SkyWatcher CQ350 Pro mount

Heavy-duty mount with 35kg payload, 15 kg head weight, centre balanced design, backlash-free design, internal cable management

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Sky-Watcher’s all-new CQ350 is a fully-GoTo equatorial platform entering their mount lineup right between the flagship EQ8-R Pro and EQ6-R Pro mounts (already favorites among world-class imagers and serious-minded newbies), filling the payload gap to satisfy the discerning astrophotographer’s endless pursuit of a supremely dialed-in, observatory-class setup.

Available as mount head only and mount head with tripod kit options, the CQ350 boasts a hefty 77-pound/35 kg payload capacity capable of supporting Sky-Watcher’s largest OTAs including the Esprit 150ED Triplet Refractor and the massive Quattro 250P Imaging Newtonian with ease, with room to spare for accessories, guidescopes, and imaging equipment.

Sky-Watcher’s CQ350 is also packed with well-positioned electrical options to manage cables, power, computer connection, imaging accessories, and more.  A convenient 4x USB Out port hub sits adjacent to three 2.1mm central positive power out ports, plus three Out AUX ports, three In AUX ports, PC connect USB-to-serial port, USB Type B In port, SNAP port, one power input port, hand controller port, autoguider port, and a 12V DC power aircraft cable port for secure power connection to the mount.

Other special features of the CQ350 include a high-precision, 0.9° hybrid stepper motor, spring loaded worm gears, synchronous wheel and belt drive modes, locking RA and Dec clutches, an oversized latitude knob for use with cold weather gloves on, a D-/V-style dovetail mounting platform, and optional external polar scope. The CQ350 mount head is also compatible with the EQ8-R tripod.

One of the world’s leading consumer telescope and mount manufacturers, Sky-Watcher is continually improving on its past innovations to bring to market precision instruments that discerning astronomy enthusiasts of every skill level desire. With other features including hard stops, auto-home functionality, batch exposures function, the V5 SynScan hand controller’s 42,000+ GoTo database, 2x 22-pound counterweights and beefy counterweight bar, plus included SNAP and power cables, the CQ350 packs heavy-duty form with heavy-duty function for a heavy-duty foundation.

Designed to be a serious contender for up-and-coming imagers as well as seasoned aces looking to build atop a supremely solid performance platform, the CQ350 is an observatory-class powerhouse that is still portable enough for field use, awaiting the master craftsman to coax down the beauty of the night sky.

Tripod height adjustment min/max: 775 mm / 108 0mm
Tripod weight: 15.7kg approx

Mount Features

  • Centre-balanced design
  • 15 kg mount head weight (lighter than EQ6R)
  • 35 kg claimed payload (excluding counterweights)
  • Spring-loaded worm gears
  • Internal cable routing
  • 4x USB ports
  • 3x power output ports
  • Lockable clutches on both axis
  • Dual-fit saddle
  • Hybrid belt-driven drive with high-precision stepper motors
  • 2 x 10kg counterweights
Mount TypeEquatorial
Payload Capacity (lbs)77
Mount head size434mm x 176mm x 323mm
Mount head weight (lbs)33
Tripod Weight (lbs)34.5
Tripod Retracted/Extended30.5" / 42.5"
Tripod Spread Retracted/Extended39"x56"
Tripod folded measurements11"x11"x37"
Tripod Leg diameter70mm
Mounting Saddle typeD/V-style
Counterweight bar?Yes
Counterweight bar retractable?No
Counterweight bar length and diameter15" x 31.5mm
Type of motorStepper
Drive typeBelt
Spring Loaded WormsYes
RA gear size155mm
Polar ScopeOptional
Tracking ModesSideral, Solar, Lunar
Latitude Range (degrees)10° to 70°
Computer/Drive System Info
Hand controller port Yes (RJ-45, 8pin)
Guide Port?Yes (RJ-12, 6pin)
SNAP Port?Yes (2.1mm)
PC connect USB port?Yes (USB-B)
Cable management?Yes
USBs (how many and type)4x USB ports
Power ports (how many and type)3x 2.1mm central positive (DC 6v to 24v 5amp)
AUX ports (how many and type)RJ-10, RJ-12, RJ-45
Built-in GPS?No
Built-in WiFi?No
Hand controller? Yes
Hand controller cable usedYes
GoTo Database42,000+ objects
Power requirements?DC11~16v
Internal Battery PackNo
Mount power port size and style2.1mm female
Included Accessories
Counter Weight2x 22 pound (9.9kg)
Power cable?Yes
SNAP cable?Yes
Hand controller holder?Yes
Case measurementsNo
Shipping Weight (head box)53 pounds (24kg)
Shipping Dimensions (head box)21.5"x19"x13.5"
Shipping Weight (tripod box)53 pounds (24kg)
Shipping Dimensions (tripod box)45"x18.5"x20.5"

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