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Sky Watcher EQ6-R Pro Equatorial Go-To Mount

SKU : SW-S30300

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  • Excellent mount for deep sky & planetary astrophotography
  • 44 pound (20 kg) weight capacity
  • Object database over 42,000
  • USB port built in for seamless control from your computer
  • Sky-Watcher Syn-Scan hand controller
  • Steel Tripod Included
  • Special Features: Built-in Illuminated Polar Scope

Product Details


    The Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro Equatorial GoTo Mount has a 44 lb weight capacity and excels as an excellent astrophotography mount for beginner to intermediate astronomers.


    Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro Equatorial Mount Convenient Features



    The SynScan hand controller provides a user-friendly interface with automatic slewing to over 42,000 objects in the night sky. The hand controller can also connect to a computer using the supplied RS232 cable (USB adapter available), enabling computer control with most astronomy programs. For the astrophotographers looking to reduce Periodic Error, the SynScan hand controller has built in PEC training that can be configured while in the field!

    Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro Ports

    The built in ST-4 Autoguider port turns this mount into an astrophotography powerhouse, allowing you to utilize most of today’s best autoguiders. Using the

    integrated RS232 port, you can control the telescope from your computer and take advantage of today’s most advanced astronomy software.

    The EQ6-R Pro uses Stepper motors with a 1.8° step angle and 64 micro steps driven. Stepper motors are quieter than servo motors, providing accuracy up to 1 arc minute without waking your neighbors from buzzing motors.

    • Its built-in ST-4 Autoguider port gives you the freedom to use most of today’s best autoguiders!
    • The belt drive system and stepper motors provide accuracy and silent slewing to find and track celestial objects. 
    • SynScan hand controller offers up a 42,900 object database, special tours of the night sky, permanent periodic error correction, backlash compensation, the ability to set slewing limits, and polar alignment assist via the built-in illuminated polar scope!
    • Accessories are included with the EQ Pro mount: A retractable counterweight bar, allowing for easier transportation, as well as two 11-lb counterweights, to help balance any payload. 
    • The EQ Pro features asaddle compatible with both D and V style mounting plates, giving you the ability to use multiple optical tubes!
    • Travel easy with your mount with its built-in carry handle

    Highlighted Features of the Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro: 

    • GoTo System: SynScan.
    • Object Database: 42,900+.
    • Polar Align Assist: Yes.
    • Auto Guide: Yes.
    • Permanent Periodic Correction: Yes.
    • DSLR Interface: Yes, includes Canon EOS Trigger Cable.
    • Motor Type: Stepper.
    • Drive System: Belt.
    • Polar Scope: Built-in.
    • Clutch: Locking Lever.
    • Mounting Saddle Plate: Dual, Vixen and Losmandy Style.
    • Power: 12V, thread-on cable included.
    • Counterweight Shaft: Retractable.
    • Counterweights Included: 2 weights, 11-pounds each.
    • Tripod Leg Diameter: 2-inch.
    • Mount Weight: 38-pounds.
    • Tripod Weight: 16.5-pounds.
  • specifications

    Database42900 Objects
    Drive TypeBelt
    Free ShippingYes
    Head DesignEquatorial
    Instrument Capacity44 lb
    Latitude Range65 Degrees
    Mount Head Weight38lb
    Telescope ConnectionDual Vixen & Losmandy
    Tracking Accuracy1 Arcseconds
  • included items

    • Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro Equatorial Mount.
    • Tripod with Spreader.
    • (2) 11-pounds. Counterweights.
    • Retractable Counterweight Bar.
    • Canon EOS Trigger Cable.
    • Thread-on Power Cable.
    • SynScan Hand Controller.

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Michael P.
United States United States
Eq6R solid

Excellent. Solid stable and precise. Used reliably with Celestron 9.25 at f/6.3. 1 to 2 arcsec tracking performance in phd2. Requires EQMOD driver.

Brian K.
United States United States
Skywatcher EQ6

Excellent expert advice before sale, Item showed up within 1 day of promised date, awaiting clear skies to test but initial indoor testing very good.

Eddie B.
United States United States
Astrophotography Use

I recently upgraded my mount to the SW EQ6-R Pro. This mount is an astrophotography dream. The 44 lb payload is fantastic for my current setup and the built in carry handle makes moving the mount a little easier. With my previous mount I was shooting unguided 45 sec subs with a success rate of only 66%. So far I am achieving 75 sec subs with a 99.5% success rate. Big difference! The belt drive is super quiet and efficient. The EQ6-R Pro is the best value per dollar mount on the market.

OPT Telescopes Sky Watcher EQ6-R Pro Equatorial Go-To Mount Review
United States United States
Got it all

Solid, functional mount with all the right capabilities: accepts V and D rails, easy compatibility with ASIAIR controller, 45 pound loading for most set-ups, heavy but moveable for an elder imager, pretty too.

Charles A.
United States United States
Very Satisfied with Mount

I ordered an EQ6-R from OPT. The process was easy and I received a receipt via email. The Mount was delivered on the date expected and in good condition. I used the manual to guide my set up process and everything worked exactly as expected. I am quite satisfied with this purchase and will continue buying from OPT.

OPT Telescopes Sky Watcher EQ6-R Pro Equatorial Go-To Mount Review
United States United States
Great mount

This is the newest EQ6R-PRO with USB on the hand controller and the mount head. It's heavy but manageable with the new handle. Best I've ever owned.