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

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


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Model:  EQ5GOTOkit
Part Number:  20108


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 you will no longer be able to use the slow-motion controls and will need to use the motor control to move manually.

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SynScan EQ5 goto upgrade kit - poor installation instructions
Monday, 19 February 2018  | 

The kit itself was ok. All parts present, but there wasn't a parts list so, I didn't know this until completing the install. The so called installation instructions were quite frankly a joke as they skipped all relevent details about which parts fitted where. I just had to figure it out myself. Supplied screws for the main body housing proved to be too short.

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Super polaris upgrade
Tuesday, 24 October 2017  | 

I purchased this for an old Vixen Super Polaris mount. I fully expected to have to modify this somewhat to fit this older mount but that was not the case. My mount has the 4 setscrew style to mount the Dec and ra motors. All I needed to do was make a small plate that screwed to the bottom of the upgrade motors. The plate is then held with the 4 setscrews. I have not had weather to test it yet but everything seems as it should work as expected. Will update once I test it.

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