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Home Mounts & Tripods Equatorial Mounts SkyWatcher EQ8-Rh Pro Mount and Pier Tripod
The Sky-Watcher EQ8-Rh Pro is an exciting evolutionary progression of the popular EQ8R Pro. The EQ8-Rh Pro is an extra heavy-duty, observatory class German equatorial mount, with a payload capacity of up to 50kg. Quiet in operation, the EQ8-Rh is supplied with the Synscan Go-To handset and can automatically find and track over 42,900 celestial objects from its extensive computer database.Supplied as a complete mount / tripod package with Sky-Watcher's 20293 pier tripod. Two 10kg counterweights and the Synscan computerised handset are supplied. The mount is also compatible with the optional Synscan Wi-Fi adaptor and Synscan Pro Apps which can control the mount wirelessly.The EQ8-Rh is identical to the EQ8-R model except the EQ8-Rh features a high-end Renishaw encoder on the R.A. axis which allows astro-photography without an autoguider.Improvements over the previous EQ8 model include: Cable management system for reduced tangling. Improved Connectivity 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 (now belt driven on BOTH axes) High Resolution Renishaw Encoder on R.A. Axis allows Unguided Astro-Photography
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