SkyWatcher EQ8 Mount
The EQ8 is a new heavy duty Equatorial mount from Skywatcher, with a head weight of 25.3kg, and a very high 50kg payload capacity. It ships with 2x 10kg counterweights allowing it to operate near maximum capacity right out of the box. An impresive equipment case is included.
The mount fits onto a pier or tripod with a central M12 bolt protruding upwards into the mount base.
A polar scope is not standard with the EQ8, but is available optionally in the dropdown menu.
Skywatcher EQ8 key features:
- Maximum 50 Kg payload capacity (110lb) and head weight of 25.3kg.
- High resolution stepper-motors directly drive the worm gears to minimise backlash.
- Patented dual-encoder technology for perfect harmony between manual handling and automated Synscan driven operation, never losing position.
- Modern driver software with AUTOHOME, PPEC and hardware compatible with the Synscan handset and new starchart driven Synscan Tour.
Skywatcher EQ8 technical specifications: (subject to change without notice).
|Product Name||EQ8 Mount|
|Mount Type||German Equatorial Mount|
|Max Payload (Counterweights excluded)||50kg|
|Latitude Adjustment Range||10 to 65 degrees|
|Azimuth Adjustment Range||±10 o|
|Weight (Tripod excluded)||25.3 kg|
|Counterweight||2 x 10kg/ea|
|Tripod||Standard Tripod 29.4kg, Starbase Tripod 17.5kg|
|Counterweight Rod Weight||2.6kg|
|Power Requirement||DC11~16V 4A|
|Motor||0.9 o Hybrid Stepper Motor|
|Transmission||435:1 Worm Drive + 64 Micro-step/0.9o Stepper Motor Drive|
|Resolution||11136000 Counts/Rev., approx. 0.12 arc-second|
|Maximum Slewing Speed||3.3 degrees/second|
|Tracking Rate||Sidereal rate, solar rate, lunar rate|
|Tracking Mode||Equatorial mode|
|Auto-guiding Speed||0.125X, 0.25X, 0.5X, 0.75X, 1X|
|PEC||100 Segments Permanent PEC|
|Celestial Object Catalog||Messier, NGC, IC, SAO, Caldwell, Double Star,Variable Star, Named Star, Planets|
|Pointing Accuracy||Up to 5 arc-minutes (RMS)|
|Resolution of Aux. R.A./Dec. Axis Encoders||17624 Counts/Rev., approx. 1.2 arc-minutes|
Delivery is £6 for UK Mainland. For European orders, please contact us with your location.