Automatic, 1, 2, or 3 stars
Cable-guide
external
Power supply
12
Power consumption (mA)
2000
Mounting saddle
Losmandy & Vixen

Special features


GoTo system
yes
Controllable via PC
yes
Updateable via web
yes
Traveling mount
-
Size suitable for hand luggage
-

Equipment


Tripod <p>
Tripod
cigarette lighter socket
yes
Power pack
no
Battery compartment
no

Tripod


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

General


Length (mm)
-
Width (mm)
-
Height (mm)
-
Total weight (kg)
26,5
Type
Mount
Type of build
Equatorial
Series
EQ5

GoTo control


Software
SynScan
GoTo Language
multilingual
GPS
optional
WIFI
no
Database
42.900

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Skywatcher Mount HEQ-5 Pro SynScan GoTo
Skywatcher Mount HEQ-5 Pro SynScan GoTo
Skywatcher Mount HEQ-5 Pro SynScan GoTo

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