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Improved Sky-Watcher HEQ5 PRO


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Hi all,

This days I've received my new Sky-Watcher HEQ5 PRO GOTO and, although I was already warned about its new features by the selle, which are no synscan handset, but a wifi module instead and a dual-saddle (which accepts both Vixen-type & Losmandy-type saddles), when I put it in operation its sound was quite different than the one my old (black) HEQ5 GOTO does, in the sense that it doesn't make the typical gear noises when slewing. Is it possible that new version comes fitted with belts?. Here you have a little video I've uploaded to you tube showing what I mean:



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Impossible to tell as newer mount are fitted with a newer revision of motor board and people have mentioned that the noise the motors make compared to the older boards is very different.  To confirm if your mount is belt drive just remove the 6 small screws that cover the stepper motor and lift the cover off.  

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