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Sky-Watcher USA

EQ6 Mount (S30100)

  • 1,40500

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Quick Overview

  • Equatorial GoTo mount
  • 40 pound payload capacity
  • SynScan hand controller with 42,000 object database
  • Illuminated built-in polar scope
  • Steel tripod  
  • DC power cord

40-pound Payload

All-metal precision construction makes this mount strong and stable. The EQ6 is a match for any of your favorite Sky-Watcher OTAs

Ultra-quiet Slewing

If you’re tired of listening to mounts trying to impersonate coffee grinders, perhaps you should try this mount instead. Its quiet and smooth operation make for a uniquely enjoyable experience.

SynScan Computerized Hand Controller

With an internal database of over 42,000 astronomical objects the SynScan controller provides hours of effortless navigation of the universe.


Sky-Watcher SynScan mounts have been designed for use by novices and experts alike. These mounts provide extremely high precision tracking and have built in autoguider ports. Even the most demanding experts will be impressed by the capability of these mounts for astrophotography.

For novices the user-friendly menu allows automatic slewing to 42,900+ objects. Even an inexperienced astronomer can master its variety of fea- tures in a few observing sessions. The SynScan Hand Control also has the ability to connect to a computer via a RS-232 cable. Once the connection has been established between the computer and SynScan Hand Control, many commercially available planetarium software programs can be used to control the EQ6 Pro mounts,


  • Positioning Accuracy up to 1 arc minute. Accuracy enhanced by software collimation error (mount mechanical error) compensation.

  • Stepper motors with 1.8° step angle and 64 micro steps driven.

  • Slewing speed up to 3.4°/sec (800X).

  • Auto Guider Interface for astrophotography.

  • Guiding speed selectable from 0.25X, 0.50X, 0.75X or 1X.

  • Object database containing complete Messier, NGC and IC catalogs.

  • Minimal vibration for steady long-exposure photography.

  • Periodic Error Correction.

  • PC compatibility.

  • Upgradeable hand control via internet download.


EQ6 Pro

Base type

Motorized equatorial


Adjustable height, steel tripod legs, accessory tray

Power Requirements

Microstep driven 1.8 degree stepper motors

Motor Drive

DC servo

Slew Speeds

800x, 600x, 400x, 200x, 32x, 16x, 8x, 2x, 1x

Tracking Rates

Sidereal, Lunar, Solar

Tracking Modes

Dual Axis Tracking

Alignment Procedures

One-, two- and three-star alignment

Computer Hand Control

SynScan hand controller, flash upgradeable


Complete Messier, NGC, IC and SAO catalogs, 25 user defined objects, total 42,900 objects

Dovetail Compatibility

Accepts V- and D-style

Mount weight (pounds)

77 (fully loaded with two 11 pound counterweights)

Payload capacity (pounds)


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