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SkyWatcher EQ6-R PRO SynScan Computerised Equatorial Mount

SkyWatcher EQ6-R PRO SynScan Computerised Equatorial Mount

The SkyWatcher SynScan handset has an easy to use menu system yet enough advanced features to satisfy the most serious users with PPEC worm gear and worm periodic error correction function (avoids having to constantly re-train) as well as the vast 42000 object database with accurate Goto function. The built in illuminated polar alignment scope means polar alignment is accurately acheived without having to purchase a seperate accessory.

Ergonomic features of the SkyWatcher EQ6-R pro include a convenient carry handle to help moving the head around as well as mounting it to the 2" diameter stainless steel tripod (included). The adjusters for latitude have a greater range and along with the other manual controls are all a large diameter and easy to grip even with gloved hands.

The EQ6-R equatorial mount is equipped with a camera SNAP port facility which can control the shutter release of your DSLR camera. With the V5 SynScan hand controller camera control function you can take batch exposures when doing astrophotography, full details of this function are in the SynScan user manual.

The EQ6 mount has always been well regarded as it has evolved, this latest R or reference version is again class leading in terms of features, affordability and load capacity.

Included in the package
EQ6-R Equatorial Mount
Stainless steel tripod
2x 5kg Counterweights
Polar Alignment Scope
Synscan handset (V5 with USB) & cable
Cigar type power lead (requires 12v supply)

What you need to use this mount
A suitable quality 12v mains or rechargable power supply with a current rated above 4 amps (see related accessories below) and an optical tube assembly

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

Customer Reviews

  Fantastic Service  I have recently purchased a eq6-r Pro mount. It arrived on time and well packaged. I have started putting it together and all parts are their. I am also on a contact list ready for when the next batch of Esprit 100 triplet refractors come in. Brilliant service.  (28/08/2019) Chris - East Yorkshire

  Skywatcher eq6-r pro mount  Fast service from Harrisons, ordered on Monday 8.am and received the next day Tuesday 13.45. It will take longer to unpack,hoping for clear night.   (02/04/2019) Richard - Weybridge

  amazing  usual next day delivery from these guys. excellent quality mount, heavy duty. mounted a starwave 102 on it, easy to use and set up. tracking was unbelievable on even on my first set up highly recommend this mount, very pleased with it and will allow me to move on in this wonderful hobby   (25/02/2019) kevin - hants

  Brillant service fast delivery  Ordered the EQ6-R on Sunday.. delivered Tuesday morning.. great looking mount... solid too.. havent had time to try it yet (clouds etc) but set it up inside... found a fastening knob missing..box sealed so not Harrison at fault but they had a replacement delivered the next day... highly recomend   (14/12/2018) Ian Childs - Scarborough N. Yorkshire

  SkyWatcher EQ-6R PRO  The SkyWatcher EQ-6R PRO as I'v not had time to put the equipement to the test I can assure anyone that the mount is a very sturdy piece of equipement and when I get round to setting it up I'm sure it will be something to appreciate. I must say dealing with your company is a joy. Thank You Robert   (12/03/2018) Robert Anderson - Paisley

  Skywatcher EQ6 -R Pro mount  An excellent mount purchased recently to replace my ageing Celestron Cgem mount. Delivery was within 2 days and well packaged and the mount is whisper quiet. Particularly like the snap port for my camera and solid well built sturdy mount. Excellent service from Ed & his team at Harrison Telescopes   (09/02/2018) David Burr - Wimborne

  Excellent Mount  Excellent mount very stable and with autoguider port which is suitable for my needs, great for money.   (26/01/2018) Robert Anderson - Paisley

  Very pleased with this item .  I was pleased with the service I ordered 1 day and it arrived next day.   (21/01/2018) Robert Anderson - Paisley

  Excellent foolproof mount.  Bought this mount as a step-up from an EQ5. It's 3 steps up in build quality and features. no hesitation to start astrophotography now. Ordered from Harrison's 11am arrived next day at 9am complete with free mains adapter. You can't beat that.   (29/09/2017) johnbsb - Derby

  Skywatcher eq6-r  The skywatcher eq6-r arrived after two working days, it was well packaged and after setting the mount up I was surprised how quiet it was compared to my previous scope which was a cpc 1100. It is a heavy well built mount that won't disappoint, no regrets with the purchase.   (15/09/2017) Sheila greenall - Crewe

  Well made and easy to use  I have been using the SkyWatcher EQ6-R PRO SynScan Computerised Equatorial Mount for 2 months. Despite this being my first mount it was easy to setup and use. I have been able to use my DSLR to take photographs of DSO with 1min+ exposures without guiding. SynScan made finding objects easy   (18/08/2017) Neil L - Bridgend, South Wales

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SkyWatcher EQ6-R PRO SynScan Computerised Equatorial Mount

MPN: 20855

Price: 1,199.00

Including VAT and Warranty ✔

The superb SkyWatcher EQ6-R PRO equatorial Goto mount uses the latest precision belt driven synchronous motors in both axis for smooth quiet slewing at over 4 degrees a second, these high torque motors provide superior guiding and tracking, perfect for serious astrophotography. Belt drive technology not only means quiet, smooth operation but significantly reduces backlash associated with geared systems. The dual fit dovetail makes this mount compatible with both Synta / Vixen and Losmandy type bars allowing virtually any brand ot optical tube to fit securely. The best in class payload of this robust equatorial mount is 20kg, allowing an extremely wide variety of optics to be used from refractors to RC's.

Included is the V5 SynScan handset with USB for easier updating.

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