In order to bring computerized pointing to your Orion SkyQuest XT 8 Plus, you will need to fit a pair of devices known as optical encoders to each axis of your mount. Part number pn-sqxt-8p-bspec is a specially priced bundled solution that provides an Argo Navis™ Digital Telescope Computer, the optical encoders and all the necessary mounting hardware specific to your Orion SkyQuest XT 8 Plus along with the encoder cable that is used to connect between each of the optical encoders and the Argo Navis™ Digital Telescope Computer itself.
The encoder kit is easy to install and comes with simple installation instructions including diagrams.
Click here for the Az encoder installation instructions.
We normally hold stock of this mount kit. However, we recommend you contact us regards current availability prior to ordering. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a lead-time estimate on this kit.
Current pricing for this bundled product can be found by using the Bundled Special System including Argo Navis encoders, encoder mount hardware & encoder cable pull-down menu on our purchasing page.