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Skywatcher EQ8-Rh PRO MOUNT HEAD ONLY

£5,599.00

Quick Overview

The Skywatcher EQ8-Rh is a highly-anticipated new extra heavy-duty, observatory class German mount, with a loading capacity of up to 50kg. Whisper-quiet in operation, the EQ8-Rh is an upgrade from the popular EQ8 and EQ8-R, as it contains a Reinshaw encoder on its RA axis, which when engaged provides ultra-stable tracking accuracy. If you're looking for a permanent installation mount with such high tracking accuracy that Autoguiding becomes a thing of the past, then the EQ8-Rh could well be the choice for you.

As with other Synscan mounts, the EQ8-RH is supplied with the Synscan Go-To - a handset that can automatically find and track over 42,900 celestial objects from its extensive computer database.

The EQ8-Rh is available, in this instance, as a head-only option for mounting on a static pier - or complete with pier tripod (at extra cost).
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The Sky-Watcher EQ8-Rh Pro is an exciting evolutionary progression of the popular EQ8 Pro. The EQ8-Rh Pro is an extra heavy-duty, observatory class German equatorial mount, with a payload capacity of up to 50kg. Quiet in operation, the EQ8-Rh is supplied with the Synscan™ Go-To handset and can automatically find and track over 42,900 celestial objects from its extensive computer database.


Can be used with the optional 20293 pier tripod or be installed onto a static pier. Two 10kg counterweights and the Synscan computerised handset are supplied. The mount is also compatible with the optional Synscan™ Wi-Fi adaptor and Synscan™ Pro Apps which can control the mount wirelessly.


The EQ8-Rh is identical to the EQ8-R model except the EQ8-Rh features a high-end Renishaw encoder on the R.A. axis which allows astro-photography without an autoguider.


 


Improvements over the previous EQ8 model include:


• Cable management system for reduced tangling.


• Improved Connectivity


• Improved installation position of motors for improved balance.


• Improved clutch mechanism provides more holding strength.


• Improved dovetail groove knob for added comfort and increased locking power.


• Belt drive on the DEC axes for quiet slewing (now belt driven on BOTH axes)


• High Resolution Renishaw Encoder on R.A. Axis allows Unguided Astro-Photography

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