Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro SynScan Equatorial Mount

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Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro SynScan Equatorial Mount

Brand: Skywatcher
SKU: SWEQ6-R
$2,399.00 $2,299.00 AUD
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SkyWatcher EQ6-R PRO SYNSCAN – A NEW LEGEND IS BORN!

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

SPECIFICATIONS

  • 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)
  • Integral SNAP camera control port
  • Dual-Fit 45mm/75mm Dovetail Saddle
  • Polar Alignment Scope

We are happy to announce the official release of SkyWatcher’s newest German Equatorial Mount – the SkyWatcher EQ6R Pro with SynScan controller.
Improving on the solid foundation of the venerable NEQ6, this mount is packed with features making it ideal for serious visual or astrophotography applications.

  • NEW belt drives significantly reduce backlash for improved guiding performance.
  • NEW improved latitude adjustment and scale for easier polar alignment.
  • NEW body design and carry handle for improved portability and set-up.
  • NEW RJ45 SynScan connector plug (confirmed compatible with Shoestring USB2EQ5 cable)
  • NEW Bezel screw fit power connector for stable power supply
  • Improved dual saddle accepts both Vixen plates (45mm) and Losmandy plates (75mm)

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