SkyWatcher 250PDS with HEQ-5 PRO SynScan and PowerTank

SkyWatcher Explorer 250PDS OTA with HEQ5 Pro SynScan GOTO Mount and Lithium PowerTank

An ideal set-up for astro imaging and easier to handle than the equivalent EQ6 set-up. The bundle includes:

1) SkyWatcher Explorer 250PDS 
254mm (10") f/4.7 Parabolic Newtonian Reflector OTA incorporating dual-speed 10:1 ratio Crayford focuser for excellent focusing precision and a shortened tube length to optimise performance for prime-focus photography. Includes 3 x eyepieces, 50mm refractor finderscope and instruction manual.


Eyepieces Supplied: 28mm LET (2”), 25mm Wide Angle (1.25”), 10mm (1.25”)

Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x43, x48, x120

Highest Practical Power (Potential): x500

2" (50.8mm) Dual-Speed 10:1 Crayford Focuser

Parabolic Primary Mirror

Diameter of Primary Mirror: 254mm

Telescope Focal Length: 1200mm (f/4.7)

0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports

Finderscope: 9 x 50 Refractor

2) SkyWatcher HEQ5 PRO SynScan GOTO Equatorial Mount with user-friendly, push-button hand controller allowing you to point the telescope at a specific object or take a tour of the night sky. The menu system allows automatic slewing to over 13,400 objects with minimal vibration for steady long-exposure photography. The HEQ5 PRO SynScan has a positioning accuracy up to 1 arc minute, enhanced by software collimation error (mount mechanical error) compensation. Includes 4 x 5kg counterweights and instruction manual.


HEQ5 PRO GOTO Equatorial Mount with 2" Stainless Steel Tripod

13,400+ Object SynScan Computer Database

Object database containing complete M, NGC, and IC catalogues

Guiding speed selectable from 0.25X, 0.50X, 0.75X, or 1X

Stepper motors with 1.8° step angle and 64 micro steps driven

Slewing speed up to 3.4°/sec (800X)

Auto Guider Interface for astrophotography

3) Celestron 18771 PowerTank Lithium Power Pack with Lithium Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery. It has an un-recharged shelf life of 10 years compared to 3 years for the Lithium Ion and 6-9 months for a sealed Lead-Acid battery. The LiFePO4 can be charged and discharged 2000 times. It has two USB charging ports included.


Battery Capacity: 86.4 Wh

Charging Input: 16VDC @ 2000mA

Charge Time (from flat)    3 hours

Telescope Output: 12VDC @ 3000mA, Tip positive

USB Charging Port 1 Output: 5VDC @ 1000mA

USB Charging Port 2 Output: 5VDC @ 2100mA

Light Panel Red or White with two brightness settings for each colour

Weatherproof/Dustproof IP-65 rating

Telescope Power Cord: 6.5 feet (2 meters) with connector for Celestron telescopes

Product Dimensions: 7.5” tall x 3” diameter

Product Weight: 2.25 pounds

Included Items:

Battery pack

AC mains charger

Power cord

Strap for attaching to tripod

Strap for hanging

The telescope and mount are in excellent condition, having only been used a couple of times in the field. The scope comes in it’s original packaging, but the mount is unboxed. The PowerTank is brand new and boxed.

The complete bundle retails for about £1,490

Brand : Skywatcher
Condition: Used in good condition

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