Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Equatorial Go-To Mount

Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Equatorial Go-To Mount
Item # SW-S30300
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  • Weight Capacity: 44 lbs (20 kg)
  • Go-To Object Database: 42,000+
  • Hand Controller: Sky-Watcher Syn-Scan
  • Steel Tripod Included
  • Special Features: Built in Illuminated Polar Scope


OPT is happy to present the upgraded and improved version of Sky-Watcher's EQ6 mount; The EQ6-R Equatorial Go-To Mount! Sky-Watcher entered the construction and design of this new mount with the primary goal of surpassing their already popular E6-6 Go-To mount, and have certainly succeeded. With enhanced rigidity, stability, and payload capacity the Sky-Watcher EQ6-R has improved on all the basic parameters that make an equatorial mount great, increasing the payload capacity to an impressive 44lbs while also ensuring greater stability for the mount as a whole when holding that weight. And it's not just hardware improvements with this mount either; the EQ6-R also boasts improved electronics and software compatibility that meld cleanly with the hardware changes to produce a variety of high quality improvements. This includes permanent periodic error correction, zero-play power transmission, and high precision latitude adjustment even at the maximum load capacity. One completely new feature is the SNAP jack that permits camera control. The design of the mount as a whole has been overhauled for ergonomics with a convenient carrying handle for transport.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU SW-S30300
Head Design Equatorial
Tripod or Pier Included? Yes
GPS Included? Yes
Electronics Included Computerized - GoTo
Manufacturer Sky-Watcher
Hand Controller Included Sky-Watcher SynScan
# of Counterweights Included 2
Weight of Counterweights 11 lbs Each
Objects in Database 42,000 +
Mount Special Features Illuminated Polar FInder, Integrated Polar Finder
Weight Capacity 44 lbs
Questions & Answers

Product Questions

This mount shows GPS included. Does it mean that I don't have to enter Longitude/Latitude and elevation information to Syn-Scan? All other vendor's product description shows GPS not included (Sold separately). I would like to verify that the vendor can add or remove GPS functionality or it must be manufacturer built-in. Thanks.
Is the overall weight of the mount any lighter than the NEQ-6 Pro, or about the same?
The carry handle looks to be a great addition!
When does this mount start shipping?
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