With immediate effect the standard Skywatcher HEQ5 mounting has been replaced by the Skywatcher HEQ5 Syntrek Mount, The new Skywatcher HEQ5 SynTrek is effectively a hybrid of the standard Skywatcher HEQ5 and the Skywatcher HEQ5 PRO SynScan. It is basically a standard Skywatcher EQ6 but with a pre-installed PRO SynScan motherboard and stepper motors, and supplied with its own unique SynTrek hand-controller.
The SynTrek hand control is designed for the purpose of providing a simple slewing and tracking control. The small and versatile SynTrek 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 SynTrek has to offer.
The Skywatcher HEQ5 and EQ6 SynTrek mounts can be upgraded to computerized SynScan system by simply changing the hand control to SynScan hand control (prod.code 948) and handset lead. 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.)