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Sky-Watcher EQ8-R Mount with Pier Tripod - S30601

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Sky-Watcher
S30601
$6,900


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Highlights

110-pound (50 kg) Payload

All-metal precision internal construction makes this mount strong and stable. The EQ8-R is a perfect fit for even the largest OTAs Sky-Watcher has to offer.

Belt-drive On Both Axes

Belt drives provide minimal backlash and significantly reduced periodic error, which mean smoother, more accurate tracking.

Integrated Cable Management System

Built-in USB 3.0, power, and serial ports eliminate cable drag and reduces the worry of cable snags

Building on the legacy of Sky-Watcher’s popular EQ8 mount, the EQ8-R introduces a variety of upgrades and enhancements that make observatory-class astrophotography easier than ever.

Whisper-quiet dual belt drives greatly reduce Periodic Error while providing enhanced tracking and guiding. The fully realized cable management system eliminates cable drag and makes remote set-ups ridiculously convenient.

EQ8-R and EQ8-RH optional polar scope

The EQ8-R has an available optional polar scope available, making polar alignment quick and easy

Includes four USB 3.0 ports, three 2.1mm power ports, and three serial ports

Cable management features four USB 3.0 ports, three 2.1mm power ports and three serial ports

Rock-solid, all-metal construction

Rock-solid, all-metal construction delivers a staggering 110 pounds of payload capacity

 

Returns Policy

You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

Items that have been opened, damaged or are otherwise unsaleable will be subject to a minimum 10% restocking fee, to be assessed by Telescopes Canada upon receipt of the returned goods

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.

Shipping

We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.

When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.

Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are weight-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.

Typographical Errors and Order Cancellations

Telescopes Canada reserves the right to cancel an order due to an error in pricing by Telescopes Canada or one of our suppliers, equipment being no longer obtainable, or other events which are out of our control.

Client-Initiated Cancellations

Client-initiated order cancellations are accepted prior to delivery of the equipment to the customer, thereafter it is a return.
SKU S30601
UPC 050234306010
General Mount Info
Mount Type High-capacity motorized equatorial (EQ)
Tripod Heavy-duty pier tripod
GoTo Yes
Payload Capacity (lbs) 110
Mount Head Height (head by itself) 19.5"
Mount Head Weight (lbs) 56.8"
Mount with Tripod max height 58.625"
Mount with Tripod min height 49.75"
Tripod max height (no mount head) 39.125"
Tripod min height (no mount head) 30.25"
Tripod leveling pads min height 4"
Tripod Weight (lbs) 64.8
Tripod Leg Diameter 2.36"
Mounting Saddle Type D-style
Power Type DC11~16V, 3 amp
Cable management Four USB 3.0 ports, Three 2.1mm power ports, Three serial connections
Polar Scope Sold seperately
Latitude Range (degrees) 10° to 65°
Computer/Drive System Info
Object Database Complete Messier, NGC, IC and SAO catalogs, 25 user defined objects, total 42,900 objects
Controller SynScan hand controller, flash upgradeable, or PC direct
Alignment Procedures One-, two- and three-star alignment
Slew Speeds 1000x, 800x, 600x, 400x, 200x, 32x, 16x, 8x, 2x, 1x
WiFi Optional WiFi dongle
GPS Optional SynScan GPS sold seperately
PC Direct Connect Port Yes
Included Weights 22lbs (two)
Motor Type 0.9° hybrid stepper motor
Drive System Belt
Shipping Weights & Dimensions

Questions & Answers

  • Hello! When is this product be available?

    The EQ8-R mount with Pier Tripod is currently available from Sky-Watcher (in stock in their warehouse) as of Oct 20th, 2020.  Since this is a high end mount, we generally will order these on demand and can receive them in roughly 2 weeks.