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SYNSCAN USB TO SERIAL (RS232) CONVERTER CABLE SYNSCAN USB TO SERIAL (RS232) CONVERTER CABLE
Connects to the standard Synscan handset firmware update cable (supplied with Synscan telescopes, mounts and upgrade kits) allowing connection directly to a PC's USB port. Simple Plug and Play. Can also connect other serial (RS232) equipment to your PC via the USB port. Cable length 1.5 metres. Fully compliant with USB 1.1. Supports RS232 interface. Data transfer rate over 250Kbps. OS Support: Windows XP/7/8/9/10. Driver download for Windows OS (32-bit / 64-bit) can be found Here
OVL CODE 20308

Price: 14.99



AZ-GTI WIFI GO-TO ALT-AZIMUTH MOUNT & TRIPOD AZ-GTI WIFI GO-TO ALT-AZIMUTH MOUNT & TRIPOD
The exciting new lightweight and highly portable Sky-Watcher AZ-GTi Alt-Altimuth Mount, with it's built-in WiFi module, has been designed to be controlled wirelessly with your Smartphone or Tablet, using the free SynScan App for iOS or Android.
The AZ-GTi creates it’s very own Wi-Fi network, so the mount can be used anywhere, without any reliance on other WiFi networks. After entering your coordinates into the App and following a simple alignment procedure, you are ready to explore the universe using the App’s intuitive touchscreen menu. The AZ-GTi and SynScan App provides full computerised GO-TO control, allowing your telescope to be automatically slewed to any one of the objects in the App’s extensive database of 10,000+ celestial objects.

Incorporates Sky-Watcher’s Freedom-Find™ patented Dual-Encoder Technology, which allows the telescope to be moved manually in either axis without the mount losing its positional information. This gives the user enormous freedom, convenience and flexibility during observational sessions. The mount is quiet in operation, has a payload capacity of up to 5kg and accepts telescopes with standard 45mm Dovetail Bars.



Main Features:
Controller: Free SynScan App for iOS and Android mobile device or Synscan Hand Controller (available separately)
SynScan App Database: Total 10,000+ Objects. Deep Sky Objects: 10759, including Messier, NGC, IC, Caldwell Catalogues, Named DSOs, Named Stars: 305, Double Stars: 55, Solar system objects: 7 planets, Sun , Moon. (Unlimited objects when working with a 3rd party planetarium software).
SynScan App Alignment Method: Brightest Star Alignment, North-Level Alignment
SynScan App's Other Features: Tonight's Best Sky Tour, Point and Go with a mobile device, Identification of Celestial Objects, Remote control over Internet, User defined objects, Pointing Accuracy Enhancement (PAE)
Pointing Accuracy: Up to 10 arc-minute (RMS)
Resolution: 2073600 Counts/Rev., 0.625 arc-second
Resolution of Aux. R.A./Dec. Axis Encoders: 1068 Counts/Rev., approx. 20 arc-minutes
Freedom-Find™ Dual-Encoder Technology
Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar, Alignment-Free Solar Tracking
Slewing Speeds: 0.5X, 1.0x, 8.0x, 16x, 32x, 64x, 128x, 400x, 800x
Tracking Mode: Dual Axis Tracking
Motor: DC Servo Motor, Gear Ratio 6480
Payload Capacity: 5kg
45mm Sky-Watcher/Vixen type dovetail saddle
Interface: SynScan Hand Control Port, DSLR Shutter Release Port (optional cables available separately), Built-in Wi-Fi Module
Connectivity: ASCOM platform for Windows PC, Mobile planetarium App for iOS and Android ( SkySafari Plus/Pro, more are coming).
Network Protocol: UDP, Port 11880
Adjustable Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray
Height of Tripod/Mount (excl. OTA): 80.5cm - 152cm
Mount Head Weight: 1.3kg
Total Weight with Tripod: 3.9kg
Power Requirement: 8 AA Size Batteries (not supplied) or External Power Supply (DC 7.5~14V, 0.75A) Tip Positive.
Sky-Watcher 7Ah or 17Ah Power Tank Recommended.
OVL 20314

Price: 319.00



EQ5/HEQ5 EXTENSION TUBE EQ5/HEQ5 EXTENSION TUBE  New
The EQ5/HEQ5 extension tube extends the height of the EQ5 and HEQ5 mount so it is easier for observer to look into a long refractor. Installed between the tripod and the mount head, this heavy-duty metal tube adds about 16" in height to the assembly while maintaining the stability of the mount.

OVL 20856

Price: 72.99



EXTENSION TUBE FOR AZ-EQ5GT 16CM EXTENSION TUBE EXTENSION TUBE FOR AZ-EQ5GT 16CM EXTENSION TUBE
The extension tube extends the height of the AZ-EQ5GT pier so it is easier for observer to look into a long refractor. Installed between the pier and the mount head, this heavy-duty metal tube adds 16cm in height to the pier whilst maintaining the stability of the mount.

