Sky-Watcher EQ6 GoTo Equatorial Mount

Sky-Watcher EQ6 GoTo Equatorial Mount

Sky-Watcher EQ6 GoTo Equatorial Mount

B&H # SKEQ6GTEM MFR # S30100
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Product Highlights

  • Motorized and Computer-Guided EQ Mount
  • Positioning Accuracy up to 1 arc minute
  • Illuminated Polar Alignment Scope
  • Ten Slew Speeds from 1x to 1000x
  • SynScan 42,900-Object Hand Controller
  • One / Two / Three-Star Alignment
  • Flash Upgradeable via Internet Download
  • Heavy-Duty Stainless Steel Tripod
  • Losmandy/Vixen Dual Saddle
  • Center Stabilizer Bar
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  • 1Description

Sky-Watcher's EQ6 GoTo Equatorial Mount features dual stepper servo motors, the SynScan computer hand controller, a stainless steel adjustable tripod, and built-in illuminated polar scope. For precise tracking, as required during long-exposure astrophotography or observation sessions, the EQ6 has the capability for you to program out the Periodic Error Correction (PEC) common to all worm gears. With a maximum payload capacity of up to 40 lbs, this mount is ideal for most medium to large refractor, reflector, or catadioptric OTAs and still be able to handle imaging rigs. The mount features a dual mounting saddle with compatibility for Vixen or Losmandy-style dovetail plates.

The SynScan system has an internal database of 42,900 celestial objects including the complete Messier, NGC and IC catalogs and 25 user-defined objects. To keep it current its firmware is updateable through the built-in serial port via updates downloaded through the Internet. Using the same computer connection, the SynScan can be controlled with many popular astronomy software systems for additional versatility. With multiple alignment options, ten slew speeds, and automatic tracking capabilities, finding and keeping objects centered in the field of view is easy no matter if you're viewing the fast-moving Moon or much slower deep space subjects.

The heavy-duty tripod has a center stabilizer bar that allows users to lock the accessory tray into the legs to provide additional stabilization and vibration reduction. Spiked feet give the tripod a sure-footing in rough, uneven, and soft ground. With a total weight of 77 lbs, including the two 11 lb counterweights, this mount and tripod provides a strong and sturdy platform for most of your astronomical observation and imaging needs.

Mount
  • Motorized and computer-guided equatorial mount with 40 lb payload capacity
  • Dual-axis tracking with Sidereal, Lunar, Solar tracking rates
  • Losmandy/Vixen dual saddle accepts any compatible OTA up to 40 lb
  • Built-in illuminated polar alignment scope for faster set-up
  • 64 microstep driven 1.8° stepper DC servo motors
  • Slew speeds: 1000x, 800x, 600x, 400x, 200x, 32x, 16x, 8x, 2x, 1x
  • Guiding speed selectable from 0.25X, 0.50X, 0.75X or 1X
  • Positioning Accuracy up to 1 arc minute
  • Auto Guider interface for astrophotography
  • Etched indicators on RA and Dec axes
  • Clutches for manual manipulation
SynScan Hand Controller
  • Wired hand-held computer controller for mount
  • 42,900 object database including the complete Messier, NGC and IC catalogs
  • 25 user-defined objects
  • Alignment assistance: One / two / three-star alignment
  • Periodic Error Correction (PEC) removes inaccuracies inherent in gears and allows for more accurate tracking, especially for long-exposure astrophotography
  • Connect to a computer via user-supplied RS-232 cable
  • Flash upgradeable via internet download
Tripod
  • 77 lb total weight minimizes vibrations
  • Corrosion-resistant stainless steel legs
  • Two-section adjustable height
  • Accessory tray with 1.25" and 2" eyepiece holders
  • Center stabilizer bar locks tray against legs to increase stability and reduce vibrations
  • Spiked feet provides a sure footing in rough or soft earth
Counterweight and Shaft
  • Counterweight shaft retracts into mount to reduce or eliminate interference with tripod or other equipment
  • Stainless steel counterweight shaft
  • Includes two 11 lb counterweights
UPC: 050234301008
In the Box
Sky-Watcher EQ6 GoTo Equatorial Mount
  • 12VDC Car/Vehicle Power Cord
  • SynScan Handcontroller
  • 2 x 11 lb Counterweights
  • Counterweight Bar
  • Limited Two-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Mount Type German equatorial
    Load Capacity 40.0 lb / 18.1 kg
    Motor 64 micro-step DC servos
    GO-TO Capability Yes. SynScan hand controller
    Polar Axis Scope Built-in, illuminated
    Includes Tripod/Pier Yes
    Power Source 12 VDC
    Weight 77 lb / kg, including counterweights
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 91.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 45.0 x 21.0 x 19.5"

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