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Model: skywatcher-eq6r-pro-20855Part Number: 20855
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 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.
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.
The following manuals and downloads are available for this product:
Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Mount Manual (PDF)
I only had to wait a couple of days for the EQ6-R to arrive and though I will have to wait many fold days to the next clear night, I have had the chance to try out the mount indoors and I can only relate to others that "I Love it" After 10 years struggling with an EQ5 Synscan upgrade I truly believe that simplicity and beauty now awaits me each starlit night ahead.
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.
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 Seeing that the new Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro is not available here in the US, and since I wanted a newer version of the EQ-6 I decided to order from FLO.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!
The recommended payload capacity is 20kg for astro-photography.
The EQ6-R Pro mount weighs 17.3kg without the tripod. The tripod weighs 7.5kg.
Yes - it has a dual fit saddle which can accept Vixen-style 45mm or 75mm Losmandy-style dovetails.
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