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Skywatcher EQ8 Mount - No Tripod


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Whopping 50KG payload capacity, GOTO Capability, permanent periodic error correction, belt-driven transmission - the Skywatcher EQ8 Mount offers features capable of advanced telescopes worthy of professional astronomers.

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The Skywatcher EQ8 Mount is a beast. Featuring an overwhelming 50kg payload capacity on a German Equatorial Mount, this scope will be suitable for huge optical tubes. The Skywatcher is belt-driven transmission to limit R.A backlash, quiter slewing, smoother period error curve and more.

The exceptional SynScan hand controller gives you access for up to 42,900 objects in the night sky for easier object identification and tracking. Not sure what to look at?Try out the Deep Sky Tour feature to explore the best objects available in tonight's sky. 

Product Features:

  • SynScan Hand Controller for
  • 50kg payload capacity
  • Permanent Periodic Error Correction 
  • Unknown Object Identification Feature
  • Pointing accuracy up to 5 arc min

Product Specifications:

Mount Type German Equatorial Mount
Telescope Mounting D Style
Payload Capacity 50kg
Mount Head Weight 25kg
Latitude Range 10°-65°
Azimuth Range +/- 10°
Power Requirement DC 12~16V -4A
Pointing Accuracy up to 5 arc min
Slewing Speed up to 3.3°/sec
Guiding Speed 0.125X, 0.25X, 0.50X, 0.75X, or 1X
Motor Resolution  Approx. 0.12 arc-second
Encoder Resolution 17624 Counts/Rev., approx. 1.2 arc-minutes

Looking for a full product? Look at the Skywatcher EQ8 with Pier Tripod. 

Product Code: SWEQ8-NOPIER

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Additional Information

Drive Type GO-TO
Dovetail Type No
Motor Type No
Tripod N/A
Go-To Functionality N/A
Payload Capacity N/A
Warranty Information No
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