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

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

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About this product

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

Latest model with USB port. 

The new EQ6-R Pro Synscan builds upon the legendary EQ6 Pro mount with a slew of new features that will appeal to astro-imagers! 

Includes Sky-Watcher's 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. 


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 setup) and improved latitude adjustment (more sturdy and effective over a wider 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. 


  • Increased Payload capacity of 20kg for Astro-Photography (manufacturer's spec')
  • Synchronous Belt Driven for reduced backlash, smoother operation and better results when guiding.
  • Higher Torque.
  • Improved Latitude adjustment controls with 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).
  • Build-in 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


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:


Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Mount Manual (PDF)

Customer reviews

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Best investment ever
Tuesday, 7 September 2021  | 

Thankfully. no more manual slewing or shakings due to overload. This thing works like a charm with APT and plate solving with ASPS never been so accurate. Came in tact all the way to Saudi Arabia with great packaging (TY FLO). I just dont understand why this comes in with a car plug and no home cord. Most of us do backyard/rooftop astro photography nowadays so it makes sense to have a way to operate it at home. I had to get a 15v used toshiba laptop charger and pair it with a car lighter plug of 10amps. Soon to get an SCT and cooled camera and i wont go anywhere else other than FLO.

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New EQ6R pro mount
Tuesday, 3 August 2021  | 

Wel worth the wait, arrived safely unpacked and assembled. Polarscope already aligned with the polar axis which is a plus. A little worried about the weight of the head, but manageable with care. Great service from Flo as always.

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My favourite astro shop
Wednesday, 19 May 2021  | 

I bought from FLO few times, and my recent purchase was EQ6-R mount. First of all FLO was the only supplier who allowed me to pre-order the mount as everywhere else it was out out stock without possibility of pre-order. Secondly the communication with FLzo customer service was absolutely fantastic, quick replies, updated regarding the stock availability and shipment details.

I honestly recommend FLO and I will be buying from them more item in the future

Thanks for fantastic service,

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Great Mount with Great Service
Friday, 26 March 2021  | 

This mount is wonderful. Looks and feels the part and so far plays the part amazingly well.

The USB serial connection direct to the PC is a game changer for me as I can can control it (through Ascom, EQ-Mod and Stellarium) from the comfort of my man cave. Toasty

A note on the service I have received from FLO :

There was a small issue with the tripod legs where they wouldn't hold fast no matter how hard I tightened the bolts and when I advised Flo of this there was no hesitation from them in saying to me to send the tripod back to them for testing and assuring me that if there is an issue with them they would be replaced without question.

I sent them back and within a couple of weeks their tech guys confirmed that there was indeed a (rare) problem and that a new set had been sent to me and would be there next day. Which they were.

I have been so impressed by these guys and it is such a pleasure to see that old school customer service is still alive and well. 5 Star. *****


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ЕЯ6-Р Про
Monday, 18 January 2021  | 

Fantastic service through FLO delivery was fast.
The installation is so good, so quiet and with a sturdy tripod!

Many thanks to the staff at FLO!

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Sky-Watcher EQ6-R PRO Mount
Tuesday, 24 November 2020  | 

Ordered the EQ6-R Pro from FLO when nobody in the UK had any in stock, yet it still arrived ahead of the estimated date. Fantastic service from FLO.

The mount is a considerable upgrade from my old cannibalised black HEQ5 Pro, it looks & feels engineered to last. I was considering the NEQ6 instead but a few nice touches on the EQ6-R Pro such as built in USB port and belt drive convinced me to push the budget a little further. For those like me who don't yet have a permanent setup, it's a heavy mount and will take some effort to setup & take-down each session, although the carry handle will make it manageable.

Not had decent weather to properly test it yet, but once I've had a few sessions I'll expand my review, but so far I'm very impressed!

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NEQ-6 Pro vs. EQ6-R Pro
Thursday, 1 October 2020  | 

The payload is the same for both. 20 kg between the new version and the old EQ6 Pro. Please correct that fact. I agree about the rest.

