The EQ8-RH provides the next generation of Sky-Watcher’s popular high capacity mount, the EQ8.

The R models offer a refined design to allow for better balance and more modern features to cater to today’s high end imagers.

Built-in cable management

  • USB 3.0 USB hub (4 ports)
  • 2.1mm Power port (3 ports)
  • 3 serial ports on the back of the saddle
  • The EQ8-R features built-in cable management. This removes cable drag from hanging cables and reduces the risk of cables getting caught during imaging session. This capability also improves the mounts capabilities for remote use.

The built-in USB 3.0 hub allows you to simply plug in your camera, guider, filter wheel and other USB accessories into the hub below the saddle plate and connect them using a single USB cable plugged into the rear of the mount. No more tangled mess of cabled hanging or need for multiple cables running around the mount.

Another addition to the cable management system is the three built-in 2.1mm ports situated next to the USB hub. This allows your accessories to also be powered through the mount. This reduces the need for multiple power adapters and other accessories. The ports can be run off of a single power source providing a cleaner set up and less cables.

On the gear of the saddle are three serial ports for various accessories such as ST4 guide cables and other serial based accessories. Like the rest of the cable management this reduces the hanging cables and provide a neat connection to the mount.

Motor Positioning

EQ8-RH feature improved balance from their predecessor with redeposited motor housings. This improve the mount’s balance over all.

Belt Drive

Both mounts feature belt drive on both the RA and Dec axis. This allows for smoother guiding and reduced backlash.

Auto-Home

EQ8-RH feature built-in homing sensors. This allows the mount to know its positioning more accurately from its start positioning.

Improved Clutches

The EQ8-RH models feature improved clutches allowing for sturdier lock under heavy loads. Simply use the large levers to engage or disengage the axis of choice. The clutch lever are larger than the original EQ8 making it easier to adjust with gloves.

PC Direct Connect

EQ8-RH also feature the new PC direct connect feature. Now you can easily connect your mount to your computer without the need of a hand controller. When paired with the SynScan Pro app. for Windows the mount can be aligned and controlled direct from a PC. This makes imaging refined and easier, especially for those with permanent set ups.

EQ8-RH On-Axis Encoder

The EQ8-Rh takes a step further with all the listed features above but adds a higher level of precision. The Rh (h for High Res.) features an on-Axis Renishaw TONic incremental, 11.8 million tick, encoder on the RA axis. This allows the mount to have extremely precise tracking and guiding for long exposure imaging. With the encoder built onto the RA axis this removes periodic error to nearly zero in RA with an accuracy of 0.11 arc-seconds! The EQ8-RH offers a pro level mount for the series astro imager.

Optional Tri-Pier

Sky-Watcher EQ8 Pier Tripod

All our products are shippable. In all cases, full payment is required before our products are shipped. Currently Sidereal Trading Pty Ltd only ships to Australia, Australian Territories and New Zealand.

Deliveries are made via Registered Australia Post or TNT Australia. Tracking information and updates will be sent to the email address associated with the order. A link to the courier’s website tracking information may also be provided. All small items will be shipped via Australia Post – Parcel Post or if requested via Express Parcel Post. All large items will be Shipped via TNT Road Express or TNT Economy Express Export. Should you require Express Post for your order, please contact our staff to confirm any additional charges that may apply.

You may be required to sign for the delivery to confirm proof of receipt. If you are not there when the delivery is made, you may incur further charges from Australia Post or TNT Australia (not from Sidereal Trading Pty Ltd) to pick up the parcel from the nearest post office or depot.
Our Flat Rate delivery charges are determined per order depending on the category your products fall into. This will be specified once a postcode is entered at checkout.

Remote delivery destinations or other factors may cause the web-based shopping cart to underquote the shipping charges. Some regional areas of Australia and New Zealand will incur higher charges than specified at checkout. When this occurs, we will first contact you to confirm payment of the difference, or subsequently cancel the order and refund any payments made if this additional cost is prohibitive. At any time if you feel the shipping calculation does not seem correct, please contact us via phone or email so that we can fix the problem and raise the order for you with the correct shipping amount.

In-Store Pick Up is also possible. See Contact Us for Store Location.

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Sky-Watcher EQ8-RH Mount with Counterweights

SKU: SWEQ8-RH-NOPIER

$13,499.00

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    Sky-Watcher EQ8-RH Mount with Counterweights

    SKU: SWEQ8-RH-NOPIER

    $13,499.00

    Available on back-order

    The EQ8-RH provides the next generation of Sky-Watcher’s popular high capacity mount, the EQ8.

