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Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro SynScan Equatorial Mount


The newest SkyWatcher German Equatorial Mount is a genius of its trade and has enhanced many vulnerabilities the NEQ6 mounts may carry.

The EQ6-R is equipped with versatile features including: 

  • Synchronous Belt Driven, resulting in minimal backlash, even quieter and smoother operation and better performance when guiding.

  • Bezel screw fit power connector for stable power supply

  • Improved dual saddle accepts both Vixen plates (45mm) and Losmandy plates (75mm)

  • Enhanced body design and carry handle for improved portability and set-up

  • Superior Latitude adjustment controls with greater range of latitudes possible

  • PPEC worm gear and worm periodic error correction function

The computerised Synscan hand control is a user-friendly menu system that allows automatic slewing to 42,900+ night sky objects.

NOTE: OpticsCentral supplies the latest Skywatcher EQ6-R Mounts which come with a USB Port for easy connectivity. 

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All orders supplied by OpticsCentral come with the USB port. 

Skywatcher EQ6-R with USB Port

Other specifications are as follows:

Mount Type German Equatorial
Maximum Payload (Counterweights excluded) 20kg 
Latitude Adjustment Range 5º to 65º
Azimuth Adjustment Range About ±9 º
Mount Weight (Tripod excluded) 17.3 kg
Tripod Supplied  2-inch stainless steel, 7.5kg Weight
Counterweights Supplied 2 x 5kg
Power Requirement DC11~16V 4A
Motors 1.8 º Hybrid Stepper Motors
Gear Ratio 720
Resolution 9216000 Counts/Rev., approx. 0.14 arc-second
Maximum Slewing Speed 4.2 degrees/second
Tracking Rate Sidereal rate, solar rate, lunar rate
Tracking Mode Equatorial mode
Auto-guiding Speed 0.125X, 0.25X, 0.5X, 0.75X, 1X

Additional Information

Additional Information

Drive Type GO-TO
Dovetail Type No
Motor Type Stepper
Warranty Information No


Customer Reviews

No frills, telescope kit works as expected! Review by Asad
Overall Score
I bought a Celestron C8 on a Skywatcher EQ6-R Mount which is an ideal combination for me in field data gathering. The weight is optimal for the stability and accuracy, and I can run the entire gear (with camera and computer) from a single 12V lithium power supply throughout the entire night. The finderscope is lilluminated and works very well. I managed to see double stars using this set-up, and the kit really does have excellent twin point focus!

Optics Central has a great team to work with! Yune is terrific with emails, and Andrew gave great consultation during my visit to their Mitcham store! (Posted on 18/09/2019)