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Sky-Watcher HEQ5 Pro Mount

In 2008 I bought a HEQ5 Pro mount. This is a GO TO mount, a lighter version of EQ6 Pro.

HEQ5 Pro Mount
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Features

  • 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.
  • Guiding speed selectable from 0.25X, 0.50X, 0.75X, or 1X.
  • Object database containing complete Messier, NGC, and IC catalogues.
  • Minimal vibration for steady long-exposure photography.
  • Periodic Error Correction.
  • PC compatibility.
  • Upgradeable hand control via internet download.

Specifications

Telescope Mounting: Tube Rings
Tripod: Stainless Steel Legs
Counterweight Shaft Diameter: 1.8cm
Counterweight Shaft Length: 21.5cm
Counterweight Shaft: Stainless Steel
Mount Weight*: 10Kgs
Mount Height: 35cm
Mount and legs weight*: 15kgs
Motor Type: Microstep driven 1.8 deg. stepper motors
Motor Resolution: 0.144 arc sec
Power Supply: 11 to 15 V DC 2Amp (Tip positive)
Gear Ratio: 705
GOTO: SynScan Hand Control V3

(*)without counterweight

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