Asterion EQ5 Drive Kit Pro
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Asterion EQ5 Drive Kit Pro

£335.00✓ 2 year warranty


6x in stock shipped 1-2 working days

About this product

Model:  ast_eq5_dk
Part Number:  EQ5-DK

The Asterion EQ5 Drive Kit Pro is a high quality Stepper Motor based Go To upgrade for the Skywatcher EQ5 and similar mounts.

The basis of this upgrade is a pair of high precision Stepper Motors encased in a metal body which will attach to your EQ5 type of mount.

The EQ Star Go To system can be used stand alone or by connecting to a PC with the included cable  or  wirelessly via Smart Phone/Tablet running the Synscan Pro APP

The system will provide all the capabilities of a Go To Wireless system and is compatible with Sky Safari.

This drive upgrade is also ASCOM compliant and can be run on a PC using most of the popular Planetarium programs that support ASCOM. The included Autoguider port facilitates auto guided long exposure astrophotography.

The EQ Star system is compatible with a variety of platforms, drivers and the standard equipment provides a hand set control that allows comfortable control of the mount during visual observations or the setup process  before astrophotography sessions.


  • Compatible Mounts: Sky-Watcher EQ5, Celestron CG-5, MEADE LXD, Vixen FR, GP (-DX), GPD2, Orion SkyView, Bresser EXOS-2/EQ5, and equivalents
  • Type of motors: bipolar 1.8°/step (1/64 micro-step) 
  • Accuracy: RA - 0.23 arc seconds, Dec - 0.23 arc seconds
  • Power supply: 12V, at least 3A
  • Power Socket: 2.1x5.5mm ("+" per center pin)
  • Package dimensions: 16x16x16cm
  • Weight: 2kg

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Please note NO power supply is included with Asterion products



What's in the box

  • Drives for RA and Dec
  • EQ Star Controller
  • Set of pulleys and belts
  • Set of fasteners and keys for mounting drives
  • Hand remote control 
  • DB9-USB cable for PC connection
  • Drive cables
  • Wi-Fi adapter for use with mobile devices
  • Software CD
  • User's manual
  • Packaging

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