Price: 49.99



Synscan AZ GOTO Handset Synscan AZ GOTO Handset
The Synscan AZ GOTO handset has a database of over 42,900 objects. To upgrade a suitable Auto-Tracking telescope, an AZ GOTO handset cable is also required (see below).
OVL 20109


Price: 159.00


Handset Cable (for AZ GOTO) £21.99



SYNSCAN™ V.4 UPDATEABLE HANDSET FOR V.2 OWNERS WANTING TO UPGRADE SYNSCAN™ V.4 UPDATEABLE HANDSET FOR V.2 OWNERS WANTING TO UPGRADE
For V.2 owners wanting to upgrade, the V.3 SynScanTM hand control includes new features such as: Firmware-updateability via the internet, Pointing Accuracy Enhancement (PAE), and capability to store star alignment data. Also can accept new GPS mouse attachment. (n.b. handset cable not included - available separately)
OVL CODE 20948

Price: 159.00


Add handset cable 20160 £21.99



EQ8 PRO SYNSCAN  EXTRA HEAVY-DUTY COMPUTERISED GO-TO EQUATORIAL MOUNT EQ8 PRO SYNSCAN EXTRA HEAVY-DUTY COMPUTERISED GO-TO EQUATORIAL MOUNT
The Sky-Watcher EQ8 is an exciting new extra heavy-duty, observatory class German equatorial mount, with a payload capacity of up to 50kg. Quiet in operation, the EQ8 is supplied with the Synscan Go-To handset and can automatically find and track over 42,900 celestial objects from its extensive computer database.
Available either complete with pier tripod or as the mount head only, to install onto a static pier. Two 10kg counterweights and the Synscan handset are supplied with both options.

Freedom-Find™ Technology
A great feature of the EQ8 is the patented dual-encoder technology. Auxiliary encoders are located on both the R.A. and DEC. axes. This allows the telescope to be moved manually, by releasing the clutches, or electronically in either axis without the mount losing its alignment or positional information. After moving to a new object, the mount will continue to track it accurately. This gives the user enormous freedom, convenience and flexibility during observational sessions.
The EQ8 is equipped with an index on its R.A. worm. After a proper PEC training routine, in which the training data is stored in the motor controller permanently, the user can start the PEC training at any time to improve its tracking performance for short focal length astrophotography. A training process is not required in the next observing session, assuming the polar alignment is always accurate, thus this is a permanent periodic error correction (PPEC), and the user can train the mount for manual guiding or auto-guiding.

Auto-Home Function
The EQ8 is equipped with two home position sensors. Working with the Synscan hand controller, the mount can be placed to the same home position after turning on the power.

Batch Exposure Function
The EQ8 is equipped with a SNAP port which can control the shutter release of a camera. Working with the Synscan handset’s ‘Camera Control’ function, a user can take batch exposures when doing astrophotography. Up to 8 groups of ‘exposure times & frame’ combinations can be set on the Synscan handset.
OVL 20292/20293 More...

Price: 3,678.00



EQ8 PRO MOUNT HEAD & HANDSET ONLY          EQ8 PRO MOUNT HEAD & HANDSET ONLY

OVL 20292

Price: 2,599.00



PIER TRIPOD FOR EQ8  PIER TRIPOD FOR EQ8

OVL 20293

Price: 799.00



POLARSCOPE FOR EQ8 POLARSCOPE FOR EQ8

OVL 20295

Price: 99.99



POLAR ILLUMINATOR FOR EQ3-2/EQ5 MOUNTS POLAR ILLUMINATOR FOR EQ3-2/EQ5 MOUNTS
This battery operated LED illuminator easily attaches to the exit hole of the polar axis bore of both the EQ3-2 and EQ5 Equatorial Mounts. Provides illumination to the polarscope reticule. A useful aid to the polar alignment procedure. Adjustable light intensity. Battery supplied.

Price: 21.99



SKYWATCHER AZ-EQ6GT  ALT-AZIMUTH/EQUATORIAL COMPUTERISED GO-TO MOUNT & TRIPOD SKYWATCHER AZ-EQ6GT ALT-AZIMUTH/EQUATORIAL COMPUTERISED GO-TO MOUNT & TRIPOD
The Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6GT is an exciting evolutionary development of the hugely successful NEQ6 PRO.
The AZ-EQ6GT is a dual purpose, fully functional computerised heavy-duty Go-To/Tracking astronomical mount in both Alt-Azimuth (AZ) and Equatorial (EQ) modes.
Supplied with a Synscan handset with dual AZ/EQ firmware, it can automatically find and track over 42,900 celestial objects from its database.
In EQ mode, the AZ-EQ6GT is designed for either visual use or precise astro-imaging. In AZ mode, it is primarily intended for visual use, and in this mode, two telescopes can be mounted simultaneously in parallel.
A great feature of the AZ-EQ6GT is the patented dual-encoder technology. This allows the telescope to be moved manually in either axis without the mount losing its positional information. This gives the user enormous freedom, convenience and flexibility during observational sessions.
The Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6GT.....a new legend is born!!
OVL 20291 More...

Price: 1,499.00


Add Skywatcher 17A Powertank £119.00



SKYWATCHER ALLVIEW MULTI-FUNCTION COMPUTERISED MOUNT <strong><span style='color: #ffcc00;'>NEW!</span></strong> SKYWATCHER ALLVIEW MULTI-FUNCTION COMPUTERISED MOUNT NEW!
AN INGENIOUS MOTORISED PLATFORM FOR PANORAMIC PHOTOGRAPHY, ASTRONOMY, TERRESTRIAL OBSERVATIONS, SECURITY & SURVEILLANCE (Please note that camera shown mounted is not supplied)
The award winning, innovative and highly versatile Sky-Watcher Allview motorised robotic mount & tripod is an indispensible companion for all your imaging and observational needs.
The Allview can be used for 360° Panoramic or Still Time Lapse photography, Video Capture, a Go-To mount for Astronomy or simply a stable motorised platform for mounting a spotting scope or binoculars.
The Allview is also a useful tool for security and surveillance applications.
The Allview is the 2011 winner of the prestigious International CES Innovations award for design and engineering excellence.
OVL 50987 More

