Sky-Watcher CQ350 PRO Astronomy Mount
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Sky-Watcher CQ350 PRO Astronomy Mount

£2,498.00
  (2 Reviews)
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About this product

Model:  skywatcher-CQ350-pro-head
Part Number:  20309

NEW Sky-Watcher CQ350 PRO Go-To equatorial mount with centre-balanced and claimed 35 kg payload for astro-photography, excluding counterweights.

The CQ350 PRO' payload capacity places it neatly between the Sky-Watcher EQ6-R PRO and EQ8-R PRO.

The dual-fit 45mm/75mm saddle supports Vixen-type and Losmandy-type dovetails so can be used with a wide range of OTAs and peripheral equipment.

With high-precision belt-driven stepper motors on both axes, movements are smooth and quiet.

Supplied with a Synscan computerised handset with 42,900 object database and two 10kg counterweights.

An optional external polarscope is available as an accessory.

Tripod is not included but two are available: the 20293 Pier Tripod for EQ8 (CQ350 has the same hole spec'/spacing as EQ8) and a new tripod with 2.75" stainless pipe legs. 

Features

  • Centre-balanced design
  • 15 kg mount head weight (lighter than EQ6R)
  • 35 kg claimed payload (excluding counterweights)
  • Spring-loaded worm gears
  • Internal cable routing
  • 4x USB ports
  • 3x power output ports
  • Lockable clutches on both axis
  • Dual-fit saddle
  • Hybrid belt-driven drive with high-precision stepper motors
  • 2 x 10kg counterweights

Specifications

Payload Capacity (excl. counterweights) 35kg (rating for imaging use)
Latitude Adjustment Range  10°-72°
Azimuth Adjustment Range  +/- 15°
Mount Head Weight (excl. tripod & counterweights)  18.5kg
Dimensions 434mm x 176mm x 323mm
Counterweights 2 x 10kg
Motors Hybrid High Precision Stepper Motors (Belt Driven)
Power Requirement DC 11~16V 2A (higher voltage preferred), 55W
R.A. Worm Wheel Teeth 308
DEC Worm Wheel Teeth 288
R.A. Gear Diameter 155
Resolution 55,193,600 Counts / Rev. Approx. 0.023 arc-second
Maximum Slewing Speed 4° per second
Tracking Rates Sidereal rate, Solar rate, Lunar rate
Auto-Guiding Speeds 0.125x, 0.25x, 0.5x, 0.75x & 1x
Polarscope Optional. Available separately
Built-in Cable Management Yes
Automatic Identification Initial Position Function/Homing Sensor
Dual-fit Saddle Accepts 45mm and 75mm Dovetail Bars
Ports 4x USB Ports, 1x Shutter Release Port, 1x Power Input Port, 3x Power Output Ports, 1x Hand-controller Port & 1x Autoguider Port 
Hand Controller Supplied Synscan with 42,900+ Object Database
Synscan Celestial Object Catalogue Messier, NGC, IC, SAO, Caldwell, Double-Star, Variable Star, Named Star, Planets
Control is also possible with Synscan Pro Application for Windows via USB, Synscan Pro App for iOS and Android with optional Wi-Fi Dongle

Downloads / Manuals

Manual

Sky-Watcher CQ350 instruction manual

Customer reviews

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Just WOW the CQ350
26 January 2024  | 

Had the Cq350 a few weeks but needed to raise the pillar and the weather has been awful. Anyway, this is a beefy mount but manageable I would imagine if you were setting up each night/day. Mine is observatory mounted so no problem. This is used for solar observations and imaging. The dec hub works well powering my focuser's and zwo cameras. I have double mounted lunt HA, DS and bresser Cak. I'll add the triple scope in the spring. This mount is spot on even unguided for several minutes. This is long enough for solar as I don't need to guide. It's responsive in both dec and ra and from what I can tell, no backlash. I would even dare to say it's slightly better than my Eq8 R Pro that I use for night time in my other observatory. Highly recommend this mount and of course FLO.


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Beautiful mount
13 April 2023  | 

The mount is excellent, guiding is great for the most part around 0.6-0.8rms though itís been as low as 0.2-0.4. Amazing service from First Light Optics. They are the benchmark to what all online retailers should be. You can buy with confidence. I had considered returning this mount because itís a monster but I stuck with it.

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