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PRO-SERIES is the name for the new generation of professional quality telescopes and mounts of the Sky-Watcher range, targeted at the most discerning and critical observers.
PRO-SERIES products are manufactured to extremely high levels of optical and mechanical precision, undergoing very strict quality control procedures and testing by specially assigned technicians, to ensure the highest standards of quality and performance are consistently maintained.
HEQ5 PRO & EQ6 PRO Heavy-Duty Equatorial Mounts: Specially designed to support larger telescope tubes, these high-precision mounts feature engraved setting circles and a latitude scale, built-in polarscope & retractable counterweight shaft. The worm gears are preloaded with ball bearings for smooth tracking and slewing. Auto-guiding interface is also included for long-exposure astrophotography.
SkyScanTM PRO Computer-Control GOTO System: The hand controller allows pointing the telescope to a specific in the night sky at the touch of a button. The object database contains over 13,400 objects, including complete M, NGC, and IC catalogues. The positioning accuracy is up to 1 arc minute with softwarecollimation error compensation. Period error correction (PEC) is included for astro-photography without auto-guiding.
Stepper-Motor Technology: The built-in extra quiet stepper motors produce 800x high slewing speed and a resolution of 0.144 arc second.
Sky-Watcher Pro Series products have received a "Hot Product" commendation in the Astronomy Now April 2006 product review