Sky-Watcher EQ6-R PRO Go-To Astronomy Mount
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Sky-Watcher EQ6-R PRO Go-To Astronomy Mount

£1,399.00
  (34 Reviews)
✓ 2 year warranty

  

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About this product

Model:  skywatcher-eq6r-pro-20855
Part Number:  20855

Latest model with USB port. 

Sky-Watcher's EQ6-R Pro Synscan builds upon the earlier EQ6 Pro mount with a slew of new features that appeal to astro-imagers! 

Includes a computerised Synscan GOTO handset, which enables you to point your telescope to 42,000+ night sky objects or tour the skies at the touch of a button. 

EQ6-R PRO vs NEQ6 PRO: 

The EQ6-R has a higher payload, is belt driven (reduces backlash and improves guiding), has a redesigned body with a carry handle (easier to transport and set up) and improved latitude adjustment (more sturdy and effective over a broader range of latitudes). It uses an RJ45 plug for the handset connection (better than the DSUB used by the EQ6, especially in the dark!) and a screw-on power connector (more secure and reliable than the NEQ6 PRO's push-fit power connector). It also features a USB port and a new 'SNAP' camera control port so you can fire a DSLR camera automatically from the mount. 

FEATURES

  • Increased Payload capacity of 20kg for Astro-Photography (manufacturer's spec')
  • Synchronous Belt Driven for reduced backlash, smoother operation, and better guiding results.
  • Higher Torque.
  • Improved Latitude adjustment controls with a greater range of latitudes possible.
  • SNAP camera control port.
  • USB port.
  • PPEC worm gear and worm periodic error correction function (avoids having to constantly re-train).
  • Integral carrying handle for convenient transportation and setup.
  • Dual-fit 45mm (Vixen-style) or 75mm (Losmandy-style) dovetail saddle. 

What's in the box

  • EQ6-R Mount
  • 2" Stainless Steel Tripod
  • 2x 5kg Counterweights
  • Polar Alignment Scope
  • Synscan Handset & Cable
  • 12v DC Cigarette Power Cable

Specifications

Product Name EQ6-R PRO Synscan™
Mount Type German Equatorial
Maximum Payload (Counterweights excluded) 20kg (for Astro-Photography)
Latitude Adjustment Range 5º to 65º
Azimuth Adjustment Range About ±9 º
Mount Weight (Tripod excluded) 17.3 kg
Counterweights Supplied 2 x 5kg
Tripod Supplied 2-inch stainless steel, 7.5kg Weight
Counterweight Rod 18mm Diameter, Length 240mm + 180mm
Power Requirement DC11~16V 4A
Motors 1.8 º Hybrid Stepper Motors
Transmission 180:1 Worm Drive + 48:12 Timing Belt Drive + 64 Micro-step/1.8º Stepper Motor Drive
Gear Ratio 720
Resolution 9216000 Counts/Rev., approx. 0.14 arc-second
Maximum Slewing Speed 4.2 degrees/second
Tracking Rate Sidereal rate, solar rate, lunar rate
Tracking Mode Equatorial mode
Auto-guiding Speed 0.125X, 0.25X, 0.5X, 0.75X, 1X
PEC 100 Segments Permanent PEC (PPEC)
Hand Controller SynScan™
Database 42000+ Objects
Celestial Object Catalogue Messier, NGC, IC, SAO, Caldwell, Double Star, Vari-able Star, Named Star, Planets
Pointing Accuracy Up to 5 arc-minutes (RMS)
Camera Control Integral SNAP camera control port
Saddle Dual-Fit 45mm/75mm Dovetail Saddle
Included Polar Alignment Scope

Downloads / Manuals

The following manuals and downloads are available for this product:

Manuals

Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Mount Manual (PDF)

Customer reviews

Average Rating (34 Reviews):  
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Sky-Watcher EQ6-R PRO
07 February 2023  | 

My Sky-Watcher EQ6-R PRO arrived around Christmas 2022. Extremely happy with its performance and addition to my HEQ5. Performs flawlessly with my ASIair plus. Even during extreme cold nights, minus 20 to 22 degrees Celsius in Iceland. My ASIair plus is also a life - saver in such winter nights...thanks FLO for the reccomendations..


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Skywatcher EQ6R
21 December 2022  | 

Love this mount, well designed and weighty for maximum rigidity. I bought this mount to futureproof my my astrophotography, so not to worry about overloading it. I will keep my AZEQ5 GOTO for my WO71. The EQ6R will mainly be used for the C8 edge. I also recently purchased the synscan wifi dongle. This item works as a replacement hand controller via a smartphone or tablet. This is a worthwhile addition to ether mount. FLO have been first class in both technical advice and delivering the products. They are the first choice for me.


