Skywatcher NEQ6 SynScan Pro Mounting -

The latest model NEQ6 Skyscan Pro mount is the next generation of professional quality mountings from Skywatcher.

Now features both standard Skywatcher 45mm Saddle Plate and enlarged Skywatcher 75mm Saddle Plate.

Featuring the a heavy duty EQ6 Pro mounting driven by the Synscan goto controller with it's built in 13400 object database.

The EQ6 Synscan Pro is easy to use and features a novice friendly menu system.

The mount includes engraved setting circles a latitude scale and an illuminated pole finder telescope. The retractable counterweight shaft aids portability.

The precision worms are pre-loaded with ball bearings for smooth tracking and slewing.

The mount also includes an autoguider socket and periodic error correction (PEC) for unguided imaging.

Ian's Thoughts:

We have tested quite a few EQ6 Pro Mounts now and have found the tracking and guiding quality to be very good for such a low cost mount. The EQ6 Pro works and reacts well to an autoguider and is an excellent budget choice for astro imaging with a wide variety of different scopes.

Technical Specs:

Power Supply: 12 VDC 2Amp
Motor Type: Microstep driven 1.8 stepper motors Resolution: 0.144 arc sec (or 9,024,000 steps/rev.)
Slew Speeds: 2X, 8X, 16X, 32X, 64X, 400X, 500X, 600X, 800X Gear Ratio:
Tracking Rate: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar.
Tracking Modes: Dual Axis, R.A. Tracking.
Alignment Methods: One-star Alignment, Two-star Alignment, Three-star Alignment.
Database: 25 user defined objects. Complete M, NGC, and IC catalogues. Total 13,400 objects.

Telescope Mounting: Tube Rings.
Mount Type: German Equatorial.
Tripod: 2in Diameter Stainless Steel Pipe.
Tripod Weight: 7.5Kgs
Tripod Height: 85-147cm.
Slow-motion Control: R.A. & Dec (motor controlled)
Counterweight Shaft Material: Stainless Steel.
Mount Weight: 16Kgs
Counterweight Shaft Daimeter: 1.8cm
Mount Height: 41cm