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#26 Tandum


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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:39 PM

DOnt know if anyone has posted this yet but Skywatcher seem to be on the verge of shipping the EQ-8 Mount - see here


Price is being talked at around the £4,000 mark.

They have listed them at AU$4990 down here with a special pre-order price of AU$4445.


I was told there will be a few in the country in December and I've got a deposit down on one of those.

#27 TMSP


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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:46 PM

Thanks Astro Baby. That's the sense I got from the Dealer I spoke with. All real helpful, still trying to gauge how I like to work the equipment, so good to hear another perspective.

It looks like the AZ has some improvements with the dual encoders. I always though having the manual movement was a plus esp. if it maintains Go To> I'm an anxious to read a review. I am asking myself the old question - what do I really want. Maybe a nice Discmount with DSC and a Berelbach, no photos, but...,

#28 jrbarnett


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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:30 AM

The EQ6 AZ should be Sky Fi and Sky Wire compatible, no? If so, Synta can keep their Starbook-ish add-on controller.

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#29 DuiA1


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:12 PM

Bump. Does anyone know if this mount is SkyFi compatible?

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