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SkyWatcher EQ6-R Pro Belt Drive GoTo Mount


SkyWatcher EQ6-R Pro Belt Drive GoTo Mount
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SkyWatcher EQ6-R Pro Belt Drive GoTo Mount


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About this product

The new SkyWatcher EQ6-R PRO Synscan Computerised Go-To mounting is an exciting evolutionary progression of the continuing legend that is the EQ6 PRO. The modern optimised design of the EQ6-R PRO incorporates features that serious imagers will immediately appreciate, such as;

  • Increased Payload capacity of 20kg for Astro-Photography
  • Synchronous Belt Driven, resulting in minimal backlash – Even quieter, smoother operation and better results when guiding. Higher Torque.
  • Superior Latitude adjustment controls with greater range of latitudes possible
  • Built-in SNAP camera control port
  • 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 or even tour the skies at the touch of a button. The user-friendly menu system allows automatic slewing to 42,000+ night sky objects from it’s extensive database.

Supplied with;

  • EQ6-R Pro mount
  • Tripod with 2″ stainless steel legs
  • Dual-Fit 45mm/75mm dovetail saddle
  • SynScan hand controller / cable
  • Counterweight Rod: 18mm diameter, length 240mm + 180mm
  • 2 x5 kg counterweights
  • Polar alignment scope
  • Autoguiding connection
  • Printed Instruction Manual


  • Product Name:  EQ6-R PRO Synscan
  • 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
  • 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)
  • An integral SNAP camera control port
  • Dual-Fit 45mm/75mm Dovetail Saddle
  • Polar Alignment Scope

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jeremy j.
New Zealand New Zealand

Rock Solid Mount

Great service and professional advice as always. Arrived faster than I expected. The mount is heavy but not too bad. If you use it with Asiair, You don't even need polar scope and hand controller. Very easy and faster setup. Got a good guiding (Tot 0.3~0.8). No trouble at all. Totally satisfied.

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Paul S.
New Zealand New Zealand


Great service and super fast delivery. Very happy.

Dennis R.
New Zealand New Zealand

Amazing mount

Just got the mount today, its heavy, but not as heavy as I thought. Moved the dowel on the mount so its over the front leg, as standard between the legs. Having it over the leg, makes altitude easier to adjust and if you use the polar scope easier to use also. The mount is easy to move, smooth and quiet also. Have not used it outside yet, as it is a slight learning curve compared to using my Evolution alt alz celestron mount. Got software working and playing with software on laptop. Got to play with HC to get used to it, a bit of reading and playing around before using it outside. As I am getting into EAA an EQ mount is better. Always have had excellent service from Jacob Digtial and always helpful. Received it before Easter which was great, got it in 2 days. Thanks Jacob Digtial for your exceptionally great service and highly recommend them highly. Now got to get used to taking off and putting on telescope, you do get used to it and becomes easier the more you do it. It was the same when I got my SCT 9.25, harder to mount when new but gets easier.

Jacobs Digital SkyWatcher EQ6-R Pro Belt Drive GoTo Mount Review
Ruggiero L.
New Zealand New Zealand

Very Solid Mount

I love this mount as it is very solid and it has 20kg payload. Unfortunately, the Synscan stopped working after 2 days so I had to bring it back to the store to get it fixed. The team fixed it for free and they told me that Synscan was not working as a pin was corroded. I think Skywatcher should be more careful :)

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