Sky-Watcher HEQ5 Equatorial GoTo Mount

BH #SKS30400 • MFR #S30400
Sky-Watcher HEQ5 Equatorial GoTo Mount
Key Features
  • 30-Pound Payload Capacity
  • Motorized Computer-Controlled EQ Mount
  • SynScan 42,900-Object Hand Controller
  • Multiple Slew and Tracking Rates
Designed for novice and experienced astronomers alike, the Sky-Watcher USA HEQ5 Equatorial GoTo Mount is built to similar specifications of their more robust mounts for those who are looking for something that is a bit more easy to manage without having to sacrifice performance. It features a hefty 30-pound payload capacity, a motorized mount head with the SynScan computer hand controller, a 1.75" stainless steel adjustable tripod, and a polar axis scope. The mount also has a Vixen-style dovetail saddle for mounting compatible telescope optical tube assemblies (OTAs) and accessories.
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Sky-Watcher HEQ5 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Mount
  • 3SynScan Controller
  • 4Tripod

Designed for novice and experienced astronomers alike, the Sky-Watcher USA HEQ5 Equatorial GoTo Mount is built to similar specifications of their more robust mounts for those who are looking for something that is a bit more easy to manage without having to sacrifice performance. It features a hefty 30-pound payload capacity, a motorized mount head with the SynScan computer hand controller, a 1.75" stainless steel adjustable tripod, and a polar axis scope. The mount also has a Vixen-style dovetail saddle for mounting compatible telescope optical tube assemblies (OTAs) and accessories.

The brains of the mount is the SynScan controller that is packed with an internal database of nearly 43,000 celestial objects from comets and asteroids to galaxies and nebulae. With multiple slew speeds and automatic tracking capabilities, finding and keeping subjects centered in the field of view is easy—whether you're viewing the fast-moving moon or much slower deep-space subjects.

The included polar axis scope is installed through the body of the mount to make your initial polar alignment faster, easier, and more precise. Stainless steel legs and an accessory tray that also doubles as a leg-locking spreader provide a solid and stable platform for all your gear with natural vibration suppression to ensure clear views even at high magnification. This mount head is also outfitted with two counterweights for precisely balancing your optical tube and gear so it will move smoothly without adding excessive load to the motors.

Mount

  • German equatorial mount tracks objects across the right ascension without field rotation, making it ideal for observation and astrophotography when properly polar aligned
  • 30-pound payload capacity can hold most small to medium optical tubes plus visual or photographic accessories and gear
  • Vixen-style dovetail saddle is compatible with the most popular style of OTA mounting systems
  • Integrated polar alignment scope makes initial alignment faster, easier, and more precise
  • Clutches on each axis enable free movement without the need to run the motors
  • Includes two counterweights and a shaft to properly balance the OTA and accessories, relieving stress and strain on motors for easier movement with reduced vibration
  • Runs on 12 VDC power using the included car/vehicle plug

SynScan Controller

  • Wired handheld computer controller for mount
  • 42,900-object database including the complete Messier, NGC, and IC catalogs
  • 25 user-defined objects
  • Alignment assistance: One-, two-, three-star alignment
  • Periodic Error Correction (PEC) removes inaccuracies inherent in gears and allows for more accurate tracking, especially for long-exposure astrophotography
  • Connect to and control with a computer via user-supplied RS-232 cable, compatible with many popular planetarium software programs
  • Flash upgradable via Internet download

Tripod

  • Adjustable height accommodates a variety of users and observation positions
  • 1.75" diameter stainless steel legs offer improved stability and vibration absorption versus aluminum
  • Center tray provides a place to keep accessories like eyepieces and filters while doubling as a spreader to lock legs in position for even greater stability
UPC: 050234003049

Sky-Watcher HEQ5 Specs

Mount
Mount TypeGerman Equatorial
GoTo CapabilityYes, SynScan
Payload Capacity30 lb / 13.6 kg
MotorYes
CounterweightYes
Polar Axis ScopeYes (Built In)
Tripod
Leg Diameter1.75" / 4.5 cm
Leg Sections2
MaterialsStainless Steel
General
Adapter12 VDC (Included)
Mounting SystemVixen Style
GPSNo
Wi-FiNo
DimensionsNot Specified by Manufacturer
WeightNot Specified by Manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight40 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)49.5 x 9.5 x 9"
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