Skywatcher EQ8 Pro Synscan Extra Heavy Duty Go-To Equatorial Mount

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Skywatcher EQ8 Pro Synscan Extra Heavy Duty Go-To Equatorial Mount:
Skywatcher EQ8 Pro Synscan Extra Heavy Duty Go-To Equatorial Mount is an extra heavy-duty, observatory class German equatorial mount, with a payload capacity of up to 50kg. The EQ8 is supplied with the Synscan Go-To handset and can automatically find and track over 42,900 celestial objects from its extensive computer database.

A great feature of the EQ8 is the patented dual-encoder technology. Auxiliary encoders are located on both the R.A. and DEC. axes. This allows the telescope to be moved manually, by releasing the clutches, or electronically in either axis without the mount losing its alignment or positional information. After moving to a new object, the mount will continue to track it accurately. This gives the user enormous freedom, convenience and flexibility during observational sessions.

The EQ8 is equipped with an index on its R.A. worm. After a proper PEC training routine, in which the training data is stored in the motor controller permanently, the user can start the PEC training at any time to improve its tracking performance for short focal length astrophotography. A training process is not required in the next observing session, assuming the polar alignment is always accurate, thus this is a permanent periodic error correction (PPEC), and the user can train the mount for manual guiding or auto-guiding.

Skywatcher EQ8 Pro Synscan Extra Heavy Duty Go-To Equatorial Mount

Features - Skywatcher EQ8 Pro Synscan Extra Heavy-Duty Computerized Go-To Equatorial Mount

Excellent mount for astronomical and celestial observation
Permanent periodic error correction
Maximum slewing speed is 3.3 per second
Ideal to use for clear and detailed astrophotography
Auxiliary encoders are located on both the R.A. and DEC. axes
Polar alignment can be done thorough software control or optional polarscope
Equipped with a SNAP port which can control the shutter release of a camera
Freedom find technology gives the user enormous freedom, convenience and flexibility during observational sessions
Celestial object catalogue includes Messier, NGC, IC, SAO, Caldwell, Double-Star, Variable Star, Named Star, and Planets
Up to 8 groups of exposure times & frame combinations can be set on the Synscan handset
Equipped with two home position sensors, working with the Synscan hand controller, the mount can be placed to the same home position after turning on the power
Supplied with the Synscan Go-To handset and can automatically find and track over 42,900 celestial objects from its extensive computer database

Specification -Skywatcher EQ8 Pro Synscan Extra Heavy-Duty Computerized Go-To Equatorial Mount

Model EQ8 PRO SYNSCAN
Mount Type German Equatorial Mount
Azimuth Adjustment Range +/- 10
Dioptre Adjustment +/-4
Latitude Adjustment Range 10 to 65
Hand Controller Synscan
Object Database 42,900+ Objects
Maximum Slewing Speed 3.3 per Second
Power Requirement 11 to 16 Volts DC, 4A
Motors 0.9 Hybrid Stepper Motor
Pointing Accuracy Up to 5 arc-minutes (RMS)
PEC 100 Segments Permanent PEC
Auto-Guiding Speeds 0.125x, 0.25x, 0.5x, 0.75x & 1x
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar Rates
Resolution of Auxiliary Encoders 17624 Counts/Rev, approx 1.2 arc-minutes
Polar Alignment By software control or optional Polar scope
Resolution 11136000 Counts/Rev, approx 0.12 Arc-Second
Transmission 435:1 Worm Drive + 64 Micro-Step/0.9 Stepper Motor
Celestial Object Catalogue Messier, NGC, IC, SAO, Caldwell, Double-Star, Variable Star, Named Star, Planets
Counterweight Rod 2.6kg
Counterweights 2 x 10kg
Payload Capacity (excl. counterweights) 50kg
Pier Tripod (Optional) 29.4kg
Mount Head Weight (Excl. Tripod) 25kg

Kit Contents:
Skywatcher EQ8 Pro Synscan Extra Heavy-Duty Computerized Go-To Equatorial Mount
User Operating Instructions Manual
Manufacturers Warranty

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 24 June, 2013.