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SkyWatcher EQ6-R Pro Mount Review

12 Aug 2019, 04:58 UTC
SkyWatcher EQ6-R Pro Mount Review
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The Skywatcher EQ6-R is one of Skywatcher’s newest mounts and is a revision of the excellent Skywatcher NEQ6 mount, a favorite equatorial mount among astrophotographers and visual observers alike. The EQ6-R was released in 2017 and is currently one of the most popular mounts for astrophotography at the moment thanks to its new features. Skywatcher is one of the most well-known brands in the EU and Australia for astronomy equipment and is commonly known under the name Orion in the US.
This mount is based on the NEQ6 but includes many improvements that significantly improve ease of use and guiding quality compared to other EQ6 style mounts. In my opinion, this mount is possibly one of the best mounts currently out there in its price range, and certainly the best mount in the EQ6 line up at the moment.
You can use the EQ6-R for visual astronomy, as it is a high-quality mount however it would make more sense to use the mount for astrophotography, as that is what it was built in mind for and many of the revisions included are quite helpful for astrophotography. In this review, I will go over why in my opinion this is one ...

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