equatorial mounts and tripods

Sky-Watcher NEQ6 Pro SynScan GoTo Mount w/ Dual Saddle & Extension Shaft - BD180122

Sky-Watcher   ——   SKU: SKY-BD180122
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About the Sky-Watcher NEQ6 Pro SynScan Mount w/ Dual Saddle & Extension Shaft...

Sky-Watcher NEQ6 PRO SkyScan Mount is the name for the new generation of professional quality telescopes and mounts of the Sky-Watcher range, targeted at the most discerning and critical observers.


Sky-Watcher NEQ6 PRO SkyScan Mounts are manufactured to extremely high levels of optical and mechanical precision, undergoing very strict quality control procedures and testing by specially assigned technicians, to ensure the highest standards of quality and performance are consistently maintained. There is a pole-finder telescope supplied with the EQ6 Mount that can be used for accurate polar alignment. This method of polar alignment is sufficient for virtually all visual use of the telescope.


Designed for amateur astronomers seeking superior equatorial control and the ease of a precision computerized GOTO system, the Sky-Watcher NEQ6 PRO SkyScan Mount is your answer. The Sky-Watcher EQ6 PRO SkyScan is designed with the novice user in mind. With the user-friendly pushbutton hand control, locating and viewing the treasures of the night sky becomes as easy as a walk in the park. The hand control allows you to point the telescope at a specific object or even tour the skies at the touch of a button. The user-friendly menu system allows automatic slewing to over 13,400 objects. Even an inexperienced astronomer can master its variety of features in a few observing sessions.



Sky-Watcher NEQ6 Pro SynScan Mount w/ Dual Saddle & Extension Shaft Features...


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



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



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



  • Auto Guider Interface for astro-photography.



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



  • Object database containing complete M, NGC, and IC catalogues.



  • Minimal vibration for steady long-exposure photography.

    Periodic error correction (PEC).



Sky-Watcher NEQ6 Pro SynScan Mount w/ Dual Saddle & Extension Shaft Specifications...

Mount Type: German Equatorial

Telescope Mounting: Tube Rings

Slow-motion Control: R.A. & Dec (motor controlled)

Tripod: 2" Diameter Stainless Steel Pipe

Tripod Height: 85-147cm

Tripod Weight: 7.5Kgs

Counterweight Shaft Diameter: 1.8cm

Counterweight Shaft Length: 28.5cm

Counterweight Shaft Material: Stainless Steel

Mount Weight: 16Kgs

Mount Height: 41cm

Counterweight: Two, 5.1Kgs each

Total Weight: 23.5Kgs (counterweight not included)

Power Supply: 12 VDC 2Amp (Tip positive)

Motor Type: Micro step driven 1.8 degree 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: 705

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 13,436 objects.

Sky-Watcher Product Number: BD180122