Contact Info

Jacobs Photo & Digital

9 Mokoia Road
Auckland 0626
New Zealand

09 480 5903

SkyWatcher EQ8 Mount with Pier Tripod

Price: $6,299.00
Special order item, please contact us for delivery time. 

Key features

  • 50 Kg payload capacity.
  • Stable pillar- design allowing height adjustment between 0.75 and 1.0 m.
  • High resolution stepper-motors directly drive the worm gears to minimise backlash.
  • Patented dual-encoder technology for perfect harmony between manual handling and automated Synscan driven operation, never losing the position.
  • Modern driver software with AUTOHOME, PPEC and hardware compatible with the established Synscan handset and the new starchart driven Synscan Tour.


SkyWatcher EQ8
EQ Mount EQ8 High Precision EQ Mount
Power Supply 12v DC
/ Pier Weight 31kg
EQ Head Weight 28.5kg
Counterweight 10kg
Hand Controller SynScan V3.?
Payload Capacity 50kg
R.A Worm Gear D= 219.5mm,  435 teeth, aluminium
Dec Worm Gear D= 219.5mm,  435 teeth, aluminium
R.A Axis D=55mm, Aluminium
Dec Axis D=55mm, Aluminium
Counterweight Shaft D=31.5mm
Latitude Adjustment 15°  -  65°
Azimuth Adjustment Around +/- 10°
Polar Scope Optional External Polar Scope
Polar Alignment Software adjustment or using External Polar Scope
Dual Encoder Control Yes
Initial Position R.A and Dec. reset when powered on
R.A Limitation Mechanical Limitation
Motor High resolution 12v DC Stepper Motors
Tracking Accuracy 0.1164 Arc Seconds
Tracking Speed Sidereal rate, Solar Rate, Lunar Rate, "Pec + Sidereal"
Tracking Mode Dual or Single Axis Tracking
Tracking EQ Mode
Database 42,000 Objects
Outlook Black Anodised

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