HEQ5 duel axis drives

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HEQ5 duel axis drives

Post by johnp51 »

Hi Guys, I have recently upgraded my HEQ5 mount to a goto system, and am left with drive motors, gears, circiut board, and hand controler, which I no longer need, if anybody needs spares ????

£60
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Post by DAVMARS »

Hi

Do you know if these are the same motors as the ones you get for the eq3-2 mount ? I have these but have broken the 2 motors and am either looking to replace the motors but may upgrade to a goto system.

Thanks
David
Skywatcher Explorer 150 (EQ3-2)
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Post by johnp51 »

Hi David, I'm not sure weather the motors are the same, but I will try to find out, o.k after ringing around, the answer is no, HEQ5 motors wont fit an EQ3/2 mount.

John.
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Post by dazcaz »

John,
I am thinking of upgrading my HEQ5. How easy was the mod?
I see the kit for around 300 quid... Very tempting, but I'm afraid of knackering my mount :)

Is it worth it? Is it easy?
I once came last in an astronomy competition.
I was awarded a constellation prize


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Post by johnp51 »

Hi Daz,
the mod for the HEQ5, is easy, you get a sheet with instructions, just follow them, took me about an hour, doing it caerefully, you will need to get a power supply, as that does not come with the kit, but yes it is well worth it, from what I see from astronomy supplyers is that the HEQ5 is no longer avaliable, so the old motors, gears and board, are surplus.

John.
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Post by DAVMARS »

johnp51 wrote:Hi David, I'm not sure weather the motors are the same, but I will try to find out, o.k after ringing around, the answer is no, HEQ5 motors wont fit an EQ3/2 mount.

John.
Hi John.

Thanks for finding out. I appreciate it.

David.
Skywatcher Explorer 150 (EQ3-2)
Dual-Axis D.C. Motor Drive
Polar Scope
Canon EOS450D
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