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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


    Sky watcher EQ6-R Pro hand controller

    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.
    Sky Watcher EQ6-R Pro payload

    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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Jeff B.
United States United States


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!

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!

Danny P.
United States United States


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

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.

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

Good for a newbie

So this was my first mount. I had no clue how to use it but going on cloudy nights I was able to see all the things I did wrong like trying to move it with the clutch on. Even after my misuse I found it was very forgiving.

Danny H.
United States United States

Soon as I bought I got nothing but cloudy nights

I love staring at it in my room! Can’t wait for a night when I’m off and it’s not cloudy!!