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

Sky-Watcher EQ6-R PRO Go-To Astronomy Mount
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£1,275.00

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

Skywatcher

INCLUDED IN THE BOX

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

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Compatible with EQMOD using a Lynx Astro EQDIR adapter :-) 

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 Skywatcher'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. 

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 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 has a new 'SNAP' camera control port so you can fire a DSLR camera automatically from the mount. 

NOTE: The mount is supplied with two 5kg counterweights (the photos show only one). 

FEATURES

  • 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.
  • Built-in SNAP camera control 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. 

Product 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

The following manuals and downloads are available for this product:

Manuals

Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Mount Manual (PDF)

Sky-Watcher EQ6-R PRO Go-To Astronomy Mount Questions & Answers

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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.

Average Rating (2 Reviews):  
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EQ6-R PRO
Monday, 30 April 2018  | 

Great service from FLO and prompt delivery of items.
Not had a chance to use yet due to weather but will be as soon as it gets better.


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Great upgrade from EQ6 / NEQ6
Saturday, 18 March 2017  | 

Living in the United States I was hesitant in ordering overseas. Seeing that the new Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro is not available here in the US, and since I wanted a newer version of the EQ-6 I decided to order from FLO.

Let me say that the ordering process to the States could not have been easier. From the time I ordered on a Wednesday, it was delivered on the following Tuesday. Excellent service!

The mount itself is awesome and I honestly believe it is a worthy upgrade of the EQ6 and the NEQ6. Tracking, guiding, and the overall ability to do astrophotography is amazing.

I could not be more happier with this purchase and highly recommend this mount to anyone looking for a quality mount for Astro imaging!

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