SkyWatcher EQ8-RH PRO GoTo mount

Renishaw encoder - High precision tracking with zero periodic error. Maximum of 50kgs load capacity, high precision GoTo controller, heavy-duty tripod.

Product variants

More about the product

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.

On-axis Renishaw Encoder

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.


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
GoToYes
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

Please log in in order to be ablo to provide feedback!

The product comes with 5 years warranty (excluding the electronical parts, that is 1 year).

Recommended accessories

12V trafo, reguliran (5A) for cigarettelighter (female)
Stock avalability
Budapest shop:
Continuously in stock (4+ pieces)
Delivery:
Delivery in 24-48 hours
Bp. shop:Continuously in stock
Delivery:Delivery in 24-48 hours
Add to basket31.34 €
SynScan WiFi Adapter
Stock avalability
Budapest shop:
Continuously in stock (4+ pieces)
Delivery:
Delivery in 24-48 hours
Bp. shop:Continuously in stock
Delivery:Delivery in 24-48 hours
Add to basket59.40 €
Polar finder for EQ8 mounts (off axis)
Stock avalability
Budapest shop:
Limited stock (1 piece). Please contact our colleagues before ordering: +36-1-202-5651
Delivery:
Delivery in 24-48 hours
Bp. shop:Limited stock
Delivery:Delivery in 24-48 hours
Add to basket127.76 €
EQ8counterweight (10kg, 32mm hole)
Stock avalability
Budapest shop:
Limited stock (1 piece). Please contact our colleagues before ordering: +36-1-202-5651
Delivery:
Delivery in 24-48 hours
Bp. shop:Limited stock
Delivery:Delivery in 24-48 hours
Add to basket143.28 €
LACERTA-101 short wood tripod for EQ8 or Fornax or Gemini Mount
Stock avalability
Budapest shop:
Stock refill in progress (currently not in stock)
Delivery:
Delivery in 24-48 hours
Bp. shop:Stock refill in progress
Delivery:Delivery in 24-48 hours
Add to basket722.09 €

You are eligible for accessory discount only when purchased tugether with a main product. Up to two accessories of a kind.

Astronomical telescopes up to 100 Euros
Astronomical telescopes between 100 and 200 Euros
Microscope offer up to 200 Euros



Discount

4mm LACERTA Ultra Wide Angle FV=82 deg
4mm LACERTA Ultra Wide Angle FV=82 deg
Stock avalability
Budapest shop:
Continuously in stock (4+ pieces)
Delivery:
Delivery in 24-48 hours
Bp. shop:Continuously in stock
Delivery:Delivery in 24-48 hours
-40% 89.98 €
7mm LACERTA Ultra Wide Angle FV=82 deg
7mm LACERTA Ultra Wide Angle FV=82 deg
Stock avalability
Budapest shop:
Minimal stock (2-3 pieces)
Delivery:
Delivery in 24-48 hours
Bp. shop:Minimal stock
Delivery:Delivery in 24-48 hours
-34% 98.16 €
72/432 Lacerta ED APO with Octo focuser in alu case
72/432 Lacerta ED APO with Octo focuser in alu case
Stock avalability
Budapest shop:
Limited stock (1 piece). Please contact our colleagues before ordering: +36-1-202-5651
Delivery:
Limited stock (1 piece). Please contact our colleagues before ordering: +36-1-202-5651
Bp. shop:Limited stock
Delivery:Limited stock
-19% 465.24 €
1-2-3 and I will be astronomer
1-2-3 and I will be astronomer
Stock avalability
Budapest shop:
Continuously in stock (4+ pieces)
Delivery:
Delivery in 24-48 hours
Bp. shop:Continuously in stock
Delivery:Delivery in 24-48 hours
-15% 92.51 €

Our Latest News on Facebookon