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Sky Watcher EQ6-R Pro Equatorial Go-To Mount

SKU : SW-S30300

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  • 44 pound (20 kg) weight capacity.
  • Object database over 42,000.
  • Sky-Watcher Syn-Scan hand controller.
  • Steel Tripod Included.
  • Special Features: Built-in Illuminated Polar Scope.

Product Details

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


    • 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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Gary B.
United States United States
EQ6-R Pro

Great mount that will not let you down.

Andrew W.
United States United States
My difficult journey

I have only had a couple of nights when the weather was clear, so I can’t give a complete report, but so far, I am very pleased with this mount. I practiced using the USB/computer interface inside before I went outside, and had no problems. I had already installed the ASCOM platform and PHD. When I used it outside, I went back and forth between the handbox and computer, and that presented absolutely no problems. Then the clouds came out, and I went back inside. I hope to have more opportunities soon. This mount is very capable, and hauls my 8” Meade SCT with DSLR and eyepiece projection very easily. I don’t expect any problems adding my 120 ZWO to the lineup, and continuing on into deep space.

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United States United States
Definitely worth the money, a fantastic mount

Used this several nights in a row and started out at 9 pm ET using my dedicated astrophotography camera, next thing you know I'm packing up around 6:30 am ET. I love this mount, very sound and OPT delivery was right on time, no damages! Thank you OPT!

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

I'll admit, this is my first Go-To mount and I am just getting into astrophotography. I'll say that so far, this mount has been great, feels solid, quiet operation, lots of videos online to help with questions due to its popularity. I am looking forward to getting out there a bit more and get some more time with it under my belt.

Robert W.
United States United States
Great equipment!

The mount works very well but we haven’t used it that much yet. Delivery was faster than we anticipated.

United States United States
Excellent mount!

the Sky-Watcher product line is amazing. Quality craftsmanship and excellent service from OPT