Price: 399.00



HEQ5 STANDARD  Super Heavy-Duty MOTORISED Equatorial Mount (Go-To Upgradeable) HEQ5 STANDARD Super Heavy-Duty MOTORISED Equatorial Mount (Go-To Upgradeable)
This heavy-duty mount is simply a scaled down version of the EQ6.
It is specially designed for observers who need similar steadiness of the EQ6 mount, but find the EQ6 too physically demanding.
Like the EQ6 mount, this high precision equatorial mount features engraved aluminium setting circles and a latitude scale, built-in polar scope holder and polarscope, large R.A. and DEC. locking clamps, built-in dual axis motor drives with multi-speed hand controller, and retractable counterweight shaft and counterweight. The field tripod is remarkably stable withadjustable height, incorporating 1.5" diameter steel tripod legs.
OVL 739

Price: 555.00



SKYTEE-2  HEAVY DUTY DUAL-LOAD ALT-AZIMUTH MOUNT & TRIPOD    SKYTEE-2 HEAVY DUTY DUAL-LOAD ALT-AZIMUTH MOUNT & TRIPOD
The SKYTEE-2 is a heavy duty alt-azimuth mount capable of holding two telescope tubes of up to 15Kg each in parallel. A Skywatcher/Vixen type dovetail saddle plate is included on each side of the mount. Precise manual slow motion controls are provided on each axis . A counterweight bar is also included that accepts Sky-Watcher counterweights. Supplied with a Sky-Watcher 1.75" stainless steel tripod.
OVL 20148/20798

Price: 398.00



SKYTEE-2  HEAVY-DUTY DUAL-LOAD ALT-AZIMUTH MOUNT HEAD (Tripod Not Included)    SKYTEE-2 HEAVY-DUTY DUAL-LOAD ALT-AZIMUTH MOUNT HEAD (Tripod Not Included)
The SKYTEE-2 is a heavy duty alt-azimuth mount capable of holding two telescope tubes of up to 15Kg each in parallel. A Skywatcher/Vixen type dovetail saddle plate is included on each side of the mount. Precise manual slow motion controls are provided on each axis . A counterweight bar is also included that accepts Sky-Watcher counterweights. Compatible with the Sky-Watcher 1.75" stainless steel tripod supplied with the EQ5 and HEQ5 Equatorial mounts.
OVL 20148


Price: 299.00



MERLIN SYNSCAN™ AZ GOTO COMPUTERISED TABLE-TOP ALT-AZIMUTH MOUNT  MERLIN SYNSCAN™ AZ GOTO COMPUTERISED TABLE-TOP ALT-AZIMUTH MOUNT
The Merlin TableTop GOTO mount is another exciting new development from Sky-Watcher.

It is quick and convenient to set-up on a patio or picnic table and ideal for travelling with, due its compact size.

Compact telescope OTA’s up to approximately 4kg can be attached via the standard Sky-Watcher/Vixen dovetail bar fitting. Also spotting scopes can be attached via their tripod adaptor bush and mounted on the supplied L-Bracket.

The SynScan™ AZ hand control allows you point your telescope at a specific object, or even tour the night sky at the touch of a button!! The user-friendly menu system allows automatic slewing to over 42,900+ night sky objects. Even an inexperienced astronomer can master its variety of features in a few observing sessions.
OVL 20224 More...

Price: 209.00



Supa-TrakTM HEAVY-DUTY MOTORISED ALT-AZIMUTH MOUNT & TRIPOD Supa-TrakTM HEAVY-DUTY MOTORISED ALT-AZIMUTH MOUNT & TRIPOD
Will accept Telescopes with Skywatcher/Vixen type dovetail bar.

Maximum recommended OTA: D102/F500 Refractor (Startravel-102), D130/F650 Reflector (Explorer-130P), D127/F1500 Maksutov (Skymax-127)

More information to follow soon.
OVL 20147
SORRY OUT OF STOCK



Price: 199.00


ACUTER 'MERLIN' MULTI-FUNCTION MOUNT & TRIPOD  An amazing new motorised mounting for all applications  ACUTER 'MERLIN' MULTI-FUNCTION MOUNT & TRIPOD An amazing new motorised mounting for all applications
The 'Merlin' D.C. fully-automated, Servo-Motor powered mounting is quite unique, in that nothing like this has been offered in the marketplace previously. It is highly versatile, and can be used to mount a wide variety of imaging devices, from Spotting Scopes & Astronomical Telescopes to Camcorders & Cameras. The mount can also be used for Astrophotography and Security/Surveillance applications. Check out the amazing features this mount offers and the benefits it can provide, as a solution for all your imaging applications!

