AZ-EQ6 SynScan
Go-To Mounts
Product Features

The Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6 SynScan mount gives optimal stability and pointing accuracy for a wide variety of heavy professional photo and video equipment. It is a hybrid mount with alt-azimuth capability for general use and equatorial capability for astrophotography use. Supplied with a SynScan handset with dual AZ/EQ firmware, it can automatically find and track 42,900+ celestial objects with its database.

AZ-EQ6 SynScan is capable of carrying heavy-duty photographic equipment for professional shooting and video recording. It is a very efficient transportable mount weighing only 15 kg, for a load capacity of 20 kg (counterweight excluded).

Freedom Find™ - tracking made easy!

With the patented Freedom Find (dual-encoder) technology which allows the telescope to be moved manually or electronically in either axis without losing its alignment or positional information. After moving to a new object the telescope will automatically begin to track the new object accurately. No re-setup is required in one observing session.

 

  • German Equatorial / Alt-Az dual mode

  • Permanent periodic error correction(PPEC). PPEC can be trained with Autoguider or PC.

  • Belt drive - Super smooth PE curve. Low backlash, silent slewing

  • DSLR Electronic Shutter Release Port for batch exposures of astrophotography. 

  • Include two dual-fit (45mm/75mm) saddle for mounting two telescopes. 

  • New motor controller with higher torque and accuracy.  

  • Driving Resolution: Approximately 0.14 arc seconds 

  • Autoguider Port 

  • PEC control in EQ mode 

  • Alignment methods: 1, 2, or 3-star alignment (EQ) / brightest star or 2-star alignment (AZ)    

  • Telescope Connection: 2 x dual-fit saddle plates supplied accepting 45mm & 75mm dovetail bars 

  • RA/DEC Worm Gears: D=92.5mm, 180 teeth, brass 

  • RA/DEC Axes: D=40mm, steel 

  • Latitude Adjustment Range: 10° to 70° (EQ), 90° (AZ) 

  • Azimuth Adjustment Range: About ± 9°

 

 


"This hefty mount can operate as either an altazimuth or an equatorial, promising accurate GoTo and tracking. We put in through its paces." 

Review in SkyNews by Alan Dyer | Read Full Review

 

Specifications
Tripod Height 127 cm ( 50") 
Tracking Rates Sidereal / Solar / Lunar rate 
Guiding Speed from 0.125x, 0.25x, 0.5x, 0.75x, 1x 
Mount Type EQ/Alt-AZ Dual Mode 
Counter Weight 2x 5 kg 
Accessory Tray Large wall to wall 
Motor Drive 1.8° Hybrid Stepper Motor 
GOTO System SynScan Hand Control 
Tripod Weight 7.5 kg, 2" steel tripod 
Shipping Weight 21kg + 20 kg 
Shipping Dimensions 118x28x29cm3; 53x52x32 cm3 
Power Supply DC11~16V 4A 
Payload Capacity 20 kg (counterweight excluded) 
Tracking Modes Alt-azimuth / Equatorial mode 
Slewing Speed up to 4.2°/sec (800x)