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Eq6r pro
Wednesday, 19 August 2020  | 

Fantastic service by flo delivery was rapid.
Not used the rig yet as naturally my purchase induced heavy cloud but have set everything up and the hype is real.
As mentioned by many others the mount is a beast and much heavier than it looks which I think will be a good thing.
Really looking forward to getting the thing to work.
Many thanks to the staff at flo 👍

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Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro
Tuesday, 18 August 2020  | 

A massive step up in build quality, sturdiness and capability to my previous mount. Being a novice Iím just getting to grips with the alignment process and other functions on the Synscan controller as this is new to me. Could do with a video tutorial to accompany the manual and Iím having to use YouTube! Overall Iím very impressed. This is a great investment as I donít think Iíll need another mount and will just upgrade scope in the future. Excellent piece of kit.

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As a beginner, overall I am quite pleased! (First mount ever)
Sunday, 5 July 2020  | 

I bought this earlier this year, and have gotten to spend some fair time with it
This was my first entry into astronomy, and I do not have anything else to compare it to, but I have to say this is a very stable and easy to set up mount!

There are some tricks to getting to know it of course, one of the first things I had to do was to turn down the illumination in the polar finder scope down to the lowest setting, I believe it is 5% if I remember correctly.
I did this via the controller that it comes with, otherwise I struggled to see stars through the strong red light!
It is also nice that this setting is saved internally in the mount, so powering it off, and on, removing the hand controller and connecting to a PC instead still keeps this setting!

Beware though, this thing is heavy, so don't go expecting to be able to carry this mount very long distances without some sort of support or help, I am not the beefiest guy in the world with that being said.
The carrying handle is nice, although the center of mass is not exactly at the best point when carrying it using the handle, you have to carry it with the handle diagonally, which, trust me, you will feel in your wrist after carrying it for a little while. This is with the weights not mounted of course, if you want you can carry it with the weights on it pushed all the way in, but this makes it very hard to handle and I would suggest not doing so for fear of dropping or damaging it.

When I use this I usually travel to a secluded area and set it all up from scratch, of course I have to use a car to get there, but after doing it some times I got the hang of it!

One minor thing, if at all possible for the manufacturer to do, is to include a nice, flat, area to rest my level on when I am polar aligning the right ascension, I currently just do it with the rod which the weight are mounted on after alignment, just remember to tighten the screw all the way when doing this so it isn't loose!

Adjusting the declination is very straight forward, as I just rest the level on the dovetail mount slot!

The screws on the counterweights are very uncomfortable to use, especially when it is 0 degrees celcius outside! I can barely feel my fingers, they feel very cheap, in fact one of the two screw handles (black hard plastic things) were broken upon arrival, or at least deformed and cracked, it still works, but it will probably break in the future, which will be a bad day, I mean I could probably still tighten it with a pipe-wrench, but it would be nice to not have bring this as well every time I want to observe.

I use a 200P newtonian reflector as my imaging telescope, and atop that a startravel 80 for guiding, with that much size and weight relative to the smaller telescopes one could use, I have to utilize the extension rod on the counterweight, which actually feels and operates very nice, it is a solid iron rod with threads on both ends, and it does the job quite well, at least so far, I just hope it doesn't break down the line, even so I only need to use like 4 cm of the extension rod for the weights, so it isn't doing maximum duty.

The threaded power cable is a nice thing to have, there is no fear of ripping it out accidentally!

Overall the mount is very nice, it does the job and stands its ground, with minor things like cheap tightening screws for the counterweight, and as the screws are custom made with some nylon type material on the contact point between rod and counterweight you have to tighten it real good, it would be a lot nicer to have these in something more robust, perhaps some solid steel +-shaped bars to make it easier to grab onto when your fingers have lost all feelings, instead of some soda-bottle-cap-formed tightener where you really gotta put a lot of work in to actually get friction to turn it

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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.