Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6 Mount

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This Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6 Mount with SynScan GoTo is a hybrid mount with dual alt-azimuth and equatorial capabilities for both general use and astrophotography. It supports a wide range of heavy professional photo and video equipment by providing ideal stability and pointing accuracy. Includes SynScan hand controller with dual AZ/EQ firmware featuring a database of more than 42,900 celestial objects that can all be automatically found and tracked.

Capable of carrying heavy-duty photographic equipment weighing up to 44 pounds for professional shooting and video recording, the AZ-EQ6 SynScan Mount, at only 33 pounds, is not only highly efficient, but highly portable as well.

Sky-Watcher's Freedom Find dual-encoder technology facilitates both manual and electronic movement in either axis without alignment or positional data being lost. Once you have moved to a new object, the telescope will henceforth automatically track said object with great precision. Additional setups are not required in a single observing session.

Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6 SynScan Mount Highlights

  • German Alt-Az/Equatorial dual mode
  • Permanent periodic error correction (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 astrophotography exposures.
  • Includes a pair of dual-fit (45 mm and 75 mm) saddles 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)
  • RA/DEC Worm Gears: D=92.5 mm, 180 teeth, brass
  • RA/DEC Axes: D=40 mm, steel
  • Latitude Adjustment Range: 10º - 70º (EQ); 10º - 90º (AZ)
  • Azimuth Adjustment Range: About +/- 9º

Model Number

Mount Type
Dual Alt-Az/Equatorial
Type of Mount Electronics
Computerized - GoTo
Weight Capacity (lb.)
44 lbs.
Mount Includes Tripod or Pier?
Power Requirements
11~16V DC @ 4A
Objects in Database
Includes Manual Slow Motion Controls?
Mount Slew Speeds
Up to 4.2°/sec (800x)
Motor Type
1.8º Hybrid Stepper Motor
Tracking Rates
Sidereal, Solar, Lunar
Tracking Modes
Equatorial, Altazimuth
Mount Latitude Range (°)
10 - 70 (EQ); 10 - 90 (AZ)
Includes Integrated WiFi?
Included Accessory Ports
Autoguiding, DSLR
Includes GPS?
Periodic Error Correction?
Yes, plus PPEC
Saddle Type
Dual - Vixen or Losmandy
Hand Controller Included
Yes - SynScan
Counterweight Total Weight (lb.)
Mount Weight (lb.)
Sky-Watcher 2 Year Limited
Tripod Weight (lb.)
Tripod Leg Diameter (in.)
Tripod Height Range (in.)
50 max
Tripod Leg Material
Stainless Steel/Steel
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