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SKYWATCHER HEQ5 PRO DUAL SADDLE MOUNT

$1,899.00

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  • Easy-to-control heavy-duty mount
  • Now with Dual Saddle
  • Go-To German Equatorial Mount with SynScan
  • Ideal for astrophotography
  • Adjustable steel tripod with an accessory tray
  • Fine adjustments of latitude and azimuth for precise polar alignment
  • Bubble level for perfect levelling
  • Aluminium setting circle dials allow for quick target acquisition via celestial coordinates
  • Worm gear tracking controls provide full 360° manipulation of the RA and DEC axis
  • V style telescope connection
  • Minimal vibrations
  • 5 Years Sky-Watcher Limited Warranty

The Sky-Watcher HEQ5 PRO Dual Saddle Go-To Mount represents the ultimate evolution of the EQ5 mount. With a mount head weight of 10 kg 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 levelling easy, the azimuth and altitude axis can be fine adjusted for a precise polar alignment. On top of that, the included polar scope included allows an extremely precise polar alignment that helps to drastically improve the quality of tracking, especially for astrophotography.

The exceptional SynScan Go-To system allows full control of both R.A. and Dec. axes with 9 slew speeds and 5 arcminute pointing precision, allowing you to quickly and accurately locate objects across the night sky. The Go-To system can automatically slew the telescope on command toward planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies, clusters and much more. The SynScan has 42,900 memorised celestial objects for an amazing journey in the night sky. The Deep Sky Tour function suggests a list of the most interesting deep sky objects currently visible, so even the novice astronomer can easily observe faint objects at the touch of a button.

The HEQ5 Pro is designed for astrophotography featuring an auto-guide port and compatibility with computer control software. The 10kg payload capacity will handle telescopes of medium dimension such as 200mm reflectors or 150mm refractors.

 

In The Box:

  • German Equatorial Mount HEQ5
  • Dual Telescope Saddle
  • Steel Tripod
  • Accessory Tray
  • Integrated Counterweight Bar
  • Polar scope (South and North Hemispheres)
  • SynScan Hand Controller and Cable
  • Counterweights
  • PC Connection Cord
  • Power Supply Cord (Lighter Plug)
  • User Manual

 

SynScan Features:

TOUR THE NIGHT SKY AT THE TOUCH OF A BUTTON

All Sky-Watcher Goto telescopes are equipped with either a SynScan hand controller or Wifi Adaptor. Please check product specifications before purchasing.

For amateur astronomers seeking superior equatorial control and the ease of a high-precision computerised Go-To telescope mounting system for imaging or visual applications, the family of SynScan TM Pro Series mountings are the answer. All SynScan TM Pro Series models are premium-grade observing platforms which have been thoughtfully designed for ease of operation. With the user-friendly push-button hand control, locating and viewing the treasures of the night sky becomes a walk in the park. The SynScan TM hand control allows you to point the telescope at a specific object or tour the skies at the touch of a button. The user friendly menu system allows automatic slewing to over 42,900 objects. Even an inexperienced astronomer can master its variety of features in a few observation sessions.

  • Database with 42,900+ objects
  • Messier, Caldwell, NGC, IC & SAO catalogues, Named Stars, Double Stars, Variable Stars, Named Stars
  • One, Two and Three Stars or Brightest Star Alignment
  • Autoguiding feature for astrophotography
  • Pointing Accuracy Enhancement feature (PAE)
  • Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC)
  • Unknown Object Identification feature
  • Pointing accuracy up to 5 arc min
  • Tracking rates: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar
  • Slewing speeds: 1x, 2x, 16x, 32x, 64x, 128x, 400x, 500x, 600x, 800x (3.4°/sec)
  • Motor type: DC Servo Motors

 

Model Number SWHEQ5PRO-DUAL
Mount Type German Equatorial Go-To
Tripod Material Steel
Telescope Mounting Dual Saddle
Payload 10kg
Mount Head Weight 10kg
Tripod Weight 5kg
Tripod Height 185-121cm
Counterweight Bar Diam. 18mm
Counterweight Bar Length 21.5cm
Power Supply DC 12~16V – 3A
Pointing Accuracy up to 5 arc. min.
Slewing Speed up to 3.4°/sec (800X)
Guiding Speed 0.25X, 0.50X, 0.75X, or 1X
Motors Resolution 0.144 Arc. Sec.
Power Requirement 12 to 15V – 2A
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