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Sky-Watcher EQ8-Rh Pro SynScan Equatorial Mount

Sky-Watcher EQ8-Rh Pro SynScan Equatorial Mount
 Sky-Watcher EQ8-Rh Pro SynScan Equatorial MountSky-Watcher EQ8-Rh Pro SynScan Equatorial Mount 
Price:  £5,440.00
List Price:  £5,599.00
(Inc. 20% VAT)
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Product Code:  20324
Manufacturer:  Sky-Watcher


The Sky-Watcher EQ8-Rh Pro is an exciting evolutionary progression of the popular EQ8 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.

Can be used with the optional 20293 pier tripod or be installed onto a static pier. 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

**Please note Freedom-Find encoders are not present on the EQ8-Rh**

    Payload Capacity (excl. counterweights): 50kg
    Latitude Adjustment Range: 10° to 65°
    Azimuth Adjustment Range: +/- 10°
    Mount Head Weight (excl. 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: 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, SAO, Caldwell, Double-Star, Variable Star, Named Star, Planets
    Pointing Accuracy: Up to 5 arc-minutes (RMS)

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