Brand: Sky-Watcher

Sky-Watcher HEQ5 Mount (S30400)


Brand: Sky-Watcher

Sky-Watcher HEQ5 Mount (S30400)


This is a great mount. It's the benchmark product in the 30lb payload class and for good reason. They just work. If you're looking for a sturdy, proven mount, this is it!
  • HEQ5 GoTo equatorial head
  • 30-pound payload capacity
  • Adjustable 1.75-inch diameter rolled steel tripod
  • SynScan GoTo telescope mount with 42,900+ object database
  • Built-in polar scope with illuminator
  • Two 11-pound counterweights
  • Metal accessory tray
  • D/V-style dovetail saddle
  • SynScan V5 hand controller
  • DC power cord
$1,475.00 USD

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Product Description

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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
HEQ5 Very happy

I purchased the HEQ5 mount from All-Star about 2 months ago. Everything arrived in good working order with all the parts. I at first had some missguided expectations, as I am new to astrophotography, but after working with the team at All-Star everything was made clear. They even contacted Skywatcher for technical assistance on my behalf. I am more than pleased with the service and the product, and will gladly contact them for my next purchase. Great job guys.

HEQ5 Review

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 Right Mount

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.

Thanks All-Star Telescope for your recommendations, and the great service and support.

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