The original Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro Mount has been a popular solution for those in need of expert-level tracking and large equipment capacity. The new Sky-Watcher EQ6-Ri Pro takes that solid mount foundation and upgrades it with WiFi for GoTo control from your smartphone or tablet.
Sky-Watcher EQ6-Ri Pro WiFi-Enabled GoTo Mount
Download the free SynScan Pro app for both iPhone, Android, and more to control the GoTo functions of this highly-precise tracking mount via the included WiFi adapter. Choose from over 42,000 unique objects in the smartphone app and the mount will quickly slew to it at a rate of 3.4°/sec (800x). The mount will then keep your object centered as it tracks across the sky. The EQ6-Ri’s autoguider port and USB port can also be used to connect to your favorite PC or other astrophotography controller for guiding, while the snap port is ready to control your DSLR's shutter.
The included and illuminated polar scope makes polar alignment for this German equatorial mount easy and accurate. Or use the SynScan Pro app to align when Polaris is not visible. Minimal vibration and built-in permanent periodic error correction ensures that stars stay round during long exposures with today's advanced astrophotography cameras.
The Sky-Watcher EQ6-Ri Pro Is Almost Silent
The EQ6-Ri Pro is built with stepper motors to allow for highly precise slewing accuracy of up to 1 arc minute. Unlike other mounts with servo motors, the stepper motors found in the EQ6-Ri Pro do not produce a loud buzz during use. Your neighbors will thank you for choosing this quiet mount.
The following video is based on the EQ6-R Pro, which is very similar to the Sky-Watcher EQ6-Ri Pro mount featured on this page.
The Sky-Watcher EQ6-Ri can handle your full kit, including large telescopes, guide scopes, astro cameras, filter wheels, and other imaging accessories thanks to a generous 44lb weight capacity. The two 11 lb. counterweights can be independently adjusted across the retractable counterweight shaft, meaning you’ll have no trouble balancing heavier telescopes and imaging systems. The saddle accepts both D- and V-style (Losmandy and Vixen style) mounting plates for wide compatibility.
At 38 lbs, the mount is light and small enough to be portable, while still being strong enough to point larger telescopes with accuracy. The built-in handle makes transportation easy.
Feature Highlights of the Sky-Watcher EQ6-Ri Pro:
GoTo System: Smartphone/Tablet-based SynScan Pro App
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
11 lbs (x2)
Included WiFi Adapter
May to 65 Degrees
Mount Head Weight
PC Direct Connect Port
Permanent Periodic Correction
Polar Align Assist
Dual Vixen & Losmandy
Total Kit Weight
Tripod Leg Diameter
Sky-Watcher EQ6-Ri Pro Equatorial Mount
Tripod with Spreader
(2) 11-pounds. Counterweights
Retractable Counterweight Bar
Canon EOS Trigger Cable
Thread-on Power Cable
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