Unboxing Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro with Synscan and installing my Explore Scientific DAR 102 Telescope.
My first astrophotography trough SkyWatcher 200/1000 telescope.
Specs: EQmod EQDir cable Cartes du Ciel (planetarium software) Skywatcher 80ed Skywatcher HEQ5 Canon 550d.
Astro Babys HEQ5 Polar Alignment
If like me you opened up your bright new shiny HEQ5 mount and found yourself stumped by the instructions then this page is for you !! Rather than use technical jargon I have kept this simple and its a basic step by step guide to setting up the polar scope on the popular HEQ5 Mount.This seems to be a common problem judging by how many times it appears as a question on astronomy chat and help boards so here you are - if you have made it to this page then your problems are ( hopefully over ) - at least if you live in the Northern Hemisphere - this guide only works for setting up in the Northern Hemisphere. Although this guide is written specifically for the Sky-Watcher HEQ5 mount the unit is very similar to other EQ5 and the EQ6 mounts so it should be applicable to Orion EQ mounts and many other types as far as I know. To check the HEQ5 out and to see if it is the mounting you have or to see where some of the parts referred to in the PolarScope set-up guide are check ...