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Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro Computerized Equatorial Mount - S30300
Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro German Equatorial Mount
with SynScan GoTo Hand Controller
with SynScan GoTo Hand Controller
With a weight capacity of 44 pounds, the beefy and thoughtfully designed Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro Computerized Equatorial Mount is just the thing for amateur astronomers and Astro-imagers who use all but the largest of telescope optical tube assemblies.
The Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro has a belt drive system and stepper motors for accuracy in finding and tracking celestial objects, and Skywatcher’s tried-and-true 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, park, and polar alignment assist via the built-in illuminated polar scope. The EQ6-R Pro also has an ST4 auto guider port.
You’ll really like thoughtful features such as the EQ6-R Pro dual saddle plate that will accept either Vixen- or Losmandy-style dovetails. A built-in carry handle near the polar scope will make transporting and setting up the EQ6-R Pro much easier, as will the retractable counterweight shaft. Many mount manufacturers do not include a polar scope on their mid-weight equatorial mounts, but not Sky-Watcher! They have included a built-in illuminated polar scope to help make polar alignment a breeze.
The Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro mount sits on a very sturdy tripod, with 2” diameter stainless steel legs, a tripod spreader plate with cut-outs for eyepiece storage, and tripod feet that will snuggle into the dirt or grass. The SynScan hand controller slides to a handy holder that attaches to one of the tripod legs.
The EQ6R Pro also comes with two ll-lb. counterweights, a Canon EOS Trigger Cable, and thread-on Power Cable.
Please Note: The EQ6-R now includes a USB hand controller. As a result, Sky-Watcher no longer includes the PC-link cable in this package.
Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro Mount Specifications
- Mount Type: Computerized Equatorial
- GoTo System: SynScan
- Object Database: 42,900+
- Payload Capacity: 44 lb.
- 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
- Counterweight Rod Diameter: 18mm
- Counterweights Included: 2 @ 11 lb. each
- Tripod Leg Diameter: 2”
- Mount Weight: 38 lb.
- Tripod Weight: 16.5 lb.