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Sky Watcher EQ6-R Belt Driven Equatorial Mount

SKU: SWEQ6-R Categories: ,

The Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Belt Driven Equatorial Mount with the ST-4 Autoguider port turns this mount into an astrophotography powerhouse, allowing you to utilize most of today’s best autoguiders. Using the integrated RS232 port, you can control the telescope from your computer and take advantage of today’s most advanced astronomy software.

With a weight capacity of 20 kgs, the EQ6-R can easily support an optical tube, imaging accessories and camera.

The EQ6-R Pro uses Stepper motors with a 1.8° step angle and 64 micro steps driven. Stepper motors are quieter than servo motors, providing accuracy up to 1 arc minute without waking your neighbors from buzzing motors.

 

Key features:

  • Beefy equatorial style mount with steel tripod legs
  • Whisper-quiet belt drive
  • SynScan hand controller with 42,000+ object database
  • Payload capacity of 44 lbs
  • Compatible with D & V style mounting plates
  • Illuminated polar finderscope

 

$2,699.00

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The Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Belt Driven Equatorial Mount is the result of years of improvement for a better tracking and reduced backlash in the EQ6 design. The new transmission belts between the motors and worm gears limit the backlash for a superior guiding accuracy. The integrated bubble level and the adjustable tripod legs make the leveling easy, the azimuth and altitude axis can be fine adjusted for a precise polar alignment. On top of that, the included polar scope allows an extremely precise alignment that helps to drastically improve the quality of tracking for astrophotography.

The new features of the EQ6-R are:

  • Transmission belt
  • Heavy duty knobs for azimuth and altitude adjustment
  • Handle on the right ascension axis
  • Wider latitude range (5°-65°)

 

The exceptional SynScan Go-To system allows full control of both R.A. and Dec. axes with 9 slew speeds and 5 arc-minute pointing precision, allowing you to quickly and accurately locate objects across the night sky. The Go-To system can automatically slew the telescope on command toward planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies, clusters and much more. The SynScan has 42,900 memorised celestial objects for an amazing journey in the night sky. The Deep Sky Tour function suggests a list of the most interesting deep sky objects currently visible, so even the novice astronomer can easily observe faint objects at the touch of a button.

The EQ6-R is equipped with a SNAP port for controlling the camera shutter release. Working with the SynScan hand control’s “Camera Control” function, a user can take batch exposures in up to 8 groups of “Exposure-time & Frames”.

 

SynScan Features:

  • Database with 42,900+ objects
  • Messier, Caldwell, NGC, IC & SAO catalogues, Named Stars, Double Stars, Variable Stars, Named Stars
  • One, Two and Three Stars or Brightest Star Alignment
  • Autoguiding feature for astrophotography
  • Pointing Accuracy Enhancement feature (PAE)
  • Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC)
  • Unknown Object Identification feature
  • Pointing accuracy up to 10 arc min
  • Tracking rates: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar
  • Slewing speeds: 1x, 2x, 16x, 32x, 64x, 128x, 400x, 500x, 600x, 800x (3.4°/sec)
  • Motor type: DC servo motors

 

In The Box:

  • German Equatorial Mount EQ6-R
  • Steel Tripod
  • Accessory Tray
  • Integrated Counterweight Bar
  • Illuminated Polar Scope (South and North Hemispheres)
  • SynScan Hand Controller and Cable
  • Counterweights (2x 5kg)
  • Counterweight Bar Extension
  • Power Supply Cord (Lighter Plug)
  • User Manual

 

Specifications:

Model Number SWEQ6-R
Mount Type German Equatorial Mount
Tripod Material Steel
Telescope Mounting V and D Style
Payload 20kg
Mount Head Weight 17.3kg
Tripod Weight 4.5kg
Counterweight Bar Diam. 18mm
Counterweight Bar Length 240mm + 180mm (extension)
Latitude Range 5-65°
Azimuth Range +/- 9°
Power Requirement DC 12~16V – 2A
Pointing Accuracy up 5 arc. min.
Slewing Speed up to 3.4°/sec (800X)
Guiding Speed 0.125X, 0.25X, 0.50X, 0.75X, or 1X
Motors Resolution approx. 0.14 arc-second (9216000 Counts/Rev)