SkyWatcher EQ8-R PRO GoTo mount

Maximum of 50kgs load capacity, high precision GoTo controller, heavy-duty tripod. High precision tracking with very low periodic error!

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Building on the legacy of Sky-Watcher’s popular EQ8 mount, the EQ8-R 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.

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.

SkyWatcher EQ8 PRO GoTo mechanikaIntegrated Cable Management System

Built-in USB 3.0, power, and serial ports eliminate cable drag and reduces the worry of cable snags.
Four USB 3.0 ports, Three 2.1mm power ports, Three serial connections.

We recommend the Skywatcher Wi-Fi unit (SynScanWifi), with which you can control your telescope via smartphone or tablet. Just plug the Wi-Fi unit into the hand controller slot and download the free App (Android or iOS) - it is ready to use.

General Mount Info

Mount TypeHigh-capacity motorized equatorial (EQ)
TripodHeavy-duty pier tripod
Payload Capacity (kgs)50
Mount Head Height (head by itself)19.5"
Mount Head Weight (lbs)56.8"
Mount with Tripod max height58.625"
Mount with Tripod min height49.75"
Tripod max height (no mount head)39.125"
Tripod min height (no mount head)30.25"
Tripod leveling pads min height4"
Tripod Weight (lbs)64.8
Tripod Leg Diameter2.36"
Mounting Saddle TypeD-style
Power TypeDC11~16V, 3 amp
Cable managementFour USB 3.0 ports, Three 2.1mm power ports, Three serial connections
Polar ScopeSold seperately
Latitude Range (degrees)10° to 65°
Computer/Drive System Info
Motor Type0.9° hybrid stepper motor
Object DatabaseComplete Messier, NGC, IC and SAO catalogs, 25 user defined objects, total 42,900 objects
ControllerSynScan hand controller, flash upgradeable, or PC direct
Alignment ProceduresOne-, two- and three-star alignment
Slew Speeds1000x, 800x, 600x, 400x, 200x, 32x, 16x, 8x, 2x, 1x
WiFiOptional WiFi dongle
GPSOptional SynScan GPS sold seperately
Included Weights22lbs (two)
Motor Type0.9° hybrid stepper motor
Drive SystemBelt

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The product comes with 3 years warranty

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