EQ8-Rh Mount with Pier Tripod
110-pound (50kg) Payload
All-metal precision internal construction makes this mount extremely strong and stable. The EQ8-R is a perfect fit for even the largest OTAs Sky-Watcher has to offer and is designed to thrive in your permanent or semi-permanent personal observatory.
Belt-drive On Both Axes
Streamlined design and improved motor positioning allows for dual belt drives providing minimal backlash and significantly reduced periodic error which means smoother, more accurate tracking.
Integrated Cable Management System
An integrated thru-mount cabling system contributes to the overall sleekness and efficiency while the internal USB hub, power, and serial ports eliminate cable drag and reduces the worry of cable snags.
On-axis Renishaw Encoder
A Renishaw incremental 11.8 million tick encoder is installed on the RA axis of the EQ8-Rh, virtually eliminating periodic error and solidifying the status of the EQ8-Rh as an imminently precise, observatory-class mount for the advanced research astronomer or astrophotographer.