Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro Equatorial GoTo Mount with Tripod Kit

BH #SKEQ6RV2 • MFR #S30300
Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro Equatorial GoTo Mount with Tripod Kit
Key Features
  • Motorized Computer-Controlled EQ Mount
  • SynScan Hand Controller
  • ST-4 Autoguider Port
  • 28-48" Tripod
This Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro Equatorial Mount with Tripod Kit from B&H is ready to hold and guide your telescope as you observe and photograph the night sky. The go-to mount is equipped with an ST4 autoguider port for computer control and comes with Sky-Watcher's SynScan hand controller and its database of more than 42,000 celestial objects. The sturdy 28-48" tripod will support the mount and your OTA and camera.
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Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Overview

This Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro Equatorial Mount with Tripod Kit from B&H is ready to hold and guide your telescope as you observe and photograph the night sky. The go-to mount is equipped with an ST4 autoguider port for computer control and comes with Sky-Watcher's SynScan hand controller and its database of more than 42,000 celestial objects. The sturdy 28-48" tripod will support the mount and your OTA and camera.

Sky-Watcher EQ6-R GoTo EQ Telescope Mount Head

The Sky-Watcher EQ6-R GoTo EQ Telescope Mount Head helps enhance your astrophotography with smooth motorized tracking necessary for capturing striking images of the stars and planets. The mount head is equipped with a built-in ST4 autoguider port so you can control the mount from your computer and take advantage of advanced astronomy software. The smooth 1.8° stepper motor, driven at 64 microsteps, provides up to 1 arcminute accuracy. Sky-Watcher's SynScan hand controller has a database of more than 42,000 objects, and can be connected to a computer with the included RS-232 cable to allow control using most astronomy programs. The built-in polar finder scope employs a circular grid for the northern hemisphere, and the constellation Octans is built into the reticle for users in the southern hemisphere. The mount can be polar-aligned via SynScan in the event Polaris isn't clearly visible. For convenience in transport and storage, the mount head's counterweight bar is retractable.

Mount Details
  • German equatorial design for smooth and accurate tracking
  • 1.8° Stepper motor, 64 microsteps
  • D/V saddle plate is compatible with a wide variety of OTAs
  • ST4 autoguide port for computer-guided tracking
  • Belt drive on both axes minimizes backlash and periodic error
  • Stereo SNAP port for camera focus ands shutter operation
  • Control cable for Canon EOS series camera (cables for other cameras are optional)
Flexible Polar Alignment
  • Built-in illuminated scope for precision polar alignment for long-exposure astrophotography
  • Circular grid reticle for northern hemisphere, with Octans incorporated for southern hemisphere
  • Can be aligned using controller when Polaris isn't clearly visible
SynScan Controller
  • Automatic slewing to more than 42,000 celestial objects
  • Built-in PEC training that can be configured in the field
  • Connect to computer using the supplied RS-232 cable (USB adapter available), enabling control with most astronomy programs
  • Available SynScan Pro app
UPC: 050234030304
Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Tripod

Built to support the EQ6-R telescope mount head, the EQ6-R Tripod from Sky-Watcher offers a stable platform for astronomical observation. The tripod features a working height of 28-48", with sturdy 2" diameter legs that hold the mount head and your telescope steady as you observe and photograph the night sky.

UPC: 050234003032

Sky-Watcher EQ6-R GoTo EQ Telescope Mount Head Specs

Key Specs
Mount Type
German Equatorial
GoTo Capability
Yes
Payload Capacity
44 lb / 20 kg
Motor
Yes
Power Source
Plug-In Power
Mounting
To Camera: Dual Losmandy-/Vixen-Type Saddle
GPS
No
Weight
38 lb / 17.2 kg
Mount
Mount Type
German Equatorial
GoTo Capability
Yes
Payload Capacity
44 lb / 20 kg
Motor
Yes
Altitude Adjustment
Yes
Latitude Adjustment
5 to 65°
Declination Adjustment
Yes
Right Ascension Adjustment
Yes
Counterweight
2x 11.0 lb / 5.0 kg
Polar Axis Scope
Yes (Built In)
General
Power Source
Plug-In Power
Input Power
12 VDC at 4 A
Inputs / Outputs
RS-232/RS-422
Mounting
To Camera: Dual Losmandy-/Vixen-Type Saddle
GPS
No
Dimensions
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight
38 lb / 17.2 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
47.02 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
24.1 x 20.5 x 11.4"

Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Tripod Specs

General
Height
Minimum: 28" / 71.1 cm
Maximum: 48" / 121.9 cm
Leg Diameter
2" / 5.1 cm
Weight
16.5 lb / 7.5 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
45.12 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
45 x 10.75 x 10.63"

Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Reviews

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Mounting plates aren't listed under accessories: ...

Mounting plates aren't listed under accessories: what mounting plate would I need for mounting super-telephoto lenses? (And WHY are none listed under "accessories" for the EQ6-R?)
Asked by: Chris
Your lenses will require that they have a tripod collar to attach a Explore Scientific DSLR Camera Vixen-Style Dovetail Assembly (11") BH #EXDSLRCDA • MFR #DSLRCDA They do come in different lengths.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2021-12-05

does this come with the 110V power adapter? Or do ...

does this come with the 110V power adapter? Or do you have to purchase a separate power supply adapter?
Asked by: BERNARD
The power supply is with the conection to a PC or it needs an aditional battery ?
Answered by: Jaime
Date published: 2023-07-18

Will this work with my Celestron NexStar 130SLT ...

Will this work with my Celestron NexStar 130SLT 130mm f/5 Reflector Telescope?
Asked by: Lisa
Yes, you can
Answered by: John
Date published: 2021-07-29

Will this mount fit on a Celestron CGEM Tripod? ...

Will this mount fit on a Celestron CGEM Tripod? I'm looking to replace my CGEM with a newer mount. Could I just buy the mount and use the old tripod?
Asked by: James
The Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro Equatorial GoTo Mount and Tripod Kit BH #SKEQ6RV2 • MFR #S30300. Mount is not sold seperatly.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2022-02-01

Will this mount fit the Celestron NexStar 8SE?

Will this mount fit the Celestron NexStar 8SE?
Asked by: Roger
The Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro Equatorial GoTo Mount with Tripod Kit BH #SKEQ6RV2 • MFR #S30300 will fit the Celestron 8SE OTA.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2022-06-08

Is this the newer model which includes a USB A ...

Is this the newer model which includes a USB A port for direct PC connection (by passing the hand controller)?
Asked by: Joseph
This is Sky-Watcher product # s30300 as per Sky-Watcher website: https://www.skywatcherusa.com/products/eq6-r-pro
Answered by: John
Date published: 2022-05-15

does this come with the 110v power adapter?

does this come with the 110v power adapter?
Asked by: BERNARD
The Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro Equatorial GoTo Mount with Tripod Kit BH #SKEQ6RV2 • MFR #S30300 does not come with an AC adapter.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2022-05-22

I have a skywatcher 250 model 10 inch. With the ...

I have a skywatcher 250 model 10 inch. With the rings cradle attached it is 32.7 pounds. Will this mount handle it?
Asked by: Russ
Yes beyond a reasonable doubt. MAX LOAD IS 44lbs.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2022-03-06
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