Features

Ideal mount for both Terrestrial & Astronomical Imaging
Single-Arm Alt-Azimuth Mount
Powerful DC operated Servo Motor
IR Encoder with Optical Wheel
Multi-Function Hand Control to Command the Motor
Slow (32x), Medium (64x) or High-Speed (800x) Alt-Azimuth Slewing, for Terrestrial & Astronomical Imaging
Ability to Store Mulit-Terrestrial Positions to GO-TO
Clear Latitude Scale
Standard 1/4-20 Tripod connector
'Cruise & Shoot' Auto-Imaging* Feature for Terrestrial Positions
(*Controls Software of the Acuter 'Explorer' Digital Spotting Scope & Canon EOS Cameras via the AUX socket)
Multi-Speed (1x, 4x & 8x Sidereal Rate) Automatic Astronomical Tracking
North & Level Start Position for Astro Auto-Tracking Feature
Recommended for Spotting Scopes/Short-Tube Telescopes 70mm-102mm (Max Tube Length 400mm for Optimum Results)
Maximum Payload up to 4kg in Weight
Lightweight & Portable. Simple and Easy to Use
3-Section Aluminium Tripod, with 25cm Geared Centre-Column
Maximum Overall Extended Height to Tripod Bush Platform: 156cm
OVL 50988

See Video

Price: 199.00



SYNSCAN™ AZ GOTO COMPUTERISED ALT-AZIMUTH MOUNT & STEEL TRIPOD SYNSCAN™ AZ GOTO COMPUTERISED ALT-AZIMUTH MOUNT & STEEL TRIPOD
The exciting new Sky-Watcher SynScan™ Alt-Azimuth Go-To Mount is a precision engineered instrument that will allow you to easily find and enjoy viewing night sky treasures, such as Planets, Nebulae, Star Clusters, Galaxies and much more. The SynScan™ AZ hand control allows you point your telescope at a specific object, or even tour the night sky at the touch of a button!! The user-friendly menu system allows automatic slewing to over 42,900+ objects. Even an inexperienced astronomer can master its variety of features in a few observing sessions. Telescope OTA’s attach via a standard Sky-Watcher/Vixen dovetail bar fitting. Lightweight and portable.

Maximum recommended OTA examples: D102/F500 Refractor (Startravel-102), D130/F650 Reflector (Explorer-130P), D127/F1500 Maksutov (Skymax-127)
OVL 20218 More...

Price: 229.00





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STAR DISCOVERY AZ GOTO COMPUTERISED ALT-AZIMUTH MOUNT & STAINLESS STEEL TRIPOD STAR DISCOVERY AZ GOTO COMPUTERISED ALT-AZIMUTH MOUNT & STAINLESS STEEL TRIPOD
When designing the Star Discovery mount, Sky-Watcher engineers kept these words in mind: A simple mount that can really do astronomy, helps beginners to discover the night sky efficiently and that will become a tool that can fulfill your passion.
With motors on both axes the Star Discovery mount can automatically slew a telescope to any subject from the Synscan V4 computerised handset database of over 42,900 night sky objects, including objects from Messier, IC, NGC and Caldwell catalogues, the planets, named stars, double stars, variable stars and even user-defined objects such as new comets. The exciting new Sky-Watcher Star Discovery mount is an upgraded version of the AZ Go-To mount featuring FreedomFind™ dual encoder technology. This allows the telescope, once aligned, to be moved manually or electronically in either axis without the mount losing its alignment or positional information. After moving to a new object, the mount will continue to track it accurately. This gives the user enormous freedom, convenience and flexibility during observational sessions.
OVL 20307

Price: 289.00



AZ3 Alt-Azimuth Mount     AZ3 Alt-Azimuth Mount
Spotting users love the precision control and rock steadiness of this high quality alt-azimuth mount with adjustable aluminium tripod and large accessory tray. It features two flexible slow-motion cables, one for vertical and one for horizontal control. Accurately tracks distant moving objects with ease. This mounting is ideal for terrestrial observations but can also be used for basic astronomical viewing.
Requires tripod adaptor plate for spotting scopes and cameras etc with 1/4 inch thread
See below
OVL 20446

Price: 109.00



AZ3- Tripod adaptor plate AZ3- Tripod adaptor plate
This adaptor plate will bolt with 2 screws to the
top of the AZ3 Altazimuth mount, allowing the fitting of
spotting scopes,cameras and binoculars (L Bracket required for most binoculars)
Also solar scopes and digital imaging scopes.
Standard 1/4 inch whitworth screw.
OVL 999

Price: 15.99



AZ4 HEAVY-DUTY ALT-AZIMUTH MOUNT & TRIPOD      AZ4 HEAVY-DUTY ALT-AZIMUTH MOUNT & TRIPOD
The much anticipated Sky-Watcher AZ4 Alt-Azimuth mount is set to be a hit with astronomers and terrestrial observers alike. The design features separate clutches on both the Altitude and Azimuth axes and a panning arm, which can be fixed in two separate positions. The movements are buttery-smooth and telescopes can be manipulated with effortless precision. Telescope OTA’s attach to the mount via a standard Sky-Watcher dovetail bar. Also supplied with this mount is an L-bracket which allows the easy attachment of a spotting scope or camera. Available in two versions: 1) With lightweight aluminium legs for optimum portability, and 2) With 1.75” stainless steel legs for maximum strength and stability. Maximum recommended payload: Sky-Watcher D150/F1200 Reflector (Explorer-150PL
Choose from below


With Steel pipe tripod 20216 £199.00

With Alluminium Tripod 20217 £149.00



EQ2 Equatorial Mount  EQ2 Equatorial Mount
The EQ2 Equatorial Mount is suited to both beginners and experienced astronomers. It offers very good stability and the tall, fully adjustable aluminium tripod with large accessory tray is a real plus. This mount features 360º slow-motion tracking gears on both the right ascension and declination axes with flexible controls. Dual metal setting circles allow location of objects by their R.A. and DEC. coordinates. A separate latitude adjustment aids in polar alignment.
An optional D.C. Motor Drive can be installed to the R.A. axis for auto-tracking purposes.
OVL 20447

