Skywatcher EQ5 PRO Synscan GOTO

Skywatcher EQ5 PRO Synscan GOTO
£539.00

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Model:  eq5-pro-synscan-20981
Part Number:  20981
Brand:  Skywatcher

Skywatcher

Compatible with EQMOD using a Lynx Astro EQDIR adapter :-)

“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.” BBC Sky at Night Magazine

”Both the NEQ3 and EQ5 SynScan are excellent mounts; pleasingly firm, with little vibration and easily set up. Tracking is also very satisfactory.“ Sir Patrick Moore CBE FRS

Using EQMod article by Steve Richards 

 

Hardware Features:

  • Payload Capacity: Approx 6.5kg for imaging and 9kg for visual
  • Includes polar-alignment scope
  • 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
  • SynScan 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.
  • 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-tunable LCD contrast, LED backlight and buzzer volume

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EQ5 Pro
Monday, 24 October 2011  | 

I bought this mount almost a year ago and to date I cannot fault it as to regards its mechinical operation, it had none of the sticky grease usually associated with these clones but saying that after a strip down and regreasing a very slight improvement was made .
Packaging was more than as needed and very secure and the intsuctions seemed still to be in chinese are readable and you can follow them if need be.
We now come to the software
which is far behind the Celestron Software why? Ive no Idea but it is the same company you will get by on the software but in myopinion the Celestron version out performfs the SW software by a street eg .
Celestron boast you can polar align using any two stars quite accurately (a boon to people who cannot gyrate anymore).
However the mount in general is a gigantic leap forward and a solid foundation for those going from a alt/az to a Gem goto and want to dabble in Astrophotos

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