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The SkyWatcher N-EQ6 SynScan mount is, by many years, the reference point on the world market for equatorial mounts as it offers an unbeatable price / performance ratio. It's therefore suitable for those seeking the most economical solution to achieve an amateur radio telescope capable of recording even radio-images of the sky or for anyone who owns a classic optical tube and also want to dedicate to astrophotography.
- Computerized equatorial mount with motor drive on two axes, hand control, tripod, n.2 5 Kg counterweights and polar scope
- SynScan hand control with automatic pointing and tracking of celestial objects, PC remote control, pointing error correction, upgradeable via internet.
- 13400 objects internal database with Messier, NGC and IC catalogs
- Mechanical structure with high load capacity (up to 25 Kg), sturdy tripod with 5 cm in diameter steel field legs.
Use for amateur radio astronomy:
This mount is the cheapest model with sufficient load capacity to support our WEB230 2.3 meters diameter parabolic antenna. It is therefore the ideal choice for those looking for a mount at the best price possible to build his own radio telescope. Thanks to SynScan hand control you can control remotely using our RadioUniverse software (via the ASCOM platform) to point the antenna accurately to any area of the sky that you want to explore. Note: the computer connection cable that came with the mount is only 1.5 meters long then, to control it remotely, you must also purchase a special extension.
Use for amateur astronomy:
Due to the high load capacity, the N-EQ6 SynScan mount can support many optical tubes as Newton up to 30 cm, Schmidt-Cassegrain up to 11"-12" or refractors up to 150mm in diameter. It is also equipped with high-precision micro-step motors, ST4 autoguider port and PEC function (control periodic error). It is therefore also suitable for those who want to dedicate to astrophotography. All in one yet transportable product and therefore also suitable for amateurs who often travel in search of low light pollution skies.
|Mount type||Equatorial GOTO|
|Load capacity (Kg)||20|
|Control hand pad||Yes|
|Counterweights||2 x 5 Kg|
|Motors||64 micro steps|
|Maximum slewing speed||3.4°/sec (800X)|
|ST4 autoguider port||Yes|
|Dovetail bar fitting||Vixen + Losmandy|
|Periodic error control||Yes|
|Counterweight shaft diameter||1,8 cm|
|Counterweight shaft length||28,5 cm|
|Mount head weight||16 Kg|
|Tripod weight||6,5 Kg|
|Power supply||11-15 V 2A|