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COMPLETED - EQ5 Synscan Pro Mount - Sold


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Hello all! 

After a recent upgrade my EQ5 pro is now up for sale! I'm looking for £350. 

for that amount you get:

EQ5 Pro (good condition) - missing the polar scope cap...but doesn't affect operation at all. I have also made sure the polar scope is aligned to the mount!

Tripod

1 x Counterweight

Synscan Handset and Motor control box (these were only very recently replaced by Rother Valley Optics)

Polar scope illuminator

Cigar lighter power cable.

Due to the weight, i can't really get it delivered. However I am located in Birmingham and the buyer would be welcome to collect or if not too far we could arrange to meet.

This is also listed for sale on Astro buy/sell and on Facebook :)

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4 hours ago, StaceStar said:

- missing the polar scope cap...but doesn't affect operation at all. I have also made sure the polar scope is aligned to the mount!

Just curious - I have one of these where the polar scope is at an odd angle to the mount i.e.12 o’clock is not at the top - which is really annoying but I just use it as is. How did you align it??

ps I’m assuming you have the new clockface reticule...

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12 minutes ago, Dazzyt66 said:

Just curious - I have one of these where the polar scope is at an odd angle to the mount i.e.12 o’clock is not at the top - which is really annoying but I just use it as is. How did you align it??

ps I’m assuming you have the new sinta reticule...

It's the old reticule I'm afraid. What I mean by aligning is when you align the cross hair on a tv aerial etc, turn the mount by 180 degrees and the cross hair still stays bang on the tv aerial. Tbh my new mount has the new reticle, I actually polar align via software. But if I was to do it manually I would turn the RA axis so that 0 or 12 o'clock is at the top. Then place Polaris where my handset or app says Polaris should be. I hope this helps! 

 

I'm actually planning on aligning manually at some point and then checking the accuracy with sharpcap 

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1 hour ago, StaceStar said:

It's the old reticule I'm afraid. What I mean by aligning is when you align the cross hair on a tv aerial etc, turn the mount by 180 degrees and the cross hair still stays bang on the tv aerial. Tbh my new mount has the new reticle, I actually polar align via software. But if I was to do it manually I would turn the RA axis so that 0 or 12 o'clock is at the top. Then place Polaris where my handset or app says Polaris should be. I hope this helps! 

 

I'm actually planning on aligning manually at some point and then checking the accuracy with sharpcap 

Thanks for the reply. Yeah, that’s how I do mine. I just always assumed that 12 would be at the top when in the home position...mine has 10 at the top when ‘home’. Still works though.

Good luck with the sale!

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