About this product
The successor to the proven EQ6 SkyScan or SynScan mount has taken over the good properties of this mount. Skywatcher has constructed this mount even more precisely and more stable. With the EQ6-R, amateur astronomers now have an excellent mount for astrophotography with medium-heavy telescopes up to 20 kg weight at their disposal.
The provided computerised hand controller allows aiming the telescope to a specific object and offers tours across the current night sky just at the push of a button. The user-friendly menu system with its comprehensive database allows automatic locating and tracking of more than 42,000 astronomical objects. English is preselected as menu language but you also can select other languages like French or Germany.
Type: Equatorial GoTo Mount
Drive System: GoTo - stepper motors
Maximum payload: 20 kg
Weight of the mount, tripod and counterweights: 34.8 kg
Weight only of the mount: 16 kg (heaviest part)
Shipping weight: 40.10 kg
Shipping dimensions: 2 packages 54x54x23cm / 117x27x27cm
I am very impressed with my EQ6-R Pro mount. Its not as heavy to manage as I thought so thats a bonus. It points and tracks very well. I am getting around 0.8 on PHD in poor sky conditions without using PEC, so pretty pleased with that. The only disappointment is that it only came with cigarette lighter plug for power which left me rushing around town to find an adapter before I could use it. A $2K plus mount should come ready to go I would have thought. Shame on you there Sky Watcher.