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REBUILT SKYWATCHER EQ8 PRO MOUNT

$4,499.00

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This refurbished Sky-Watcher EQ8 Pro mount has been completely rebuilt, regreased and upgraded with SKF bearings on the worm gears. It has been tested under the sky to ensure its tracking performance. The periodic error is 3.10" and guiding RMS is 0.78".

The mount includes a special mechanical oil to protect the anodized aluminium parts of the mount and leave a durable matte finish. Also included are two 10kg counterweights, counterweight bar, USB control cable and rolling hardcase.

 

 

The Sky-Watcher EQ8 is the observatory class mount with a staggering payload of 50kg and sub arcsecond tracking accuracy (RMS), a great choice for the professional astrophotographer with a permanent set-up.

To enhance the overall stability, the EQ8 has a non rotatable counterweight bar and a 200mm long Losmandy style saddle for a more stable connection with your telescope. The saddle has three knobs to secure the telescope.

Two home position sensors will guide the mount as part of the shutdown procedure, storing the alignment details for a quick setup for your next observing session.

The EQ8 is equipped with a SNAP port for dual control of camera shutter release. Working with the SynScan hand control’s “camera control” function, you can take batch exposures of up to 8 groups of “exposure-time & frames”.

In the R.A. axis, the transmission between the motor and the worm drive is performed by a belt. That reduces the long period periodic error and therefore improves the guiding accuracy.

The declination axis employ a flexible joint between the motor and the worm drive that reduces the backlash if compared to the classic gear transmission. 

 

 

Mount type

German equatorial

Payload capacity

50 kg

Latitude range

10° to 65°

Azimuth adjustment

± 10°

Dovetail saddle

Accepts Losmandy bars only

Weight

25 kg (head) + 2.6 kg (counterweight bar)

Pier - tripod weight

29.4 kg

Pier - tripod height

800 mm ~ 1100 mm

Counterweight rod

Ø 31.5 mm

Power requirement

DC 11~16 V  4 Amp

Motors

0.9 º Hybrid Stepper Motor

Tracking rate

Sidereal rate, solar rate, lunar rate

Auto guiding speed

0.125 x, 0.25 x , 0.5 x, 0.75 x, 1 x

Pointing accuracy

Up to 5 arc-minutes (RMS)

SKU

U247-SWEQ8

  

 

  • SkyWatcher EQ8 mount
  • Counterweights (2 x 10 kg)
  • SynScan hand controller with cable (RJ45 to RJ45)
  • Transport case for the mount head
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