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Sky-Watcher EQ8-Rh Mount with Pier Tripod
Condition: Brand New in Original Packaging
- 110 pounds of payload capacity
- Integrated cable management system
- On-axis Renishaw Encoder
- All-metal precision internal construction
- Belt-drive on Both Axes
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
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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