SkyWatcher HEQ5 PRO SynScan


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Computerised GO-TO Extra Heavy Duty Equatorial Telescope Mounting System with v.3 Flash Upgradeable Handset


For amateur astronomers seeking superior equatorial control and the ease of a precision computerized GOTO system, the HEQ5 PRO SynScantm is your answer. The Sky-Watcher HEQ5 PRO SynScantm is designed with the novice user in mind. With the user-friendly pushbutton hand control, locating and viewing the treasures of the night sky becomes as easy as a walk in the park. The hand control allows you to point the telescope at a specific object or even tour the skies at the touch of a button. The user-friendly menu system allows automatic slewing to over 42,000+ objects. Even an inexperienced astronomer can master its variety of features in a few observing sessions. The HEQ5 PRO SynScantm also comes with features that advanced astronomers can appreciate:

  • Positioning Accuracy up to 1 arc minute. Accuracy enhanced by software collimation error (mount mechanical error) compensation.
  • Stepper motors with 1.8° step angle and 64 micro steps driven.
  • Slewing speed up to 3.4°/sec (800X).
  • Auto Guider Interface for astro-photography.
  • Power Supply Required - not supplied Guiding speed selectable from 0.25X, 0.50X, 0.75X, or 1X.
  • Object database containing complete M, NGC, and IC catalogues.
  • Minimal vibration for steady long-exposure photography.
  • Polar Alignment Scope (included with all equatorial Synscan GOTO telescopes now)
  • Periodic Error Correction.
  • PC compatibility.
  • Upgradeable hand control via internet download. Telescope Mounting Method: Tube Rings

Further specifications/ technical parameters:

  • SynScan GOTO Hand Control
  • Tripod: Stainless Steel Legs
  • Tripod weight: 5.6 kg
  • Tripod Height: 97 - 121 cm
  • Counterweight Shaft Length: 21.5cm
  • Counterweight Shaft Diameter: 1.8cm
  • Counterweight Shaft Material: Stainless Steel
  • Counterweights included: 2 x 5.1 kg
  • Mount type: Equatorial GoTo
  • Mount Height: 35cm
  • Mount Weight (without counterweight): 10 kg
  • Max recommended payload: 18 kg
  • Total weight: 15 kg (without counterweights)
  • Motor Type: Microstep driven 1.8 degree stepper motors
  • Motor Resolution: 0.144 arc sec (or 9.024,000 steps/rev.)
  • Gear Ratio: 705
  • Power Supply: 11 to 15 V DC 2Amp (Tip positive)
  • Accessory tray


Box 1: 120x18x18cm, 22kg
Box 2: 44x44x19, 20kg

SkyWatcher HEQ5 PRO SynScan