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Is the SW EQ5P in the US the same as the UK EQ3

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#1 SimonC



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Posted 22 July 2009 - 04:58 PM

HI I have seen a second hand scope which is described as a Sky-Watcher 100ED EQ5P. I can not find a similar mount in the UK with that description. Looking at pictures of differnent mounts at online stores, it seems that the EQ3 looks an exact match, however it is Black where as the US EQ5P is White.

IF this is the case it is very confusing. Can anyone provide some advice.

Is the Sky-Watcher EQ5P the bottom end of the US market?


#2 ccs_hello


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Posted 22 July 2009 - 08:40 PM


EQ5P seems to mean EQ5 Pro.
CG5/EQ5/EQ4/Skyview Pro (SVP)/GP-DX are very similar to each other.

EQ3 (or EQ3-2, AstroView) is a less capacity mount.

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