About the Orion Sirius EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount...
The Orion Sirius EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount is conveniently less hefty than the heavier Orion Atlas EQ-G mount, but it utilizes the same GoTo drive motors, electronic features, and functionality. The Orion Sirius EQ-G can support up to a 30-lb. load of equipment easily for all your visual astronomy or astrophotographic applications.
With its computerized GoTo system and hand controller, the Orion Sirius EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount provides a terrific platform for electronic acquisition and tracking of celestial objects. Select from among 42,900 objects in the GoTo database using the intuitive menus on the easy to use hand controller, or take a guided tour of the finest celestial showpieces. After a rather simple alignment procedure, the Sirius EQ-G GoTo Mount can take you on hour after hour of astronomical adventures as it locates, then points the attached telescope to cosmic curiosities. The internal dual-axis stepper motors of the Sirius Mount slew the attached telescope at speeds up to 3.4 degrees per second for efficient stargazing sessions.
The Orion Sirius EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount includes an illuminated polar-axis telescope, 8.3" dovetail mounting bar, and one 11-lb. counterweight. The tripod is remarkably sturdy, as evidenced by the 1.75"-diameter stainless steel legs and cast-metal spreader plate. The plate doubles as a convenient accessory tray, with holes for storing telescope eyepieces while out in the field.
Operation of the computerized GoTo system and tracking motors requires a 12-volt DC power source or AC-to-DC adapter (both sold separately). The Orion Sirius EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount weighs 32 lbs., not including counterweight. Weighs 43 lbs. assembled, without a telescope attached.
Orion Sirius EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount Features...
- The Orion Sirius EQ-G equatorial telescope mount and tripod supports up to a 30-lb. load for all your visual or astrophotographic applications
- Select from among 42,900 celestial objects using the intuitive menus on the computerized GoTo hand controller
- Take an automated tour of the finest celestial showpieces with the GoTo system after a simple alignment procedure
- The tripod is remarkably sturdy with 1.75"-diameter stainless steel legs & cast-metal spreader plate
- Includes a polar-axis scope for easy polar-alignment, 8.3" dovetail mounting bar with optical axis offset adjustment screws, one 11-lb. counterweight, 12V DC power cable, and more - requires 12V power supply for motorized operation (power supply sold separately)
Orion Sirius EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount Specifications...
Best for imaging: Deep sky
Astro-imaging capability: Lunar, planetary & long exposure
Weight rating: 30 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: 10-65
Setting circles: Yes
Polar-axis scope: Included
Counterweights: One 11 lb.
Available ports: RS-232, autoguider
Tripod material: Steel
Tripod leg diameter: 1.75 in.
Counterweight bar length: 8 in.
Diameter of counterweight shaft: 18mm
Height range of mount: 42.00 in. - 55.00 in.
Weight, mount/tripod: 43.0 lbs.
Weight, fully assembled: 43.0 lbs.
Warranty: One yearOrion Telescopes Product Number: 24336