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Sky-Watcher EQ6-R GoTo mount, With dual saddle for Losmandy (Wide) or Vixen (Narrow mounting)
Sky-Watcher EQ6R Equatorial GoTo mount

Sky-Watcher EQ6-R GoTo mount, With dual saddle for Losmandy (Wide) or Vixen (Narrow mounting)

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Your Price: CAD2,729.00
Retail Price:CAD2,777.97

Your Savings:CAD48.97(2%)

Usually ships in 5-7 business days, on backorder ETA 3-5 Weeks
Part Number:S30300

Choose Options or Accessories if Applicable

EQ6-R Pier Extension, Works on EQ6 and EQ6-R mounts • Raises the mount head 8.4” (+CAD119.00)
EQ6-R Counterweights, Works on AZ-EQ-5, EQ6 and EQ6-R mounts • 11lbs (+CAD69.00)
EQ6-R vs EQ6 :
The EQ6-R has a higher payload, is belt driven (reduces backlash and improves guiding) has a redesigned body with a carry handle (easier to transport and setup) and improved latitude adjustment (more sturdy and effective over a wider range of latitudes).  It uses an RJ45 plug for the handset connection (better than the DSUB used by the EQ6, especially in the dark!) and a screw-on power connector (more secure and reliable than the NEQ6 PRO's push-fit power connector). It also has a new 'SNAP' camera control port so you can fire a DSLR camera automatically from the mount.

Product Highlights

  • Motorized and Computer-Guided EQ Mount
  • Positioning Accuracy up to 1 arcminute
  • SNAP Port for Astrophotography
  • Belt Drive for Precise Tracking/Pointing
  • Illuminated Polar Alignment Scope
  • Ten Slew Speeds from 1x to 1000x
  • SynScan 42,900-Object Hand Controller
  • One / Two / Three-Star Alignment
  • Losmandy/Vixen Dual Saddle
  • Stainless Steel Tripod

With an upgraded belt-drive system to improve tracking precision and the addition of a SNAP port to control a DSLR shutter release for easier astrophotography, the Sky-Watcher's EQ6-R GoTo Equatorial Mount is designed for a quality observing and imaging experience. This mount features dual stepper servo motors, the SynScan computer hand controller, a stainless steel adjustable tripod, and a built-in illuminated polar scope. For precise tracking, as required during long-exposure astrophotography or observation sessions, the EQ6-R has a belt drive that reduces Periodic Error Correction (PEC) common to worm gears in many mounts. A SNAP port permits operation of your DSLR through the SynScan controller. With a maximum payload capacity of up to 44 lb, this mount can support most medium to large refractor, reflector, or catadioptric OTAs and still handle imaging rigs, and an integrated carry handle makes transport easy. The mount features a dual mounting saddle with compatibility for Vixen or Losmandy-style dovetail plates.

The SynScan system has an internal database of 42,900 celestial objects including the complete Messier, NGC, and IC catalogs and 25 user-defined objects. To keep it current its firmware can be updated through the built-in serial port via updates downloaded through the Internet. Using the same computer connection, the SynScan can be controlled with many popular astronomy software systems for additional versatility. With multiple alignment options, ten slew speeds, and automatic tracking capabilities, finding and keeping objects centered in the field of view is easy no matter if you're viewing the fast-moving Moon or much slower deep space subjects.

The heavy-duty tripod has a center stabilizer bar that allows users to lock the accessory tray into the legs to provide additional stabilization and vibration reduction. Spiked feet give the tripod a sure-footing in rough, uneven, and soft ground. With a total weight of 77 lb, including the two 11 lb counterweights, this mount and tripod provide a strong and sturdy platform for most of your astronomical observation and imaging needs.

  • SNAP port permits control of DSLR camera through SynScan controller
  • Motorized and computer-guided equatorial mount with 44 lb payload capacity
  • Dual-axis tracking with Sidereal, Lunar, Solar tracking rates
  • Losmandy/Vixen dual saddle accepts any compatible OTA
  • Built-in illuminated polar alignment scope for faster set-up
  • Control many DSLR shutter releases for advanced photography techniques such as long-exposure astrophotography or star-scapes
  • 64 microstep driven 1.8° stepper DC servo motors
  • Slew speeds: 1000x, 800x, 600x, 400x, 200x, 32x, 16x, 8x, 2x, 1x
  • Guiding speed selectable from 0.25X, 0.50X, 0.75X, or 1X
  • Belt drive reduces gear backlash for finer pointing and tracking
  • Positioning accuracy up to 1 arcminute
  • Auto guider interface for astrophotography
  • Etched indicators on RA and Dec axes
  • Clutches for manual manipulation
  • Integrated carry handle for safe and secure handling during setup and break-down
SynScan Hand Controller
  • Wired hand-held computer controller for mount
  • 42,900 object database including the complete Messier, NGC, and IC catalogs
  • 25 user-defined objects
  • Alignment assistance: One / two / three-star alignment
  • Periodic Error Correction (PEC) removes inaccuracies inherent in gears and allows for more accurate tracking, especially for long-exposure astrophotography
  • Connect to a computer via user-supplied RS-232 cable
  • Flash upgradeable via internet download
  • 77 lb total weight minimizes vibrations
  • Corrosion-resistant stainless steel legs
  • Two-section adjustable height
  • Accessory tray with 1.25" and 2" eyepiece holders
  • Center stabilizer bar locks tray against legs to increase stability and reduce vibrations
  • Spiked feet provide a sure footing in rough or soft earth
Counterweight and Shaft
  • Counterweight shaft retracts into mount to reduce or eliminate interference with tripod or other equipment
  • Stainless steel counterweight shaft
  • Includes two 11 lb counterweights

Mount Type German equatorial
Load Capacity 44.0 lb / 20.0 kg
Motor 64 micro-step DC servos
GO-TO Capability Yes, SynScan hand controller
Polar Axis Scope Built-in, illuminated
Includes Tripod/Pier Yes
Power Source 12 VDC
Weight 77 lb / 35 kg, including counterweights
Packaging Info
Package Weight 93.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 45.5 x 23.0 x 21.0"

In the Box
Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Equatorial GoTo mount
  • 12 VDC Car/Vehicle Power Cord
  • SynScan Hand Controller
  • 2 x 11 lb Counterweights
  • Counterweight Bar
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Special Applications of EQ6 and AZEQ6 Pro mounts:
    Our equatorial or alt-azimuth GOTO mounts are not just for telescopes; some of our customers also use EQ6 or AZEQ6 Pro mount to work as a 2-axis precise positioning or rotation test platform with its heavier payload capacity and to be controlled by a computer to simulate in variety testing or measurement conditions, such as the applications of device test platform for Measurement While Drilling (MWD) in oilfield drilling industry etc.   "

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