EQ6/HEQ5 Pro, Synscan, Skyscan - very confused.
Posted 07 September 2006 - 10:11 AM
I'm looking at different resources on the Net and am seeing references to the EQ6 mount of 3 levels:
Pro vs Non Pro
I believe the synscan is with the dual axis controller.
The Skyscan is with the Goto
But I have no idea what is the Pro. Can someone clarify/verify all this for me?
Posted 07 September 2006 - 10:18 AM
Synscan and Skyscan are 2 different names for the same thing.
The pro mounts come with goto and have quite low pe for the mony (atleast the recent models). The non pro no skyscan eq6 has a higher pe then the pro mounts but if you upgrade it with goto it will have virtually the same preformance as the pro mount.
Posted 07 September 2006 - 10:25 AM
Posted 07 September 2006 - 12:59 PM
I believe that SynScan is the new name for SkySkan, but I could be wrong. I was just looking at an ad from Canada for the EQ6 that used both SynScan and SkyScan in the same description. No wonder it's so confusing!
There was a legal issue with the SkyScan name so they had to change it.
Posted 07 September 2006 - 01:26 PM
i ordered the Heq5 pro(i think thats an orion sirius right?)...and when if arrived, i opened the box and there was a black mount in there...i thought it was wrong, but with all the names being used i wasnt sure...when is an heq5 a heq5 pro. anyways, turned out the wrong mount had been delivered, but took me a bit of head scratching before i worked it out.
Posted 07 September 2006 - 01:32 PM
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Posted 07 September 2006 - 02:07 PM
I can sympathise about the wrong mount being delivered;
I ordered (and paid for) an EQ-6 Pro (white mount and tripod), when the delivery arrived ( after having rushed home from work very excitedly )I anxiously thought the mount box was a bit small and light, I opened it and to my horror I discovered a black non-go-to HEQ-5 head (HEQ-5 was also clearly written on the outside of the box) and a white HEQ-5 pro tripod , the delivery arrived on a thursday so I had to wait until Monday to receive the correct replacement, when I rushed home from work a second time to get my hands on it I discovered that they had failed to bring a replacement tripod and counterweights (at least the much larger mount head was correct this time) I phoned up again and was told that apparently the label had fallen off the tripod box so it was still at the depot , I finally got the correct tripod and weights a couple of days later, but was very unimpressed with OVL (the UK Skywatcher distributor) - couldn't the worker at the warehouse have read the writing on the boxes correctly (he clearly wasn't an amateur astronomer!) - surely HEQ-5 reads differently to EQ-6 Pro!
How many times did they screw up before you finally got the right one?
Posted 07 September 2006 - 02:19 PM
fortunately i just had the one screw up...i had the correct tripod and weights, but with the heq5 mount...so i just needed to swap the one box the next day.
compulsory eye tests for all warehouse staff i think huh.
Posted 07 September 2006 - 02:20 PM
Posted 07 September 2006 - 02:32 PM
Posted 07 September 2006 - 03:33 PM
White: is the Pro
Black: is the Non Pro
Posted 07 September 2006 - 03:48 PM
Posted 07 September 2006 - 04:05 PM
I think that's why they can easily ship the wrong mount as per up top.
Posted 07 September 2006 - 04:40 PM
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Posted 07 September 2006 - 09:57 PM