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The Sky-Watcher HEQ5 is now available with either the Wi-Fi adapter or hand controller.


The Sky-Watcher HEQ5 Pro Dual Saddle Mount is a portable mount for visual observers and professional astrophotographers who want a solid and reliable solution with a payload of up to 14kg. 

With a mount head weight of 10kg this professional mount is ideal to be carried anywhere in search of dark skies and solar eclipses. The integrated bubble level and the adjustable tripod legs make the leveling easy. The azimuth and altitude axis can be adjusted for a precise polar alignment (polar scope included).

The HEQ5
 is compatible with the Ascom drivers but also allows to guide with the ST4 protocol. The periodic error can be reduced through the PPEC (Permanent Periodic Error Correction). 

The SynScan computerised go-to system has a database with 42,900 objects to quickly locate and slew to target. It has 9 slewing speeds up to 800 times the sidereal speed (3.3°/sec).

The dual dovetail saddle can hold Vixen bars but also Losmandy bars.


Download the HEQ 5 Pro User Manual
Download the HEQ 5 Pro motor board firmware 


Mount type

German equatorial

Payload capacity

13.5 kg

Latitude range

10° to 65°

Dovetail saddle

Accepts Vixen and Losmandy bars

Tripod height

97 ~ 121 cm


9.8 kg (head) + 5.6 kg (tripod)

Counterweight bar

Ø 18 mm, length 215 mm

Power requirement

DC 12~13 V  2 Amp


1.8 º step angle and 64 micro steps driven

Tracking rate

Sidereal rate, solar rate, lunar rate

Auto guiding speed

0.25 x, 0.5 x, 0.75 x, 1 x

Pointing accuracy

Up to 5 arc-minutes (RMS)





  • SkyWatcher HEQ5 PRO DUAL SADDLE mount
  • Steel tripod
  • Counterweights (2 x 5 kg)
  • Polar scope (Southern and Northern Hemisphere)
  • Vixen style bar
  • SynScan hand controller with cable (RJ45 to RJ45) or Wi-Fi adapter
  • Hand controller holder (to be attached on the leg of the tripod)
  • Power supply cord (lighter plug)
  • Mount and SynScan user manual

The SynScan go-to system is a computerized system supplied with the professional SkyWatcher mounts and telescopes. 

It features:

  • 9 speeds 1x, 2x, 16x, 32x, 64x, 128x, 400x, 500x, 600x, 800x (3.3°/sec)
  • 42,900 objects including planets, the moon, the sun, named stars, double stars, variable stars and the most famous catalogue that are Messier, Caldwell, NGC, IC & SAO 
  • Sidereal, moon and sun tracking speeds, 
  • Pointing Accuracy Enhancement feature (PAE)
  • Unknown Object Identification feature
  • Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC) for mounts only
  • One, two and three stars or brightest star alignment (alt-azimuth telescope need at least 2 stars for the alignment)
  • Telescope parking feature
  • Polar allign procedure 
  • Deep Sky Tour function that suggests a list of the most interesting deep sky objects currently visible.

SkyWatcher SynScan 5

Download the SynScan user manual

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