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EQ6-R is a Top Notch
08 December 2022  | 

With the EQ6-R, I captured one of my favorite astrophotography images. FLO were excellent, as usual. Very fast shipping to Kuwait only in 2 days.


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Great product and service
17 October 2022  | 

Not had much chance to use the mount but what I can say is that it's all set up and works as expected. Great bit of kit.
Service from FLO was top notch as usual, delivery time was excellent and the product arrived in great condition. Thank you.


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Its good but ..
03 June 2022  | 

I've had mine for over 18 months now. Here's what I found
The head unit is very heavy and well built, although I did have an issue with the electronics inside (swiftly fixed by FLO) it does have a couple of niggles.
Why would you have the power come out at 90 deg, its just begging to be snagged on a able bashed by your hand etc. Eventually it'll fail.
Clutch release is too hit and miss. how tight is too tight?
And finally for the head unit no dust/water protection on the sockets.
The tripod is sturdy but the locking bolts on the legs are a joke. You have to , what seems to be, over tighten them just to stop it slipping.
The power cable is so inflexible. For very little extra they could of used silicon instead of the rubbish they supplied
Perhaps its the engineer in me that is the issue.
Apart from all those little things, and they are little its a great mount
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Great service and delivery for my EQ6-R Pro mount
14 May 2022  | 

Even though listed as out of stock but more expected soon. The EQ6-R was processed and delivered ahead of schedule...both boxes delivered in good condition to my location in south La., USA... mount assembled and tested without any problems... Thanks to the folks at FLO !!


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Sky-Watcher EQ6-R PRO Go-To Astronomy Mount
29 March 2022  | 

Delivery was rapid & parcel tracking worked well. Product packing is excellent. Assembly is straight forward, but this is a hefty mount so handling is best done with 2 people. All the components wrked as described. I am so far trying to work out how to put this mount on a pre-existing concrete pillar inside my existing dome.


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Future proof mount
12 February 2022  | 

A must have instrument for astrophotography lovers, yet to try but somehow, you feel complete.. Thanks to FLO for always keeping stock on hand👍🏻


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Rock steady got and tracking
21 January 2022  | 

After a year or so of using an Ioptron Skyguider Pro to track objects for astrophotography, I made finally took the leap to buy a Goto mount, and went for the EQ6-R PRO for its reliability and weight carrying capacity. Don't get me wrong, the Skyguider Pro is an absolute gem of a portable startracker, and manages brilliantly with my RedCat51 system allowing 5 min exposures. But I wanted a goto to allow me to rapidly centre the subject I was imaging onto the middle of the camera chip, as it can take me up to an hour to get things right with the Skyguider and with imaging time at a apremium these days, especially with the weather......
The EQ6-R is simple to set up straight from the box, and the instructions are good and clear enough to get up and running easily. It's a solid bit of kit, that will keep you kit lifting about, and is therefore really stable when set up on the tripod. Out of the box the polar scope was aligned, and everything ran quiet and smooth. Was taking 5 min exposures on my first night, with pin point stars all the way to the edge of the field of view. The added bonus of having the ability to dither between captures makes a huge difference to the quality of the final captured image. Mount easily copes with my 150 mm refractor, and now I just can't wait for some clear skies during galaxy season.....A great mount that I'm looking forward to using a lot in the future.
Finally - The Team at FLO were excellent, as usual, rapidly answering my questions and I was unpacking the box within 48 hours of placing my order. My Goto astrokit supplier.


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More than I will ever need
10 January 2022  | 

I didnt want to buy a smaller mount only just to upgrade it a year later, so after reading plenty of forums and watching you tube videos I decided to go with the EQ6R Pro.
I am so glad I went with the R even if only for the handle!, this thing weights a tonne and I think I would struggle if it did not have the carry handle.
It is very easy to setup and once in place it is solid, probably mainly due to its weight, The finish and construction is top notch. It comes with nice solid foam packaging which you can keep, buy a OKLOP bag for it and end up with a good travel/storage solution.
I havent tried the synscan controller as I am using it through kstars for the guiding and goto with the USB port.
I have only used it a few times but I am getting great results guiding even with a huge sky watcher 250PDS, 50ED guide scope and DSLR hanging off it. I do need to use the extension bar though so could probably do with an extra weight.
Overall very pleased with it and the great service from FLO


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Q1. What is the EQ6-R payload capacity?

The recommended payload capacity is 20kg for astro-photography.


Q2. How much does the mount weigh?

The EQ6-R Pro mount weighs 17.3kg without the tripod. The tripod weighs 7.5kg.


Q3. Can the EQ6-R mount accept Losmandy style dovetails?

Yes - it has a dual fit saddle which can accept Vixen-style 45mm or 75mm Losmandy-style dovetails.