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Model: 20855Brand: Skywatcher
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EQ6-R PRO Synscan™ - a new legend is born!
The new EQ6-R PRO Synscan™ Computerised Go-To mounting is an exciting evolutionary progression of the continuing legend that is the EQ6 PRO. The modern optimised design of the EQ6-R PRO incorporates features that serious imagers will immediately appreciate, such as;
► Increased Payload capacity of 20kg for Astro-Photography
► Synchronous Belt Driven, resulting in minimal backlash - Even quieter, smoother operation and better results when guiding. Higher Torque.
► Superior 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)
► Built-in carrying handle for convenient transportation
The supplied computerised Synscan™ hand control allows you to control the mount to point your telescope at a specific object or even tour the skies at the touch of a button. The user-friendly menu system allows automatic slewing to 42,000+ night sky objects from it's extensive database.
Mount Type: German Equatorial Maximum Payload (Counterweights excluded): 20kg (for Astro-Photography)Latitude Adjustment Range: 5º to 65ºAzimuth Adjustment Range: About ±9 ºMount Weight (Tripod excluded): 17.3 kgCounterweights Supplied: 2 x 5kgTripod Supplied: 2-inch stainless steel, 7.5kg WeightCounterweight Rod: 18mm Diameter, Length 240mm + 180mmPower Requirement: DC11~16V 4AMotors: 1.8 º Hybrid Stepper MotorsTransmission: 180:1 Worm Drive + 48:12 Timing Belt Drive + 64 Micro-step/1.8º Stepper Motor DriveGear Ratio: 720Resolution: 9216000 Counts/Rev., approx. 0.14 arc-secondMaximum Slewing Speed: 4.2 degrees/secondTracking Rate: Sidereal rate, solar rate, lunar rateTracking Mode: Equatorial modeAuto-guiding Speed: 0.125X, 0.25X, 0.5X, 0.75X, 1XPEC: 100 Segments Permanent PEC (PPEC)Hand Controller: SynScan™Database: 42000+ ObjectsCelestial Object Catalogue: Messier, NGC, IC, SAO, Caldwell, Double Star, Vari-able Star, Named Star, PlanetsPointing Accuracy: Up to 5 arc-minutes (RMS)Integral SNAP camera control portDual-Fit 45mm/75mm Dovetail SaddlePolar Alignment Scope
I bought the EQ6-R mount in May 2017 and have used it extensively for astroimaging for the past 8 months. It has performed brilliantly and has coped with all my scopes up to, and including, a Skywatcher 200pds with a ST80 guidescope. Using the mount with EQMod makes life so much easier and so I'd recommend buying the EQmod cable as well.The quality of the mount is solid and the action is very quiet, which is appreciated as I image from my back garden and don't want to annoy the neighbours.If you are looking for a well priced mount that can deal with some serious payloads with ease, and cannot stretch the the EQ8, then the EQ6-R is a great option.
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