The Sky-Watcher EQ5 Pro Go-TO Mount is a portable mount for visual observers and professional astrophotographers who want a solid and reliable solution with a payload of up to 10kg.
With a mount head weight of 7.8kg 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 EQ5 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 dovetail saddle can hold Vixen style bars.
|Payload capacity||10 kg
|Dovetail saddle||Accepts Vixen bars only|
|Tripod height||71 ~ 123 cm|
|Weight||7.8 kg (head) + 7.6 kg (tripod)|
|Counterweight bar||Ø 18 mm|
|Power requirement||DC 12~15 V 2 Amp|
|Tracking rate||Sidereal rate, solar rate, lunar rate|
|Auto guiding speed||0.25 x, 0.5 x, 0.75 x, 1 x|
- SkyWatcher EQ5 PRO mount
- Steel tripod
- Counterweights (2 x 5 kg)
- Polar scope (Southern and Northern Hemisphere)
- SynScan hand controller with cable (RJ45 to RJ45)
- Hand controller holder (to be attached on the leg of the tripod)
- Power supply cord (lighter plug)
- Mount and SynScan user manual