    The R models offer a refined design to allow for better balance and more modern features to cater to today’s high end imagers.

    Built-in cable management

    • USB 3.0 USB hub (4 ports)
    • 2.1mm Power port (3 ports)
    • 3 serial ports on the back of the saddle
    • The EQ8-R features built-in cable management. This removes cable drag from hanging cables and reduces the risk of cables getting caught during imaging session. This capability also improves the mounts capabilities for remote use.

    The built-in USB 3.0 hub allows you to simply plug in your camera, guider, filter wheel and other USB accessories into the hub below the saddle plate and connect them using a single USB cable plugged into the rear of the mount. No more tangled mess of cabled hanging or need for multiple cables running around the mount.

    Another addition to the cable management system is the three built-in 2.1mm ports situated next to the USB hub. This allows your accessories to also be powered through the mount. This reduces the need for multiple power adapters and other accessories. The ports can be run off of a single power source providing a cleaner set up and less cables.

    On the gear of the saddle are three serial ports for various accessories such as ST4 guide cables and other serial based accessories. Like the rest of the cable management this reduces the hanging cables and provide a neat connection to the mount.

    Motor Positioning

    EQ8-RH feature improved balance from their predecessor with redeposited motor housings. This improve the mount’s balance over all.

    Belt Drive

    Both mounts feature belt drive on both the RA and Dec axis. This allows for smoother guiding and reduced backlash.

    Auto-Home

    EQ8-RH feature built-in homing sensors. This allows the mount to know its positioning more accurately from its start positioning.

    Improved Clutches

    The EQ8-RH models feature improved clutches allowing for sturdier lock under heavy loads. Simply use the large levers to engage or disengage the axis of choice. The clutch lever are larger than the original EQ8 making it easier to adjust with gloves.

    PC Direct Connect

    EQ8-RH also feature the new PC direct connect feature. Now you can easily connect your mount to your computer without the need of a hand controller. When paired with the SynScan Pro app. for Windows the mount can be aligned and controlled direct from a PC. This makes imaging refined and easier, especially for those with permanent set ups.

    EQ8-RH On-Axis Encoder

    The EQ8-Rh takes a step further with all the listed features above but adds a higher level of precision. The Rh (h for High Res.) features an on-Axis Renishaw TONic incremental, 11.8 million tick, encoder on the RA axis. This allows the mount to have extremely precise tracking and guiding for long exposure imaging. With the encoder built onto the RA axis this removes periodic error to nearly zero in RA with an accuracy of 0.11 arc-seconds! The EQ8-RH offers a pro level mount for the series astro imager.

    Optional Tri-Pier

    Sky-Watcher EQ8 Pier Tripod

    All our products are shippable. In all cases, full payment is required before our products are shipped. Currently Sidereal Trading Pty Ltd only ships to Australia, Australian Territories and New Zealand.

    Deliveries are made via Registered Australia Post or TNT Australia. Tracking information and updates will be sent to the email address associated with the order. A link to the courier’s website tracking information may also be provided. All small items will be shipped via Australia Post – Parcel Post or if requested via Express Parcel Post. All large items will be Shipped via TNT Road Express or TNT Economy Express Export. Should you require Express Post for your order, please contact our staff to confirm any additional charges that may apply.

    You may be required to sign for the delivery to confirm proof of receipt. If you are not there when the delivery is made, you may incur further charges from Australia Post or TNT Australia (not from Sidereal Trading Pty Ltd) to pick up the parcel from the nearest post office or depot.
    Our Flat Rate delivery charges are determined per order depending on the category your products fall into. This will be specified once a postcode is entered at checkout.

    Remote delivery destinations or other factors may cause the web-based shopping cart to underquote the shipping charges. Some regional areas of Australia and New Zealand will incur higher charges than specified at checkout. When this occurs, we will first contact you to confirm payment of the difference, or subsequently cancel the order and refund any payments made if this additional cost is prohibitive. At any time if you feel the shipping calculation does not seem correct, please contact us via phone or email so that we can fix the problem and raise the order for you with the correct shipping amount.

    In-Store Pick Up is also possible. See Contact Us for Store Location.

    Reviews

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      Need Expert Advice?

      Visual Astronomy, Astrophotography, Microscopy and Macro Photography can be a little complicated sometimes as there are a lot of options. If you'd like to check something before you purchase just let us know and we'd be happy to help!

      Enquire now or call us (03) 9042 2293