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Mount EQ6-R PRO GOTO SkyWatcher With Tripod

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The EQ8 High Precision EQ mount is pier tripod based. It comes with a SynScan hand controller, 2x10kg counterweights, with a payload of 50kg. The patented Freedom Find (dual-encoder) technology allows the telescope to be moved manually whenever the user wishes - but with no need for re-alignment!

50 kg Payload Capacity

Super Smooth PE Curve


Whisper Slew

Small Backlash

Auto-Home Function

DSLR Interface

Permanent Periodic Error Correction

Precise polar alignment with SynScan hand controller

Adjustable Pier tripod (0.75m - 1.00m) 

Freedom Find™

The EQ8 mount is equipped with auxiliary encoders on both the R.A. axis and Dec. axis. Therefore, the mount can keep tracking its current position even when a user unlocks the clutches and rotates the mount in R.A. axis and Dec. axis by hand.  With this feature, a user can manually operate the mount anytime without worrying about losing the mount’s alignment status. When the user wants to operate the mount with the SynScan hand control again, no alignment is required and all that is needed to be done is to re-lock the clutches. This feature can be enabled or disabled on the SynScan hand controller.

Permanent Periodic Error Correction

The EQ8 mount is equipped with an index on its R.A. worm. Thus the motor controller can keep tracking the current position of the worm. After a proper PEC training routine, in which the training data is stored in the motor controller permanently, a user can start the periodic error correction (PEC) at any time to improve the tracking performance for short focal length astrophotography. A training process is not required in the next observing session (assuming that the polar alignment is always accurate), thus this is a Permanent Period Error Correction (PPEC). A user can train the mount with manual guiding or auto-guiding. For detailed instructions please refer to the SynScan hand controller manual. 

Batch Exposure Function

The EQ8 mount is equipped with a SNAP port which can control the shutter release of a camera. Working with the SynScan hand control’s “Camera Control” function, a user can take batch exposures when doing astrophotography. Up to 8 groups of “Exposure-time & Frames” combinations can be set on the SynScan hand controller. For detailed information, refer to the SynScan hand controller manual.

Auto-Home Function

The EQ8 mount is equipped with two home position sensors. Working with the SynScan hand controller, the mount can be placed to the same home position after turning on the power. For detailed information, refer to the SynScan hand controller manual.



Tripod Height Pier Tripod 

Tracking Rates sidereal, dolar rate, lunar rate 

Guiding Speed 0.125x, 0.25x, 0.5x, 0.75x, 1x 

Mount Type German Equatorial 

Counter Weight 2x10 kg 

Motor Drive 0.9 º Hybrid Stepper Motor 

GOTO System SynScan hand controller 

Tripod Weight 31 kg 

Shipping Weight 4 boxes: 31kg+28kg+11kg+11kg 

Shipping Dimensions 98x48x50 cm3; 66x61x71 cm3; 24x13x26 cm3; 24x13x26 cm3 

Power Supply DC11-16v 4A 

Payload Capacity 50 kg 

Tracking Modes EQ 

Slewing Speed Maximum 3.3 degrees/second 

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