This latest model SkyWatcher NEQ6 Pro SynScan is essentially an EQ6 PRO SynScan with counterweight extension bar and dual-saddle to suit SkyWatcher 75 mm and SkyWatcher 45 mm (Losmandy-style and Vixen-style) dovetails.
These computerized mounts are designed with the novice user in mind. With the user-friendly pushbutton SynScan Hand Control, locating and viewing the treasures of the night sky becomes as easy as a walk in the park. The SynScan 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.
Even an inexperienced astronomer can master its variety of features in a few observing sessions. The SynScan Hand Control also has the ability to connect to a computer via a serial cable. Once the connection has been established between the computer and SynScan Hand Control, many commercially available planetarium softwares can be used to control the HEQ5 and EQ6 PRO Mounts, The HEQ5 and NEQ6 PRO mounts also comes with features that advanced astronomers can appreciate:
Accuracy enhanced by software collimation error (mount mechanical error) compensation.
Stepper motors with 1.8° step angle and 64 micro steps driven.
Slewing speed up to 3.4°/sec (800x).
Auto Guider Interface for astro-photography.
Guiding speed selectable from 0.25x, 0.50x, 0.75x, or 1x.
Minimal vibration for steady long-exposure photography.
• Motor Type: Microstep driven 1.8 degree stepper motors
• Motor Resolution: 0.144 arc sec (or 9.024,000 steps/rev.)
• Gear Ratio: 705
• Accessory Tray
• 13" Dovetail Bar
Tracking Modes: R.A. Tracking
Alignment Methods: One-star Alignment, Two-star Alignment, Three-star Alignment