Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro SynScan Equatorial Mount

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The Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro SynScan Equatorial Mount uses a belt-driven transmission for smoother, more accurate tracking.

Maximum 20kg Payload Capacity.

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    Belt-driven for smooth, accurate tracking.

    The Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro SynScan Equatorial Mount is a belt-driven German Equatorial Mount that delivers improved tracking accuracy and reduced backlash with the latest technology advancements.



    - Belt-Driven Transmission Reduces Backlash

    - Heavy Duty Knobs for AZ and Alt Adjustment

    - Convenient Handle on RA Axis

    - Illuminated Polar Scope Suitable for Both Southern and Northern Hemispheres

    - Worm Gear Tracking Controls

    - 20kg Payload Capacity

    - Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC)

    - Pointing Accuracy Enhancement

    - SNAP Port to Control Camera Shutter Release

    - Wider Latitude Range (5°-65°)

    - USB Port

    - Dual Saddle - Accepts Both Losmandy and Vixen Dovetail Bars


    With its whopping 20kg payload capacity, this mount will accept large astrographs. Exclusive to the EQ6-R range is its transmission belt (except for the AZ-EQ6 model which also is belt driven), heavy duty AZ and ALT knobs for alignment, a convenient handle on the right ascension axis, and wider latitude range (5°-65°). 

    The Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro SynScan Mount also comes equipped with the SynScan V5 Hand Controller which comprises a 42,900 celestial object database, including the Messier, Caldwell, NGC and IC and SAO catalogues.  If you're unaware of a certain object, make use of the Unknown Object Identification feature. And depending on your usage and tracking requirements, you can select from the One, Two,  Three Stars or Brightest Star alignment methods.  The mount also tracks in sidereal, lunar or solar. 

    For dedicated astrophotographers, the Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro SynScan Equatorial Mount features a pointing accuracy of up to 10 arc minutes with its Pointing Accuracy Enhancement (PAE) feature and Permanent Periodic Error Correct (PPEC). For improved accuracy, you can also utilise the autoguiding feature and attach a guidescope (sold separately) and guide camera (sold separately). The built-in SNAP port is also highly convenient for DSLR photographers to plug in a remote shutter cable. The SynScan hand controller also includes a Camera Control function to create batch exposures n up to 8 groups of Exposure Time and Frames. 


    Full Specifications

    Mount Type German Equatorial EQ6-R Pro Mount
    Tripod Type 2" stainless steel 
    Counterweight Shaft 1.8cm (diameter), 24cm + 18cm extension (length)
    SynScan Database 42,9000 objects from  Messier, Caldwell, NGC, IC, Double Stars, Named Stars, Variable Stars and SAO catalogues
    Motor Type DC servo motors
    Motor Resolution 0.14arc sec
    Guiding Speed 0.125x, 0.25x, 0.50x, 0.75x, 1x
    Slew Speeds 1.25x, 1.75x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 32x, 64x, 400x, 500x, 600x, and up to 3.4°/sec (800x)
    Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
    Positioning Accuracy Up to 10 arc minute
    Alignment Options One Star, Two Star, Three Star
    Latitude Range 5-65°
    Azimuth Range +/- 9°
    Autoguider Port Yes
    PC Compatibility Yes
    Payload Capacity 20.0kg
    Power Supply Car battery adapter (included) or 12V~15V DC 2A Mains Supply (sold separately)
    Mount Head Weight 17.3kg
    Tripod Head Weight 4.5kg
    Saddle Type Dual Saddle - Vixen, Losmandy

    The Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro SynScan Equatorial Mount comes with a 5 Year Warranty.

    About Sky-Watcher

    Skywatcher make telescopes with the intention of bringing the treasures of the sky within reach of anyone curious enough to look up and wonder. The company has been making telescopes since 1980. Skywatcher Telescopes optics are of the highest quality, and any telescope is available for a wide range of observing applications, from 50mm spotting scopes right up to 150mm (6") refractors, 200mm (8") reflectors, and 250mm (10") Dobsonians.

    Product Code: SWEQ6-R

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    Drive TypeGO-TO
    Dovetail TypeDual Saddle - Fits Vixen & Losmandy
    Motor TypeServo
    Warranty Information5 Years
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    EQ6-R Mount 1
    Steel Tripod 1
    Accessory Tray 1
    Counterweight Bar 1
    Illuminated Polar Scope 1
    SynScan Hand Controller with Cable 1
    Counterweights (5kg) 2
    Counterweight Extension Rod 1
    Car battery adapter 1
    User Manual 1