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  • N-EQ6 SynScan mount N-EQ6 SynScan mount

N-EQ6 SynScan mount

Product code: SK-NEQ6-SYNSCAN

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Quick Overview

When you need to install a parabolic antenna or a big heavy optical tube and you search for a computerized mount that provides automatic tracking and goto functions, the costs become usually high.

But not for the N-EQ6 SynScan SkyWatcher mount that, at a very affordable price, offers many advanced features such as high load capacity, high precision pointing / tracking and SynScan handpad with 13400 database objects in memory.

Availability: In stock

VAT 22% incl.
if you pay by bank transfer €1,349.27


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.


Main features:
- 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.

Technical Specifications

Mount type Equatorial GOTO
Load capacity (Kg) 20
Control hand pad Yes
Tripod Yes
Polar finder 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

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