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Home Telescopes SkyWatcher Telescopes SkyWatcher Explorer Pro SynScan Telescopes SkyWatcher Explorer 300PDS EQ8-R PRO Telescope
Large aperture high quality optics combined with the super stable and accurate tracking platform - the EQ8-R Pro, this is the perfect marraige of Aperture, Quality and affordability for serious imagers and observers.Premium Equatorial MountThe Sky-Watcher EQ8-R Pro with pier tripod 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.Large Aperture Parabolic OpticsThe Sky-Watcher EXPLORER-300PDS Newtonian Reflector optical tube incorporates the same superb mirror-set as the original Explorer-300P but with two significant advantages. A Dual-Speed 10:1 ratio focuser is now included for excellent focusing precision. Also the tube length has been slightly shortened to optimise performance for prime-focus photography.
EQ8-R Specifications:Payload Capacity (excl. counterweights): 50kgLatitude Adjustment Range: 10° to 65°Azimuth Adjustment Range: +/- 10°Mount Head Weight (excl. tripod): 25.8kgPier Tripod (optional): 29.4kgCounterweights: 2 x 10kgCounterweight Rod: 2.6kgPower Requirement: 11 to 16 Volts DC (Higher voltage preferred), 55WMotors: 0.9° Hybrid Stepper MotorTransmission: 435:1 Worm Drive + 256 Micro-Step/0.9° Stepper MotorResolution: 44,544,000 Counts/Rev, approx 0.03 Arc-SecondMaximum Slewing Speed: 3.7° per SecondTracking Rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar RatesAuto-Guiding Speeds: 0.125x, 0.25x, 0.5x, 0.75x & 1xPPEC: 200 Segments Permanent PECPolar Alignment: By software control or optional PolarscopeHand Controller: Synscan with 42,900+ Object DatabaseControl also possible with Synscan Pro Application for Windows via USB, Synscan Pro App for iOS and Android with optional Wi-Fi Dongle4 x USB Ports and 3 x Power Outlets for Peripheral DevicesPaired RJ10, RJ12 and RJ45 modular jacksDSLR Snap Port / Batch Exposures FunctionAuto Home FunctionSynscan Celestial Object Catalogue: Messier, NGC, IC, SAO, Caldwell, Double-Star, Variable Star, Named Star, PlanetsPointing Accuracy: Up to 5 arc-minutes (RMS)300PDS Specifications: Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied) x53.5 Highest Practical Power (Potential) x610 Diameter of Primary Mirror 305mm Telescope Focal Length 1500mm (f/4.9) Eyepieces Supplied 28mm LET (2"/50.8mm) 9x50 Finderscope Parabolic Primary Mirror 2" (50.8mm) Dual-Speed 10:1 Crayford Focuser 0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports Supplied with Tube Rings and Losmandy type dovetail bar 44% more Light-Gathering than 250mm
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