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Sky-Watcher EQ5 PRO SynScan GOTO Equatorial Mount

Sky-Watcher EQ5 PRO SynScan GOTO Equatorial Mount
Our Price  £689.00
List Price  £779.00
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Model:  20981
Brand:  Sky-Watcher
Mount Type  Computerised Equatorial Mount



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Sky-Watcher EQ5 PRO SynScan GOTO Equatorial Mount - Tour the night sky at the touch of a button!

SynScan V.3 Firmware Updateable Hand Control. 

New features include:

  • Ongoing firmware updateability via the internet
  • Pointing Accuracy Enhancement (PAE)
  • Capability to store star alignment data
  • Can accept new GPS mouse attachment

“The first impressions of the assembly were of reassuring stability…The 3-star alignment is a great feature of the Go-To facility. Every time we set up, it accurately place the item we wanted in the field of view of our 25mm eyepiece. The more it was used, the easier is was to go straight to an object or star…The alignment process could not be simpler…In all, the alignment process works so well that you can be on a selected object and tracking it accurately within minutes…Overall the EQ5 SynScan gave a new lease of life to our smaller scope. It is easy to carry and it allowed us to give friends and neighbours a quick tour of the delights of the night skies.”


"Both the NEQ3 and EQ5 PRO SynScan are excellent mounts; pleasingly firm, with little vibration and easily set up.Tracking is also very satisfactory"

Sir Patrick Moore 1923 to 2012
Endorsed and recommended by Sir Patrick Moore CBE FRS


Hardware Features:

  • SynScan TM V.3 Firmware Updateable Hand Control
  • New features include ongoing firmware updateability via the internet, Pointing Accuracy Enhancement (PAE), and capability to store star alignment data. Also can accept new GPS mouse attachment.
  • High precision stepper motors
  • Motor Controller: Microstep driving with auto-power saving feature
  • Resolution: 0.288 arc second
  • Slew Rate: 0.5x, 1x, 8x, 16x, 32x, 64x, 400x, 500x, 600x, 800x
  • Tracking Rate: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar
  • Tracking Mode: R.A. tracking
  • ST-4 type Autoguider Interface: Support 0.25x, 0.5x, 0.75x 1x guiding rate
  • Maximum Payload Capacity: Approx 9kg
  • Power requirement: 11 to 15 V DC 2 Amp (Tip positive) (Power supply not included)

Software Features:

  • Alignment Method: One-Star Alignment, Two-Star Alignment, Three-Star Alignment
  • Pointing Accuracy: Up to 1 arc min
  • Object Catalogues: Messier, IC, NGC, Caldwell
  • 42,900+ Object Database: Including Planets, Named Stars, Double Stars, Variable Stars & User-Defined Objects
  • Backlash compensation
  • Periodic Error Correction
  • Premium PC Interface: ASCOM compatible, Nexstar-5i compatible protocol and command set
  • User-tunable LCD contrast, LED backlight and buzzer volume

Review for Sky-Watcher EQ5 SynScan V3 Mount in Sky at Night Magazine

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