Skywatcher EQ8 GOTO Mount with Pier Tripod
Sky-Watcher EQ8 User Manual
Retail Price $5999
Skywatcher EQ8 Mount with Pier Tripod
The Sky-Watcher EQ8 Mount is a high precision Go To mount based on a pier tripod. Comes with SkyWatcher SynScan hand hand controller, a GPS and a maximum payload of 50kg, this EQ8 Tripod is an ultimate solution to handle your OTA.
SkyWatcher patented Freedom Find is a technology which allows telescope to be moved manually or electronically in either axis without losing its alignment or positional information. After moving to a new object, the telescope will automatically begin to track the new object accurately. No re-setup is required in one observing session. If the user wants to operate the mount with the SynScan hand control again, 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 (PPEC)
After a proper PEC training routine where data stored in the motor controller permanently, user can start 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 PEC. A user can train the mount with manual guiding or auto-guiding.
Batch Exposure Function
Equipped with a SNAP port which can control the shutter release of a camera, user can take batch exposures when doing astrophotography via SynScan hand control’s “Camera Control” function. Up to 8 groups of “Exposure-time & Frames” combinations can be set on the SynScan hand controller.
Equipped with two home position sensors and work together with the SynScan hand controller, this EQ8 mount can be placed to the same home position after turning on the power.
SkyWatcher EQ8 SynScan GPS Tripod