Price: 129.00


Add Single-Axis D.C. Motor Drive.£69.00



EQ3-2 Deluxe Equatorial Mount     EQ3-2 Deluxe Equatorial Mount
The superb EQ3-2 mount receives high marks from experienced observers. This sturdy mount offers precision and stability along with a host of other features for the serious astronomer. The mount rests firmly on a large, adjustable aluminium tripod with accessory tray. A bubble level allows for quick and accurate levelling. Slow-motion control knobs allow for continuous manual tracking of celestial objects. The precision mount features full 360º worm-gear tracking controls on both R.A. and DEC. axes. Dual metal setting circle dials allow quick location of target using celestial coordinates. An optional polarscope is available for aiding in polar alignment. Optional single-axis and dual-axis D.C. motor drives can be installed for auto-tracking purposes.
OVL 20448

Price: 189.00


Add Single-Axis D.C. Motor Drive £80.00

Add Dual Axis D.C. motor drive £100.00



EQ3 PRO SynScan  Computerised GO-TO Equatorial Mounting System     EQ3 PRO SynScan Computerised GO-TO Equatorial Mounting System
(Supplied with aluminium TRIPOD)
Sky-Watcher offers simple solutions for users who would like to attach their smaller telescope to a convenient computerized system but do not wish to deal with the weight of the HEQ5 or EQ6 mounts. The EQ3 PRO SynScanTM mounts use the same Go-To system found in the HEQ5 and EQ6 PRO SynScanTM. It allows you to point the telescope at a specific object or even tour the skies at the touch of a button. Its extensive database includes a massive 42,900+ night sky objects.
The EQ3 PRO SynScanTM mount is a perfect instrument for novice visual observers and imagers to enjoy astronomy with minimal setup time and in-depth knowledge of the night sky.


PLEASE NOTE: The Motor Control box supplied (situated left of handset in above picture) is designed to clamp onto 1.75” Diameter Stainless Steel tripod legs. In this instance the Motor Control Box should be attached with either cord or Velcro (User Supplied)
OVL 20230

Price: 429.00





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SynScanTM GO-TO UPGRADE  Upgrade Kit for standard EQ3-2    SynScanTM GO-TO UPGRADE Upgrade Kit for standard EQ3-2
Available for easily upgrading the standard (non-PRO) mountings for computerised GO-TO capabilities. Kits comprise V.3 SynScanTM Flash Upgradeable GO-TO handset, 2 x Stepper Motors for DEC and R.A. Drives, Replacement Control Panel / Motor Board, Hand Control Cable, Cable Clamp and Hand Control Holder (12V D.C. Power Supply required - not supplied).
OVL 20107


Price: 329.00



EQ5 Deluxe Heavy Duty Equatorial Mount EQ5 Deluxe Heavy Duty Equatorial Mount
The very sturdy EQ5 Equatorial mount provides excellent precision and stability and a host of other useful features for the serious astronomer. The mount rests firmly on a large, adjustable stainless steel pipe tripod with accessory tray. Supplied complete with a bubble level, latitude adjuster with micrometer scale and an azimuth polar-alignment adjuster. It also features engraved aluminium setting circles and manual slow motion tracking controls. An optional polarscope is available for aiding in polar alignment. Optional single-axis and dual-axis D.C. motor drives can be installed for auto-tracking purposes.
OVL 20464

Price: 259.00


Add Single-Axis D.C. Motor Drive £80.00

Add Dual-Axis D.C. Motor Drive £100.00



EQ5 PRO SynScanTM  Computerised GO-TO Equatorial Mounting System    EQ5 PRO SynScanTM Computerised GO-TO Equatorial Mounting System
Tour the night sky at the touch of a button

Hardware Features:

•SynScan TM V.3 Firmware Updateable Hand Control
New features include ongoing firmware updateability via the internet, Pointing Accuracy Enhancement (PAE), and capability to store star alignment data. Also can accept new GPS mouse attachment.
•High precision stepper motors
•Motor Controller: Microstep driving with auto-power saving feature
•Resolution: 0.288 arc second
•Slew Rate: 0.5x, 1x, 8x, 16x, 32x, 64x, 400x, 500x, 600x, 800x
•Tracking Rate: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar
•Tracking Mode: R.A. tracking
•ST-4 type Autoguider Interface: Support 0.25x, 0.5x, 0.75x 1x guiding rate
•Maximum Payload Capacity: Approx 9kg
•Power requirement: 11 to 15 V DC 2 Amp (Tip positive) (Power supply not included)
Software Features:

•Alignment Method: One-Star Alignment, Two-Star Alignment, Three-Star Alignment
•Pointing Accuracy: Up to 1 arc min
•Object Catalogues: Messier, IC, NGC, Caldwell
•42,900+ Object Database: Including Planets, Named Stars, Double Stars, Variable Stars & User-Defined Objects
•Backlash compensation
•Periodic Error Correction
•Premium PC Interface: ASCOM compatible, Nexstar-5i compatible protocol and command set
•User-tunable LCD contrast, LED backlight and buzzer volume
OVL 20981


