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Sky Watcher EQ6-R Pro Equatorial Go-To Mount

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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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Darryl P.
United States United States
Solid Mount

Very sturdy providing excellent guiding.

United States United States

Very good experience

United States United States
EQ6-R Pro solid mount

It’s a really excellent mount. Very solid and high quality. Everything seems to work really well and tracks well, locating objects accurately. Quite heavy but that’s the price to pay for having an extremely stable and accurate mount. Used it with 8” SCT with camera mounted piggyback. Only wish the instructions were a bit clearer and complete.

Thomas F.
Ireland Ireland
Top performer , satisfies 95% of what Amateurs need

What an absolute gem of a mount. They are like hens teeth at the moment so if you manage to grab one , keep a tight hold of it. These mounts continue to be the top performer in their price range. They are so scarce in Europe I had to import mine from OPT in the US ! but well worth the wait. OPT were outstanding to deal with and shipped within 24 hours and came setup ready to go out of the box.

avedis m.
United States United States
Amazing mount! Best in its price and class!

Package came in perfect shape. I had a Meade LX85 which was a headache with customer service from Meade. And after owning this mount. Right out of the box there was no headaches. Worked perfect with my raspberry pi and has insane tracking and guiding capabilities. Very solid mount. With a 72ED scope I didn’t even need to guide when doing 5 minutes exposures. Highly recommend this mount. Opt was amazing at helping me with this purchase and has by far the best customer service out there!

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Gary B.
United States United States
EQ6-R Pro

Great mount that will not let you down.