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NEW Skywatcher EQ8 Premium-quality Heavy-duty mount

Thursday, 9 February 2012  |  Admin

We have received details of a new Skywatcher EQ8 premium quality heavy-duty mount.

ETA early 2013. 

 

Key features

  • 50 Kg payload capacity.
  • Stable pillar-tripod 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.  

 

Size/Weight

Tripod Weight : 31 Kgs

EQ Head Weight : 28.5 Kgs

Counterweight : 10 Kgs