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Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro w/ Wifi Adapter

Brand: Sky-Watcher

SKU : SW-S30305

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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
  • WiFi Adapter for control via SynScan Pro app for iPhone and Android
  • Steel Tripod Included
  • Special Features: Built-in Illuminated Polar Scope, WiFi
  • SynScan Hand Controller is an optional extra

Product Details

  • 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

    Sky-Watcher EQ6-Ri Pro 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. The mount will quickly slew to it at a rate of 3.4°/sec (800x). After that, 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.

    EQ6-R Connections and Ports
    Sky-Watcher SynScan Pro App for iPhone Android PC
     

    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.

    Sky-Watcher EQ6-Ri Telescope Tracking Mount
    Skywatcher EQ6-Ri Pro WiFi Mount

    Feature Highlights of the 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
  • specifications

    Auto GuideYes
    Counterweight Weight11 lbs (x2)
    Drive TypeBelt
    DSLR EnterfaceYes
    Free ShippingYes
    Head DesignEquatorial
    Included WiFi AdapterYes
    Instrument Capacity44 lb
    Latitude RangeMay to 65 Degrees
    Mount Head Weight38 lb
    PC Direct Connect PortYes
    Permanent Periodic CorrectionYes
    Polar Align AssistYes
    Power Supply12V
    Telescope ConnectionDual Vixen & Losmandy
    Total Kit Weight76.5 lbs
    Tripod Leg Diameter2"
    Tripod Weight16.5 lbs
  • included items

    • Sky-Watcher EQ6-Ri Pro Equatorial Mount
    • WiFi Adapter
    • Tripod with Spreader
    • (2) 11-pounds. Counterweights
    • Retractable Counterweight Bar
    • Canon EOS Trigger Cable
    • Thread-on Power Cable

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