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Sky-Watcher EQ8-Rh Mount with Pier Tripod

Condition: Brand New in Original Packaging

SKU: S30701

Features

  • 110 pounds of payload capacity
  • Integrated cable management system
  • On-axis Renishaw Encoder
  • All-metal precision internal construction
  • Belt-drive on Both Axes

Product Description

The EQ8-Rh introduces a variety of upgrades and enhancements that make observatory-class astrophotography easier than ever. 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.

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

Reduces Periodic Error

Whisper-quiet dual belt drives greatly reduces Periodic Error while providing enhanced tracking and guiding. The fully realized cable management system eliminates cable drag and makes remote set-ups ridiculously convenient.

What's in the Box

  • Sky-Watcher EQ8-Rh Mount with Pier Tripod

Specifications

Sky-Watcher EQ8-Rh Mount with Pier Tripod

General Mount Info:

  • Mount type: High-capacity motorized equatorial (EQ)
  • Tripod: Heavy-duty pier tripod
  • GoTo: Yes
  • Payload capacity (lbs): 110
  • Mount head height (head by itself): 19.5-inch
  • Mount head weight (lbs): 56.8-inch
  • Mount with tripod max height: 58.625-inch
  • Mount with tripod min height: 49.75-inch
  • Tripod max height (no mount head): 39.125-inch
  • Tripod min height (no mount head): 30.25-inch
  • Tripod leveling pads min height: 4-inch
  • Tripod weight (lb): 64.8
  • Tripod leg diameter: 2.36 inch
  • 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
  • Latitude range (degrees): 10 to 65 degree

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
  • 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: 22lb (two)
  • Motor type: 0.9 degree hybrid stepper motor
  • Drive system: Belt

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