See BBC Sky at night magazine review

Price: 579.00





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SynScanTM GO-TO UPGRADE KITS  Upgrade Kit for standard EQ5 SynScanTM GO-TO UPGRADE KITS Upgrade Kit for standard EQ5
Available for easily upgrading the standard (non-PRO) mountings for computerised GO-TO capabilities. Kits comprise V.3 SynScanTM Flash Upgradeable GO-TO handset, 2 x Stepper Motors for DEC and R.A. Drives, Replacement Control Panel / Motor Board, Hand Control Cable, Cable Clamp and Hand Control Holder (12V D.C. Power Supply required - not supplied).
OVL 20108


Price: 339.00



HEQ5 SYNTREKTM  Super Heavy-Duty Equatorial Mount  HEQ5 SYNTREKTM Super Heavy-Duty Equatorial Mount
The new HEQ5 SynTrek is effectively a hybrid of the standard HEQ5 and the HEQ5 PRO SynScan. It is basically a standard 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 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). 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.)
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
OVL 20850


Price: 715.00





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HEQ5 PRO SkyScanTM  GOTO Equatorial mount   HEQ5 PRO SkyScanTM GOTO Equatorial mount
For amateur astronomers seeking superior equatorial control and the ease of a precision computerized GOTO system, the HEQ5 PRO SkyScantm is your answer. The Sky-Watcher HEQ5 PRO SkyScantm 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. Even an inexperienced astronomer can master its variety of features in a few observing sessions. The HEQ5 PRO SkyScantm also comes with features that advanced astronomers can appreciate:

Positioning Accuracy up to 1 arc minute. 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. Object database containing complete M, NGC, and IC catalogues. Minimal vibration for steady long-exposure photography.
OVL 20886



Price: 875.00





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SkyScanTM PRO GOTO Upgrade Kit  available for upgrading the STANDARD HEQ5 mount    SkyScanTM PRO GOTO Upgrade Kit available for upgrading the STANDARD HEQ5 mount
The upgrade kit includes: 2 X Stepper Motors, Control Panel/Motor Board, Hand Control Cable, Hand Control, Cable Clamp, Hand Control Holder
OVL 20887


Price: 349.00



NEQ6 PRO SkyScanTM  GoTo Equatorial Mount    NEQ6 PRO SkyScanTM GoTo Equatorial Mount
For amateur astronomers seeking superior equatorial control and the ease of a precision computerized GOTO system, the EQ6 PRO SkyScantm is your answer. The Sky-Watcher EQ6 PRO SkyScantm 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. Even an inexperienced astronomer can master its variety of features in a few observing sessions. The EQ6 SkyScanÔ also comes with features that advanced astronomers can appreciate:

Positioning Accuracy up to 1 arc minute. 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. Object database containing complete M, NGC, and IC catalogues. Minimal vibration for steady long-exposure photography.
OVL 20854


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Price: 1,099.00





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1. Sky-Watcher 17Ah Rechargeable Power Tank
SkyScanTM PRO GOTO Upgrade Kit  available for upgrading the STANDARD EQ6 mount SkyScanTM PRO GOTO Upgrade Kit available for upgrading the STANDARD EQ6 mount
The upgrade kit includes: 2 X Stepper Motors, Control Panel/Motor Board, Hand Control Cable, Hand Control, Cable Clamp, Hand Control Holder
OVL 20851


Price: 349.00



SKY-WATCHER EQUATORIAL MOUNTING PLATES SKY-WATCHER EQUATORIAL MOUNTING PLATES
Custom-made for Sky-Watcher EQ5, HEQ5 and EQ6 Mounts.






A) Long 33.5cm Dovetail Bar 20759 17.99

B) Medium 21cm Dovetail Bar 20758 14.99

C) Short 15cm Mounting Plate 20549 11.99



Multi Function Mount plate Multi Function Mount plate
Accepts Skywatcher tube rings and allows small telescopes to be connected to a photographic tripod via 1/4" whitworth bush

Price: 11.99



Single-Axis D.C. Motor Drive for EQ1 Equatorial Mount  Single-Axis D.C. Motor Drive for EQ1 Equatorial Mount
Can be fitted to any of our telescopes supplied with the EQ1 equatorial mount. Provides quartz-controlled electronic motor tracking of the R.A. axis. Battery-powered.
OVL 20449

Price: 29.99



R.A. Motor Drive for EQ1  (with multi-speed Handset)   R.A. Motor Drive for EQ1 (with multi-speed Handset)
Can be fitted to any of our telescopes supplied with the EQ1 equatorial mount, provides multi-speed (1x/2x/4x) motor tracking of the R.A. Axis. Battery powered.
OVL 20955

Price: 59.00



Single-Axis D.C. Motor Drive for EQ2 Equatorial Mount with multi speed handset Single-Axis D.C. Motor Drive for EQ2 Equatorial Mount with multi speed handset
Can be fitted to any of our telescopes supplied with the EQ2 equatorial mount. Provides multi-speed quartz-controlled electronic motor tracking of the R.A. axis. Battery-powered.
OVL 20407

Price: 69.99



R.A. Economy Motor Drive for EQ2  R.A. Economy Motor Drive for EQ2
Can be fitted to any of our telescopes supplied with the EQ2 equatorial mount, provides single speed (1x sidereal) motor tracking of the R.A. Axis. Battery Powered.
OVL 20998

Price: 29.99



Single-Axis D.C. Motor Drive for EQ3-2 Equatorial Mount  Single-Axis D.C. Motor Drive for EQ3-2 Equatorial Mount
Can be fitted to any of our telescopes supplied with the EQ3-2 equatorial mount. Provides multi-speed quartz-controlled electronic motor tracking of the R.A. axis. Battery-powered
OVL 20362

