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Sky-Watcher EQ8 Synscan mount Head w C/E
Sky-Watcher EQ8 Synscan mount Head w C/E

Sky-Watcher EQ8 Synscan mount Head w C/E

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Your Price: CAD $5,253.57
Retail Price:CAD $5,369.00

Your Savings:CAD $115.43(2%)

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Part Number:BD180602
The new BD180602 will include EQ8 mount head, Synscan hand control, 2x10kg CGE counterweight, aluminum case, and a GPS.

Large RA and DEC ring gears provide high resolution required for accurate tracking and lever length for mechanical load.

Whisper Slew- very low noise generated by the mount at any time- especially during a slew.

Freedom Find™ - Dual encoders keep track of mount axis positioning, therefore once a successful alignment has been completed, it is possible to move either mount axis by loosening RA and/or DEC clutches and repositioning the mount(without using the hand controller). GoTo ability and accuracy is maintained when clutches are relocked. This is a particularly useful feature if re-balancing is required after a star alignment has been completed.

Snap Port- The EQ8 mount is equipped with a SNAP port which, in conjunction with SynScan hand controller, can control the shutter release of a DSLR camera. Up to 8 combinations of batch exposure time and counts can be set in order to automate astrophotography.

Permanent PEC- encoder technology is used to accurately record periodic error and can be toggled on or off at the user's discretion.

Home Position- The EQ8's home position can be set to allow returning the mount to a pre-determined orientation.

  • Payload Capacity: 50kg capacity (excl. counterweights)
  • Hand Controller: Synscan GOTO
  • Counterweight Rod: 2.6kg
  • Counterweights: 2 x 10kg
  • Motors: 0.9° Hybrid Stepper Motor
  • Transmission: 435:1 Worm Drive + 64 Micro-Step/0.9° Stepper Motor
  • Resolution: 11136000 Counts/Rev, approx 0.12 Arc-Second
  • Maximum Slewing Speed: 3.3° per Second
  • Mount Head Weight (excl. tripod): 25kg
  • Auto-guider interface for astro-photography
  • Optional:
    • Pier Tripod
    • Polarscope


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