Sky-Watcher EQ6-Ri Mount (Wi-Fi)

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Sky-Watcher EQ6-Ri Mount (Wi-Fi)

  • Sky-Watcher EQ6-Ri Mount (Wi-Fi)
  • 2 x 11-Pound Counterweights
  • Wi-Fi Adapter
  • DC Power Chord
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty

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Sky-Watcher EQ6-Ri Mount (Wi-Fi)

The Sky-Watcher EQ6-Ri Mount has a massive 44-pound payload capacity that supports OTA, guiders, cameras, filters, and more.

The Industry's Most Popular Mount

With the included Wi-Fi adapter and the SynScan Pro app (available for free through the Apple and Google Play stores), even an inexperienced astronomer can master the EQ6-Ri’s variety of features in a few observing sessions.

An Astrophotography Powerhouse

The EQ6-Ri boasts a plethora of features to support astrophotographers in their craft. The built-in ST-4 autoguider port turns this mount into an astrophotography powerhouse, allowing you to use most of today’s best autoguiders. Using the supplied USB-B cable, you can control the telescope from your computer and take advantage of today’s most advanced astronomy software. With a weight capacity of 44 pounds, the EQ6-Ri can handily support an optical tube, imaging accessories, and camera.

Silent Yet Precise Slewing

The EQ6-Ri Pro uses stepper motors with a 1.8-degree step angle and 64 micro steps driven. Stepper motors are quieter than servo motors, providing accuracy of up to 1 arc minute without waking your neighbors to the tune of buzzing motors.

Flexible Polar Alignment

Sky-Watcher includes an illuminated polar scope to aid the polar alignment process. The polar scope features a circular grid reticle for the Northern Hemisphere, consistent with today’s popular polar alignment apps. For astronomers in the Southern Hemisphere, the constellation Octans is built into the reticle as well. Even without a clear view of Polaris, the EQ6-Ri Pro can be polar aligned using our free SynScan Pro app. Simply choose one of the visible stars listed and use the latitude adjustment screws to center it in the eyepiece.

Bundle of Accessories

As customary with all Sky-Watcher products, there is an assortment of accessories included with the EQ6-Ri Pro mount. A retractable counterweight bar is supplied, allowing for easier transportation. Also, two 11-pound counterweights are included to help balance any payload. The EQ6-Ri Pro features a saddle compatible with both D- and V-style mounting plates, giving users the flexibility to use multiple optical tubes, even if the mounting plate is different.

Sky-Watcher EQ6-Ri Mount

General Mount Info

  • Mount type: EQ
  • GoTo: Yes
  • Payload capacity: 44 lb
  • Mount head weight: 38 lb
  • Tripod weight: 16.5 lb
  • Fully assembled weight (with weights): 76.5
  • Tripod leg diameter: 2 inch
  • Mounting saddle type: D/V
  • Power type: 12V (4 amp minimum)
  • Clutch: Locking lever
  • Polar scope: Built-in
  • Latitude range (degrees): May-65

Computer/Drive System Info

  • Object database: 42900+
  • Controller: Optional (SynScan hand controller)
  • WiFi: Included WiFi adapter
  • Polar align assist: Yes
  • PC direct connect port: Yes
  • Auto guide: Yes
  • Permanent periodic correction: Yes
  • Dual encoders: No
  • DSLR enterface: Yes
  • Included weights: 11 lb
  • Motor type: Stepper
  • Drive system: Belt

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