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Skywatcher EQ8RH GOTO Mount - No Tripod

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Skywatcher
SWEQ8-RH-NOPIER
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SKW-SWEQ8-RH-NOPIER

The Sky-Watcher EQ8-RH Pro, an advanced version of the popular EQ8 Pro, is a German equatorial mount designed for observatories. It's an extra heavy-duty mount with a payload capacity of up to 50kg.

The EQ8-RH Pro operates quietly and comes with the Synscan Go-To handset, which can automatically locate and track over 42,900 celestial objects from its extensive database.

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    The EQ8-RH Pro is available either as a complete set with a pier tripod or as just the mount head for installation onto a static pier. Both options come with two 10kg counterweights and the Synscan computerised handset. The mount is also compatible with the optional Synscan Wi-Fi adaptor and Synscan Pro Apps for wireless control.

    The EQ8-RH Pro is identical to the EQ8-R model, except that the EQ8-RH features a high-end Renishaw encoder on the R.A. axis, enabling astrophotography without an autoguider. Both the Sky-Watcher EQ8-R PRO and the Sky-Watcher EQ8-RH are available with or without a dedicated heavy-duty tripod-pier.

    The EQ8-RH Pro has several improvements over the previous EQ8 model:

    - Reduced tangling due to a cable management system.
    - Improved connectivity.
    - Improved balance due to a better motor installation position.
    - More holding strength due to an improved clutch mechanism.
    - Added comfort and increased locking power due to an improved dovetail groove knob.
    - Quiet slewing due to a belt drive on the DEC axes.

    Please note that the EQ8-R does not have Freedom-Find encoders.

    Specifications:

    - Payload Capacity (excluding counterweights): 50kg
    - Latitude Adjustment Range: 10° to 65°
    - Azimuth Adjustment Range: +/- 10°
    - Mount Head Weight (excluding 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 (Both axes belt driven)
    - Transmission: 435:1 Worm Drive + 256 Micro-Step/0.9° Stepper Motor
    - Resolution: 44,544,000 Counts/Rev, approx 0.03 Arc-Second
    - Resolution of R.A. High Resolution Renishaw Encoder (EQ8-RH only): 11,840,000 Counts/Rev., approx. 0.11 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, Solar System and Custom Object lists.

    About Sky-Watcher

    Contemporary telescope-making has advanced the simple optical designs early scopes to revolutionary, state of the art. The Sky-Watcher company believes Telescopes of quality make should no longer be expensive, but accessible to everyone. Sky-Watcher philosophy has always been to bring the vast wonders of the skies within reasonable reach of anyone with enough curiosity and courage to look up and imagine. Sky-Watcher scopes come in a large range of observational applications - from 10"Dobsonians to spotting scopes for land use. 

    Product Code: SKW-SWEQ8-RH-NOPIER

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    Drive TypeGO-TO
    Dovetail TypeDual Saddle - Fits Vixen & Losmandy
    Motor TypeStepper
    Warranty Information5 years
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