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Sky-Watcher EQ8-R Equatorial Mount

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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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Delivery 1-5 Days

£ 2,999.00 Tax included

1-5 Days UK Delivery*

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Available either complete with pier tripod or 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

 

**Please note Freedom-Find encoders are not present on the EQ8-R**

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 (Both axes belt driven)
  • 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

Delivery dimensions

  • 67x67x55 cms
  • Weight 50kg
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