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SkyWatcher EQ8-Rh Pro Synscan GOTO Equatorial Mount Head and Handset ONLY with Renishaw RA Encoder

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Model
20324
Weight
49.00 kg
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£5599.00
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£5440.00
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SkyWatcher EQ8-Rh Pro Synscan GOTO Equatorial Mount Head and Handset ONLY with Renishaw RA Encoder

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**

 

Specifications:

  • 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)

Packaging info
Box 1 (mount head): 49kg  71x67x55cm
Box 2 (counterweight): 10kg 27x25x13cm
Box 3 (counterweight): 10kg 27x25x13cm

 

 

 

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