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These extra heavy-duty mount are the largest in Sky-Watcher mount family. Specially designed to support larger telescope tubes, these high-precision equatorial mount features engraved aluminum setting circles and a latitude scale, built-in illuminated polarscope for both North and Southern Hemisphere use, large R.A. and DEC. locking clamps, and retractable counterweight shaft and removeable counterweights. The proposed strong and rigid stainless steel field tripod is remarkably stable with adjustable height. The saddle plate on the top of the mount accepts generic dovetail bars made by Sky-Watcher and many other companies. The dovetail bar is held securely by dual hand clamps. Setting circles are provided on both axes.
The SynTrekTM hand control is designed for the purpose of providing a simple slewing and tracking control. The small and versatile SynTrekTM hand control provides automatic tracking of celestial objects as soon as the power is turned on. The user-friendly interface provides quick access to many other functions the SynTrekTM has to offer.
The HEQ5 and EQ6 SynTrek mounts can be upgraded to computerized SynScan system by simply changing the hand control to SynScan hand control. See HEQ5 and EQ6 Pro mounts for specifications for the mounts and details on the SynScan hand control.
SynTrek Hand Control
Power supply: 11 to 15V DC 2Amp
Motor type and resolution: Microstep driven 1.8 stepper motors. Resolution: 0.144 arc sec (or 9,024,000 steps/rev.)
Slewing speeds: Guiding speed, 4x 8x, 32x, 64x, 800x
Guiding speeds: 1x, 0.75x, 0.5x, 0.25x
Gear ratio: 705
Tracking rates: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar
Tracking Modes: RA tracking

  • Recommend for: DEEP SKY OBSERVING
  • Mount TypeGerman equatorial
    Slow-motion ControlYes
    Piggyback Bracket
    Accessory TrayLarge wall-to-wall
    Ground Board Diameter
    Ground Board Weight(s)
    Motor DriveSingle axis with hand controller
    Tube Dimension(dia. x length)
    Tripod Height71-123cm
    Tripod Weight5.04kg
    Pedestal Diameter
    Pier Diameter
    Wheels Diameter
    Shipping Weight
    Shipping Carton Dimensions127cmx24cmx25cm, 44cmx44cmx19cm

    Standard accessories may vary.
    Contact your local distributor for details

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