Price: 79.00



Dual-Axis D.C. Motor Drive for EQ3-2 Equatorial Mount  Dual-Axis D.C. Motor Drive for EQ3-2 Equatorial Mount
Can be fitted to any of our telescopes supplied with the EQ3-2 equatorial mount. Provides multi-speed quartz-controlled electronic motor tracking of the R.A. & DEC. axes. Battery-powered.
OVL 20406

Price: 109.00



Single-Axis D.C. Motor Drive for EQ5 Equatorial Mount  Single-Axis D.C. Motor Drive for EQ5 Equatorial Mount
Can be fitted to any of our telescopes supplied with the EQ5 equatorial mount. Provides multi-speed quartz-controlled electronic motor tracking of the R.A. axis. Battery-powered.
OVL 20462


Price: 79.00



Dual-Axis D.C. Motor Drive for EQ5 Equatorial Mount Dual-Axis D.C. Motor Drive for EQ5 Equatorial Mount
Can be fitted to any of our telescopes supplied with the EQ5 equatorial mount. Provides multi-speed quartz-controlled electronic motor tracking of the R.A. & DEC. axes. Battery-powered.
OVL 20463

Price: 99.00



ENHANCED DUAL-AXIS MOTOR DRIVE FOR EQ5 MOUNT ENHANCED DUAL-AXIS MOTOR DRIVE FOR EQ5 MOUNT
(WITH MULTI-SPEED HANDSET AND ST4 AUTOGUIDER INTERFACE)

This dual axis motor drive with Sky-Watcher’s new enhanced hand controller is essential in long-exposure astrophotography as well as a useful accessory for visual astronomy. It precisely controls the telescopes’ tracking speed to compensate for the earth's rotation during long exposure of celestial objects.
The new enhanced handset has an ST4 interface for an Auto-Guider, such as Sky-Watcher’s Synguider. Features selectable SOLAR, LUNAR and SIDEREAL tracking rates, plus additional selectable adjustment rates of 0.5x, 2x and 16x. Also the hand controller has a convenient facility to invert the direction of the UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT handset keys, so you can have the same directions on the handset as you see through your telescope. Designed for use in both north and south hemispheres.
The DC motor drive runs on 4 "D" cell batteries (not included). Motors for both R.A. and DEC axes, motor cables, enhanced hand controller and battery pack are included.
OVL CODE 20301
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Price: 109.00


ENHANCED DUAL-AXIS MOTOR DRIVE FOR EQ3-2 MOUNT ENHANCED DUAL-AXIS MOTOR DRIVE FOR EQ3-2 MOUNT
(WITH MULTI-SPEED HANDSET AND ST4 AUTOGUIDER INTERFACE)

This dual axis motor drive with Sky-Watcher’s new enhanced hand controller is essential in long-exposure astrophotography as well as a useful accessory for visual astronomy. It precisely controls the telescopes’ tracking speed to compensate for the earth's rotation during long exposure of celestial objects.
The new enhanced handset has an ST4 interface for an Auto-Guider, such as Sky-Watcher’s Synguider. Features selectable SOLAR, LUNAR and SIDEREAL tracking rates, plus additional selectable adjustment rates of 0.5x, 2x and 16x. Also the hand controller has a convenient facility to invert the direction of the UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT handset keys, so you can have the same directions on the handset as you see through your telescope. Designed for use in both north and south hemispheres.
The DC motor drive runs on 4 "D" cell batteries (not included). Motors for both R.A. and DEC axes, motor cables, enhanced hand controller and battery pack are included.
OVL CODE 20300

Price: 109.00



GPS MOUSE A PLUG-IN ACCESSORY FOR THE V.3 HANDSET GPS MOUSE A PLUG-IN ACCESSORY FOR THE V.3 HANDSET
A plug-in accessory for the Synscan V.3 Handset (requires V3.1 Firmware) that uses global positioning satellite technology to automatically locate and input the users position (longitude & latitude) to the handset. Cannot be used with a PC.

Price: 119.00



HM5 Polar Alignment Scopes     HM5 Polar Alignment Scopes
The HM5 Polar axis finder scope is a very useful accessory for EQ3-2 and EQ-5 Sky-Watcher equatorial mounts. It speeds up and refines the polar alignment procedure so the observer can spend more valuable time observing, rather than setting up. The new HM5 Polarscope is usable in both Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
Choose model from below





EQ3 20116 £36.99

EQ5 20117 £36.99



Tube Mounting Rings Tube Mounting Rings
These quality cast aluminium rings are custom-made for use with either the AZ3, EQ1, EQ2, EQ3-2, EQ4, EQ5, HEQ5 and EQ6 mounts/mounting plates.
They are felt-lined and hinged for easy installation of the telescope. By loosening the thumbscrews, the telescope can be easily balanced and rotated.
A Camera mounting screw is fitted to one of the Rings only.
Please choose from below
( Prices are for a pair of rings.)



