Please Note - This item comes in 2 variants. The standard version with a hand controller (HEQ5) and the Wi-Fi version without a hand controller (HEQ5i). The specs are the exact same otherwise.
- HEQ5 GoTo equatorial head
- Adjustable 1.75" diameter rolled steel tripod
- SynScan GoTo telescope mount wit 42,900+ object database
- Metal accessory tray
- V-style dovetail saddle
- SynScan V5 hand controller
- 30lbs/13.7kg payload capacity
Sky-Watcher SynScan mounts have been designed for use by novices and experts alike. These mounts provide extremely high precision tracking and have built in autoguider ports. This heavy-duty HEQ5 Pro mount is a smaller version of the sturdy EQ6 Pro mount. It is specially designed for observers who need the steadiness of the EQ6 Pro mount but finds the EQ6 Pro mount too physically demanding.
For novice users the user-friendly menu allows automatic slewing to 42900+ objects. Even an inexperienced astronomer can master its variety of features in a few observing sessions. The SynScan Hand Control also has the ability to connect to a computer via an RS-232 cable. Once the connection has been established between the computer and SynScan Hand Control, many commercially available planetarium software programs can be used to control the HEQ5 PRO Mounts, They also come with features that advanced astronomers can appreciate.
Counterweights: 2 x 5.1Kgs
Accessory Tray: Large wall-to-wall
Motor Drive: 1.8° stepper motors
GoTo: SynScan Hand Controller
Tripod Height: 97-121cm
Tripod Weight: 5.6 kg, 1.75″ steel tripod
Payload Capacity: 13.7 kg / 30 lbs
Slewing Speed: Up to 3.4°/sec (800X)
Guiding Speed: From 0.25X, 0.50X, 0.75X, or 1X