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Old 09-04-2009, 01:49 AM
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SkyWatcher EQ5 Mount with GoTo - sold

Skywatcher EQ5 Mount (Steel Tripod)

EQ5 German Equatorial Mount and steel tubular tripod
The EQ5 provides the precision and stability needed for serious observing. With single or double axis motor drive attached, it becomes the perfect instrument for basic astro photography.
Standard features of the EQ5 include a built-in holder for polar scope, a latitude adjuster with micrometer scale, an azimuth polar-alignment adjuster, aluminum setting circles, large manual slow-motion tracking controls, and a bubble level.
The steel tripod legs and cast tripod spreader bar provide much better stability and less vibration than aluminium style tripods.
Mount Type: German Equatorial Telescope Mounting:Tube rings Slow-motion Control:R.A. & DEC. Piggyback Bracket: Yes Motor Drive (Optional):Fixed rate single axis,Single axis with hand controller Accessory Tray:Large wall-to-wall Tripod:Stainless Steel Tube Legs 1.5" diameter Tripod Height:71-123cm Payload:10kg

Skywatcher Telescope Upgrade EQ5 Mount to Go-To status

Sky-Watcher offers simple solutions for users who would like to attach their smaller telescope to a convenient computerized system but do not wish to deal with the weight of the HEQ5 or EQ6 mount. The EQ5 SynScan mounts use the same Go-To system found in the HEQ5 and EQ6 Pros-- SynScan. It allows you to point the telescope at a specific object or even tour the skies at the touch of a button.

The EQ5 SynScan mounts are the perfect instrument for novice visual observers to enjoy astronomy with minimal setup time and in-depth knowledge of the night sky.

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 32 micro steps driven.
Slewing speed up to 3.4/sec (800X).
Guiding speed selectable from 0.25X, 0.50X, 0.75X, or 1X.
Object database containing complete Messier, NGC, and IC catalogues.
Periodic Error Correction.
PC compatibility.
Upgradeable hand control via internet download.

New price for the mount alone (without GoTo) is $599 at bintel their HEQ5 is $999
And their HEQ5 with goto is on special at the moment for $1499.
Telescope dot com dot au have the EQ5 Synscan GOto upgrade on special for $849

I bought it all brand-new.
Mount cost me $599
Synscan upgrade cost me $899

I am selling for just the cost of the Synscan.
$850 pick-up or buyer arranges delivery

PM me if interested.
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Last edited by Allan_L; 12-04-2009 at 02:03 PM. Reason: item sold
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Item is now sold thanks


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