Product code: 10217-20855
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Superb 180mm optics with one quality 2" eyepiece, 9x50 finder and 2" diagonal provide excellent results for discerning observers, compact large aperture optical tube ready to attach to standard mounts such as the EQ5 and EQ6. Enjoy exceptional views with this large aperture Mak, ideal for high resolution planetary observers who want Apo type performance in a compact tube. Unlike SCT designs the Maksutov rarely if ever requires collimation and due to the small central obstructions excells at high contrast planetary, lunar and double star observation.

Magnifications with eyepieces supplied: x96
Highest Practical Power (Potential): x540
Diameter of Primary Mirror: 180mm
Telescope Focal Length: 2700mm (f/15)
Eyepieces Supplied (2): 28mm
9x50 Finderscope & Bracket
2/50.8mm Star Diagonal
Dovetail Mounting Bar

EQ6-R Pro GOTO Mount:

EQ6-R PRO Synscan - a new legend is born!

The new EQ6-R PRO Synscan Computerised Go-To mounting is an exciting evolutionary progression of the continuing legend that is the EQ6 PRO. The modern optimised design of the EQ6-R PRO incorporates features that serious imagers will immediately appreciate, such as;

Increased Payload capacity of 20kg for Astro-Photography

Synchronous Belt Driven, resulting in minimal backlash - Even quieter, smoother operation and better results when guiding. Higher Torque.

Superior Latitude adjustment controls with greater range of latitudes possible

Built-in SNAP camera control port

PPEC worm gear and worm periodic error correction function (avoids having to constantly re-train)

Built-in carrying handle for convenient transportation

The supplied computerised Synscan hand control allows you to control the mount to point your telescope at a specific object or even tour the skies at the touch of a button. The user-friendly menu system allows automatic slewing to 42,000+ night sky objects from it's extensive database.


  • Mount Type: German Equatorial
  • Maximum Payload (Counterweights excluded): 20kg (for Astro-Photography)
  • Latitude Adjustment Range: 5º to 65º
  • Azimuth Adjustment Range: About ±9 º
  • Mount Weight (Tripod excluded): 17.3 kg
  • Counterweights Supplied: 2 x 5kg
  • Tripod Supplied: 2-inch stainless steel, 7.5kg Weight
  • Counterweight Rod: 18mm Diameter, Length 240mm + 180mm
  • Power Requirement: DC11~16V 4A
  • Motors: 1.8 º Hybrid Stepper Motors
  • Transmission: 180:1 Worm Drive + 48:12 Timing Belt Drive + 64 Micro-step/1.8º Stepper Motor Drive
  • Gear Ratio: 720
  • Resolution: 9216000 Counts/Rev., approx. 0.14 arc-second
  • Maximum Slewing Speed: 4.2 degrees/second
  • Tracking Rate: Sidereal rate, solar rate, lunar rate
  • Tracking Mode: Equatorial mode
  • Auto-guiding Speed: 0.125X, 0.25X, 0.5X, 0.75X, 1X
  • PEC: 100 Segments Permanent PEC (PPEC)
  • Hand Controller: SynScan
  • Database: 42000+ Objects
  • Celestial Object Catalogue: Messier, NGC, IC, SAO, Caldwell, Double Star, Vari-able Star, Named Star, Planets
  • Pointing Accuracy: Up to 5 arc-minutes (RMS)
  • Integral SNAP camera control port
  • Dual-Fit 45mm/75mm Dovetail Saddle
  • Polar Alignment Scope

Product Info

MPN 10217-20855
Brand Skywatcher
Product Code 10217-20855