Sky-Watcher CQ350 Pro Mount

The new Sky-Watcher CQ350 Pro Mount is a fully-GoTo equatorial platform. It enters the Sky-Watcher mount lineup right between the company’s flagship EQ8-R Pro and EQ6-R Pro mounts.

Sky-Watcher CQ350 Pro MountAvailable as mount head only and mount head with tripod kit options, the CQ350 offers a hefty 77-pound/35 kg payload capacity capable of supporting Sky-Watcher’s largest OTAs including the Esprit 150ED Triplet Refractor and the massive Quattro 250P Imaging Newtonian with ease, with room to spare for accessories, guidescopes, and imaging equipment.

The Sky-Watcher CQ350 Pro Mount is also packed with well-positioned electrical options to manage cables, power, computer connection, imaging accessories, and more. A convenient 4x USB Out port hub sits adjacent to three 2.1mm central positive power out ports, plus three Out AUX ports, three In AUX ports, PC connect USB-to-serial port, USB Type B In port, SNAP port, one power input port, hand controller port, autoguider port, and a 12V DC power aircraft cable port for secure power connection to the mount.

Other special features of the CQ350 mount include a high-precision, 0.9° hybrid stepper motor, spring loaded worm gears, synchronous wheel and belt drive modes, locking RA and Dec clutches, an oversized latitude knob for use with cold weather gloves on, a D-/V-style dovetail mounting platform, and optional external polar scope. The CQ350 mount head is also compatible with the EQ8-R tripod.

The Sky-Watcher CQ350 Pro Mount other features include hard stops, auto-home functionality, batch exposures function, the V5 SynScan hand controller’s 42,000+ GoTo database, 2x 22-pound counterweights and beefy counterweight bar, plus included SNAP and power cables.

The Sky-Watcher CQ350 Pro Mount specifications include:

– Mount Type: Equatorial

– Payload Capacity (lbs): 77

– Mount head size: 434mm x 176mm x 323mm

– Mount head weight (lbs): 33

– Tripod Weight (lbs): 34.5

– Tripod Retracted/Extended: 30.5″ / 42.5″

– Tripod Spread Retracted/Extended: 39″x56″

– Tripod folded measurements: 11″x11″x37″

– Tripod Leg diameter: 70mm

– Mounting Saddle type: D/V-style

– Counterweight bar: Yes

– Counterweight bar length and diameter: 15″ x 31.5mm

– Type of motor: Stepper

– Drive type: Belt

– Spring Loaded Worms: Yes

– RA gear size: 55mm

– Polar Scope: Optional

– Tracking Modes: Sideral, Solar, Lunar

– Latitude Range (degrees): 10° to 70°

– GoTo: Yes

– Hand controller port: RJ-45, 8pin

– Guide Port: RJ-12, 6pin

– SNAP Port: 2.1mm

– PC connect USB port: USB-B

– USBs: 4x USB ports

– Power ports: 3x 2.1mm central positive (DC 6v to 24v 5amp)

– AUX ports: RJ-10, RJ-12, RJ-45

– Hand controller: Yes

– GoTo Database: 42,000+ objects

– Power requirements: DC11~16v

– Mount power port size and style: 2.1mm female

– Counter Weight: 2x 22 pound (9.9kg)

– Shipping Weight (head box): 53 pounds (24kg)

– Shipping Dimensions (head box): 21.5″x19″x13.5″

– Shipping Weight (tripod box): 53 pounds (24kg)

– Shipping Dimensions (tripod box): 45″x18.5″x20.5″

You can learn more about the Sky-Watcher CQ350 Pro Mount here.

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