Skywatcher EQ6-Ri Wi-Fi Belt-Driven Equatorial Mount

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The Skywatcher EQ6-Ri is a belt-driven equatorial mount with a WiFi adapter. The new transmission belts between the motors and worm gears limit the backlash for superior guiding accuracy. Payload of 20kg

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    The Skywatcher EQ6-Ri is a state-of-the-art, belt-driven equatorial mount that comes with a WiFi adapter. It's a product of continuous improvements to the EQ6 design, offering enhanced tracking and reduced backlash. The new transmission belts between the motors and worm gears limit the backlash for superior guiding accuracy.

    The mount is accompanied by an adjustable steel tripod and an accessory tray.

    It also includes an illuminated polar scope for precise polar alignment and a bubble level for perfect leveling. The mount features V and D style telescope connections, and aluminium setting circle dials for quick target acquisition via celestial coordinates¹.


    The EQ6-Ri has a payload capacity of up to 20kg, making it capable of sustaining high payloads with its stabilized foundation. It also features Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC)¹², which significantly lowers periodic errors².

    Synscan Wifi Adapter

    The mount comes with a SynScan Wifi Adaptor, allowing you to control the telescope with your smart device. The user-friendly app allows automatic slewing to over 42,900 objects¹.


    The Skywatcher EQ6-Ri equatorial mount is covered by a 5-year limited warranty.

    The Sky-Watcher EQ6-Ri Pro is one of Skywatcher’s newest mounts and is a revision of the excellent Sky-Watcher NEQ6 mount, a favorite equatorial mount among astrophotographers and visual observers alike. The EQ6R was released in 2017 and is currently one of the most popular mounts for astrophotography, thanks to its new features.

    The new EQ6Ri Pro is identical to the EQ6R Pro, but replaces the hand controller with a WiFi adapter, as supply chain issues have caused severe price hikes and availability restrictions for the computer chips used in the SynScan controller. You can still get a SynScan controller if you wish, but for astrophotography, you don’t need the controller, and most visual users will find the app-based operation just fine.

    The EQ6Ri Pro mount is based on the NEQ6 but includes many improvements that significantly improve ease of use and guiding quality compared to other EQ6 style mounts. In my opinion, this mount is possibly one of the best mounts currently out there in its price range, and certainly the best mount in the EQ6 lineup at the moment.


    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


    About Sky-Watcher

    Contemporary telescope-making has advanced the simple optical designs early scopes to revolutionary, state of the art. The Sky-Watcher company believes Telescopes of quality make should no longer be expensive, but accessible to everyone. Sky-Watcher philosophy has always been to bring the vast wonders of the skies within reasonable reach of anyone with enough curiosity and courage to look up and imagine. Sky-Watcher scopes come in a large range of observational applications - from 10"Dobsonians to spotting scopes for land use. 

    Product Code: SKW-SWEQ6-RI

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    Drive TypeGO-TO
    Dovetail TypeDual Saddle - Fits Vixen & Losmandy
    Motor TypeServo
    Warranty Information5 years limited warranty
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