EQStarProEQ5 – GoTo drive upgrade kit for EQ 5/CG-5/MEADE LXD, LX/Vixen FR, GP (- DX), GPD2, ORION SkyView and Bresser EQ 4/EQ 5 mounts

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)


GoTo drive upgrade kit for EQ 5/CG-5/MEADE LXD, LX/Vixen FR, GP (- DX), GPD2, ORION SkyView and Bresser EQ 4/EQ 5 mounts.

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EQStarProEQ5 – NEW equatorial mount control system designed to automate the control of the equatorial mount, and can be used in stand-alone mode and in a control mode using a computer or mobile device (phone, tablet, etc.).

This kit is based on the latest, high-performance EQStarPRO controller.

Compared to other controllers, the NEW EQStarPRO is faster, more powerful, quieter and smoother!

On a PC, EQStarProEQ5 kit works with any astronomical programs that support the ASCOM platform. For example, with the planetarium Stellarium, Cartes de Ciel, StarCalc and others. Among astrophotography and auto-guiding programs, EQStarProEQ5 supports MaximDL, Guidemaster, PHD2 and others. When you work with a PC, EQStarProEQ5 can automatically find celestial objects and automatically track them (directing) during astrophotography with a high shutter speed. Also, when working with a PC, you need to install the ASCOM application EQMOD.

EQStarProEQ5 also supports working with the INDI astronomical platform and ZWO ASIAIR Pro.

Controlling the telescope using mobile devices allows you to automatically find celestial objects. In the planetarium program on a mobile device, either Celestron or SynScan should be selected as a telescope control, as well as a mount – a German equatorial mount. EQStarProEQ5 supports the following mobile applications – SkySafari, Stellarium mobile plus, DSOPlaner and others.

EQStarProEQ5 communicates with a PC via USB or WiFi, and with a mobile device via WiFi.

The variety of platforms, drivers, and applications that EQStarProEQ5 can run on makes it possible to create particularly user-friendly control conditions depending on the tasks.

For example, an astrophotographer typically uses a laptop or PC to search for, aim and direct an object during a long exposure. These features are mainly programs running under Windows. But for a lover of visual astronomy, it is much more convenient to control the mount using a compact mobile device, smartphone or tablet, rather than using a PC or laptop.

EQStarProEQ5 comes with a universal joystick for manual control, which allows you to autonomously control mounting without a computer, smartphone or tablet.


  • The mount type is equatorial.
  • Power supply: 10 – 28V, 5A, 5.5mm 2.1mm plug
  • The center pin of the power connector is positive
  • WiFi and USB are built-in.

The kit consists of:

  • Controller unit EQStarPRO.
  • Motor cables – 2 pcs.
  • USB cable – 1 psc.
  • Button joystick – 1 psc.
  • Stepper motor unit for RA axis
  • Stepper motor unit for DEC axis
  • Bolts for mounting blocks with motors – 2 pcs
  • Large pulleys – 2 pcs
  • Small pulleys – 2 pcs
  • Drive timing belts – 2 pcs
  • Hexagon wrench – 3 pcs

More detailed information can be obtained from the EQStarProEQ5 User Guide

Documentation, drivers and applications


In order to improve the quality of the product, the manufacturer reserves the right to make changes to the design and equipment without notifying users.


Economy worldwide shipping – $28,98

Shipment within 5-7 business days after payment day.

3 reviews for EQStarProEQ5 – GoTo drive upgrade kit for EQ 5/CG-5/MEADE LXD, LX/Vixen FR, GP (- DX), GPD2, ORION SkyView and Bresser EQ 4/EQ 5 mounts

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Celerondon (verified owner)

    This kit is great! Installation was simple, adjustment and configuration was quick, and it works better than I imagined that it could. The belt drive is probably my favorite feature. Perhaps that is because I have learned to take WiFi and other advanced connectivity features for granted. Now, as I use my AstroGadget enhanced Vixen GP, setup and alignment have become second nature and GoTo targeting is routinely excellent and fast!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    karlgbenware (verified owner)

    Awesome product. Easy installation on my Skyview Pro and works flawlessly. After an accurate polar align I do a one-star alignment or plate solve in Sharpcap/All Sky with my astro camera and I am good to go. I am quite pleased with this kit. Thanks!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dewman (verified owner)

    I bought the EQStarProEQ5 for my Vixen Great Polaris mount replacing an older Ioptron GoTo Nova and hand controller. The EQStarProEQ5 is a bit more complicated than the GoTo Nova, but the ability to have flawless computerized control is worth it. EQMOD for the Vixen GP is so much better than the old Ioptron GoTo Nova system.

    I have connected the EQStarProEQ5 to Astro-Gadgets AstroPC Pro mini pc and I’m using it via the AstroPC Pro WiFi in my house 200 feet away.

    I am very happy with this setup, Thank you Alexander!

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