The largest aperture Maksutov Cassegrains from SkyWatcher are renowned for their high contrast optics and ability to resolve fine Planetary detail as well as split double stars right down to the theoretical limit of the aperture. The SkyWatcher PRO versions are no exception and boast features you would usually only see on exotic hand made instruments costing several times that of this fine range. The optics are all fully multi coated and the glass is sourced from the world leader in precision optical glass - Schott. The focusers are precision engineered and super smooth and the tubes themselves are all aluminium.
PRO-SERIES is the name for the new generation of professional quality telescopes and mounts of the Sky-Watcher range, targeted at the most discerning and critical observers.
PRO-SERIES products are manufactured to extremely high levels of optical and mechanical precision, undergoing very strict quality control procedures and testing by specially assigned technicians, to ensure the highest standards of quality and performance are consistently maintained.
For amateur astronomers seeking superior equatorial control and the ease of a precision computerized GOTO system, the HEQ5 PRO SynScantm is your answer. The Sky-Watcher HEQ5 PRO SynScantm is designed with the novice user in mind. With the user-friendly pushbutton hand control, locating and viewing the treasures of the night sky becomes as easy as a walk in the park. The hand control allows you to point the telescope at a specific object or even tour the skies at the touch of a button. The user-friendly menu system allows automatic slewing to over 13,400 objects.
"The Three-star alignment accurately corrects for cone error and subsequent GO-TO accuracy was impressive."BBC Sky At Night Magazine
Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x135 & x300
Highest Practical Power (Potential): x540
Diameter of Primary Mirror: 180mm
Telescope Focal Length: 2700mm (f/15)
Eyepieces Supplied (1.25): 9mm & 20mm
9x50 Finderscope & Bracket
1.25/31.7mm Star Diagonal
Focusing by Moving Primary Mirror
HEQ5 PRO SynScanTM Super Heavy-Duty Computerised GOTO Equatorial Mount (Requires 12 volt DC Power Supply)
Built-in Dual-Axis Stepper Motors
Built-in Polar Alignment Scope Holder
1.75" Stainless Steel Pipe Tripod with Accessory Tray