Sky Watcher EQ6-R Pier Extension

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SW-S30102
  • This pier extension is compatible with EQ6 and EQ6-R mounts
  • Raises the mount head 8.4-inches
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Sky Watcher EQ6-R Pier Extension

  • This pier extension is compatible with EQ6 and EQ6-R mounts
  • Raises the mount head 8.4-inches

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Length8.4"
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2.5 Based on 2 Reviews
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09/11/2020
Byron M.
United States United States
It works, but it should be better

This thing has some known problems but if you're like me throwing around a big scope on your EQ6R with a long image train, you need the clearance from your tripod legs so you really have no choice but dealing with this. What i found worked to keep it from rotating on me was to use a silicon pad between the pier extension and the tripod. This pad acts as a friction layer and compression layer between the botton puck and the tripod - where it would normally rotate because there was no friction. Problem solved. It should include a silicon pad in the kit. if you don't have a silicon pad thin enough, cut open a bicycle tube and lay it across (wash off the talc powder if your tube has it) and use that as a friction layer. To make the silicon pad work, leave the hand screw slightly lose and insert the extension and put the side screws in and tighten them up and then tighten the hand bolt as much as possible.

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05/15/2020
Allen F.
United States United States
Bad rotationally stablility

Sturdy but not at all rotationally stable down at the tripod end. Tighten the tripod center nut all you want. You can still rotate the pier by hand, easily! Problem is poor design. Need another dowel/keyhole connecting the pier at the tripod. It's not there. Now I must create a DIY project to stabilize it in the azimuth direction. I like the pier but NOT stable in the azimuth direction. Fast slews will de-polarize your scope. I hate when that happens!