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Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro GOTO Imaging Mount & Tripod

Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro GOTO Imaging Mount & Tripod
Price:  £1,499.00(Inc. 20% VAT)Earn 1,499 Loyalty Points

Model:  20855
Brand:  Skywatcher



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Please note the EQ6-R Pro mount only comes with 2 counterweights. The image is for illustration purposes only. 

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 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)
Integral SNAP camera control port
Dual-Fit 45mm/75mm Dovetail Saddle
Polar Alignment Scope

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A quality heavy duty mount
Wednesday, 26 May 2021  | 

I recently purchased the SW EQ6-R Pro mount, Losmandy Meade conversion Plate, along with a Power Unit from RVO with next day tracked delivery from DPD.

As ever, brilliant service and advice from Adam and the team.

Initially, I toyed with the idea of the SW HEQ5 Pro, then started to consider adding the Rowan belt mode and of course further consideration of future proofing with the extra payload the EQ6-R offers. As I wanted to de-fork my old Meade 8” LX10 to give it “GoTo” capability on this new mount.

So long story short, I pulled the trigger on the SW EQ6-R mount, it arrived and it is relatively simple to setup, although it is a pretty heavy beast. So outside for example, I setup in stages: 1) Tripod 2) Mount Mech 3) Counter weights & 4) Scope.

Initially indoors, I balanced it and gave it a quick test using my ASIAIR Pro & WO Z61 setup, all connected via the printer cable into the USB port and it all worked like a charm.

Then, days later due to the poor weather conditions(I have only had chance to test it twice outside), I levelled and balanced the mount outside, PA, 3 star alignment and visually observed the Moon, even with a slight breeze and with my Meade 8” SCT attached with a large dew shield, the viewing was rock steady, “seeing” not 100%(but I can’t control that) really pleased.

I then used my ASI426MC planetary camera and SharpCap at 2000mm FL – again rock steady.

Finally, going forward my intention is to use this for both planetary and DSO’s with both of my scopes.

Bottom Line – Very happy with the purchase and Rother Valley Optics.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

A brilliant EQ mount for astroimaging
Tuesday, 30 January 2018  | 

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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62 of 63 people found this review helpful.

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