Focus Scientific

Sky-Watcher EQ5 Synscan Computerized Equatorial Mount

The Sky-Watcher EQ5 white is an excellent and economical mount that can handle a wide variety of telescope optical tubes. We commonly mount 80mm (3.1") to 235mm (9.25") optical tubes and they hold solidly.


  • Saddle accepts 44mm (1.75") dovetail bars (compatible with Vixen, Sky-Watcher, Celestron CG-5, Orion and more)
  • Automatically track objects with accuracy.
  • Synscan computer drive locates and tracks objects automatically.
  • GPS receiver supported (sold separately)

Mount Specifications

  • Mount Type: German Equatorial style
  • Polar Finder: Included, Northern/Southern
  • Analog setting circles
  • Heavy duty stainless steel tripod
  • Includes one 8" dovetail bar
  • Color: White w/ black motor covers
  • One year warranty

Computer Drive Specifications

  • SynScan computerized go-to system
  • 13740 objects in the database including complete Messier, NGC, and IC catalogues
  • RS-232 port
  • USB port
  • Flash-upgradeable firmware
  • ST4 compatible autoguider port
  • Periodic error correction (PEC)
  • Positioning Accuracy up to 1 arc minute
  • Accuracy enhanced by software collimation error (mount mechanical error) compensation
  • Brushless Stepper motors, 1.8° step angle, 32 micro steps, 6,400 microsteps for one full drive shaft rotation
  • Slewing speed up to 3.4°/sec (800X)
  • Guiding speed selectable from 0.25X, 0.50X, 0.75X, or 1X
  • Includes 12v car plug-in adapter
  • Requires 12v DC 2A (Tip positive)

Weights and Dimensions

  • Carrying capacity 11kg (24lbs) (not including counterweights)
  • Tripod Weight 5.5kg (12.1lbs)
  • Mount Weight 6kg (13.2lbs)
  • Counterweight 5kg (11lbs)
  • Total Weight: 15.7kg (34.5lbs)
  • Mount Height 38cm (17")
  • Tripod Height 84-116cm (33-45.5")
  • Tripod Legs Outside Diameter 44.55mm (1.75") and 32mm (1.25")