Skywatcher HEQ5 Syntrek Mount

The Skywatcher HEQ5 Syntrek is an extra heavy duty mount and the largest in the Sky-Watcher mount family.

This mount has been developed to support larger telescope tubes. These high-precision equatorial mounts feature 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 complete with removeable counterweights.

The strong and rigid stainless steel field tripod is amazingly stable with adjustable height. The saddle plate on the top of the mount accepts generic dovetail bars made by Skywatcher and a large number of other companies.

Skywatcher HEQ5 Syntrek Mount

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 o, whilst the user friendly interface provides quick access to many other functions the SynTrekTM has to offer.

HEQ5 and EQ6 SynTrek mounts can be upgraded to computerized SynScan system by simply changing the hand control to SynScan hand control.


  • 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
  • Power supply: 11 to 15V DC 2Amp

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