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Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Synscan Pro Computerized Equatorial Mount

Sky-Watcher's new EQ6-R PRO Synscan™ computerized Go-To mount represents an evolutionary progression of the continuing legend that is the EQ6 PRO. The modern, optimized design of the EQ6-R PRO incorporates features that serious imagers will immediately appreciate.

Features

  • Increased Payload capacity of 20kg for astro-imaging
  • Synchronous belt driven for minimal backlash, higher torque, even quieter, smoother operation and better results when guiding
  • Superior latitude adjustment control with an increased range of latitude
  • Dual saddle accepts V series 44mm (1.75") and D series 76mm (3") dovetail bars (compatible with Vixen, Sky-Watcher, Celestron, Orion, Losmandy and more)
  • PPEC periodic error correction function; avoids having to constantly re-train
  • Dual hemisphere polar borescope
  • Built-in SNAP camera control port
  • Motors and controller neatly concealed, leaving just 2 cables to plug in
  • Integral, retractable counterweight shaft
  • Built-in carrying handle for convenience in transporting

Mount Specifications

  • Maximum payload (counterweights excluded): 20kg (for astro-imaging)
  • Latitude adjustment range: 5° to 65°
  • Azimuth adjustment range: About ±9°
  • Dual-Fit 45mm/75mm Dovetail Saddle
  • Polar alignment scope for both hemispheres
  • Power requirement: DC11~16V 4A (tip positive)
  • Brushless stepper motors, 1.8° step angle, 64 micro steps, 12,800 microsteps per shaft rotation
  • Transmission: 180:1 Worm Drive + 48:12 Timing Belt Drive + 64 Micro-step/1.8° Stepper Motor Drive
  • Gear Ratio: 720
  • Resolution: 9,216,000 counts/360 °, approx. 0.14 arc-second
  • Maximum slewing speed: 4.2°/second (1000X sidereal
  • Pointing accuracy: up to 5 arc-minutes (RMS)
  • Integral SNAP camera control port
  • Includes one 8" dovetail bar
  • Color: White
  • One year warranty

Computer Drive Specifications

  • SynScan™ computerized Go-To system
  • Tracking rate: selectable sidereal, solar and lunar
  • Auto-guiding speed: 0.125X, 0.25X, 0.5X, 0.75X and 1X sidereal
  • Periodic error correction: 100 segments permanent PEC (PPEC)
  • Database: 42000+ objects
  • Celestial object catalogues: Messier, NGC, IC, SAO, Caldwell, double star, variable star, named star, Planets
  • RS-232 port (can be used via USB-to-RS232 adapter, or SkyFi/StarSeek Wi-Fi adapter)
  • Flash-upgradeable firmware
  • GPS module included
  • ST4 compatible autoguider port
  • Permanent Periodic error correction (PPEC)
  • Positioning Accuracy up to 5 arc minutes (RMS)
  • Pointing accuracy enhanced in firmware via mount mechanical error compensation
  • Includes 12v car plug-in adapter

Mount & Tripod Weights and Dimensions

  • Carrying capacity 20kg (44lbs) (not including counterweights)
  • Tripod Weight 7.5kg: (16.5lbs)
  • Mount Weight (excluding tripod) : 17.3kg (38.1lbs)
  • Counterweights: 2 x 5.1kg (11lbs) = 10.2kg (22lbs)
  • Total Weight: 35.0kg (77lbs)
  • Mount Height: 41cm (16")
  • Tripod Height: 85-147cm (33.5-57.8")
  • Tripod Legs Outside Diameter: 50mm (2") and 38mm (1.5")
  • Counterweight shaft: 18mm Diameter, Length 240mm + 180mm