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    Skywatcher EQ8 Pro Synscan Heavy Duty Go To EQ Mount With Pier Tripod

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    Manufacturer Code: 20292/20293
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    Brand:  Skywatcher
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    Skywatcher EQ8 Pro Synscan Heavy Duty Go To EQ Mount With Pier Tripod:
    Skywatcher EQ8 Pro Synscan Heavy Duty Go To EQ Mount is a class leading 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. It feature two 10kg counterweights, pier tripod and the Synscan handset are supplied with this superbly engineered telescope mount.

    The EQ8 Pro is unmistakable with it's superb engineering and black finish and can cope with a 60kg telescope payload and automatically slew to over 42000 objects within the onboard database. The popular and accurate SkyWatcher SynScan goto handset is supplied as standard and utilises freedom find encoders to retain alignment even if the mount is moved manually. The 25kg head has a carry handle to help mounting and assembly, two 10kg counterweights are supplied to fit the robust stainless steel shaft for easy balancing.

    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.

    The EQ8 is 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. Also EQ8 is equipped with a SNAP port which can control the shutter release of a camera. Working with the Synscan handset’s ‘Camera Control’ function, a user can take batch exposures when doing astrophotography. Up to 8 groups of ‘exposure times & frame’ combinations can be set on the Synscan handset.

    Skywatcher EQ8 Pro Synscan Heavy Duty Go To EQ Mount With Pier Tripod

    Features - Skywatcher EQ8 Pro Synscan Heavy Duty Go To Equatorial Mount With Pier Tripod

    Heavy duty tripod for more stable and comfortable observations
    Great to use for clear and detailed astrophotography
    3.3° per second slewing speed
    Superb for astronomical and celestial observation
    Sidereal, solar and lunar tracking rates
    Auxiliary encoders are located on both the R.A. and DEC. axes
    Up to 8 groups of exposure times and 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
    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
    Messier, NGC, IC, SAO, Caldwell, Double-Star, Variable Star, Named Star, and Planets data base

    Specification - Skywatcher EQ8 Pro Synscan Heavy Duty Go To Equatorial Mount With Pier Tripod

    Model EQ8 With Pier Tripod
    Tripod Pier Tripod
    Mount Type German Equatorial Mount
    Motors Hybrid Stepper Motor
    Hand Controller Synscan
    Object Database 42,900+ Objects
    Maximum Slewing Speed 3.3° per Second
    Power Requirement 11 to 16 Volts DC, 4A
    Azimuth Adjustment Range +/- 10°
    Dioptre Adjustment +/-4°
    Latitude Adjustment Range 10° to 65°
    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 (Ex. counterweights) 50kg
    Tripod Weight 29.4kg
    Mount Head Weight 25kg

    Kit Contents:
    Skywatcher EQ8 Pro Synscan Heavy Duty Go To Equatorial Mount With Pier Tripod
    Pier Tripod
    User Operating Instructions Manual
    Manufacturers Warranty

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