Tube Ring Set for 80mm/90mm Refractors (D=90mm) 20410 £19.00

Tube Ring Set for 102mm & ED80 Refractor (D=101mm) 20411 £21.00

Tube Ring Set for 120mm Refractor (D=116mm) 20413 £21.00

Tube Ring Set for 114mm Newtonian (D=140mm) 20412 £22.00

Tube Ring Set for 130mm Newtonian (D=160mm) 20835 £37.00

Tube Ring Set for 150mm Newtonian (D=182mm) 20527 £39.00

Tube Ring Set for 200mm Newtonian (D=235mm) 20416 £42.00

Tube Ring Set for 250mm Newtonian (D=288mm) 20900 £44.00

Tube Ring Set for 300mm Newtonian (D=354mm) 20901 £89.00



EQ6 Extension Tube  EQ6 Extension Tube
The EQ6 extension tube extends the height of the EQ6 mount so it is easier for observer to look into a long refractor. Installed between the tripod and the mount head, this heavy-duty metal tube gives about 8" in height to the assembly while maintaining the stability of the mount.
OVL 20857


Price: 54.99



PILLAR MOUNT SUPPORT FOR HEQ5 &  EQ6 MOUNTINGS (Including PRO models) PILLAR MOUNT SUPPORT FOR HEQ5 & EQ6 MOUNTINGS (Including PRO models)
Provides a stable platform for all the standard HEQ5, EQ6 mountings including PRO versions. Complete with wheels, which can be disengaged when mount is in use. Designed for use on a reasonably hard, level surface close to where the telescope is normally stored. Colour: Black.
Please note the picture features the HEQ5 pillar support
(n.b. Equatorial head not included)

Price: 209.00

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Sky-Watcher 7Ah Rechargeable Power Tank Sky-Watcher 7Ah Rechargeable Power Tank
Multi-purpose Rechargeable Power Supply ideal for use with Sky-Watcher SynScan and SupaTrak mountings
Built-in 12V 7 Ah Sealed Lead Acid Rechargeable Battery with Diagostic LED Display, Protective Fuse.
Built-in Multi-angle 500,000 cp Halogen Spotlight
2 x DC 12V output car jack
DC 3, 6, 9V output jack
Booster Terminal on real side
Built-in flashlight with ON/OFF/FLASH function
Built-in Circuit Breaker for safety operation
DC cord with car plug is included
Light diffuser for flashlight is included
Mains charger, with UK & Euro adaptor plugs
Please state make and model of telescope in comments box when ordering to ensure correct cable polarity
OVL 20153

Price: 59.99



Sky-Watcher 17Ah Rechargeable Power Tank Sky-Watcher 17Ah Rechargeable Power Tank
Multi-function rechargeable power supply for use with Sky-Watcher SynScan and SupaTrak mountings
250A Cranking Amp, Jump Start System – 5 sec
Radio – AM/FM/SIREN
Built-in Spotlight/Flashlight
Angle adjustable Halogen Spotlight – said to be 800,000cp
Built-in Circuit Breaker and fuse to Ensure Safe Operation
Diagnostics L.E.D. shows Battery Status
Multi-Voltage D.C. Output – 12V/9V/6V/3V
Cord Storage Compartment
Built-in booster cable set in a well protected compartment
Detachable flashlight with ON/OFF/FLASH function
Built-in 12V 17Ah Sealed Lead-Acid rechargeable battery
DC Cord with car plug is included
Mains charger, with UK & Euro adaptor plugs
Please state make and model of telescope in comments box when ordering to ensure correct cable polarity
OVL 20154


Price: 119.00



Celestron Power Tank 12v Power Supply 7Ah Celestron Power Tank 12v Power Supply 7Ah
Now you can take your telescope anywhere with this portable rechargeable power supply. Whether you have a computerized telescope or operate your telescope using motors, Celestron specially designed this product with the amateur astronomer in mind -- this model is packed with useful features. Not only useful for setting up and powering your scope, this model can also be useful as an emergency roadside accessory as it includes an emergency light, and booster terminals in place to start weak car batteries.

Power Tank features the following:

· 7-amp hour
· Two 12V output cigarette lighter ports
· 3V,6V and 9V outputs for accessories
· Built-in flashlight with red filter cap
· 800,000 candle power Halogen emergency spotlight
· Booster terminal on rear side
· Built-in Circuit Breaker for safety
· Cigarette lighter adapter included
· 110 V/220 V switchable universal AC adapter included
Please state make and model of telescope in comments box when ordering to ensure correct cable polarity.


Price: 79.00



Celestron PowerTank 17AH Celestron PowerTank 17AH
NEWEST IN THE POWERTANK SERIES!

Take your telescope anywhere with this portable rechargeable power supply. The extra large Power Tank 17 is also useful as an emergency roadside accessory.

It includes an emergency light, siren, am/fm radio and booster terminals in to start weak car batteries.
17 amp hour
2 x 12V DC output car jack socket
DC 3, 6, 9V output jacks
Built-in AM/FM Radio and Siren
Removable red filtered flashlight with magnetic back
Built-in multi-angle 800,000cp emergency Halogen spotlight
Handy jump-start system - 250 cranking AMPS (5 sec.)
Built-in circuit breaker for safety
Cigarette lighter adapter included
Switchable 110v-220v AC adapter


Price: 149.00



Flexible Drives for EQ-3 Equatorial Mounts Flexible Drives for EQ-3 Equatorial Mounts
Replacement flexi drive arms that are replacements for the short control knobs supplied originally with the mount
Price is for a pair
OVL 20483

Price: 19.99



Flexible Drives for EQ2/5/AZ3 Mounts Flexible Drives for EQ2/5/AZ3 Mounts
Replacement flexi drive arms that are replacements for the short control knobs supplied originally with the EQ5 mount
Price is for a pair
OVL 20485

Price: 19.99



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