The EQ6 paralactic assembly is a precise instrument capable of working under a high load (up to 25 kg), available at a very favorable price. The assembly works well for visual observations as well as for short-time unchecked (non-guided) exposures using CCD cameras with most conventional telescopes. It easily cooperates with refractors with an aperture up to 200 mm (8 ") and Newtons with an aperture up to 350 mm (14"). The installation has a white finish and weighs 17 kg.
The EQ6 assembly head has engraved aluminum adjusting rings and a scale of latitude. In addition, it is equipped with a polar scope and its mounting, level indicator, solid locking clamps in the RA and DEC axes, a drive mounted in both axes and an extending counterbalance rod with counterweights. The set includes two counterweights, each weighing 5.4 kg. The drive of both axes is controlled by means of a remote control equipped with a switch enabling selection of working options for both hemispheres - north and south, and selection of rotation speeds (2x, 4x and 16x) of blue sphere tracking (star speed) .
The tripod is based on a two-inch diameter legs made of stainless steel profiles, thus guaranteeing maximum stability of the entire system. Adjusting the height of the tripod with the EQ6 mounting is possible from 1069 mm in the lowest setting up to 1544 mm in the highest setting when the tripod legs are maximally distributed. The height of the mount itself (without a tripod) EQ6 is 406 mm. Mounting the optical tube for assembly is possible with the "dovetail" mounting rail available in the Celestron offer or other manufacturers of astronomical equipment.
Warning! This is a new version with the SynTrek system. The assembly was equipped with stepper motors. To convert it to the GoTo version, all you need is a SynScan remote control.