Skywatcher EQ8Ri WiFi GOTO Mount - No Tripod

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The Skywatcher EQ8-RI mount, sold without a tripod, is a high-end equatorial mount designed for serious astrophotography, with a massive payload capacity of 50kg and whisper-quiet operation.

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    The Skywatcher EQ8-Ri equatorial mount stands alone as a powerhouse of astrophotographic potential, boasting a staggering 50kg payload capacity and sub-arcsecond tracking accuracy. This professional-grade behemoth is designed for astrophotographers demanding the absolute best in image quality and stability.

    Key Features:

    •Monumental Payload: Supports even the most ambitious telescope and camera setups, reaching new heights in deep-sky exploration.
    •Untamed Accuracy: Sub-arcsecond tracking ensures pinpoint precision, translating to astoundingly sharp astrophotographs.
    •Conquered Periodic Errors: Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC) eliminates mount-induced wobbles, delivering unparalleled image clarity.
    •Smooth Operator: Belt-driven transmission minimizes backlash and guarantees seamless movement for effortless tracking.
    •Freedom to Explore: Freedom Find™ dual encoders let you manually adjust without losing alignment, offering intuitive control during observation.
    •Celestial Concierge: SynScan GoTo hand controller unlocks a universe of possibilities, guiding you to over 42,900 objects
    •Noise: Whisper-quiet operation eliminates noise distractions.
    IMPORTANT: The EQ8-Ri is sold without a tripod, requiring a separate, compatible pier or heavy-duty tripod for stable operation. This adds a significant cost to the overall investment.


    The Skywatcher EQ8-Ri mount is a premium offering catering to serious astrophotographers seeking to push the boundaries of image quality. Its formidable specifications and innovative features come at a premium price, but for those seeking the ultimate astrophotographic platform, the EQ8-Ri stands as a titan in its league

    Full Specifications

    Computerised Mount
    Mount Type Computerised German Equatorial Mount
    Counterweight Shaft 2.5cm (diameter), 20.2cm + 15cm extension (length)
    SynScan Database 42,9000 objects from  Messier, Caldwell, NGC, IC, Double Stars, Named Stars, Variable Stars and SAO catalogues
    Motor Type DC hybrid stepper motors
    Motor Resolution 0.14arc sec
    Guiding Speed 0.125x, 0.25x, 0.50x, 0.75x, 1x
    Slew Speeds 1.25x, 1.75x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 32x, 64x, 400x, 500x, 600x, and up to 3.4°/sec (800x)
    Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
    Positioning Accuracy Up to 5 arc minute
    Alignment Options One Star, Two Star, Three Star or Brightest Star
    Latitude Range 10° to 70°
    Azimuth Range +/- 9°
    Autoguider Port Yes
    PC Compatibility Yes
    Payload Capacity 35.0kg
    Power Supply Car battery adapter (included) or 12V~16V DC 4A Mains Supply (sold separately)
    Mount Head Weight 15.4kg
    Tripod Head Weight 4.5kg
    Saddle Type Dual Saddle - Vixen, Losmandy

    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-RI-NOPIER

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    Drive TypeGO-TO
    Dovetail TypeDual Saddle - Fits Vixen & Losmandy
    Motor TypeStepper
    Warranty Information5 year limited warranty
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