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Skywatcher EQ8 GOTO Mount with Pier Tripod

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  • 50kg Payload Capacity for Heavy Duty Use
  • Permanent Periodic Error Correction
  • Precise Polar Alignment with SynScan Hand Controller
  • Adjustable Pier Tripod (0.75 - 1m)
  • Freedom Find™ Tracking
  • 5 Years SkyWatcher Limited Warranty

  • Sky-Watcher EQ8 User Manual
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    Skywatcher EQ8 Mount with Pier Tripod

    The Sky-Watcher EQ8 Mount is a high precision Go To mount based on a pier tripod. Comes with SkyWatcher SynScan hand hand controller, a GPS and a maximum payload of 50kg, this EQ8 Tripod is an ultimate solution to handle your OTA.

    Freedom Find™
    SkyWatcher patented Freedom Find is a technology which allows telescope to be moved manually or electronically in either axis without losing its alignment or positional information. After moving to a new object, the telescope will automatically begin to track the new object accurately. No re-setup is required in one observing session. If the user wants to operate the mount with the SynScan hand control again, all that is needed to be done is to re-lock the clutches. This feature can be enabled or disabled on the SynScan hand controller.

    Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC)
    After a proper PEC training routine where data stored in the motor controller permanently, user can start PEC at any time to improve the tracking performance for short focal length astrophotography. A training process is not required in the next observing session (assuming that the polar alignment is always accurate), thus this is a Permanent PEC. A user can train the mount with manual guiding or auto-guiding.

    Batch Exposure Function
    Equipped with a SNAP port which can control the shutter release of a camera, user can take batch exposures when doing astrophotography via SynScan hand control’s “Camera Control” function. Up to 8 groups of “Exposure-time & Frames” combinations can be set on the SynScan hand controller.

    Auto-Home Function
    Equipped with two home position sensors and work together with the SynScan hand controller, this EQ8 mount can be placed to the same home position after turning on the power.

    SkyWatcher EQ8 SynScan GPS Tripod
  • 50 kg Payload Capacity
  • Super Smooth PE Curve
  • PPEC
  • Whisper Slew
  • Small Backlash
  • Auto-Home Function
  • DSLR Interface
  • Permanent Periodic Error Correction
  • Precise polar-alignment with SynScan hand controller
  • Adjustable Pier tripod (0.75m - 1.00m)
  • 5 Years SkyWatcher Limited Warranty
  • Specification

    Additional Info

    Mount Type German Equatorial
    Counter Weight 2x10 kg
    Motor Drive 0.9 º Hybrid Stepper Motor
    GoTo SynScan hand controller
    Tripod Height Pier Tripod
    Tripod Weight 31 kg
    Shipping Weight 4 boxes / 81kg
    Power Supply DC11-16v 4A
    Payload Capacity 50 kg
    Tracking Modes EQ
    Tracking Rates Sidereal / Solar Rate / lunar rate
    Maximum Slewing Speed Maximum 3.3 degrees/second
    Guiding Speed 0.125x, 0.25x, 0.5x, 0.75x, 1x
    Latitude Adjustment Range 10° to 65°
    Azimuth Adjustment Range ± 10°
    Weight (Tripod Excluded) 25kg
    Tripod Weight 29.4kg
    Counterweight 2 x 10kg
    Counterweight Rod 2.6kg
    Transmission 435:1 Worm Drive + 64 Micro-Step/0.9 º Stepper Motor Drive
    Gear Ratio 435
    Resolution 11136000 Counts/Rev, Approx. 0.12 arc-second
    PEC 100 Segments Permanent PEC
    hand Controller SynScan
    Pointing Accuracy Up to 5 arc-minutes (RMS)



    Your Skywatcher Products is under Warranty

    Your Skywatcher® product is warranted to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for FIVE years after the date of purchase. In the event of a defect under this warranty, we will, at our option, repair or replace the product, provided that you return the product with proof of the receipt.

    This warranty does not cover damages caused by misuse, improper handling, installation, collimation or maintenance provided by someone other than a Skywatcher Authorized Service Department.

    For Skywatcher Products purchased elsewhere, will NOT qualify for manufacturers warranty from us, it must be returned to the place of purchase to resolve any issues.


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