The 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.
This version is complete with pier tripod for the ultimate in mount and stable platform packages available. Two 10kg counterweights and the Synscan computerised handset are supplied with both options. The mount is also compatible with the optional Synscan Wi-Fi adaptor and Synscan Pro Apps which can control the mount wirelessly.
Improvements over the previous EQ8 model include:
Cable management system for reduced tangling.
Improved installation position of motors for improved balance.
Improved clutch mechanism provides more holding strength.
Improved dovetail groove knob for added comfort and increased locking power.
Belt drive on the DEC axes for quiet slewing
**Please note Freedom-Find encoders are not present on the EQ8-R**
Payload Capacity (excl. counterweights): 50kg
Latitude Adjustment Range: 10° to 65°
Azimuth Adjustment Range: +/- 10°
Mount Head Weight (excl. tripod): 25.8kg
Pier Tripod (optional): 29.4kg
Counterweights: 2 x 10kg
Counterweight Rod: 2.6kg
Power Requirement: 11 to 16 Volts DC (Higher voltage preferred), 55W
Motors: 0.9° Hybrid Stepper Motor
Transmission: 435:1 Worm Drive + 256 Micro-Step/0.9° Stepper Motor
Resolution: 44,544,000 Counts/Rev, approx 0.03 Arc-Second
Maximum Slewing Speed: 3.7° per Second
Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar Rates
Auto-Guiding Speeds: 0.125x, 0.25x, 0.5x, 0.75x & 1x
PPEC: 200 Segments Permanent PEC
Polar Alignment: By software control or optional Polarscope
Hand Controller: Synscan with 42,900+ Object Database
Control also possible with Synscan Pro Application for Windows via USB, Synscan Pro App for iOS and Android with optional Wi-Fi Dongle
4 x USB Ports and 3 x Power Outlets for Peripheral Devices
Paired RJ10, RJ12 and RJ45 modular jacks
DSLR Snap Port / Batch Exposures Function
Auto Home Function
Synscan Celestial Object Catalogue: Messier, NGC, IC, SAO, Caldwell, Double-Star, Variable Star, Named Star, Planets
Pointing Accuracy: Up to 5 arc-minutes (RMS)
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