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SkyWatcher EQ8-R

US$ 4,672.28

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The Sky-Watcher EQ8-R Pro is an exciting evolutionary progression of the popular EQ8 Pro. The EQ8-R Pro is an extra heavy-duty, observatory class German equatorial mount, with a payload capacity of up to 50kg. Quiet in operation, the EQ8-R is supplied with the Synscan Go-To handset and can automatically find and track over 42,900 celestial objects from its extensive computer database.

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This version is the mount head only, to install onto a static pier. Two 10kg counterweights and the Synscan computerised handset are supplied with both options. The mount is also compatible with the optional Synscan™ Wi-Fi adaptor and Synscan Pro Apps which can control the mount wirelessly.

Specifications:
Payload Capacity (excl. counterweights): 50kg
Latitude Adjustment Range: 10° to 65°
Azimuth Adjustment Range: +/- 10°
Mount Head Weight (excl. tripod): 25.8kg
Pier Tripod (optional): 29.4kg
Counterweights: 2 x 10kg
Counterweight Rod: 2.6kg
Power Requirement: 11 to 16 Volts DC (Higher voltage preferred), 55W
Motors: 0.9° Hybrid Stepper Motor
Transmission: 435:1 Worm Drive + 256 Micro-Step/0.9° Stepper Motor
Resolution: 44,544,000 Counts/Rev, approx 0.03 Arc-Second
Maximum Slewing Speed: 3.7° per Second
Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar Rates
Auto-Guiding Speeds: 0.125x, 0.25x, 0.5x, 0.75x & 1x
PPEC: 200 Segments Permanent PEC 
Polar Alignment: By software control or optional Polarscope
Hand Controller: Synscan with 42,900+ Object Database
Control also possible with Synscan Pro Application for Windows via USB, Synscan Pro App for iOS and Android with optional Wi-Fi Dongle
4 x USB Ports and 3 x Power Outlets for Peripheral Devices
Paired RJ10, RJ12 and RJ45 modular jacks
DSLR Snap Port / Batch Exposures Function
Auto Home Function
Synscan Celestial Object Catalogue: Messier, NGC, IC, SAO, Caldwell, Double-Star, Variable Star, Named Star, Planets
Pointing Accuracy: Up to 5 arc-minutes (RMS)

The Sky-Watcher EQ8-R Pro mount head is an exciting evolutionary progression of the popular EQ8 Pro. The EQ8-R Pro is an extra heavy-duty, observatory class German equatorial mount, with a payload capacity of up to 50kg. Quiet in operation, the EQ8-R is supplied with the Synscan Go-To handset and can automatically find and track over 42,900 celestial objects from its extensive computer database.

This version is supplied as the mount head only, to install onto a static pier. Two 10kg counterweights and the Synscan computerised handset are supplied with both options. The mount is also compatible with the optional Synscan™ Wi-Fi adaptor and Synscan Pro Apps which can control the mount wirelessly.

Improvements over the previous EQ8 model include:

• Cable management system for reduced tangling.

• Improved Connectivity

• Improved installation position of motors for improved balance.

• Improved clutch mechanism provides more holding strength.

• Improved dovetail groove knob for added comfort and increased locking power.

• Belt drive on the DEC axes for quiet slewing

Additional Information

Additional Information

ManufacturerSky-Watcher
NameSkyWatcher EQ8-R
MPNSK-EQ8-R-HEAD
EAN0650414294726
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Mount typeGo-To Equatorial

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