Sky-Watcher EQ8-Rh Mount with Pier Tripod


Vendor: Sky-Watcher


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Sky-Watcher EQ8-Rh Mount with Pier Tripod

Sky-Watcher SKU: S30701 | Helix SKU: CTS30701

Overview

 

 

Building on the legacy of Sky-Watcher’s popular EQ8 mount, the EQ8-Rh introduces a variety of upgrades and enhancements that make observatory-class astrophotography easier than ever.

Whisper-quiet dual belt drives greatly reduce Periodic Error while providing enhanced tracking and guiding. The fully realized cable management system eliminates cable drag and makes remote set-ups ridiculously convenient.

The EQ8-Rh features an on-axis Renishaw 11.8 million tick incremental encoder on the RA axis, virtually eliminating Periodic Error during tracking and allowing for extremely precise guiding for even the most demanding astrophotographers.

110-pound (50 kg) Payload

All-metal precision internal construction makes this mount strong and stable. The EQ8-R is a perfect fit for even the largest OTAs Sky-Watcher has to offer.

Belt-drive On Both Axes

Belt drives provide minimal backlash and significantly reduced periodic error, which mean smoother, more accurate tracking.

Integrated Cable Management System

Built-in USB 3.0, power, and serial ports eliminate cable drag and reduces the worry of cable snags

On-axis Renishaw Encoder

A Renishaw incremental 11.8 million tick encoder is installed on the RA axis of the EQ8-Rh virtually eliminating Periodic Error

Specifications: 

SKU S30701
UPC 050234307017
General Mount Info
Mount Type High-capacity motorized equatorial (EQ)
Tripod Heavy-duty pier tripod
GoTo Yes
Payload Capacity (lbs) 110
Mount Head Height (head by itself) 19.5"
Mount Head Weight (lbs) 56.8"
Mount with Tripod max height 58.625"
Mount with Tripod min height 49.75"
Tripod max height (no mount head) 39.125"
Tripod min height (no mount head) 30.25"
Tripod leveling pads min height 4"
Tripod Weight (lbs) 64.8
Tripod Leg Diameter 2.36"
Mounting Saddle Type D-style
Power Type DC11~16V, 3 amp
Cable management Four USB 3.0 ports, Three 2.1mm power ports, Three serial connections
Polar Scope Sold seperately
Latitude Range (degrees) 10° to 65°
Computer/Drive System Info
Object Database Complete Messier, NGC, IC and SAO catalogs, 25 user defined objects, total 42,900 objects
Controller SynScan hand controller, flash upgradeable, or PC direct
Alignment Procedures One-, two- and three-star alignment
Slew Speeds 1000x, 800x, 600x, 400x, 200x, 32x, 16x, 8x, 2x, 1x
WiFi Optional WiFi dongle
GPS Optional SynScan GPS sold seperately
PC Direct Connect Port Yes
Included Weights 22lbs (two)
Motor Type 0.9° hybrid stepper motor
Drive System Belt