110-pound (50 kg) Payload
All-metal precision internal construction makes this mount strong and stable. The EQ8-R is a perfect fit for even the largest OTAs Sky-Watcher has to offer.
Belt-drive On Both Axes
Belt drives provide minimal backlash and significantly reduced periodic error, which mean smoother, more accurate tracking.
Integrated Cable Management System
Built-in USB 3.0, power, and serial ports eliminate cable drag and reduces the worry of cable snags
On-axis Renishaw Encoder
A Renishaw incremental 11.8 million tick encoder is installed on the RA axis of the EQ8-Rh virtually eliminating Periodic Error
Building on the legacy of Sky-Watcher’s popular EQ8 mount, the EQ8-Rh introduces a variety of upgrades and enhancements that make observatory-class astrophotography easier than ever.
Whisper-quiet dual belt drives greatly reduce Periodic Error while providing enhanced tracking and guiding. The fully realized cable management system eliminates cable drag and makes remote set-ups ridiculously convenient.
The EQ8-Rh features an on-axis Renishaw 11.8 million tick incremental encoder on the RA axis, virtually eliminating Periodic Error during tracking and allowing for extremely precise guiding for even the most demanding astrophotographers.
The EQ8-R has an available optional polar scope available, making polar alignment quick and easy
Cable management features four USB 3.0 ports, three 2.1mm power ports and three serial ports
Rock-solid, all-metal construction delivers a staggering 110 pounds of payload capacity
|Mount Type||High-capacity motorized equatorial (EQ)|
|Tripod||Heavy-duty pier tripod|
|Payload Capacity (lbs)||110|
|Mount Head Height (head by itself)||19.5"|
|Mount Head Weight (lbs)||56.8"|
|Mount with Tripod max height||58.625"|
|Mount with Tripod min height||49.75"|
|Tripod max height (no mount head)||39.125"|
|Tripod min height (no mount head)||30.25"|
|Tripod leveling pads min height||4"|
|Tripod Weight (lbs)||64.8|
|Tripod Leg Diameter||2.36"|
|Mounting Saddle Type||D-style|
|Power Type||DC11~16V, 3 amp|
|Cable management||Four USB 3.0 ports, Three 2.1mm power ports, Three serial connections|
|Polar Scope||Sold seperately|
|Latitude Range (degrees)||10° to 65°|
|Computer/Drive System Info|
|Object Database||Complete Messier, NGC, IC and SAO catalogs, 25 user defined objects, total 42,900 objects|
|Controller||SynScan hand controller, flash upgradeable, or PC direct, OR SynScan Pro app and Wi-Fi adapter|
|Alignment Procedures||One-, two- and three-star alignment|
|Slew Speeds||1000x, 800x, 600x, 400x, 200x, 32x, 16x, 8x, 2x, 1x|
|WiFi||Optional WiFi dongle|
|GPS||Optional SynScan GPS sold seperately|
|Included Weights||22lbs (two)|
|Motor Type||0.9° hybrid stepper motor|
|California Residents||View Proposition 65 Warning|
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