Brand: Sky-Watcher

Sky-Watcher EQ8-R Mount with Pier Tripod (S30601)

S30601

Brand: Sky-Watcher

Sky-Watcher EQ8-R Mount with Pier Tripod (S30601)

S30601

  • 110-pound (50 kg) Payload - All-metal precision internal construction makes this mount extremely strong and stable. The EQ8-R is a perfect fit for even the largest OTAs Sky-Watcher has to offer and is designed to thrive in your permanent or semi-permanent personal observatory.
  • Belt-drive On Both Axes - Streamlined design and improved motor positioning allows for dual belt drives providing minimal backlash and significantly reduced periodic error, which means smoother, more accurate tracking.
  • Integrated Cable Management System - An integrated thru-mount cabling system contributes to the overall sleekness and efficiency while the internal USB hub, power, and serial ports eliminate cable drag and reduces the worry of cable snags.
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Product Description

Building on the legacy of Sky-Watcher’s popular EQ8 mount, the EQ8-R introduces a variety of upgrades and enhancements that make observatory-class astrophotography easier than ever. Upgrades include a more streamlined design with balanced motor positioning, a sleek thru-mount cable management system and repositioned power hub with a more ergonomic feel to your setup and workflow. Also included are internal USB hub, larger saddle knobs for ease of use in cold weather, homing sensors to keep your mount oriented, physical hard stop to prevent cable snap, larger locking levers for ease of use, thread-on aircraft power connector for a secure connection, PC direct control, PPEC training for tack sharp images, and more!

Whisper-quiet dual belt drives greatly reduce periodic error while providing enhanced tracking and guiding. Gears measuring over eight inches in diameter help handle large payloads and provide smooth tracking. The fully realized cable management system eliminates cable drag and makes remote setups ridiculously convenient.

For users already familiar with previous Sky-Watcher mounts, the EQ8-R is a substantial upgrade, but with familiar features that will help dampen the learning curve. This is an observatory-class mount designed to be controlled PC Direct or even completely remote and yet, the EQ8-R can still be run by the tried-and-true SynScan V5 hand controller with a 42,000+ object database. Two large carrying handles make set up and takedown less awkward. Other features include a super sturdy adjustable portable pier tripod, D-style dovetail saddle, two 22-pound counterweights, DC power cord, and built-in USB PC control.

What's in the Box

  • Sky-Watcher EQ8-R Pro Equatorial Mount Head
  • Pier Tripod
  • Two 22-lb. Counterweights
  • SynScan Hand Controller
  • SynScan Cable
  • DC Power Cable

Specifications

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"
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
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
PC Direct Connect Port Yes
Included Weights 22lbs (two)
Motor Type 0.9° hybrid stepper motor
Drive System Belt

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