About the Orion Atlas EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount w/ Tripod...
The stalwart Orion Atlas EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount can handle up to 40 lbs. of astronomy equipment easily. Its computerized GoTo database of over 42,000 celestial objects can lead you and your family to spectacular celestial sights night after night. Whether you'''re looking for a rock-solid GoTo mount for visual use of a telescope, or gearing up for a rewarding astrophotography hobby, the Orion Atlas EQ-G GoTo Mount fits the bill with rugged elegance.
The Atlas EQ-G has become a favorite of amateur astronomers all over the globe thanks to its consistent performance, low price, and accurate GoTo functionality. The Orion Atlas EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount can lead you and your telescope to a variety of celestial wonders on any clear night with its sophisticated GoTo system database of well over 42,000 objects. Once a simple alignment procedure is completed, the Atlas EQ-G'''s included hand controller lets you select an object from intuitive menus, and then command the mount to automatically pinpoint them in the attached telescope. If you'''re not sure what to look for in the vast starry skies, the Atlas does! You can choose the tour function to have the Atlas EQ-G lead you on an astronomical sightseeing adventure. Once an object is centered, The Atlas EQ-G Mount'''s robust internal DC stepper motors track the object for comfortable extended views. The internal motors offer nine slew rates ranging from 2x to 800x sidereal and three tracking rates: sidereal, lunar, and solar.
Astrophotographers love the Orion Atlas EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount due to its precise tracking performance, affordable price, and robust load capacity. Since most astrophotography setups consist of multiple heavy pieces of equipment, an astrophotography mount must be capable of supporting hefty loads while also providing smooth, accurate tracking. Backlash compensation and programmable PEC provide the responsiveness for guiding and the tracking accuracy needed for astrophotography. There'''s also a jack for a CCD autoguider built right into the Atlas EQ-G Mount, so it'''s easy to add guided accuracy to all of your astrophotos.
Strong and solid, the Orion Atlas EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount weighs in at 54 lbs. and includes two 11 lb. counterweights for a total assembled weight of 76 lbs. The versatile Atlas EQ-G mount head sports a dual-width dovetail attachment saddle which allows secure attachment of both narrow "Vixen-style" or wider "Losmandy-style" dovetail mounting plates. The included tripod boasts big, 2" diameter steel legs for enhanced stability. Thanks to its rock-solid construction, the Atlas EQ-G equatorial mount can support telescope tube assemblies or equipment combinations of up to 40 lbs. An included RS-232 interface cable, illuminated polar-axis scope, and 13" long "Vixen-style" narrow dovetail mounting plate round out the features of this impressive GoTo equatorial mount.
Orion Atlas EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount w/ Tripod Features...
- The heavy-duty Atlas EQ-G equatorial telescope mount and tripod has ample strength to support up to a 40 lb. equipment load to easily manage all visual or astrophotographic applications
- Select from among 42,900 celestial objects to explore using the intuitive menus on the computerized GoTo hand controller
- Internal DC stepper motors offer nine slew rates ranging from 2x to 800x sidereal and three tracking rates: sidereal, lunar, and solar
- Features a convenient CCD autoguider jack ; weighs 54 lbs. without counterweights attached
- Includes an illuminated polar-axis scope for easy polar-alignment, 13" dovetail mounting plate, two 11-lb. counterweights, 12V DC power cable, RS-232 cable, and more - requires external 12-volt DC power source or AC-to-DC wall adapter (sold separately) for motorized operation
Orion Atlas EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount w/ Tripod Specifications...
Equipment Type: Computerized German Equatorial Mount
Best for imaging: Deep sky
Astro-imaging capability: Lunar, planetary & long exposure
Weight rating: 40 lbs.
Dovetail bar system: Yes
Motor drive compatibility: Clock drive included
Computerized compatibility: Go-To included
Alignment procedure: 3-Star Alignment, 2-Star Alignment, 1-Star Alignment
Number of objects in database: 42,000+
Tracking rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Motor speeds: 3.4 deg/sec(800x), 600x, 500x, 400x, 64x, 32x, 16x, 8x, 2x, 1.75x, 1.5x, 1.25x
Motor type: Microstep driven stepper motors
Bearing material: Sealed ball bearings
Power requirement: 12-volt DC - 2A (tip positive)
GPS: Sold separately
Backlash compensation: Yes
Latitude range: 14-70
Setting circles: Yes
Polar-axis scope: Included
Counterweights: Two 11 lb.
Available ports: RS-232, autoguider
Tripod leg diameter: 2.00 in.
Counterweight bar length: 11 in.
Diameter of counterweight shaft: 18mm
Height range of mount: 40.00 in. - 61.50 in.
Weight, fully assembled: 76.0 lbs.
Warranty: One yearOrion Product Number: 24338