Sky-Watcher Pro 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 novice users the user-friendly menu allows automatic slewing to over 13,400 objects. Even an inexperienced astronomer can master its variety of features 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, They also come with features that advanced astronomers can appreciate:

• 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 astro-photography.
• Guiding speed selectable from 0.25X, 0.50X, 0.75X, or 1X.
• Object database containing complete Messier, NGC, and IC catalogues.
• Minimal vibration for steady long-exposure photography.
• Periodic Error Correction.
• PC compatibility.
• Upgradeable hand control via internet download.

Tripod: Stainless Steel Legs
Counterweight Shaft Diameter: 1.8cm
Counterweight Shaft Length: 28.5cm
Mount Weight (without counterweight): 16Kgs
Mount Height: 41cm
Total weight: 23.5kgs (without counterweights)
Motor Type: Microstep driven 1.8 degree stepper motors
Motor Resolution: 0.144 arc sec (or 9.024,000 steps/rev.)
Power Supply: 11 to 15 V DC 2Amp (Tip positive)
Gear Ratio: 705
*13" Dovetail Bar
SynScan Hand Control
See Specifications on the right for more details

  • Recommend for: ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY
Mount Type German Equatorial Go-To
Slow-motion Control Hand Control
Counterweight(s) 2 x 5.1Kgs
Piggyback Bracket n/a
Accessory Tray Yes
Ground Board Diameter n/a
Ground Board Weight(s) n/a
Motor Drive Built-in
Go-to SynScan
Tube Dimension(dia. x length) n/a
Tripod Height 85-147cm
Tripod Weight 7.5kgs
Pedestal Diameter n/a
Pier Diameter n/a
Wheels Diameter n/a
Shipping Weight
Shipping Carton Dimensions

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These extra heavy-duty mount are the largest in Sky-Watcher mount family. Specially designed to support larger telescope tubes, these high-precision equatorial mount features engraved aluminum setting circles and a latitude scale, built-in illuminated polarscope for both North and Southern Hemisphere use, large R.A. and DEC. locking clamps, and retractable counterweight shaft and removeable counterweights. The proposed strong and rigid stainless steel field tripod is remarkably stable with adjustable height. The saddle plate on the top of the mount accepts generic dovetail bars made by Sky-Watcher and many other companies. The dovetail bar is held securely by dual hand clamps. Setting circles are provided on both axes.
The SynTrekTM hand control is designed for the purpose of providing a simple slewing and tracking control. The small and versatile SynTrekTM hand control provides automatic tracking of celestial objects as soon as the power is turned on. The user-friendly interface provides quick access to many other functions the SynTrekTM has to offer.
The HEQ5 and EQ6 SynTrek mounts can be upgraded to computerized SynScan system by simply changing the hand control to SynScan hand control. See HEQ5 and EQ6 Pro mounts for specifications for the mounts and details on the SynScan hand control.
SynTrek Hand Control
Power supply: 11 to 15V DC 2Amp
Motor type and resolution: Microstep driven 1.8 stepper motors. Resolution: 0.144 arc sec (or 9,024,000 steps/rev.)
Slewing speeds: Guiding speed, 4x 8x, 32x, 64x, 800x
Guiding speeds: 1x, 0.75x, 0.5x, 0.25x
Gear ratio: 705
Tracking rates: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar
Tracking Modes: RA tracking

  • Recommend for: DEEP SKY OBSERVING
Mount Type German equatorial
Slow-motion Control Yes
Counterweight(s) 5.1kgx2
Piggyback Bracket
Accessory Tray Large wall-to-wall
Ground Board Diameter
Ground Board Weight(s)
Motor Drive Single axis with hand controller
Tube Dimension(dia. x length)
Tripod Height 71-123cm
Tripod Weight 5.04kg
Pedestal Diameter
Pier Diameter
Wheels Diameter
Shipping Weight
Shipping Carton Dimensions 127cmx24cmx25cm, 44cmx44cmx19cm

Standard accessories may vary.
Contact your local distributor for details