Sky-Watcher - EQ8-Rh Mount Head Only with Counterweights

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SKU: SKW-S30712
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Sky-Watcher USA

Product Description

Sky-Watcher EQ8-Rh Mount Head Only with Counterweights

110-pound (50 kg) Payload

All-metal precision internal construction makes this mount strong and stable. The EQ8-R is a perfect fit for even the largest OTAs Sky-Watcher has to offer.

Belt-drive On Both Axes

Belt drives provide minimal backlash and significantly reduced periodic error, which mean smoother, more accurate tracking.

Integrated Cable Management System

Built-in USB 3.0, power, and serial ports eliminate cable drag and reduces the worry of cable snags

On-axis Renishaw Encoder

A Renishaw incremental 11.8 million tick encoder is installed on the RA axis of the EQ8-Rh virtually eliminating Periodic Error

Building on the legacy of Sky-Watcher’s popular EQ8 mount, the EQ8-Rh introduces a variety of upgrades and enhancements that make observatory-class astrophotography easier than ever.

Whisper-quiet dual belt drives greatly reduce Periodic Error while providing enhanced tracking and guiding. The fully realized cable management system eliminates cable drag and makes remote set-ups ridiculously convenient.

The EQ8-Rh features an on-axis Renishaw 11.8 million tick incremental encoder on the RA axis, virtually eliminating Periodic Error during tracking and allowing for extremely precise guiding for even the most demanding astrophotographers.


Name Sky-Watcher - EQ8-Rh Mount Head Only with Counterweights
Manufacturer Sky-Watcher USA
UPC 050234307123
Model SKW-S30712
Alignment Procedures One-, two- and three-star alignment
Counterweights 22lbs (two)
Dovetail Compatibility D-style Saddle Type
GPS Optional SynScan GPS sold seperately
Latitude Range 10° to 65°
Motors 0.9° hybrid stepper motor
Mount High-capacity motorized equatorial (EQ)
Payload Capacity 110 Ibs
Polar Axis Scope Sold seperately
Power Supply DC11~16V, 3 amp
Slew Speeds 1000x, 800x, 600x, 400x, 200x, 32x, 16x, 8x, 2x, 1x


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