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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EQ5 upgrade kit
21 May 2023  | 

I didnít get on with the enhanced motor drive kit so upgraded to full go to with this kit. Itís straightforward to fit and works flawlessly. Delivered next day by FLO.

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Synscan Pro EQ5 GOTO upgrade kit
13 March 2023  | 

Upgrade kit arrived on schedule. I have a Skywatcher 200 Newtonian mounted on a pillar in an observatory dome .

Although the installation instructions are not much help as others have pointed out, I was replacing a Skywatcher dual axis non GOTO drive kit I had installed a few years ago. That worked fine but faint objects were difficult to find , hence the GOTO upgrade. I already knew how the drive motors are fitted but for anyone doing this for the first time I found a couple of videos on YouTube which went through the installation process in sufficient detail despite being in languages I don't speak. That gave me reassurance and the installation went without much problem. I'm an engineer but anyone with average DIY skills should cope easily,

I connected a 12 V battery and everything worked first time. Again there are videos online to help with using the GOTO hand control. I learned about something called cone error from the manual and had to resort to YouTube again to find out what that was about. Since installing the kit I haven't yet had a clear night sky so nothing is calibrated so far but the GOTO function responds so should be fine once calibrated.

I plan to use a laptop eventually to control the 'scope and FLO were very quick to respond to my query about that. A separate cable is required to connect the drive to your laptop. Overall very good service again from FLO.

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EQ5 upgrade kit on a Celestron GT
24 October 2022  | 

Purchased to replace the goto kit that had broken on a Celestron Advance GT the EQ5 upgrade kit fits perfectly to the mount it was also easy to install, I tested over three nights and had no problems it slewed correctly and tracked perfectly I recently brought the EQMOD cable to remove the handset and connect straight to my asiair pro and once again no issues.

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Great Shopping Experience.
13 October 2022  | 

Excellent customer service. I am very please with the purchase. Item has arrived on time.

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EQ5 Upgrade Kit
17 January 2022  | 

Been doing visual and the occasional astrophotography for a few years now with my 200p Skywatcher. The EQ5 upgrade has opened a whole new world.
Excellent addition to my kit, worth every penny !
Thanks FLO, super quick delivery and top notch service as usual.

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SynScan upgrade
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
16 February 2021  | 

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

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SynScan Pro GOTO kit
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
02 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
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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