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Skywatcher EQ6-R PRO Synscan Heavy Duty Computerised Go-To Mount


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Skywatcher EQ6-R PRO Synscan Heavy Duty Computerised Go-To Mount - a significant upgrade from the standard Skywatcher NEQ6 Pro. Featuring 20kg payload, motors with increased torque and synchronus belt drives for smoother tracking and autoguiding. If you've been looking for an equatorial upgrade, particualrly for astrophotography, then look no further...

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Introducing the Skywatcher EQ6-R PRO Synscan™ - Skywatcher's "Reference" Imaging Equatorial Mount

Telescope House is pleased to present the new Skywatcher EQ6-R PRO Synscan™ Computerised Go-To German Equatorial Mount.  This mount system is an formidable evolutionary progression of the continuing legend that is the Skywatcher NEQ6 PRO. The "R" in this mount's title stands for "Reference" - and signifies this mount's increased tracking and guiding accuracy over its illustrious forebear.  This is a mount that Astrophotographers in particular will appreciate, featuring such refinements as:

An Increased Payload capacity of 20kg - meaning greater payloads than the standard NEQ6 Pro

Synchronous Belt Driven, resulting in minimal backlash - even quieter, smoother operation and better results when guiding.

Higher Torque motors

Superior latitude adjustment controls, with greater range of latitudes possible - a significant imporvement on the original EQ6/NEQ6 bolts

Built-in SNAP camera control port for controlling DSLRs (requires additional purchase of control cables)

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 and even tour the skies at the touch of a button. The user-friendly, back illuminated handset's menu system allows automatic slewing to any of the 42,000+ planetary, lunar or deep sky targets in 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
Encoder 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)
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