Sky-Watcher SynScan PRO Go-To Upgrade Kit for EQ5

Sky-Watcher SynScan PRO Go-To Upgrade Kit for EQ5

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About this product

Model:  EQ5GOTOkit
Part Number:  20108

Sky-Watcher GoTo Upgrade Kit for EQ5 mounts. 

Can also be adapted for use with other mounts like the Vixen GP, Meade LXD 55, Meade LX70, Bresser Mon 2, and others. 

Automatically find and track astronomy targets in the night sky. 

Mount not included... smiley

Hardware Features:

  • SynScan 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: Micro-step 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

  • 13740 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-tuneable LCD contrast, LED backlight and buzzer volume

Note: Once fitted manual position adjustments are made using the handset, not the mount's original slow-motion controls.

Customer reviews

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SynScan upgrade
Friday, 30 July 2021  | 

As always First Light Optics are my first stop for anything Astronomical. Great service.

The instructions provided with the upgrade kit by Skywatcher are a bit lacking, but a quick google and watching a couple of videos, I got the gist of it, and had it installed within an hour. Firmware was easy enough to update, but its lucky I am a Network Engineer as I needed my USB console cable to connect my PC to the SynScan handset.

Now I just need clear skies, to try it out.

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Nice kit
Tuesday, 16 February 2021  | 

Nice upgrade for the EQ5 mount! Great service from FLO!!!

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SynScan Pro GOTO kit
Saturday, 23 May 2020  | 

I love it! Easy to install, not very noisy, built really well.. and must have for equatorial mounts without goto. Great product from a wonderful company. Highly recommend First Light Optics, and this GOTO product.

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Vixen gpdx mount fitment
Monday, 2 September 2019  | 

Bought this set up for a great polaris mount. Fit perfect. Ad others say, instructions are not the best. But one would think if you are doing this project you know what to do anyway. Put it together, works perfect. Gear. Backlash is less than original vixen gears. All tools provided also.

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Perfect on a Celestron CG-5
Friday, 26 July 2019  | 

I took an old Celestron Advanced GT apart because something in the motors or control boards wasn't working. I bought this set and it fit the Celestron CG-5 perfectly, and looks handsome in black on black. The wires and connectors in this set are better than the telephone jack like connectors on the Celestron kit. The motors spin up and whirr when it slews, sounds better than the coffee grinder sounds that used to come out of the Celestron motors. This set works perfectly with the Lynx EQDirect cable I also got here from FLO. It's a good set, worth the price so far.

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Upgrade kit for EQ5
Thursday, 4 July 2019  | 

I received the kit- no problem except for the instructions. These tell you how to wire the units together but very little about what you have to pull apart and which screws fit where. I have upgraded several mounts for other astronomers so it wasn't a problem for me but may be for someone who doesn't know how it is supposed to go together. Anyway, testing went OK first time and everything worked OK. The only question I have is why do the EQ5 motors require 2.5 Amps when slewing but the EQ6 motors only 1.7 Amps?

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I love it
Monday, 8 April 2019  | 

I have been wating for it for almost 2 weeks to order upgrade kit

And it doesnt dispointed at all

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Great upgrade
Monday, 1 April 2019  | 

I have been using manually my EQ-5 for almost a year. I decided to upgrade with this kit and it was totally worth it. Great service from FLO. Arrived on time and in good condition. The instructions included are on how to configure the SYNSCAN hand controller. Only thing missing is a complete set of instructions on how to install on the mount, which i later found on the original skywatcher website

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Monday, 25 March 2019  | 

You really don't need to be a rocket scientist to install this system. Its fairly intuitive and only required about half an hour to fit. The motors and drive gears appear to be of good quality. It requires some lubrication which was included in the package. The operating instructions are not simple, but as with anything Astronomy related, it requires time and practice to set up along with frequent fine tuning when in operation. Great service from FLO too. Thanks!

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019  | 

Received order promptly direct from supplier ( optical vision) found security seal on box cut through unable to check contended as no contact list supplied but all parts appear to be there,no installation instructions supplied as I am not an engineer or a diy person still have not been able to fit the kit on my new EQ5.Still donít know if it works ok been on internet installation videos make no sense to me ( might be a moron ) very disappointed with this purchase for £300.00 I was expecting a bit more information being supplied by Skywatcher or Retailer having spent about £2000.00 over the last year getting together kit for my forthcoming retirement as this is going to be my main hobby not that pleased at the moment with this kit.

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