Sky-Watcher HEQ5 Mount (S30400)
Sky-Watcher HEQ5 Mount (S30400)
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Meticulous Mid-Range Machinery
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 find it too physically demanding. But make no mistake, the HEQ5 Pro can be that perfect mid-range rock solid platform you build your astroimaging rig on.
42,000+ Object Database
For novice users, the user-friendly menu allows automatic slewing to 42,900+ objects. Even an inexperienced astronomer can master its variety of features in a few observing sessions. The hand controller can be connected to a PC using the built-in USB-B port and a USB-B cable (not included). PC control can be done with SynScan Pro for Windows app or your favorite third-party software with the correct drivers.
Flexible Polar Alignment
Sky-Watcher includes an illuminated polar finderscope to aid the alignment process. The finderscope features a circular grid reticle for the Northern Hemisphere, consistent with today’s popular polar alignment apps. For astronomers in the Southern Hemisphere, the constellation Octans is built into the reticle as well. Even without a clear view of Polaris, the HEQ5 Pro can be polar aligned using our SynScan hand controller. Simply choose one of the visible stars listed and use the latitude adjustment screws to center it in the eyepiece.
Bundle of Accessories
As customary with all Sky-Watcher products, an assortment of accessories are included with the HEQ5 Pro mount. A retractable counterweight bar is supplied, allowing for easier transportation. Two 11-pound counterweights are also included to help balance up to a 30-pound payload. The HEQ5 Pro features a saddle compatible with both D- and V-style mounting plates, allowing users the flexibility to utilize multiple optical tubes, even if the mounting plate is different.
Overall I’m very happy with this mount (first time astrophotographer). Only complaint I have is the manual, which I find terrible. The good thing is this is a very popular mount and there are lots of guides on YouTube and the web that explain how to setup and use it. I found these resources invaluable.
The HEQ5 Pro mount is perfect for the size scope I purchased (Esprit 100) and the load of accessories, such as camera and auxiliary scope loaded on to it. I chose this model over a more hefty mount because it is that much more portable for field setup.
This mount does not compromise of precision and tracking reliability when following celestial objects. A solid and well built mount to be certain. Highly recommended for back yard or field observation when mounting a moderately weighted telescope and accessories.
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