Skywatcher AZ EQ6 Pro Goto



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


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)


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