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Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro Equatorial GoTo 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

  • Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro Telescope & Astrophotography Mount

    The Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro Equatorial GoTo Mount has developed a large following of die-hard fans in the astrophotography community for its ability to deliver expert-level tracking and large equipment capacity (44lbs), all while remaining portable and simple to use. The EQ6-R Pro is packed with features designed to make life simpler for the aspiring or expert space photographer.

    Skywatcher EQ^-R Pro Mount

    Precise GoTo Telescope Mount & Controller

    Sky-Watcher includes a SynScan hand controller in the package, offering precise GoTo capability for over 42,000 unique objects. The EQ6-R’s autoguider and USB ports can also connect directly to your favorite PC or other astrophotography controller. Polar alignment is simple with the included and integrated illuminated polar scope, allowing you to easily find Polaris and make precise alignment adjustments for spot-on tracking. Adapters are available separately to mount digital polar alignment tools such as the QHY PoleMaster to make polar alignment even easier.


    EQ6-R Connections and Ports
    Skywatcher SynScan Controller
     

    EQ6-R Pro - A Silent GoTo Mount

    Nobody wants a loud mount. The EQ6-R’s precise belt drive and stepper motors provide accurate GoTo and star tracking without the loud motor noises. For longer exposures, the EQ6-R is equipped with an ST-4 autoguider port, allowing you to make precise corrections automatically with your favorite guiding software and guide camera (Guiding Software and Camera not included).


    With the Sky-Watcher EQR-6, you are not limited to small refractor telescopes and mini cameras. Feel free to add your large scope, astro camera and other imaging accessories, this mount’s generous 44lb weight capacity can handle it! Plus, with two independent 11 lb. counterweights and a retractable counterweight shaft, you’ll have no trouble finding precise balance of your heavier imaging system.

    The mount head weighs 38 pounds making it light enough and small enough to be portable for those dark-sky adventures, but still substantial enough to support larger telescopes. The built-in carrying handle makes transportation easy.

    Telescope attachment is simple with the included saddle, which accepts both types of dovetails (Losmandy and Vixen style) out of the box.

    Skywatcher Telescope Tracking Mount
    Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro Mount SynScan Controller

    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 Error 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

    ComputerizedComputerized
    Database42900 Objects
    Drive TypeBelt
    Free ShippingYes
    Head DesignEquatorial
    Instrument Capacity44 lb
    Latitude Range65 Degrees
    Mount Head Weight38lb
    PECYes
    Ports4
    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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IC
06/16/2022
Ian C.
United States

Well done. EQ6-R Pro is a winner!

Had a bad first experience but I'll wrap that up to the Rona. I placed my order and it was handled expeditiously and arrived within a few days. I've run through the setup and getting ready to pack it up and head out. Couldn't be happier.

LH
06/02/2022
Lleyton H.
United States United States

Love it

Have only used it for about 5 nights, running it off of ascom connected to my computer took about a night to figure out, but have been getting 7 minutes subs without trailing unguided. This mount is a beast. To be warned the trade off for this mount being so good is it's weight. I read and knew when buying this it was going to be heavy but it is really heavy.

JB
02/17/2022
Jeff B.
United States United States

EQ6R PRO

Finally, was able to get one of these mounts this month. It's just as I thought it would be, very well built. I haven't had the chance to use it yet, but I can't wait to get it up and running with my other gear. I will definitely be updating my use of it!

A
02/16/2022
Anonymous
United States United States

Quality built Go To mount

Getting this mount set-up with my 6" Meade refractor and 80 mm Lunt solar scope. Love the quality feel of the mount and can hardly wait to get the scopes mounted and able to use it. More later!

DP
02/16/2022
Danny P.
United States United States

EQ6R

Ron is great to deal with. He always sets me up with just what I need. As far as the mount, it works great and handles my sct 12” and 8” SN just fine very user friendly

EL
07/30/2021
Elliott L.
United States United States

Perfect for First EQ Mount

This mount has been amazing. I was using the iOptron Skyguider Pro with my Zenithstar 61 (Z61) and wanted to move up to an equatorial mount. I’m still using the Z61, but I plan on upgrading to a telescope in the 18-20 lbs range. The hand controller is great, but I run everything with the ASIair Pro and iPad now.

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